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Stockholm 2026 Olympic Bid

Stockholm, Sweden is seeking a bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Sweden has not hosted an Olympics since the 1912 Summer Olympics, also in Stockholm. Sweden is facing Italy (Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo) as their competitor candidate for the 2026 Winter Olympics.  Stockholm, who withdrew from the 2022 bid due to the cost of hosting …

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High Expectations for Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo was selected as the host city during an IOC meeting in Buenos Aires on Sep. 7, 2013.  These Games will mark the return of the Summer Olympics to Tokyo for the first time since 1964.  It will be the fourth time Japan has hosted the Olympics overall.   With the last games being in 1972 Winter …

Paris Elected to Host 2024 Summer Olympics

Paris was elected to host the 2024 Summer Olympics in September of 2017. This Olympic Games are expected to be the most sustainable games since London 2012. According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it three pillars are the sport at the heart of society, a more inclusive society and environmental excellence. Paris 2024 will …

The History of Budapest’s Olympic Hopes

Budapest was attempting to host the Summer Olympic Games back when the city was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In total, the city has made a bid for the Olympics on six separate occasions: 1916, 1920, 1936, 1944, 1960, and 2024. Each time, Budapest was overlooked, and another site was chosen. The 1920 Summer …

Rio Exceeds Low Expectations

Corruption, a poor economy and political issues plagued Rio's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. People and the media doubted Rio's ability to pull off a successful event. The low expectations of Rio seemed to encourage the city create a vibrant, bold and successful campaign to host the games. Rio built its bid around …

Rome Pulls Itself Out of Race to Host Olympics

Rome was the first city to place its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, and in September of 2016, pulled its bid out of the race. Newly elected mayor, Virginia Raggi, expressed her disapproval of Rome hosting the Games prior to her being elected, and she urged the Italian Olympic Committee to remove the …

Beijing wins Olympic bid again

By hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, Beijing will become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympic games. Beijing won the bid over Almaty by just a mere 4 points, and since winning has began preparation. The IOC developed a strategic plan to cut the cost of the Olympics. By renovating existing …

London 2012: Inspire A Generation

o Photo from Yahoo London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and is regarded as one of the most successful Olympic Games in recent memory. London announced their official bid in 2003 and was granted the honor of hosting the Olympics in 2005. London's bid lacked a typical PR campaign, but London was able to …

Madrid Falls Short with 2020 Olympic Bid

Madrid filed a bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, but the result was a similar fate, denial. This was the third Olympics in a row that Madrid submitted a bid but was denied. Initially, it looked like Madrid had a great chance of winning this bid. They already had over 75% of the …

Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid falls short, leaving the citizens to clean up the mess

Sometimes the voice of the many out-shout the voice of the few. This rang true for the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. Chicago beat out four other U.S. cities to get the chance to place their bid for the 2016 games back in 2007, behind major support from Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and Michael Jordan, some …