Spain regions to bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

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Spain’s Catalonia and Aragon regions have reached an agreement to submit a joint bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.

The ‘Reuters’ stated that Spain’s Olympic Committee President, Alejandro Blanco, sent a formal letter to the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and the local executives with the details about the bid that will be presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in due course.

The 2030 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXVI Olympic Winter Games, is an upcoming international multisport event. It will be organized in a City designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-Governmental sports organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code.

Japan’s Saporro is considered as the favorite to stage the event, with former Winter Games hosts Vancouver in Canada and Salt Lake City in the United States, also reportedly interested.

The ‘Reuters’ further stated that the idea of hosting the Olympics has divided public opinion in the Spanish regions, especially since Catalonia’s pro-Independence Government did not want to include Aragon in the bid due to a political dispute.

Activists have also warned that staging the Games could also have a negative impact on the Pyrenees (mountain range in Europe) due to climate change.

The Catalan Government has said that it would hold a referendum in the region about the plans. In the past, referendums have killed off potential bids from several countries.

For now, the plan is to split the indoor ice events between Catalonia’s La Molina-Masella, Baqueira Beret and Boi Taull while the Aragon Pyrenees will provide the stage for the snow competitions.

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