Sweden mulling to bid for 2030 Winter Games


Sweden to consider 2030 Winter Olympic bid Image: BC Place (Canada), Tabercil, CC BY 2.0

Sweden’s Olympic and Paralympic committees say they will consider bidding for the 2030 Winter Games.

‘NHK WORLD-JAPAN’ stated that the committees and the country’s national sports confederation made the announcement recently.

The 2030 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXVI Olympic Winter Games, is an upcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from February 8th to February 24th, 2030.

The organizations say they will study the feasibility of the 2030 Games and present an interim report on April 20th.

‘NHK WORLD-JAPAN’ further stated that a senior official of the Swedish Olympic Committee informed that the country already has virtually all the facilities required to stage the Games.

Sweden launched a joint Stockholm-Are bid for the 2026 Games but lost to another shared campaign by Italy’s Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Stockholm (Sweden)-based the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOC) is the Swedish National Olympic Committee (NOC). The Swedish Olympic Committee organizes the Swedish participation in the Olympics, choose the participants and run the ‘Elitprogrammet’. The members of the committee are 45 sports federations, which elect the Executive Council comprising the President and 12 members.

The 2026 Winter Olympics, officially the XXV Olympic Winter Games and also known as Milano Cortina 2026, is an upcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from February 6th-22nd, 2026. The event will have the Italian Cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo as the main Host Cities.

The Northern Japanese City of Sapporo and the country’s Olympic Committee are seeking to host the 2030 Games. But they suspended active promotional efforts in December following alleged bid-rigging and corruption cases related to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and also known as Tokyo 2020, was an international multisport event held from July 23rd to August 8th, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, with some preliminary events that began on July 21st, 2021.

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