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Switzerland to Bid for 2026 Winter Olympic Games

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Candidate cities workshops will be held between June and October before final bid projects submitted.

At the Extraordinary Sports Parliament of Swiss Olympic, the delegates of the member associations have agreed to the conditions for preparation of a project “Winter Olympic Games in 2026 in Switzerland” and also the financing of this preparation phase.

In the presence of the Minister of Sport, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, the delegates of the Swiss sports federations have rekindled the Olympic flame in Switzerland! With a clear majority they have agreed two templates on Extraordinary Sports Parliament of Swiss Olympic, which should pave the way for a Swiss candidacy for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026.

In the first ballot, the delegates of the Olympic member federations of Swiss Olympic supported the “framework for preparation of a project Winter Olympic Games in 2026 in Switzerland”. In the second vote, the delegates from all member associations were called the “process to fund the preparation of a project Winter Olympic Games in 2026 in Switzerland” good and thus spoke the necessary for the elaboration of the project funds.

The two decisions mean that Swiss Olympic can continue to pursue the development of a candidate from Switzerland for the Olympic Winter Games in 2026 and will. “I am very pleased about this strong mark of Swiss sports federations in favor of a Swiss Olympic candidacy,” says Swiss Olympic president Jörg Schild. “Drastic reforms of the International Olympic Committee as part of the Agenda 2020 have led to applications from smaller countries like Switzerland are expressly desired. With our mountains and a long tradition in winter sports, we are predestined to host Winter Olympic Games. Moreover, Winter Olympic Games would give the Swiss tourism much needed impetus and a boost. “

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