Sport With LA bid sealed, US cities look at possible Winter Games

22:21  12 september  2017
22:21  12 september  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Russians offered hope for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games

  Russians offered hope for the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games Russian Paralympians have been granted special dispensation from a blanket doping ban to take part in 2018 Winter Games qualifiers as neutrals, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday. The IPC however has maintained a ban on the Russian Paralympic Committee until a further doping review in November.Russia were warned they would be barred from the South Korea-hosted 2018 Winter Games unless "something dramatically changes" regarding doping when the IPC last maintained the ban in May 2017.On Wednesday however the IPC softened its stance slightly.

It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City , and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games , which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles . (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file).

It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City , and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games , which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles . less.

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002 file photo shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City, and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games, which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)© The Associated Press FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002 file photo shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City. There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City, and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games, which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, file)

LIMA, Peru — There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics.

IOC official: No 'plan B' for Winter Olympics in South Korea

  IOC official: No 'plan B' for Winter Olympics in South Korea The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has no 'plan B' to move the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from Pyeongchang, which lies near the border with North Korea, says IOC official Gian Franco Kasper. This Card Is Offering a $200 Intro Bonus If You Spend $1000 Learn More Sponsored by NextAdvisor Pyeongchang, which will host the 2018 Winter Olympics from February 9-25, is 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the border with North Korea.

"The sooner the Winter Olympics can come back to the U . S ., the better," said Max Cobb, the president of U . S . Biathlon. " We 've got a fantastic set of venues in Utah that are still in use and more or less at world-class standard." The Salt Lake City Games were marred by a bidding scandal that resulted in

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It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City, and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games, which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles.

The same country hosting back-to-back Olympics hasn't happened since before World War II, but as this round of bidding has shown, rules are made to be changed.

Five people familiar with internal discussions in both cities told The Associated Press that preliminary talks have taken place about what it would take to bring the Winter Games back to the United States for the first time since Salt Lake hosted in 2002. None of the people wanted their names used because the discussions are preliminary, and because the U.S. Olympic Committee wants to stay focused on the Los Angeles bid for the 2028 Olympics.

IOC: North Korea crisis so far no threat to Pyeongchang 2018

  IOC: North Korea crisis so far no threat to Pyeongchang 2018 <p>The escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised "no hint" of a security threat for next year's Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.</p>Hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test conducted on Sept. 3, IOC President Thomas Bach said the Games next year were under no threat so far.

LIMA, Peru — There’s an outside shot the United States won’t have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It’s a longshot, but there’s talk in Salt Lake City , and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games , which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles .

We look forward to seeing you on [website] frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City , and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games , which take place two

"Salt Lake City would enjoy hosting the Games again," said Fraser Bullock, a key player in Salt Lake City's 2002 Olympics. "The focus at this point is on LA, as it should be."

On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will award the 2024 Summer Games to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles.

Both were in the running for 2024. But realizing he had two top-tier candidates, IOC president Thomas Bach spearheaded a rules change to approve the awarding of the 2028 Games, as well. It helped prevent a potentially embarrassing bid process for those games. At the same time, Bach led a streamlining of the bid process for the 2026 Winter Games, in part to avoid an unwanted repeat of the 2022 bidding when the only bidders were from China and Kazakhstan.

"The sooner the Winter Olympics can come back to the U.S., the better," said Max Cobb, the president of U.S. Biathlon. "We've got a fantastic set of venues in Utah that are still in use and more or less at world-class standard."

Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

  Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organize its third Games after 1932 and 1984.There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous.

It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City , and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games , which take place two years before the Summer Olympics return to Los Angeles .

LIMA, Peru (AP) — There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 years to host its next Olympics. It's a longshot, but there's talk in Salt Lake City , and even some in Denver, of a bid for the 2026 Winter Games

The Salt Lake City Games were marred by a bidding scandal that resulted in several IOC members losing their positions for taking bribes.

But with help of Mitt Romney and others, the Olympics were saved, while Salt Lake and Park City have stood as prime examples of the sort of legacy that modern Olympics are supposed to leave in a region. There's an eight-lane interstate running from the Salt Lake airport, which was upgraded for the Olympics, to Park City, which is the home of U.S. Ski and Snowboard. Park City is the host of key U.S. training centers for freestyle skiing, speedskating and cross country skiing.

Overall, the area has hosted about 75 World Cup and world-championship events in winter sports since the Olympic cauldron was extinguished more than 15 years ago.

Denver would have a steeper hill to climb. Although it's bigger than Salt Lake City, the mountains are farther away, and more infrastructure would be needed.

"We would welcome an invitation to discuss, in depth, what it would take for Denver to become a Winter Olympic host city," said Matthew Payne, executive director of the Denver Sports Commission.

Denver also stands as the only city to once be awarded the Olympics — the 1976 Winter Games — only to turn them back after public opinion turned against hosting the event.

The public support piece is as crucial as ever, especially in the wake of a number of cities pulling out of the running for 2022 and 2024 because of poor response from citizens and failed referendums.

One of the few declared candidates for 2026 — Innsbruck, Austria, which has hosted two previous Winter Olympics — has a referendum scheduled for Oct. 15 that has the potential to scuttle the bid.

Calgary and Sion, Switzerland, have also shown interest in hosting. Salt Lake City and Denver are officially on the sideline, though after Wednesday, things could heat up. The 2026 Games are next on the docket — and the only Olympics through 2028 still in search of a host.

Olympics: IOC says no doubts about Korea Games amid French unease .
<p>Olympics organizers sought on Friday to ease French concerns about next year's winter Games in South Korea, saying the safety of athletes was their priority and nations in the region had no doubts that the event would go ahead.</p>With tensions on the Korean peninsula rising, France on Thursday became the first nation to publicly raise the possibility of skipping the Feb. 9-25 Pyeongchang Olympics on security grounds.

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