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A majority of people in Hokkaido are in favor of hosting the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sapporo, representatives from the city said Wednesday.

“We have gained a certain level of support” for the bid to host the 2030 Games, Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto told reporters regarding preliminary survey results. “We’ll seek cooperation from relevant organizations in order to take the next step.”

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