Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Olympics Sep 18, 2018

Sapporo withdraws from 2026 Winter Olympics bid

Sapporo told the International Olympic Committee on Monday that it will give up its bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The capital of Hokkaido, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, decided to give up the 2026 bid following the magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Sept. ...

Olympics Mar 12, 2016

Switzerland moving toward bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Switzerland has taken the first step toward bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics, three years after Swiss voters rejected a proposed 2022 bid in a referendum. The Swiss Olympic committee said national sports bodies voted Friday to launch the 2026 bid process. Cities and regions will ...

Olympics Nov 27, 2014

Sapporo to bid for '26 Games

The mayor of Sapporo in Japan's northernmost island prefecture Hokkaido on Thursday announced the city's intention to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. The Japanese Olympic Committee will decide in 2016 which Japanese city will bid to host the event before International Olympic Committee members ...