Tag - 2030-winter-olympics



International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announces that the French Alps will host the 2030 Winter Olympics during an IOC session on Wednesday in Paris.
Jul 24, 2024
France conditionally confirmed as 2030 Winter Games hosts
France previously staged the Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924, Grenoble in 1968 and Albertville in 1992.
Paris is preparing to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which start on Friday. These Summer Games will likely be very different from the previous ones, held in Tokyo in 2021, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 22, 2024
In defense of Tokyo 2020, the loneliest Olympics
As Paris gets ready to host the Olympics, a reflection on the previous Games, held in Tokyo three years ago, prompts doubts about predictions of a COVID-induced disaster.
Sapporo had hoped the Winter Olympics, which the city had hosted in 1972, would return in 2030, but it was not meant to be.
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Hokkaido
Apr 15, 2024
Why Sapporo’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics failed
Part of the city's downfall in trying to secure the Games was, ironically, snow.
A poster for a bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sapporo in October
Dec 13, 2023
Sapporo to stop efforts to pursue Winter Games
Sapporo initially worked toward hosting the 2030 Games but abandoned this plan because of a lack of public support.
The Olympic rings in Sapporo's Odori Park. The Hokkaido capital had explored the possibility of hosting the Winter Games in 2034 after dropping its bid for 2030.
Nov 30, 2023
Sapporo left out as IOC signals 2030 and 2034 Games hosts
The IOC picked the French Alps and Salt Lake City in the western United States as preferred hosts for the 2030 and 2034 Games, respectively.
A man walks past the entrance of the 141st International Olympic Committee Session venue, in Mumbai, on Friday.
Oct 16, 2023
IOC session backs double award of 2030 and 2034 Winter Games
A preliminary study by the IOC's future host commission had found that by 2040 only 10 nations would be able to host the snow events.
Sapporo previously hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972.
Oct 11, 2023
Sapporo officially drops bid for 2030 Winter Olympics
The city's major, however, made it clear that the Hokkaido capital is still hoping to host a future Winter Olympics, perhaps as soon as 2034.
A Hokkaido Shinkansen line bullet train travels through Hokuto, Hokkaido, in September.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 7, 2023
Japan to postpone plan to extend Hokkaido Shinkansen line by 2031
A new deadline has yet to be set, but the 212-kilometer extension also faces a labor shortage in the construction sector that is expected to worsen.
Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto speaks to reporters in Sapporo on Friday.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 6, 2023
Sapporo to push back Winter Olympics bid to 2034 or later
Sapporo mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto will meet with the Japanese Olympic Committee next week to request the change.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / Winter Olympics
Jul 19, 2023
Two French regions consider joint 2030 Winter Games bid: report
Sapporo was once seen as the favorite, but low public support within the country has prompted the city to consider a bid for 2034 or later.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2023
Yasuhiro Yamashita re-elected as president of Japanese Olympic Committee
Yamashita voiced unease regarding Sapporo's bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2023
Sweden’s 2030 Winter Olympics bid a setback for Sapporo
Sapporo is expected to face pressure to consider officially dropping its bid amid lackluster local support.
Japan Times
Apr 11, 2023
Sapporo looks to change Winter Games bid to 2034 amid opposition
The Japanese Olympic Committee has said that it will be difficult to proceed with the 2030 bid due to public sentiment.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2023
Sweden considering bid for 2030 Winter Olympics
After losing out to Milan to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Sweden is now considering a bid for the 2030 Games, the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOC) announced on Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 5, 2023
The Winter Olympics have a climate problem. Could Sapporo be part of the solution?
Sapporo is touting a study showing that among all past hosts, it will be the most climate resilient as the planet warms. But residents are less than enthusiastic about hosting.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2022
Sapporo mayor to halt 2030 Olympic bid promotion amid Tokyo Games scandal
A public survey about the city hosting the Games was held in March, but amid declining support for another Olympics, a similar survey will be conducted nationwide.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2022
Delayed pick for 2030 Winter Olympics host puts Sapporo in a bind
The IOC's announcement could further complicate the city's effort, as bid supporters and opponents face off next year — especially in April's local elections.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2022
Citing climate change, IOC postpones 2030 Winter Games host selection
The preliminary results of leading academic research have shown a potential reduction in the number of climate-reliable hosts, according to the commission.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2022
Arrest of former Tokyo Olympics executive has Sapporo worried
The city is in the middle of efforts to drive up public support for its 2030 Winter Games bid, and reduced enthusiasm due to the scandal could prove fatal.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2022
One year on, Japan tasked with passing on lessons from Tokyo Olympics
Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, hopes to glean both positive and negative lessons from Tokyo as it bids to host the 2030 Winter Games.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals