Tag - winter-olympics



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.
Posters to promote Sapporo's bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are seen in an underground shopping arcade in the city in February 2022.
Dec 19, 2023
Sapporo to halt efforts to host winter games, says mayor
In October this year, Sapporo dropped its initial plan to host the Games in 2030 as it failed to win sufficient understanding of local residents.
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.
Snow guns make snow ahead of a test event for the Beijing Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China, in December 2021.
Nov 30, 2023
Global warming casts cloud over Winter Olympics future
The warming of the planet is highly likely to further reduce the places capable of guaranteeing suitable conditions for a Winter Games.
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.
Estimated costs to rebuild the closed Eugenio Monti sliding sports track in Cortina, Italy, had risen to €80 million ($84 million).
Oct 17, 2023
Sliding events at 2026 Winter Olympics to be held outside Italy
Austrlia's Innsbruck, one of the nearest possible alternatives, has been suggested as a venue for the luge, skeleton and bobsleigh competitions.
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
Figure Skating
Jun 23, 2023
CAS to hear Kamila Valieva's doping case in September
Valieva tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine at the Russian national championships in December 2021.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
Alpine skiing combined to become team event at 2026 Olympics
The alpine combined event was first staged at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, but was dropped at the 1952 Oslo Games before returning in Calgary in 1988.
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
Young Japanese men's curling team aims for Olympic medal in 2026
The team of four college students grew up together in the small northern Japan town of Kitami, Hokkaido, a curling hotspot.
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
Figure Skating
Mar 25, 2023
Beijing 2022 team skaters remain frustrated at lack of medals
The official results of the event remain in limbo due to the ongoing legal case involving Russian skater Kamina Valieva's infamous December 2021 doping test.
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.


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