Olympics: Political Backing Coming For Stockholm 2026 Bid – IOC

www.oann.com | 10/9/2018 | Staff
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 winter Olympics has political backing, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday ahead of an evaluation visit prior to the June vote.

Stockholm is competing against an Italian bid of Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo after other cities pulled out with concerns over cost, size of the event, or opposition from locals.

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The Swedish project, which includes competitions in the Are ski resort, does not have clear local and central government support yet, while the Stockholm city government is worried over potential use of taxpayers’ money.

But Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games Executive Director at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), said the signals were “very reassuring” with regards official backing.

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“The talks with every level of government are in the right direction… We see very strong support from the government,” he said in a conference call ahead of next week’s IOC visit to Sweden.

Dubi said a set...
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