Episode 68: 2026 Winter Olympics Bids Are In!




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It’s going to be Milano-Cortina vs. Stockholm-Åre for the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. This week we talk about the two bids (one bid book we have, the other we have a few details) and start pondering which will win the IOC’s vote come June 24-26.

The IOC also recently published an essay on how it wants to evolve the Games for future generations. This was interesting because it likely signals a change in the Olympic program. We’ve got some listener feedback about this and talk about the sports that could be in danger.

Plus, it’s not an Olympics without a scandal: France is investigating corruption on the part of Japan Olympic Committee president Tsunekazu Takeda.

Also, the Army of Survivors is calling on the USOC board to resign.

Tokyo 2020 is getting even closer, and we could use your support to put together some cool new features and events around the next Games. Here’s how to help:

Thanks so much for listening, and until next week, keep the flame alive!


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