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Three Bad Olympic Candidates For The 2026 Winter Games

November 13 is fast approaching and, in a way, it might be the day that sports organizers and sports owners are dreading. Calgary voters will go to the polls, in a non-binding referendum, and decide if they want to help fund the Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics bid.

Government Support Is Essential For Sports Owners And Organizers

Former National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern once said that a successful sports franchise needed three things. Local government support, a large local TV deal and corporate support.

Does Anyone Want The Olympics?

The Olympics, whether it is the summer or winter version, is a hyped television show that lasts about two weeks which brings out the rah rah nationalism that is a major part of the presentation.

Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics Cost? More Than $5 Billion

The International Olympic Committee hierarchy probably is not looking forward to a Calgary referendum on November 13. The IOC should fear the November 13 vote, even if the results are non-binding.

Boxing May Be Dropped As An Olympic Sport

Boxing, which has been a Summer Olympics mainstay since the 1904 St. Louis event, with the exception of the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games because Sweden had outlawed boxing, may be on the Olympics ropes.

England Reaches World Cup Semifinals With 2-0 Victory Over Sweden

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England's youthful team a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a place in the final on July 15.

IOC Is Livid With Voters And “Outdated Information”

The International Olympic Committee suffered a defeat at the polls in Sion and Valais, Switzerland on Sunday as voters rejected a chance to help fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in that area.

Does Anyone Want The 2026 Winter Olympics?

It appears that the backers of the 2026 Sapporo, Japan Winter Olympics bid really don’t want to go ahead with the bid. The Sapporo backers may want to try to land the 2030 Winter Games but there really isn’t much of an explanation as to why the group is seeking a delay.

Paris 2024 Olympics Finances Are Being Questioned

What is it about the Olympics that drives politicians and business leaders of various countries into denial when it comes to actually figuring out what hosting an Olympics really costs and how much of that debt is shoved onto taxpayers?

Rene Fasel Thinks He Can Get NHL Players At The Beijing...

For Gary Bettman, Yuans may be the answer.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPmVGcja6Ns   The 2018 South Korea Winter Olympics is less than a month away and the hockey competition will go...
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