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Just a few days after International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach declared that the press is the enemy of the IOC and is the cause of cities pulling out of the bidding for the IOC’s crown jewel events, Indonesia’s President announced that his country wants the 2032 Summer Games.
It seems the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is comfortable going after the news media and blaming the fourth estate for the problems that the IOC is encountering finding host cities that will gladly invest billions of dollars, euros and yen, into a two week sports pageantry that is at best a loss leader.
The debate on John McCain’s effectiveness as a United States Senator from Arizona between 1987 and 2018 will go on. In the sports world, McCain had a mixed record. He supported the revocation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday in Arizona in 1987.
The International Olympic Committee is looking for an area that will have no problem paying off a debt of billions of dollars or loonies or euros or yen in exchange for the opportunity to host an Olympics.
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.
That Vladimir Putin must be quite the charmer. The Russian President is back in the good graces of the head of soccer’s governing body, FIFA, and the President of the International Olympic Committee.
It is getting more difficult for owners, sports leagues and sports organizations to get public money to build stadiums or arenas or Olympics venues. The International Olympic Committee keeps getting the door slammed in its face when begging for billions to fund the IOC’s every other year sports spectacles.
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.
It is never too early to start a political campaign. There is one shaping up in Colorado as pro-Winter Olympics forces are ready to battle those who don’t want to see an Olympics in the state in 2030.
The next major test for sports and whether people want to spend tax money on a sports endeavor comes on June 10 in Sion, Switzerland. That’s when local voters get a chance to say yes or no to a request by elected officials to spend money to help fund the 2026 Winter Olympics bid in the city.