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Three Bad Olympic Candidates For The 2026 Winter Games

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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.

Does Anyone Want The Olympics?

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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.

FIFA Erases The Word Corruption From Its Ethics Code

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If a company is under investigation by authorities in the United States and Switzerland for corruption, it probably is not the smartest thing for that company to update its ethics code and remove the word corruption and add defamation to the document.

IOC Gets Good News From Italy, Mixed News Out Of Calgary

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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 May Be Dropped As An Olympic Sport

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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.

Las Vegas Says No To Hosting A 2026 World Cup Match

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The NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights franchise will be joined by the NFL’s Mark Davis Raiders in two years, the NBA has a summer development league in town and Major League Baseball might be interested in at least kicking the tires and take a look at the city in the event there is an expansion or relocation opportunity in the future.

Top Teams Struggle At World Cup

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The latest action at the World Cup, from Germany's loss against Mexico to Brazil's draw with Switzerland.

IOC Is Livid With Voters And “Outdated Information”

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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.

IOC Next Voters Test Is In Sion On June 10

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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.

Does Anyone Want The 2026 Winter Olympics?

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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.