The 2030 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXVI Olympic Winter Games, is an upcoming international multi-sport event. It will be organised in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The winning bid for the host city will be announced at the 140th IOC Session in Mumbai, India, in 2023.
The new IOC bidding process was approved at the 134th IOC Session on 24 June 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The key proposals, driven by the relevant recommendations from Olympic Agenda 2020, are:
The IOC also modified the Olympic Charter to increase its flexibility by removing the date of election from 7 years before the games, and changing the host as a city from a single city/region/country to multiple cities, regions, or countries.
The full composition of the Winter Commissions, overseeing interested hosts or with potential hosts where the IOC may want to focus on, is as follows:
|IOC members (4)||Other members (4)|
According to Future Host Commission terms of reference with rules of conduct, the new IOC bidding system is divided to 2 dialogue stages are:
The three first potential submitting bidding parties were revealed by Octavian Morariu, chair of Future Host Winter Commission, during 135th IOC Session at SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. He mentioned Sapporo of Japan is the furthest advanced of the three possible candidatures, while Salt Lake City of the United States, and a joint bid from Barcelona and the Pyrenees region have conducted feasibility studies. Vancouver, Canada made a preliminary bid submission on February 2021.
Stakeholders are those cities or regions that have expressed potential interests in hosting the Games. To date, six National Olympic Committees have expressed their interests. They are:
In February 2020, following the announcement of Sapporo's bid, the organizing committee for the Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) bid considered moving its bid to 2034.The committee met in June 2021 to consider whether it should bid for 2030 or 2034.
|Bid Party||Country||National Olympic Committee||Logo||Bid Committee Website||Status|
|Vancouver||Canada||Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)||https://www.vancouver2030.org/||Stakeholders|
|Sapporo||Japan||Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC)||http://sapporo2030.jp/index.html||Stakeholders|
| Spanish Olympic Committee (COE)|
Andorran Olympic Committee (COA)
French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF)
|Salt Lake City||United States||United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC)||Stakeholders|
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XXVI Olympiad (2030)