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IOC EB recommends French Alps 2030 and Salt Lake City-Utah 2034 for Winter Olympics

IOC EB recommends French Alps 2030 and Salt Lake City-Utah 2034 to the IOC Session for election as hosts of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) has proposed to the IOC Session the election of the French Alps as the host of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2030 and Salt Lake City-Utah as the host of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2034. The decision will be taken by all IOC Members at the 142nd IOC Session in Paris from 22 to 24 July.The French Alps 2030 project has committed to deliver all outstanding guarantees prior to the IOC Session. Due to the current political situation in France, the documents could not be finalised before the EB decision. Therefore, today’s EB decision on the French Alps 2030 is subject to the following being delivered, in accordance with IOC requirements, prior to the IOC Session:

Submission of the Games Delivery Guarantee by the French Government

Confirmation of a public partnership contribution to the Games organisation budget from the two regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the French Government.

The EB proposal follows recommendations by the Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games, delivered during an oral report by Commission Chair and IOC Member Karl Stoss.

“The Future Host Commission is confident that these two Preferred Hosts represent a great opportunity for successful and sustainable Olympic Winter Games,” said Mr Stoss.

“As the first Olympic Winter Games editions to align with Olympic Agenda 2020 from planning to delivery, both projects would achieve significant social, economic and environmental benefits for their host communities, while building on their existing expertise in hosting international winter sports competitions.

“The French Alps 2030 would leverage its recent history of hosting world championships and world cups, while Salt Lake City-Utah 2034 would extend the transformative benefits of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2002 to a new generation.”

In November, the EB opened two Targeted Dialogues overseen by the Future Host Commission: one with the French Olympic and Paralympic Committees (CNOSF and CPSF) for the French Alps 2030, and the other with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) for Salt Lake City-Utah 2034. Since then, the IOC has analysed the strategic and technical aspects of both projects and consulted extensively with stakeholders, including the International Sports Federations (IFs), experts from across the IOC, and independent, third-party sources.

The projects are being assessed for different editions of the Games and therefore are not in competition with one another.

Source: IOC News

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