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A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday’s vote
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A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday’s vote

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday’s ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as the costs and duties of Olympic hosting shift from cities to regions and multiple nations. The International Olympic Committee hopes — and arguably needs — the 2026 Winter Games to ease concerns of taxpayers worldwide that hosting a two-week sports festival would be a too-expensive luxury. “Both countries are very traditional and strong winter sport […]

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