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The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2018, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The organization, under the leadership of Jacques Rogge, is currently preparing to mount calls for cities to bid for the honor of hosting the event. The deadline for bids is January 2009. The winning bid should be announced in mid-2011. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Sport from childhood. ... Womens Australian rules football is a team sport. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... Jacques Rogge Count Jacques Rogge (born May 2, 1942 in Ghent, Belgium) is by profession an orthopedic surgeon. ...

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Potential bids

Asia

  • Flag of Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan[1]
  • Flag of Turkey Bursa, Turkey Bursa Official Web Site. (Turkish)
  • Flag of South Korea PyeongChang, South Korea

    After narrowly losing twice in bidding for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, Governor Jin-sun Kim of Gangwon announced in September 2007 that PyeongChang will definitely bid a third time. He quoted increased knowledge of the bid process and the still high enthusiasm of residents (87.7% of Korean and 77.3% of Gangwon residents) as signs to keep trying.[2][3] Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Map showing Almatys location in Kazakhstan Almaty Orthodox church Mosque Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Bursa (formerly known as Brusa or Prusa) is the capital of the Bursa Province in northwestern Turkey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Pyeongchang County (Pyeongchang-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Gangwon-do is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. ...

Europe

  • Flag of France France

    The French Olympic Committee is quite reluctant in bidding for a Winter Games, preferring to focus on a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.[4] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 2024 Summer Olympics, what will be officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, is an international athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee. ...

  • Flag of Germany Munich, Germany

    Was host of the 1972 Summer Olympics. Berlin and Hamburg are thinking of a possible summer games bid for 2024 or 2028 which might negate a possible Munich bid for 2018. However, they announced on April 13, 2007 they will bid if Salzburg fails the 2014 bid,[5] and in fact, Germany would prefer the Olympics sooner than later. [6] On July 4, 2007 Sochi, Russia was selected to host the 2014 games, hurting Munich's chances at a successful bid.[7] City flag Coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Rhône-Alpes Department Haute-Savoie (préfecture) Arrondissement Annecy Canton Chief town of 3 cantons Intercommunality Communauté de lagglomération dAnnecy Mayor Jean-Luc Rigaut  (UDF) (since January 15, 2007) Statistics... View overlooking the town of Gap. ... Grenoble (Arpitan: Grasanòbol) is a city and commune in south-east France situated at the foot of the Alps where the Drac joins the Isère River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... , For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... 2024 (MMXXIV) will be a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2028 (MMXXVIII) will be a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2018 (MMXVIII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sochi (Russian: , IPA: [soʨɪ]) is a Russian resort city, situated in Krasnodar Krai just north of the southern Russian border. ...

  • Flag of Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria

    Sofia bid unsuccessfully for 2014 Games, but intends to bid again as announced by the head of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee. The government of Serbia has suggested a joint bid, an idea supported by the President of Bulgaria, Georgi Parvanov. The designated area is the mountain Stara Planina located on the border of the two countries. [8] Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... This article is about the capital of Bulgaria. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to... Georgi Sedefchov Parvanov (Bulgarian: ) (born 28 June 1957) has been president of Bulgaria since 22 January 2002. ... Stara Planina, Rhodope, Rila and Pirin Mountains The Stara Planina (Old Mountain) or Balkan mountain range is an extension of the Carpathian mountain range, separated from it by the Danube River. ...

  • Flag of Norway Tromsø, Norway

    Announced on March 30, 2007 as a candidate after it won against Trondheim and the joint-bid Oslo-Lillehammer. If successful, these will be the first games hosted north of the Arctic Circle.[9] Tromsø Official Web Site. Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... County Troms District Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... County District Municipality NO-1601 Administrative centre Trondheim Mayor (2003-) Rita Ottervik (AP) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 258 342 km² 322 km² 0. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... County Oppland District Gudbrandsdal Municipality NO-0501 Administrative centre Lillehammer Mayor (2005) Synnøve Brenden Klemetrud (Ap) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 211 477 km² 450 km² 0. ... World map showing the Arctic Circle in red A sign along the Dalton Highway marking the location of the Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ...

North America

  • Flag of the United States United States

    A successful bid would be the fifth time the Winter Olympics would be held in the United States. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fifth may refer to: One fifth, a quintile, or 20% of a certain amount The fifth in a series, or four after the first In the United States, the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution especially as in the expression Taking the Fifth. Fifth (Stargate), a robotic character in... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ...

    • Denver, Colorado[10]
    • Reno-Lake Tahoe, Nevada-California

      The twin cities on Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border have formed the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition to investigate a bid for 2018. In September 2007, Steve Trounday told local television stations that "I think we match up very well. We have an airport that can handle it. We have the mountains so close. We are one of a few cities that is 45 minutes away from the furthest venue."[11] This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Places Reno, Nevada Reno, Pennsylvania Reno, Lamar County, Texas Reno, Parker County, Texas A valley in Italy Other Uses Reno, a Turk from the popular videogame and CG movie by Square-Enix, Final Fantasy VII. Reno a 1939 film A band named Reno Reno is a drug Reno 911! - A... Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  Ranked 7th  - Total 110,567 sq mi (286,367 km²)  - Width 322 miles (519 km)  - Length 490 miles (788 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States. ...

    • Salt Lake City, Utah

      Hosted the 2002 Winter Games, interested in hosting again.[12] The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

References

  1. ^ Almaty Kazakhstan To Bid For 2018 Winter Games, GamesBids.com
  2. ^ PyeongChang Will Bid Again For The 2018 Olympic Games
  3. ^ PyeongChang Could Be Third Time Lucky GamesBids
  4. ^ Voeux du CNOSF - Pas de candidature française aux JO avant 2024 (French)
  5. ^ Munich to bid for 2018 if Salzburg loses 2014 - mayor
  6. ^ http://www.gamesbids.com/cgi-bin/news/viewnews.cgi?category=1&id=1185283391
  7. ^ Sochi given 2014 Winter Olympics
  8. ^ BULGARIA AND SERBIA TO APPLY JOINTLY FOR WINTER OLYMPICS HOST
  9. ^ Is Tromso Norway Suitable for a 2018 Winter Olympic Games
  10. ^ http://www.gamesbids.com/english/bids/2018.shtml
  11. ^ Reno-Taho 2018 Bid Competitive-GamesBids.com 9.20.07
  12. ^ Kersten Swinyard (2006-2-18). Salt Lake in 2018 or 2022? '02 success spurring a new Games bid.

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External links

Eliminated candidates:

  • Trondheim 2018 Official Web Site.
  • Oslo 2018 Official Web Site.
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Summer Games: 1896, 1900, 1904, 19061, 1908, 1912, (1916)2, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2,3, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028
Winter Games: 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, (1940)2, (1944)2, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022
Athens 2004Turin 2006Beijing 2008Vancouver 2010London 2012Sochi 2014

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