9th February 2023
The Swedish Olympic and Paralympic Committees are considering bidding to host the Winter Games in 2030. NEW
They’re to start a feasibility study and report on 20th April.
Sweden failed in its attempt to host the 2026 Winter Olympics when Stockholm-Are lost out to Milan-Cortina in Italy.
The Scandinavian country has never staged the Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee said in December that it would delay the awarding of the 2030 Games, partly as a result of the challenges of climate change.
The successful bidder had been expected to be announced at the IOC Session in Mumbai in autumn this year.
Sapporo in Japan was the favourite for 2030 before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics bribery scandal erupted.
Shortly after the IOC said it was delaying its decision, Sapporo put its bid on hold.
Salt Lake City in Utah is the only other potential candidate, though it has said it would prefer to wait until 2024.
It hosted the Games in 2022.
Vancouver in Canada was in the running too but the government of British Columbia has said it will not fund the bid.