— Published 2 May 2022

The IOC makes a stop in Vancouver

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After the United States, Canada. An IOC delegation has set down in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a technical visit in view of a bid for the 2030 Winter Games. The three-person delegation is scheduled to tour the competition venues, the village and the ceremonies. The visit is scheduled to end on Thursday 5 May. The same delegation travelled last week to Salt Lake City, Utah, the city designated by the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) to bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Games. She was also due to visit Spain in May, but her visit was postponed because the Pyrenees-Barcelona 2030 project was not yet ready to present the IOC with a file validated by Catalonia and Aragon. According to the vice-president of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Andrew Baker, quoted by the website GamesBids.com, an “ongoing dialogue” was initiated with the IOC after the signing at the end of last year of a memorandum of understanding between the municipalities of Vancouver and Whistler and representatives of the Four First Nations, Canada’s indigenous peoples. It launched the feasibility study for a Winter Games bid in 2030 or beyond. It is expected to be completed in June and could determine the next steps in the Canadian project.