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Referendum derails Innsbruck’s winter Olympics bid

Referendum derails Innsbruck’s winter Olympics bid

By: SportBusiness International team

16 Oct 2017
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Innsbruck’s bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is set to be shelved after becoming the latest proposal for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) showpiece event to fail to find favour with local residents.

The Austrian city had set forth a bid plan encompassing the wider Tyrol region, along with events in Germany. However, in a referendum staged yesterday (Sunday) 53.35 per cent of voters in Tyrol rejected the proposal, with this figure rising to 67.41 per cent in Innsbruck, the capital of the province.

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