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Winter of discontent | IOC hopes reboot of candidature process will attract more 2026 Games bids

Winter of discontent | IOC hopes reboot of candidature process will attract more 2026 Games bids

By: Mark Bisson

Posted:
8 Nov 2017
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  • Some argue winter Games is still paying price for expensive legacy of Sochi Olympics
  • IOC says it is having ‘healthy conversations’ with prospective hosts
  • New bidding framework extends invitation phase and shortens formal candidature process

Crisis, what crisis? So goes the refrain in the world of sports administration when serious problems escalate or a scandal destroys credibility. Disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter was often heard issuing such denials during the scandal-tarred final years of his reign.

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