Skip to comments.IOC delays selection of 2030 Winter Olympics host after climate change and sustainability discussions (only 8.13 years left)
Posted on 12/07/2022 3:58:56 PM PST by Libloather
The International Olympic Committee is delaying the selection of the 2030 Winter Olympics host city after discussing climate change and sustainability during its executive board meeting on Tuesday. The 2030 host city was originally scheduled to be announced after the 2023 IOC session.
The executive board is giving the Future Host Commission more time to look at the preliminary results of academic research that shows a potential reduction in the number of climate-reliable hosts. A proposal to ensure climate reliability would require hosts to show average minimum temperatures of below zero degrees for snow competition venues during the Winter Games over a 10-year period. Another idea discussed was the rotation of the Olympic Winter Games within a pool of hosts.
During Tuesday's meeting, there was also a discussion about a double award for 2030 and 2034 to create stability for winter sports and the Olympic Winter Games. However, the IOC said this needs more exploration as no conclusion was reached.
With the extra time, the future host commission is also expected to consult with other interested parties, international federations, athletes, winter sports industry experts, and the International Paralympic Committee.
"The new, flexible approach to electing Olympic hosts was designed so the IOC could respond swiftly and effectively to ever-changing global circumstances, for the benefit of the athletes, all Olympic Games participants, and the whole sports movement," IOC member Octavian Morariu said in a statement.
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Yes somewhere in Siberia should be ideal. And covid free, too, probably.
Well I guess the south pole has been tossed out, maybe the IOC
will consider Mt. Everest.
Another words, they don’t have enough cities or any realistic cities to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.
Remember- the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic selections were not base on bids rather whoever wanted to be the host.
Spit my coffee, LMAO!
Just waiting to see who’ll bribe the best
Not too difficult. Host it in Salt Lake City again. They have a nice NBA arena for hockey and figure skating. It's not far from the ski resorts. Problem's solved.
Salt Lake City may decide it's not worth the trouble of hosting the Olympics again.
After this week of snow in Europe....
Shouldn’t all these international sporting events (and even local) be canceled forever, you know, due to global warming? The carbon footprint of these clearly discretionary and unnecessary events is just too high and not worth it!
Your last sentence sums it up. In recent years fewer cities and countries are even submitting bids for hosting Olympic Games. The Olympic Committee simply has fewer places to choose from anymore.
The earth will be too warm for snow by then, unless we ban oil and gas and all buy an electric car.
Their fault for making too many demands. So now cities and countries are saying "no".
(only 8.13 years left)
Didn’t they tell us this back in… 2008? 1997? 1987?
This has been the LONGEST 8.13 years I’ve ever lived!
Strange part? Some idiots really believe what they say.
Same bunch who turned into Karens during Covid.
So nobody paid a big enough bribe?
Hey moronials, and gen zzzzz, keep voting democrat and by the time you reach my age, you will own nothing and subsist on whatever the government generously allocates you. You will lose the right to travel especially internationally. So keep voting democrat and embrace the suck
I’m fairly certain the South Pole will still have snow and ice, but no Tesla fast charging stations.
No, everybody here wants it and all the venues are currently in use and ready to go
The old signs must be in storage somewhere...
If the poles melt the water at the equator will boil creating clouds and cool the planet so the poles will freeze ,LOL
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