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The 2022 Winter Olympics, formally called the XXIV Olympic Winter Games is an event that the International Olympic Committee has yet to organize. The winning bid will be announced in the Summer of 2015.


Potential bids


Li Zhanshu, governor of Heilongjiang indicated interest for the 2018 Games.[1] However, China did not bid for the Games leaving an opening for the 2022 edition instead.[2] Harbin bid for the 2010 Winter Olympics, but did not make the short list.


  • Joint-bid with other Nordic countries
Stefan Wallin, Finland's Minister for Culture and Sports, suggested that Finland should bid for the 2022 with other Nordic countries.[3]
Jouko Purontakanen, the Secretary General of Finland Olympic Committee, said Finland could host the games alone in Tahko, Kuopio and Helsinki if the project for artifical heightening of the Tahko hill progresses.[3]
In case the bid of Annecy for the 2018 Winter Olympics fails, the mayor of Montauban, Brigitte Barèges, is advocating the candidacy of Toulouse[4]. This would be a joint bid with Andorra and Spain. Toulouse had previously lobbied the French NOC with a bid for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.
During a sportground opening ceremony Polish President Lech Kaczyński announced on March 6, 2010 that he would like his country to candidate for 2022 Winter Olympic Games. In accordance with his words the country could organize Olympic Games together with Slovakia or both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The olympics would be most likely held in the winter sport resort Zakopane, that has already hosted many international winter sport events in the recent past such as winter Universiades, biathlon World Championship several Ski Jumping World Cups and Nordic combined and Nordic and Alpine European and world Cups. However its 2006 Winter Olympics bid as well as its 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships were unsuccessfull.[5]
Romanian former Prime Minister Călin Popescu Tăriceanu announced on June 14, 2007 that the country is considering a bid for the Games to be held in that area.[6].[7]
Geneva officially supports the candidacy of neighbouring French city Annecy for the 2018 Winter Olympics[8] and moved its own bid to the 2022 games.[9] Meanwhile, Zurich, Sion, and Berne have also expressed interest in the bid.[10][11]
The mayor of Zaragoza, Juan Alberto Belloch, together with representatives of the cities of Huesca and Jaca and the regional government of Aragon, announced their intention to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.[12] Initially, Zaragoza was expected to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, but it was reasoned that, due to the unofficial continental rotation policy, it would be unlikely for Europe to be awarded back-to-back games.[13]
Zaragoza plans to integrate the mountain resorts of Formigal (161 km from Zaragoza) and Candanchu (168 km from Zaragoza) into the bid.[14]
Zaragoza played a significant role in Jaca’s failed bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics, as Zaragoza, 142 km south of Jaca, was expected to host most of the ice events and the opening and closing ceremonies, in contradiction to the Olympic Charter. In a hypothetical Zaragoza bid, snow events would still take place around Jaca and other sites in the Aragonese Pyrenees, connected to the city by a highway and the Spanish service of high-speed trains.
The mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu, announced on January 13, 2010 that the city aspires to organize the 2022 Winter Olympics. The opening, closing and medal ceremonies and indoor sports would be held in Barcelona, while outdoor sports would be held in ski resorts in the Pyrenees.[15]
Barcelona plans to share the games with La Molina (155 km from Barcelona).[14]
Barcelona has also hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Gerhard Heiberg, IOC-Member from Norway has announced that the IOC would welcome a bid from Norway to host Winter Olympic Games.[16]

North America

The mayor of Quebec City Régis Labeaume and the premier of Quebec Jean Charest visited Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics to tell that the city is preparing a serious bid for the 2022 Winter Games.[17][18] Marcel Aubut, former owner of Quebec Nordiques and now president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, is very interested in getting Quebec City a major sporting event after losing the 2002 IOC bid to Salt Lake City and the 2010 COC bid to Vancouver, which eventually hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.[19]
The USOC has clearly stated they will not bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, remarking "The (IOC) sent us a message, loud and clear, that they don't want the Games to be in the United States".[20] Whether this resolution extends to the Winter Games as well remains to be seen.
Denver was preparing a 2018 bid, but the USOC decided instead to focus its efforts on Chicago's 2016 Summer Olympics bid. "In the short term, it's discouraging. But our mission has been long term," said Robert Cohen, chairman of the Metro Denver Sports Commission board of directors. "This is like running a marathon. Every mile doesn't go the way you planned it. But I think we're doing all we need to do. I'm excited by what we've done. I'm more encouraged than discouraged." Denver won, but declined to host the 1976 Winter Olympics.[21]
Officials from Reno & Tahoe have met to discuss the possibility of a joint bid between those two areas to have the 2022 Winter Games. "Our coalition's goal is to continue its concerted efforts to establish and enhance these tourism and recreational offerings, positioning our area to be even more competitive for the next possible Olympic opportunity -- hosting the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.", said Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chairman of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition Board of Directors.[22] The region hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort.
Originally planning a joint bid with Montreal, the city of Lake Placid stated they may seek a joint bid with Albany considering the IOC's ban on multinational bids. (See Quebec City above). Lake Placid has been the host city of the Winter Olympics twice, the 1932 Winter Olympics and the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Salt Lake City may consider bidding on the 2022 Winter Games.[23][24] The city hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.


According to 2007 reports, the New Zealand Olympic Committee is pushing for a bid for a Winter Olympic Games.[25] Although no city has yet applied to the NZOC, suggestions include Queenstown and Dunedin, or a bid covering the whole of New Zealand, the country's South Island or the Otago region. No information has been given as for which games New Zealand will formally bid for.


  1. ^ "China's Harbin considering bid for 2018 Winter Games". ESPN. 2008-12-25. http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=3792789. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ No 2018 Olympic Winter Bid from China
  3. ^ a b http://www.mtv3.fi/uutiset/kotimaa.shtml/arkistot/kotimaa/2010/02/1061522
  4. ^ Barèges propose des Jeux Olympiques 2022 dans les Pyrénées
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ "Communiqué de presse du Conseil d'Etat, Genève se réjouit du choix d'Annecy comme candidature française à l'organisation des Jeux Olympiques d'hiver 2018". République et Canton de Genève. 2009-03-18. http://www.ge.ch/dcti/presse/2009-03-18_com.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  (French)
  9. ^ "Communiqué de presse du Conseil d'Etat, Jeux Olympiques d'hiver". République et Canton de Genève. 2008-12-08. http://www.ge.ch/dcti/presse/2008-12-08_com2.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  (French)
  10. ^ Switzerland Changes From 2018 To 2022
  11. ^ Keine Schweizer Kandidatur für Olympische Winterspiele 2018
  12. ^ La candidatura aragonesa para los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno se retrasa de 2018 a 2022 (Spanish)
  13. ^ Lissavetzky dice que la idea de optar a los Juegos es "interesante" y que la estudiará (Spanish)
  14. ^ a b Zaragoza 2022 vs Barcelona 2022
  15. ^ Barcelona optará a los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno 2022
  16. ^ http://www.dagbladet.no/2010/01/22/sport/ol/gerhard_heiberg/10044615/
  17. ^ "Quebec’s dream: Olympics host in 2022, Charest says". The Toronto Star. 2010-02-16. http://olympics.thestar.com/2010/article/766132--quebec-s-dream-hosting-the-games-in-2022-charest-says. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  18. ^ "Quebec minds its language, eyes 2022 Olympics". AFP. 2010-02-16. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gnW1gHYR9-VZOEoqDNdwpjhLMqfQ. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  19. ^ http://www.rds.ca/jo/chroniques/262483.html |Québec candidate pour 2022?
  20. ^ Shipley, Amy (2010-02-21). "U.S. not seeking 2020 Summer Olympics". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/20/AR2010022003241.html. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  21. ^ "USOC won't bid for 2018 Winter Games; Denver could be candidate in 2022". Rocky Mountain News. 2009-01-07. http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2009/jan/07/no-2018-olympics-denver/. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  22. ^ "Reno-Tahoe likely will not host 2018 Winter Olympics". Reno Gazette-Journal. 2009-01-10. http://www.rgj.com/article/20090110/NEWS/901100322/1321/NEWS. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  23. ^ "Could the Olympics come back to Salt Lake City?". KSL-TV. 2010-02-17. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9718230. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  24. ^ "Salt Lake in 2018 or 2022? '02 success spurring a new Games bid". Deseret News. 2006-02-17. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,635185415,00.html. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  25. ^ New Zealand Wants To Host A Winter Olympics
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XXIV Olympic Winter Games (2022)
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The 2022 Winter Olympics, formally called the XXIV Olympic Winter Games is a sporting event that the International Olympic Committee has yet to organize. The winning bid will be announced in the summer of 2015.


Possible bids



  • Prahova Valley, Romania

    Romanian Prime Minister Călin Popescu Tăriceanu said on June 14, 2007 that the country is thinking about a bid for the Games to be held there[2]

  • Zurich, Switzerland

North America

South America


  1. "China's Harbin considering bid for 2018 Winter Games". ESPN. 2008-12-25. http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=3792789. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. [1]
  3. Kersten Swinyard (2006-2-18). "Salt Lake in 2018 or 2022? '02 success spurring a new Games bid". http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635185415,00.html. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rheal Seguin (February 13, 2003). "State and province push IOC to bend rules in binational bid for the Winter Games". The Globe and Mail. 
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Youth Olympic Games
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Winter Games:2012, 2016
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