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Sweden makes bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

ANOC General Assembly - Day 1

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 28: Stockholm 2016 CEO Richard Brisuis addresses during the Stockholm 2026 Winter Olympic Games candidate city Presentation during the XXIII ANOC General Assembly Tokyo 2018 on November 28, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

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Sweden’s Olympic Committee says it has filed a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics with the luge competitions to be held in Latvia across the Baltic Sea.

Richard Brisius, spokesman for the Swedish bid, says the Alpine disciplines will be in Are, the ski jump in Falun, the luge competitions in the Latvian town of Sigulda, and the remaining events in Stockholm.

On Thursday, three county governors in Sweden expressed “strong support” for staging the 2026 Games in their regions.

The other candidate for the 2026 Olympics is a combined Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

A vote of IOC members is scheduled for June.