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Johan Esk: I would have written that this is Sweden's last OLYMPIC bid

Set in the mediecentrat at the Östersund ski stadium and wrote about the Mona Brorssons breakdown in the biathlon world CUP pursuit when two Swedish idrottshöjdare appeared.

Mats Årjes, chairman of the Sweden olympic committee. Peter Reinebo, SOK's director of operations.

They were on the way to Åre, where the show up they want to become an OLYMPIC place. An evaluation commission from the International olympic committee would inspect.

Closer to the OS than that will not Östersund. Closer to be the OLYMPIC host did not come around this time. It has been detailed earlier.

searched Östersund OS again and again and again.

the Closest was at the vote in 1988. The games in 1994 was in the pot and Östersund, got 39 votes. Lillehammer got 45. The rest is sports history, most Norwegian. For it was the valvinsten and the wretched Norwegian games in 1988, which meant that Norway started toksatsa on their sport. The results of the bet are still visible.

When Norwegian neighbor won the fight on the OLYMPICS in 1994 ought to Östersund, of course, put down all the plans to try again.

Milan has the mountains, the weather and the shorter distances.

rather than thrown time and effort and money away on to search the games in 1998. Nagano won, Östersund, sweden came third in the vote.

Surjämtar have heard about. It was segjämtar that was up on the track when the Östersund searched a third time. The time, it went very badly. Östersund tried to get the games in 2002 but was outperformed by the Salt Lake City who won with the help of bribery.

chronicles, winter 2004, launched the I like the idea of a winter OLYMPICS in Stockholm, sweden and Åre. I was called by a journalist from Radio Jämtland.

– the Winter OLYMPICS in Sweden without Östersund? I joked?

What then seemed like a long shot is now near.

But – I want to take the opportunity to change me. I have previously said and written:

”If Sweden is looking for the winter OLYMPIC games as Sweden, the winter OLYMPICS.”

I'm not nearly as sure anymore. I think, just like SOK-people, that it is 50-50 against Milan in the battle for the winter OLYMPICS 2026.

Milan has the mountains, the weather and the shorter distances as the strong bones in their application.

still just as convinced that Sweden would have the games if it had been thrown into an application – it had almost been able to see out anyway – to the games 2022. The only thing the candidates came from China, and Kazakhstan. And with Östersund, sweden would have had the chance.

In the week bounced I to a statement from the OLYMPIC gold medalist in the high jump. Stefan Holm sits in the IOC and was with when the evaluation committee was in Åre.

He said at the bottom of a text in Aftonbladet – on the question of why not Östersund is one of Sweden's application:

– the Evaluation may show that it is better to run skidskyttet in Östersund and längdskidorna in Falun, but then it will be even more spread out.

Ehh...huh? What says he? Would really the IOC's evaluation committee to say ”do this instead, so you get the games” to the swedes? I heard that myglens time would be past.

in it where it turns out that Holm raved – but still can get the right.

SOK to, and shall have a cross-country skiing and biathlon in the Stockholm area of Sweden gets the games.

the Options are the Hamra area of Botkyrka and Bisslinge in Sollentuna. SOK's catch-22 is that it is not possible to slutförhandla with the municipalities before there is an OS to negotiate.

Gothenburg once. twice. three. It has always gone to h-e.

And at the same time is Östersund and Falun (which would otherwise just have ski jumping and nordic combined) in the background on the plans for a ski centre to the north or to the south of Stockholm, for some reason crashes.

Milan's selling point is that it becomes an OS in the forest. There will be games that are spread among four locations, the maximum distance is five hours by car from Milan.

Stockholm's selling point is that it should be cheap games where the arenas are re-used.

Sweden's application already so widespread, it is entirely possible that the SOK earned if you had gone all the way and used even more of that which already exists. Östersund was skidskyttet. Falun, few could have längdtävlingarna, minus the sprint. It should go on the Slottssprintens path, where I have not changed my mind since 2004.

here I write despite the fact that I think that the need of a new ski centre in the vicinity of Stockholm is great. And despite the fact that a good facility for biathlon close to the capital would be able to meet the increased interest for the sport as there is.

I would like to have written that this is the last time Sweden is looking for an OS.

Italy has had the winter OLYMPICS twice and the IOC want to see a brand new type of game. If Sweden, despite the fact it doesn't win this summer's elections in Lausanne, it must be enough.

If only the politicians say yes to the guarantee for unfair calling, and it teaches the do – so it is the seventh time Sweden looking for the winter OLYMPICS. Gothenburg once. twice. three. It has always gone to h-e.

If Sweden gets its first winter games now, it is as well to lay down the plans for the always.

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