at the same time that the biathlon world CHAMPIONSHIPS are underway in Östersund, sweden, is travelling the International olympic committee in Sweden and look at the proposed OS-spots: Åre, Falun and Stockholm.
Östersund has tried to get the olympic games several times – but lost in the votes in 1994, 1998 and 2002. Also in 2006, the city was interested in, but the Swedish olympic committee (SOK) said no.
now, When the SOK hope at the OLYMPICS in 2026 are not in Östersund with in the plans.
"I think it is absolutely right," says skidskyttelandslagets head coach Wolfgang Pichler.
" I support an OLYMPICS in Stockholm, sweden to 100%, it is a toppenidé. I hope that the Swedish government also supports the plan, it would be amazing. And it is so completely different compared to ten years ago now, when the IOC will pay almost everything.
leaving the state the guarantee for unfair calling as the IOC demands for the games. It would actually have been inside in January, but Sweden got a deferral to april 12, due to the protracted formation of the government.
Wolfgang Pichler is in a glorious mood when he on Thursday morning meet the press. Outside the window, the singles the snow down even though the weather forecast promised sun.
Despite the fact that the weather changed during the world CUP and the crowd has drifted to the even close to the amounts the organizers expected, so have Pichler only good things to say about how the championship worked. He calls it ”a great success”.
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– Publikmängden may not be what we had hoped for, but everything else is top. I have received so much rose from Germany and in Germany we are perhaps the best organisers in the world, I must say. I am told that it is a super world CUP with a pleasant atmosphere and showing nice winter photos. I have not heard anything negative from any country about the organization here.
" I was not in the mountains but here we get much better reviews, here everything works perfect.
worked so well so think he still SOK's choice of OS-resorts are absolutely right.
– It would be great with an arena in Stockholm for the biathlon. In Stockholm live about 1.5 million people and where can we find more talent, we need an arena and skjutvall there. I think they can build nice stands is that they can easily remove, it need not be anything permanent.
He praises the whole idea of the olympic games as something that can raise young people's sense of meaning.
– It would be really good for the young people of Sweden, for the Swedish sport and for the entire system.