Plåtväggarna skallrade and rain dripped through the ceiling in the Åre world CUP press centre when the Swedish olympic committee (SOK) rolled up their team for the OLYMPICS and Paralympics in Sweden in 2026 would be able to be experienced.
the Day before visited the prime minister Stefan Löfven Åre and said that he was basically positive to the games in Sweden, but added, ”it must be economically viable and sustainable.”
Löfven did not want to comment on when the government will take the position in question.
that SOK is waiting on is how the government sets itself to the guarantee of security for the games that Sweden needs to present to the International olympic committee (IOC). At the same time, SOK's chairman of the board Mats Årjes to the question taken on large proportions.
– if you Listen to a little bit more on what the International olympic committee need in a formal sense, I believe that the concept of security assurances is a little larger than what it really is. It expects to maintain law and order in Sweden and it is something that the police and customs with several do every day, " he says.
The current alpine world cup in Åre, where most of the alpine competitions is determined whether the OS ports in Sweden, is a showcase to show off Sweden's capacity as mästerskapsarrangör.
– this and the upcoming championships that Sweden will arrange in the some of the great vintersportgrenarna are opportunities to show off that we are sitting on the facilities which is very rare when looking for an OS. If you look at the IOC's system today, so it's all about you get bonus points if you can use existing venues, and minus points if you have to build new, " says Årjes.
the world's farttävlingar with moved starting positions and to plusgraderna this week, the difficulties faced teknikgrenarna see Årjes not particularly serious in speaking to Sweden's opportunities to get the OS.
" I have fortunately had the opportunity to experience many vintermästerskap through the years in different parts of the world. A world CUP is underway in less than two weeks and there is nothing unusual that there are days when there are challenges weather-wise. There can be all sorts of reasons why you need to move races because of the weather.
" Looking at competing in such championships so they have quite a lot of experience to wait on to start and maybe do it from any place other than it was planned.
– So here is winter sports. We are affected by weather and wind. Sometimes it is amazing the conditions, sometimes it is a little worse.
the decision if it will be Stockholm/Åre or Milan/Cortina, which will host the OLYMPICS in 2026, when 95 IOC-delegates should cast their votes at a session in Lausanne.