the Swedish olympic committee, SOK, left in January in the Swedish application to arrange the winter OLYMPICS in Stockholm, Åre, Falun and Latvian Sigulda 2026. But then the lack of the government's announcement of a guarantee for the external security.
Even if the International olympic committee, IOC, said that Sweden could have to wait with submitting the warranty so now has on Friday stated that a final date for the government's decision. Then shall ALL submit new detailed data around the his campaign to the IOC, a final application.
(MP) said to TV4 that the government provides OS-application the necessary the guarantee for unfair calling.
– It would be great for Sweden if there was an olympic event, " says Amanda Lind to TV4.
– It would bring the joy of movement for many, it would be a boost for the entire sports movement.
The government is now going to arrange is the external safety, for example, the police operations and immigration services.
– SOK and the OLYMPICS-the company has the major responsibility for internal security, says Amanda Lind.
would be is not entirely clear yet, but according to Amanda Lind, it will not involve sums in the order of ten billion, which was the cost of the external security before and during the OLYMPIC games in the canadian Vancouver in 2010.
"it's Hard to look at an exact figure now, but it will not be about the type of billions," says Amanda Lind to TV4.
the Decision on who gets the OLYMPICS, the Stockholm-Åre or Milan-Cortina, taken by the International olympic committee on 24 June. The games themselves should be held 6-22 February 2026.
Milan-Cortina has already received the support of the Italian government, in addition to a promise of financial support for four billion.
pointed out that the news from the government is not about the economy. The Swedish budget of 13 billion sek, is based in large part on the IOC's new OLYMPIC programme ”Agenda 2020” brings much more money than the previous OS.
" this is one of the most elaborate budgets I've seen for an event and I have been with and arranged for the big races in 30 years. Even more important is that it is based on events that have been implemented at other sites in the past, so many costs are known and it allows the risk of each record is less. It is also an advantage that we can change things in the setup, depending on whether costs go up or down, have OS-kampanjgeneralen Richard Brisius previously commented to the DN.
the Swedish sports Confederation (RF) welcomes the government's OS-yes.
”We have always said that the policy must first go and now have a decision come also. We know from experience that it requires close cooperation between the cities where the races are held and sport – with the support of the state – for that sporting events of this size to be so successful that all partners want and that the whole country can feel proud of”, says the president Björn Eriksson, in a press release.
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