Lillehammer considers Winter Olympic bid

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Lillehammer is considering bidding for the Winter Olympics in 2026 or 2030.

The charming Norwegian village that hosted the 1994 Winter Games and the 2016 Youth Winter Olympics published a feasibility report last month.

It could share an Olympic bid with Norwegian cities like Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, according to Norwegian media.

There are no confirmed 2026 Winter Olympic bids yet, though Austria, Canada, Sweden and Switzerland have considered bids. The Swiss city of Sion may be formally confirmed as a bid later this month.

The 2026 Olympic host city is expected to be chosen via International Olympic Committee members vote in 2019.

Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Olympics on in 2014, after Norway’s government voted not to financially back it.

No Norwegian bid has been a finalist for an Olympic host city vote since Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Games.

Read more here from Norwegian media.

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