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Exclusive: Australia to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016

Thredbo Olympic map

An artist’s impression of the proposed Olympic downhill course (black line) with the orange line representing the new chair.

Australia is preparing a feasibility study to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in the NSW Snowy Mountains town of Jindabyne with the unprecedented prospect of Thredbo and Perisher working together for the event.

Sources close to the Australian Olympic Committee told The Snow Gauge exclusively that it was confident a winnable bid could be mounted in the next six months.

It comes off the back of just two bidders vying for the 2022 event and no serious candidates putting their hand up for 2026.

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