A young girl learns to skate on the ice at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Plaza on a warm day in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
The seven NOCs are Austria (Graz), Canada (Calgary), Italy (joint bid of Cortina d'Ampezzo/Milan/Turin), Sweden (Stockholm), Switzerland (Sion), Turkey (Erzurum) and Japan, which, with Sapporo, will aim to host its third Winter Games.
Tuesday released its list of applicants interested in bidding to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, and in its statement emphasized existing interest in bidding for 2030 as well - including from the United States.
Turin, which hosted the 2006 Games, is planning to table a joint bid with fellow Italian city Milan.
The IOC will send technical experts to Erzurum during this period to help the bid city develop its candidature. He said that would include looking at the numbers from Vancouver in 2010 and to factor in realistic figures looking ahead to 2026.
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"What it takes now is to make sure that the budgets that are being presented are extremely strong, down to the very last detail". It has also simplified the seven-year preparation for Games organizers, reducing costs, upping the IOC's contribution and allowing host cities more flexibility in planning for the Olympics and the post-Games use of facilities.
Although Turkey has made several attempts to host the Summer Olympics, this is the country's first bid for the Winter Games. The 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing after four other cities dropped out of the bid race for fear of soaring costs and size of the Olympics, leaving the Chinese capital and Kazakhstan's Almaty as the only candidates.
The IOC has tried to attract more bidders after only two candidates reached the vote for the 2022 Games.
The cost in Calgary of making a formal bid for the Olympics is about $30 million and the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee concluded previous year that hosting the 2026 Games would cost $4.6 billion.