New IOC headquarters; Photos construction Olympic House (August 2018)

Two photos of the construction of the new IOC headquarters in Lausanne by IOC Director of Communications Mark Adams.


2026 Bid; Potential bids (March 2018)

The following cities have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games;

Calgary (Canada)
Official website:

Sion (Switzerland)
Official website:

Sapporo (Japan)

Stockholm (Sweden)

Other cities that are considering to submit a bid

  • Graz and Schladming (Austria)
  • Italy (Possibly Turin)


Potential bids for 2030

  • Denver
  • Salt Lake City
  • Almaty
  • Lillehammer

IOC and IPC extend partnership until 2032

Press release by the IOC and IPC;

Thomas Bach and Andrew Parsons, the respective Presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC), signed today an historic long-term agreement establishing a partnership of the two organisations until at least 2032.

The new agreement builds on the current partnership and co-operation agreements that were signed prior to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

As a result of the new partnership:

– The IOC will continue to make it obligatory for any host of the Olympic Games also to organise the Paralympic Games.
– The IOC and IPC will work together to increase the visibility of the Paralympic Games and enhance the Paralympic brand
– The two organisations will deepen existing co-operation, specifically on the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement
– The agreement will give financial stability to the IPC for at least the next 14 years, from which in turn the whole Paralympic Movement will benefit.

Thomas Bach, IOC President, said: “Enhancing the co-operation between the Olympic and Paralympic Movement was one of the key recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020. Therefore, the IOC is pleased to strengthen its substantial support to the IPC and the entire Paralympic Movement because we share so many of the same values and objectives,” he added.

Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: “Strengthening the relationship with the IOC and securing the future of the IPC and the Paralympic Movement was my number one priority when I was elected as IPC President last September. Therefore, I am delighted that we have signed a historic long-term new partnership agreement and can now look forward to an exciting future working together.

“There can be no doubts that the IPC and the Paralympic Movement would not be where it is today without the support and co-operation with the IOC. Since our first formal agreement signed in 2000, the Paralympic Games and the Movement as a whole has grown beyond all recognition.

“Both organisations share a passion that sport can change lives and that sport can change the world. By working together and even closer into a fourth decade will further the impact both of ours work has on society.

“It is fitting that this agreement is signed here in South Korea, as it was in this country that the Olympic and Paralympic Games came together as one sport event in Seoul in 1988. Thirty years on, we are here in PyeongChang for the biggest Paralympic Winter Games to date featuring a record number of athletes, countries, broadcasters and media.”

IOC; Games Management 2020 – The new norm for organising Olympic Games

Before the start of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee presented “The New Norm”. A set of reforms designed to make savings in delivering the Games.

Diagram: The New Norm. Image: The International Olympic Committee.


Press release by the IOC

“The New Norm”, an ambitious set of 118 reforms that reimagines how the Olympic Games are delivered, was presented to the membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its 132nd Session.

The plan, which focuses on six recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020 related to the organisation of the Games, will provide cities with increased flexibility in designing the Games to meet long-term development goals, and will ensure that host cities receive more assistance from the IOC and the wider Olympic Movement.

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IOC; Documentary: ‘One Shot’ Photographing the Olympic Games’

Video: My Daily Art on YouTube

‘‘One Shot’ Photographing the Olympic Games’ offers a unique behind the scenes look at photographing the Olympic Games, from the photographers themselves, but also from the operational perspective of the organising committee and the host city.

‘One Shot’ is built around the 100m men’s final in Rio de Janeiro and features Lucy Nicholson (Reuters), Bob Martin (Sports Illustrated/SilverHub), Tsuyoshi Matsumoto (Yomiuri Shimbun), Tim De Waele (Freelance), Denis Paquin (Associated Press) and Ken Mainardis (Getty Images).

2026 Bid; Potential bids (February 2018)

The following cities have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games;

Calgary (Canada)
Official website:

Sion (Switzerland)
Official website:

Sapporo (Japan)

Stockholm (Sweden)

Source: – Four 2026 Olympic Bid Cities To Travel To PyeongChang For Observer Program

Other cities that are/were considering to submit a bid

Salt Lake City / Denver / Reno-Tahoe (USA)
Source: United States To Consider 2026 Or 2030 Olympic Winter Games Bid [Gamesbids]

Lilehammer / Telemark (Norway)
Source: Norway’s Telemark Winter Olympics hopefuls reveal bid plan [The Local Norway]

Source: Discussions to take place on potential Lillehammer bid for 2026 Olympics, Norwegian official claims [Inside the Games]

Erzurum (Turkey)
Source: Erzurum emerges as contender for 2026 Winter Olympics [Inside The Games]

Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Beijing narrowly beat Almaty in the vote to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.