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IOC facing uphill battle in finding suitable Games hosts

China Daily | Updated: 2018-10-11 07:53

BUENOS AIRES - The International Olympic Committee has three official candidates to host the 2026 Winter Games and a new timetable to pick the winner.

Now the Olympic body needs to overcome "bad faith" - of local people and activists who believe staging the Games is too expensive - to ensure all three candidates stay on the ballot next June, IOC members were told on Tuesday.

"We have to make a huge effort in explaining ourselves better," IOC vice-president Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. said on Tuesday. "It is not getting across with sufficient strength."

IOC facing uphill battle in finding suitable Games hosts

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