Sion 2026: Why the Referendum Failed

(ATR) The reputation of the IOC and the mindset of Swiss voters torpedoed the Sion 2026 bid, says the Sion vice-mayor.

The IOC's Problem Isn't Messaging, It's History -- OpEd

(ATR) Reporter Aaron Bauer shares why he believes the Sion referendum failed, and what the IOC got wrong.

The Association for a Swiss Olympic Bid Takes Note

Sion 2026 Referendum Too Close to Call

(ATR) Sion organizers are "cautiously optimistic" while Swiss IOC member Gian-Franco Kasper says Sunday's vote is "50/50".

Media Watch - Sion 2026 Faces a Major Threat

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#ICYMI: Tokyo Torch Secrecy; Sion 2026 Split Support; Paralympic Pressures for Tokyo

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Split Support for Sion 2026

(ATR) Swiss government remains onboard as latest poll shows public support slipping.

IOC Agrees to Sion Sharing 2026 Responsibilities

(ATR) Swiss Olympic Committee and the canton of Valais would co-sign the host city contract with Sion for 2026.

Sion 2026 Bid Needs Support of the People

(ATR) A June 10 referendum in canton of Valais will make or break the Swiss bid to host Winter Games.

Sion 2026 Facing Another Referendum

(ATR) Sion vice-mayor tells Around the Rings a proposal for a nationwide Swiss vote is "highly unlikely" to be approved.

Sion 2026 Bid Team Optimistic Ahead of Referendum

(ATR) Sion's vice-mayor tells Around the Rings poor numbers from a recent poll won't "influence us very much".

Freezing Outside, Friendly Warmth Inside Swiss House -- Photodesk

(ATR) IOC President Thomas Bach was the guest of honor at a reception at Swiss House Monday night.

#ICYMI: IOC on Tokyo 2020; Stockholm 2026 Progress; New IOA President

(ATR) A look at some of the stories this week you may have missed.

Sion 2026 Bid Soldiers On

(ATR) The Sion 2026 bid says it won’t miss a beat despite the resignation of its president.

Swiss Government Signs Off on Sion 2026

(ATR) Much work still needs to be done before the bid gets final approval.

Sion 2026 Approval Delayed

(ATR) The Swiss Federal Council needs more time to make a decision on supporting the Swiss bid for 2026.

Sion 2026 Ready to Run the Gauntlet

(ATR) Even if the Swiss bid gets federal approval next month, much work will remain.

Calgary 2026 Not Affected by Stockholm Troubles

(ATR) Those trying to bring the Winter Olympics to Canada say they are not worried by issues with their competition.

Swiss Sport Federations Give their Support to Sion 2026

The Parliament of Sport unanimously ratified the decisions taken by the Executive Council of Swiss Olympic on March 7, 2017. 

Sion 2026 Ratified By Swiss Federations

(ATR) The final procedural hurdle to make Sion 2026 the official Swiss bid city is unanimously cleared.

Exclusive: Baumann Says Federations' Rift with SportAccord Closing -- ATRadio

(ATR) SportAccord chief joins ATRadio to talk organization's future, 2024 Olympic bids and next steps for Sion 2026.

Swiss Olympic's Executive Council Nominates Sion 2026 as the Swiss Candidate for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

The Executive Council of Swiss Olympic decided on two important issues regarding the nomination of a Swiss bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Game. 

No Turning Back for Sion 2026

(ATR) The Western Switzerland bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics calls for the creation of a 27th Swiss Canton.