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Star quality can't save Sweden from 8th Olympic bid loss

Jun. 24, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sweden sent its heir to the throne, its prime minister, and a hockey icon to help persuade International Olympic Committee voters. Carrying the baggage of seven failed Winter Games bids in four decades, the 100-strong delegation for Stockholm-Are thought it met all the IOC's...

Sweden shrugs and sighs as Italy wins fight for 2026 Games

Jun. 24, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Jubilation for the winners from Italy. A shrug of indifference by the losers from Sweden. Stockholm-Are's failed bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026 provided insight into the psyche of the Swedish population when it comes to getting behind ventures like a major sporting competition. Even...

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 24, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that...

The Latest: Milan-Cortina wins bid by 47-34 votes

Jun. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the 2026 Olympics vote (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Milan-Cortina bid won 47 votes in its successful bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Stockholm-Are receiving 34 votes. There was one abstention. ___ 6 p.m. Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in...

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote

Jun. 23, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote for the perceived underdog against Milan-Cortina. The Stockholm-Are plan to stage ice sliding sports across the Baltic Sea at a venue in Latvia avoids building a...

A look at the 2026 Winter Olympic bids in Monday's vote

Jun. 23, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as the costs...

Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder

Jun. 17, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify. Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive of the popular digital music service, is among a slew of high-profile business leaders and politicians getting behind Sweden's bid to host the 2026 Games, a week before the...

Russia, other key powers discuss Venezuelan crisis in Sweden

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Sweden is hosting talks between major global powers with stakes in dealing with Venezuela's political turmoil, the latest effort to jumpstart flagging attempts to find a peaceful solution to the country's crisis. A European diplomat said Thursday that representatives of Russia, the...

Swedish regions show support for 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 12, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — All three regions proposing to stage events at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Sweden have committed their backing for the bid for the first time. With less than two weeks to go before the vote, the leaders of the executive councils in Stockholm, Jamtland and Dalarna have published a joint...

Swedish appeals court acquits Uzbek man of preparing attack

Jun. 12, 2019 5:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish appeals court has acquitted a 46-year-old man of preparing an attack in Stockholm on behalf of the Islamic State group. The Svea Court freed David Idrisson, an Uzbek national who previously had been sentenced to seven years in jail for having gathered some 500 kilograms (1,100...