But only Tokyo and summarized. Scandals, well-deserved accusations of corruption, fraudulent schemes used in the organization of those Games, forced the Japanese to look at the future plans already drawn up in a different way. With so many rapes being committed in Tokyo, is there any fear of a repeat in Sapporo? The resignations of the main organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games that followed the allegations, their demands for not only administrative but also criminal prosecution, alerted not only the would-be organizers of the 2030 Winter Games, but also the residents of Sapporo.
In addition, many were scared by those investments, without which the Olympic Games cannot be held. They are estimated between $2.25 billion and $2.4 billion.
Discussions about the benefits of the Games and possible ill effects continued for about two months. And it ended with the fact that the mayor of Sapporo Kutsushiro Akimoto announced: the application is not withdrawn, but is suspended. Everything must be carefully weighed and considered. The IOC quickly understood and announced the postponement of the official announcement of the host of the Winter Olympic Games until 2024.
At the same time, the difficulties in choosing the Olympic capital are predictable. If the Japanese still confirm the request, American Salt Lake City will remain among the applicants. But Americans aren’t looking forward to holding two Olympics in a row: the summer, that’s for sure, in 2028 and the winter, in 2030. Practical people fear this could drive away potential big sponsors. After all, it is really difficult to invest in two Olympic holidays with such a small interval.
Disappointing Canadians. Vancouver’s spending on the 2030 Games is roughly $1 billion. However, the British Columbia government refuses to invest in the Olympics.
So far, it is impossible to name the host of the Winter Olympics. There are many “suddenly”. Suddenly, the Japanese come to. Or suddenly become generous Canadians. But it is too soon to despair. There is still time. So those who wish must be found.