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Swiss Government Approves $1B Backing Of Proposed 2026 Sion Winter Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 19 / 17

Switzerland's federal government said that it would contribute almost 1B Swiss francs ($1.02B) "toward Sion hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics," according to the AP. The Swiss Federal Council voted to "support the proposed candidature, which still requires approval from expected public votes." Federal...

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