Today Barcelona has officially ruled out any chance for bidding in the 2022 Winter Olympics as well as Paralympics. Barcelona Mayor Xavier Tiras took the final decision after discussions with many important stakeholders that includes Thomas Bach, the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) President.
Madrid’s failure to be handed the Paralympics and Summer Olympics in 2020 – their 3rd consecutive abortive campaign – appeared to have cracked the door to a bid from Barcelona. But there is a scepticism in the nation regarding whether they must continue bidding for the Games or not. Read more »