11 Updates
'Barcelona unlikely to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics'
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

'Barcelona unlikely to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics'

Oct 18 2013, 3:56am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Barcelona Mayor Xavier Tiras has virtually ruled out the city as a candidate to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Madrid, Oct 18 — Barcelona Mayor Xavier Tiras has virtually ruled out the city as a candidate to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The candidacy would have been a joint venture between Barcelona...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

'Barcelona unlikely to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics'

Oct 18 2013, 3:56am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) Barcelona Mayor Xavier Tiras has virtually ruled out the city as a candidate to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Madrid, Oct 18 — Barcelona Mayor Xavier Tiras has virtually ruled out the city as a candidate to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

The candidacy would have been a joint venture between Barcelona and various towns in the Pyrenees mountains, which would have been the sites for events such as skiing, bobsleigh and similar sports, reports Xinhua.

However, Trais believes that the lack of agreement between the various political organisations and especially the lack of support from the Popular Party and the Socialist (PSOE) Party, will mean the city will not present itself as a possible host city.

That does not mean Barcelona will not present a candidacy at a later date, but as Trias explained the failure of the Spanish capital, Madrid, in its bid to host the 2020 summer Olympics is a factor against Barcelona succeeding in an attempt to host the winter Games two years later and he said "everyone" had advised that 2026 would be a better date.

Madrid failed dismally in its bid and was the first city to be eliminated in the voting to decide the host of the 2020 Olympics, losing out to Istanbul and Tokyo, which was chosen as the venue for the 2020 Games.

"I would have preferred 2022, but if that is not possible, then 2026. 2026 is the clearest route for Barcelona," he reiterated.

Barcelona hosted a successful summer Olympics in 1992 which helped to change the face of the city forever and Trais believes that success of that event, even though it was 21 years ago, is still remembered in the International Olympic Committee and would be a factor in any bid for the summer Games.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

3 weeks ago

Lionel Messi Concerned About Form Reveals Argentina Coach Gerardo Martino

Nov 5 2014 5:10am CST | Source: insidefutbol

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has claimed that Barcelona icon Lionel Messi is worried about h ...
Source: insidefutbol   Full article at: insidefutbol
 

 
Update
10

3 weeks ago

Champions League fixtures for Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Nov 5 2014 4:53am CST | Source: Crunch Sports

There are eight games taking place tonight in the Champions League, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea all in action.Wednesday's Champions League action all takes place at 7.45pm.In Group E, Bayern Munich play host to Roma on Matchday Four, while Manchester City welcome CSKA Moscow to the Eti... Read the rest of the article hereClick here for ...
Source: Crunch Sports   Full article at: Crunch Sports
 

 
Update
9

3 weeks ago

FC Barcelona have lost 'a lot of prestige' says club legend Johan Cruyff

Nov 5 2014 4:53am CST | Source: Crunch Sports

Barcelona have "lost a lot of prestige" due to their problems off the pitch, according to club legend Johan Cruyff.Barca made a superb start to the season but conceded their first goals in La Liga when suffering their first league defeat this season in a 3-1 setback against rivals Real Madrid in ...
Source: Crunch Sports   Full article at: Crunch Sports
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

Five Very Obvious Things We Learned From Arsenal’s Shocking Draw Against Anderlecht

Nov 5 2014 4:48am CST | Source: CaughtOffside

What does Arsenal's late Champions League collapse tell us about the Gunners? In a way, this title is misleading: we haven't learned these things so much as have them hammered home time after time by Arsenal's deficiencies. The same problems came to the fore for the Gunners last night, the question is - when will Arsene Wenger do something about them? SEE MORE: NK Maribor v Chelsea: Live Football Streaming And Champions League Preview 8 ...
Source: CaughtOffside   Full article at: CaughtOffside
 

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

Lionel Messi Best Player In The World Says Luis Suarez

Nov 5 2014 4:21am CST | Source: insidefutbol

Barcelona summer signing Luis Suarez feels "incomparable" Lionel Messi is the best player in the wor ...
Source: insidefutbol   Full article at: insidefutbol
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Keita: Roma can not throw away season because of Bayern Munich defeat

Nov 5 2014 3:35am CST | Source: forzitalianfootball

Roma midfielder Seydou Keita has urged his side not to allow the 7-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich affect them ahead of the return match at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening. The Giallorossi suffered their third defeat in six games in all competitions losing 2-0 at Napoli on Saturday, but the summer signing believes his side will recover from their recent setbacks. “Tomorrow will be a different game compared to our meeting at the Olimpico,” the 34-ye ...
Source: forzitalianfootball   Full article at: forzitalianfootball
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Neymar Jr For Police Sunglasses SS15

Nov 5 2014 3:30am CST | Source: FashionBeans.com

Barcelona Football Star Resigns To Ambassador Role Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr will reprise his role as the face of Police for 2015, the international fashion and lifestyle brand has confirmed. The Barcelona forward will showcase the new season range of.. ...
Source: FashionBeans.com  Full article at: FashionBeans.com
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Cagliari boss Zeman reveals he nearly landed Barcelona job

Nov 5 2014 2:30am CST | Source: forzitalianfootball

Cagliari coach Zdenek Zeman has revealed that he held talks with Barcelona about managing the club several years ago. The 67 year old ex-Roma coach is admired around the peninsula for his gung-ho attacking style, and has said that he nearly took his approach to the Camp Nou. “Several years ago I was contacted by Barcelona, there were talks but we could not successfully come to a conclusion,” Zeman told Marca. “The titles and victories are not everything, a coach mu ...
Source: forzitalianfootball   Full article at: forzitalianfootball
 

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Athletic Club vs. FC Porto, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

Nov 5 2014 2:00am CST | Source: SBNation

Porto can basically guarantee themselves a spot in the next round with a win over Athletic Paris Saint-Germain can wrap up a spot in the Round of 16 and hold on to the top spot in Group F with a win over APOEL on Wednesday, combined with some help from Barcelona. PSG needs the Spanish side to defeat or draw against Ajax in order to guarantee they'll advance with a win of their own. Their chances are good of taking care of business against the Cypriot side, but given Barca' ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
1

3 weeks ago

Venables backs Rodgers resting Liverpool captain Gerrard

Nov 5 2014 1:00am CST | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Former Barcelona coach Terry Venables backed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers' decision to rest Steven Gerrard last night. NO, This article does not meet New ...
Source: Tribalfootball.com   Full article at: Tribalfootball.com
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Rio judge ends Olympic golf course impasse
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 28 (IANS) A Rio de Janeiro judge has rejected a request by public prosecutors to suspend an environmental permit for work on the 2016 Olympic golf course.
 
 
Coach Prandelli quits Galatasaray
Ankara, Nov 28 (IANS) After elimination from Europe Wednesday, Galatasaray have confirmed coach Cesare Prandelli has left the club following four straight Champions League losses.
 
 
Ligue 1 club Bastia appoint Printant for the season
Paris, Nov 28 (IANS) Bastia have appointed Ghislain Printant as the head coach until the end of the season, the Ligue 1 club has announced.
 
 
Arsenal's Wilshere out for three months
London, Nov 28 (IANS) English club Arsenal has confirmed that their midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action for three months because of an ankle surgery.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

OPEC decides against oil production cut despite price slump
Viena, Nov 28 (IANS) The ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) decided here Thursday to maintain its output level despite crude oil price fell to a four-year low level. The decision to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
12 killed in bus accident in Egypt
Cairo, Nov 28 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and three others injured Thursday as a passenger bus overturned into a canal in Egypt's Beni Sweif province, around 120 km south of the capital Cairo, media reported...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Explosions, gun fire rock Kabul diplomatic enclave
Kabul, Nov 27 (IANS) Two explosions followed by gunfire rocked the diplomatic enclave here Thursday night, a security officer said. The area of the blast is close to the Tajikistan embassy. The incident occurred in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Saarc leaders' wives ladies go sight-seeing at Bhaktapur
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) While the Saarc leaders conferred on regional matters at the tourist resort of Dhulikhel, their wives drove to the World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur to enjoy the sights of the ancient city. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Maria Shriver 'disgusted' by Miley Cyrus's party
Patrick Schwarzenegger's mother was ''disgusted'' by Miley Cyrus's birthday celebrations. Maria Shriver - who, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, are the parents of the 21-year-old actor - is reportedly ''very worried''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West planning nude photoshoot together?
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West want to do a nude photoshoot together. The couple are reportedly keen to pose naked alongside each other, after the 34-year-old 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star recently stripped...
Read more on Celebrity Balla