The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) definitively renounced the joint candidacy to organize the competition. 2030 Winter Olympics at venues in Catalonia and Aragon, after political disagreements between the two autonomous governments, could not agree on the division of the headquarters of different sports. Now the door would be open to a new nomination, possibly only Catalan, to select the next Winter Olympics in 2034.
According to the news of the Ara newspaper, this candidacy was definitively derailed due to disagreements between them. Saragossa and Barcelona. close sources Government of Madrid this Monday, he assured El Periódico de Catalunya, the newspaper of the same group, Prensa Ibérica, that this newspaper should be the body that announces the definitive cancellation of the project by the COE. Sources from the Generalitat Government have stated in this regard that they have not yet been formally informed of the latest news regarding this controversial candidacy.
this B.C held a press conference at its headquarters in Madrid to officially announce the final decision on the project at 7 PM this afternoon.
Although officially confirmed withdraw from candidacy, the first political reactions began to form. a) Yes, Joseph Rius“We regret the COE’s decision not to submit nominations for the Games, a decision based more on political criteria than technical criteria,” a Junts spokesperson said in a statement this Monday. Junts spokesperson accused the Aragon government of “continuous boycott” and electoralism of the president Javier Lamp. “Once again, it didn’t work out that the Minister of Sports was Catalan. Spain failed us again.”