There appears to be a growing momentum in public support for the potential Indigenous-led bid for Vancouver to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Results of a poll conducted by the Mustel Group, commissioned by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT), show that 61% of Metro Vancouver residents now support the bid.
Additionally, GVBOT says 71% of businesses in the region now support the bid, and 72% of politicians have indicated the same.
These results are based on the Mustel Group’s random sample of 500 adults from the region, as well as 180 GVBOT members (businesses) and 65 current mayors and councilors, and candidates (politicians) in the upcoming municipal elections in October.
The respective councils of the Four Host First Nations and the municipal governments of Vancouver, Whistler and Sun Peaks are expected to make a decision on whether to continue the bid after the election period.
The provincial government is also expected to decide whether it backs the bid by the end of the year, when the International Olympic Committee could select its shortlist of candidates to move into “targeted dialogue” negotiations. bid for the 2030 Games.
The IOC was originally scheduled to decide on the 2030 host city at the 140th IOC Session scheduled to take place in Mumbai, India, in May 2023, but that sports organization general meeting has since been moved to September/October 2023 at the earliest. .