Sapporo is up against Canada’s Vancouver and the US’ Salt Lake City in the campaign to host the 2030 Winter Olympics. Photo: Kyodo
Sapporo is up against Canada’s Vancouver and the US’ Salt Lake City in the campaign to host the 2030 Winter Olympics. Photo: Kyodo
Japan

High costs, Tokyo 2020 bribery scandal weigh on Japan’s Winter Olympics bid

  • High costs, corruption concerns surrounding the Tokyo Olympics exacerbate Sapporo city’s woes as it campaigns to host the 2030 Winter Games
  • Survey of 10,000 Sapporo residents showed public support as high as 65 per cent, but the city’s mayor has ruled out a referendum on the issue

Sapporo is up against Canada’s Vancouver and the US’ Salt Lake City in the campaign to host the 2030 Winter Olympics. Photo: Kyodo
Sapporo is up against Canada’s Vancouver and the US’ Salt Lake City in the campaign to host the 2030 Winter Olympics. Photo: Kyodo
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