Bids for the 2010 Winter Olympics

Three cities made the shortlist with their bids to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics (also known as XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games), which were awarded to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on July 2, 2003. The other shortlisted cities were Pyeongchang and Salzburg. Although Bern was originally shortlisted along with Vancouver, Pyeongchang and Salzburg, a referendum held in September 2002 revealed that a majority of the citizens of Bern did not support pursuing the candidacy.[1] There were four other cities vying for the hosting honour, that had been dropped by the International Olympic Committee: Andorra la Vella, Harbin, Jaca and Sarajevo.

Bids for the
2010 (2010) Winter Olympics and Paralympics
XXI Olympic Winter Games
X Paralympic Winter Games
Winner: Vancouver
Runner-up: Pyeongchang
Shortlist: Salzburg · Bern
Committee IOC
Election venue Prague
115th IOC Session
Missing location of the bidding cities.

Location of the bidding cities

Important dates
First Bid February 4, 2002
Second bid May 31, 2002
Shortlist August 28, 2002
Decision July 2, 2003
Winner Vancouver (56 votes)
Runner-up Pyeongchang (53 votes)

Vancouver won the bidding process to host the Olympics by a vote of the International Olympic Committee on July 2, 2003 at the 115th IOC Session held in Prague, Czech Republic. Earlier in February, Vancouver’s residents voted in a referendum accepting the responsibilities of the host city should it win its bid. Sixty-four percent of residents voted in favour of hosting the games. In neighboring Washington state to the south, both the state legislature and GovernorGary Locke passed a resolution in support of Vancouver’s bid, and sent it to the IOC.[2]

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Eight cities applied to host the games. Those cities were (in the order of drawing the lots):[3]

Each city was required to answer a twenty-two question questionnaire.

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