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US to skip 2026 Winter Olympic bidding but eyes 2030

AFP  |  Pyeongchang 

The is not seeking to host the 2026 but is not ruling out a bid for 2030, said today.

On the opening day of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Probst indicated the US doesn't want to foil planning for the 2028 Summer in

"We don't currently have any plans to bid for 2026 and we'll keep our options open for 2030," Probst said in South Korea.

He noted issues with sponsor support at wedging another in ahead of one already set, thanks to a deal last year that also handed

"It would make things extremely complicated from a financial standpoint for LA and their holding of the Games," Probst said.

Asked what might happen if the International Olympic Committee again decided to secure two hosts at the same time, for 2026 and 2030, Probst said: "If the IOC goes down that path we are prepared to have those discussions.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 22:30 IST