Sweden’s 2026 Olympic bid unveils new ambassadors

The Swedish Olympic Committee is proud to present a further 14 ambassadors who have pledged their support to help Sweden win the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid for 2026.

The new faces – who are all either current or former Winter Olympians and Paralympians – have pledged their support for the SOC’s bid to bring the Winter Games to Sweden for the first time in 114 years and are prepared to get involved in making it happen.

”A Winter Olympic Games on home soil is the greatest thing an athlete could experience in their career,” admitted cross country ski star Stina Nilsson, who won a gold medal in Pyeongchang earlier this year.

She is joined on the list of ambassadors by her fellow Pyeongchang gold medalist, André Myhrer, who took the honors in ski slalom.

“If we succeed in bringing the Winter Games to Sweden, the impact on Swedish sport would be huge,” Myhrer said. ”Watching Swedish Olympic athletes at home would spark dreams and goals for many young people.”

In addition to the pair, 12 other Swedish athletes have proudly agreed to become ambassadors for the bid.

In total, there are 39 Swedish active and former elite athletes supporting the Swedish bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2026. Here is the second group of ambassadors, the first one was announced in mid-November.

More ambassadors will be announced in the near future. Stockholm is one of two official candidate cities for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2026, alongside Milan/Cortina in Italy. The final decision will be made during an IOC meeting in Lausanne in summer 2019.

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