Although businessmen in the region are running for candidates for the 2030 Winter Olympics, the mayor of Quebec is firmly opposed: “This will not happen.”
Mr. Labomem ruled out the possibility of participating in the Quebec campaign since the 2016 meeting between Lausanne, Quebec and the International Olympic Committee. He told a group of promoters and businessmen the Quebec 2030 Committee that his position has not changed and that he is trying to rekindle the dream of a candidate for Quebec’s capital.
The mayor said that Quebec City does not need the Olympics to restore its tourism economy after the pandemic. He recalled that before COVID-19, the international tourism industry developed rapidly.
For him, there is no doubt that if the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) continues to qualify for the Winter Olympics, “this city has been selected, and it will become Vancouver in 10 to 20 years.”
“In recent months, we have communicated with COC. Régis Labeaume said: “We are very clear about COC: Quebec City will not be a candidate. “
According to our information, the 2030 Committee, initiated by the initiator Mark Charest, is exploring the possibility of establishing a partnership with Vancouver.
However, Laboume believes that “Vancouver will never share its own Olympic Games”, and he emphasized that the Vancouver area “does not lack mountains. […], This is what we don’t have in Quebec.”
“So, now is actually not the time to start telling stories and introduce himself to the Quebec Olympics. He insisted that this decision was made by the COC.
He said that the Labeaume government would like to pay more attention to the accessibility of its sports infrastructure and the purchase of international sports events such as the Nordic Ski World Championships and the Cycling Grand Prix.
For this type of event, “We know when it starts, when we end, we know its price, we know it is live on TV, and Quebec shines. […] The mayor said that we know exactly its cost and we know our profit.
Last week, “Le Journal” reported that Quebec 2030 Group has recruited more than a dozen celebrities from the business world, including Marie-France Poulin, vice president of investment company Camada, in Boss.
According to its website, the committee’s mission is to “promote and promote the project” and “mobilize the public to persuade current or future city halls and governments” to move towards Quebec’s submission of 2030 applications. Winter games.