Sweden has dispatched a high-powered team, including Crown Princess Victoria and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to support its bid in the 2026 Winter Olympics host vote to be held on Monday in Switzerland.
Princess Victoria, described as the country’s most popular figure, is heir apparent to the Swedish throne, as the eldest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Prime Minister Lofven will also be part of the lobbying with the Swedish campaign officials saying their government was fully supportive of the bid.
Sweden’s bid based in the capital and ski venues including the Alpine resort of Are also includes a sliding sports track across the Baltic Sea in Sigulda, Latvia.
Calgary in Canada, Stockholm (Sweden) and a Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo bid from Italy are the three proposed finalists for the 2026 Winter Olympic host, which will be chosen by IOC.
The mayor of the Latvian town also will help lobby around 85 International Olympic Committee members who will pick the 2026 host.