SOLID supported Stockholm Åre in their bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026. Being the world leader in sustainability and the number three of the global democracy index, it appeared that Sweden might be a great fit to partner with the recently reform driven IOC to innovate around the Winter Games.
SOLID was tasked to support the development and presentation of the mobility concept for the bid. A dream job considering the existing infrastructure and sustainable policies in place in Stockholm (global #2 in Arthur D. Little Urban Mobility Index 2018) and across the whole country.
Unfortunately there wasn’t a supporting majority within the IOC membership for the proposed bid. Despite all stated IOC reforms, there was rather interest in evolution than in revolution. With the vote from June 2019, the opportunity to stage the first truly sustainable Winter Games and benefit from an innovation power house like Sweden has been missed.
Congratulations to our competitors from Milan Cortina 2026!
Photo Credits: Greg Martin/IOC
E-BIKE FEST St. Anton 2019 from June 21st to 23rd was again a great success! The exhibiting manufacturers like official presenting partner HAIBIKE and others such as Scott, Nox Cycles, Mondraker, BH Bikes and KTM had a busy weekend with all bikes out on the trails around beautiful St. Anton for the whole time. The e-bikes were powered with green electricity from Arlberg Strom. Our guided tours on offer were fully booked and great fun for all participants. Additionally, THULE E-BIKE RALLYE and AUDI Driving Experience were also well received by all visitors. We are looking forward to seeing you again in St. Anton am Arlberg on the 19th to the 21st June 2020!
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Åre 2019 are successfully concluded. Despite challenging weather conditions the whole team and especially the volunteers did an amazing job in pulling off a great event in Swedens Jämtland region. SOLID supported the volunteer programme with IT and strategic advice. With impressive ski racing performances amongst women and men plus legends Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal retiring at the event, there was plenty of emotional moments for everyone. The Stockholm city FIS World Cup at Hammarbybacken right after Åre 2019 gave a great finish to an amazing two weeks of winter wonderland times in Sweden!