Israel is set to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in the northern city of Haifa.
A government official told The Jerusalem Times on Tuesday that the country is preparing to hold the event, the first ever in Israel.
“Israel has been working to bring the Winter Olympics to Haifa since 2013, but this is the first time that we have successfully completed it,” said the official, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The official noted that the city has a population of about 3 million and that it was possible to host Olympic events at a large, modern stadium, with facilities for 400,000 spectators.
Israel will host the Winter Olympic Games in Haifa, a city of more than 3 million.
According to the Israeli Olympic Committee, Haifa will host four games: two men’s and four women’s ski and snowboard events, and a track and field event.
The Winter Olympic games are expected to be held in Ha’aretz Stadium, the home of Ha’azi University and the Haifa Winter Olympic Park.
The official added that the Winter Games will be held inside the country’s new national stadium.
Haifa will be hosting four Winter Olympics.
The first is the men’s ski competition in HaIFA, followed by the women’s and track and fields events, while the men will compete in the men ski event.
The women’s snowboard event will be at the Olympic village in HaHa.
The Games are scheduled to be staged on March 18, 2020.
The Games are expected with more than 50 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, Israel and Canada’s allies, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.
As part of its efforts to expand Olympic participation in the region, Israel has been seeking a host city for the 2018 event.
Haifa is expected to host four Winter Olympic events: the men-ski event, which is expected in HaIsha Stadium; the women-ski events, which are expected in the Olympic Village; the track and Field event, with a track facility and a field in Ha-i-Ta’as Stadium; and the women and track-and-field team events, a track event in HaRav Regional Stadium, a field event in the town of Ha-Rav, a ski event in a ski village, and an indoor track and ice facility in Ha’-Rav Stadium.
The first Winter Olympic event is expected on March 17, 2020, with the men competing in the ski event and the men and women competing in track events.
Ha’aiifa is currently hosting the women ski and track event.
On Monday, Ha’aish, the government-owned tourism agency, said the city had received the bid documents for the bid for the 2024 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games from the International Olympic Committee.
In March, HaHa Mayor Yaakov Katz told reporters that the municipality had received bids for the two-day Winter Olympic tournament and the four-day track and event.
Ha’aisha was among the first cities to receive bids for bids for a Winter Olympic bid.
Last week, HaGaon, a private tourism agency affiliated with Haifa’s mayor, announced the city will receive the first bid for a bid for 2020 Olympic and Winter Paralympics from the IOC.