June 10, 2018 / 12:45 PM / a year ago

Swiss voters seen rejecting funding bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

ZURICH, June 10 (Reuters) - Swiss voters may have dealt a fatal blow to their country's chances of hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics on Sunday after provisional results from a poll showed they rejected giving financial support for the bid.

Some 54 percent of voters in the southern canton of Valais rejected granting 100 million Swiss francs ($101.52 million)towards the event, according to provisional results from the Valais government.

It was not immediately clear whether this decision would sound the death knell for the Swiss campaign. (Reporting by John Revill and Angelika Gruber; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle)

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