The decision, which was made by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) executive board on Wednesday, will bring the first half of the Paralympics into the school summer holidays, which should help with logistics and help ticket sales.
118 measures, collectively dubbed "The New Norm", examine opportunities to reduce venue sizes, rethink transport options, optimize existing infrastructure and reuse the field of play for various sports. The New Norm provides more flexibility in designing the Games to meet long-term development plans.
"In that process that is far more flexible, yes we're maybe talking about 2026, but anyone who wants to speak with us and work with us on any future bid, or future Games, we're happily doing so", Dubi said.
A prime example of this was the creation of Olympic Broadcasting Services in 2001 to serve as the permanent host broadcaster for the Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games and Youth Olympic Games, eliminating the need to continually rebuild the broadcast operation for each new edition.
The number of cities bidding to host the Games has fallen off sharply in recent years due the public fear of crippling cost overruns that were demonstrated with the organization of the Games in Sochi and Rio. The IOC reported Tuesday that Calgary, along with Sion in Switzerland, Stockholm in Sweden and Sapporo in Japan were part of the Dialog Phase of the bid, yet to date only Sion has confirmed it will move forward. Others have until March 31 to state an interest.
"It is a pleasure dealing with this local organising committee", he said.
'The study, which proposed to advance the Games by one week, was welcomed by the International Paralympic Committee as well as the IOC, who approved it during its Executive Board meeting in Pyeongchang, ' the site added.
"Tokyo continues to show positive progress and meeting key milestones", Coates told the International Olympic Committee session in Pyeongchang ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.