Not even singing ABBA could win Winter Olympics for Sweden

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Sweden will not be hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, after a decision by the international committee on Monday evening to instead give it to Milan in Italy.

To show how "all in" the Swedish bid was, the mayor of Stockholm, Anna König Jerlmyr, had even sung Abba's Dancing Queen, as part of the presentation of her city's bid.

Hear that song, and more details of the drama around the attempted bid, by clicking on the play button to listen to the full report.