CIO & Olympic News — 15 novembre 2013 at 15:00

The applicant cities for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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imagesYesterday, november 14, 2013, was the deadline to submit bids for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Let’s take a look at the applicant cities:

ALMATY Kazakhstan The former Kazakhstan capital and the largest city of the country was the first to submit a bid for the 2022 Olympics (august 17). Almaty hosted the 2011 Asian Winter Games and will host the 2017 Winter Universiade.

BEIJING China After the 2008 Summer Olympics, China submits a new bid for the Winter Games with Beijing who would host the indoor sports and the northwestern city of Zhangjiakou where the outdoor sports would take place. A very hard road for this bid is expected due to geopolitical reasons. If succesful, it would be infact the third consecutive edition of the Olympic Games in Asia, after Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020.

OSLO Norway The norwegian capital maybe is the city tipped to win the bid, for tradition and history in the beloved winter sports. Oslo officialy submitted a bid, after the citizens vote in September. Norway hosted two times Winter Olympic in 1952 (Oslo) and in 1994 with the unique edition of Lillehammer (also host of the second Youth Winter Olympic Games, in 2016).

LVIV Ukraine Ukraine officialy submitted its bid to the IOC yesterday, meeting the deadline. This is the first time for Ukraine who wants to host the 2022 Olympics in the Carpathian Mountains, in western Lviv region, rich of picturesque highland towns and villages.

KRAKOW & JASNA Poland Two countries join forces for an olympic dream with the cities of Kraków and Jasná. If the bid is successful, it will be the first time either Poland or Slovakia will host the Olympics.

STOCKHOLM Sweden * The capital of Sweden submitted her bid on november 11, three days before the deadline. If the bid is succesful, the city will be the first in the history of the Olympic Games to host Summer and Winter Games, 110 years after the 1912 edition. The NOC promises an original project with the heart of the city involved. In the Are ski resort would take place the alpine skiing competitions. *(The city of Stockholm withdraws from 2022 Winter Olympic Games race, on January 17, 2014)

2022 Bidding process next steps:

December, 2013: Applicant city seminar at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

February (7-23),2014: Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Observer Programme

March,14, 2014:  Submission of the application file

July (8-9), 2014: Selection of candidate cities by the IOC Executive Board (shortlist announced)

January, 2015: Submission of candidature files and guarantees

May-June, 2015:  Evaluation Commission report, Candidate City briefing to IOC members

July 15, 2015: 2022 Winter Olympic Games Host city election at the 127th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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