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Almaty has new Swedish competitor in 2022 Winter Olympic bid

13 november 2013, 13:13
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©RIA Novosti
©RIA Novosti
Sweden has informed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that Stockholm will bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Tengrinews reports citing the committee's official website.

November 14, 2013 is the deadline for submission of applications to bid for hosting of the Olympics 2022. The Swedish Olympic Committee announced that they submitted their bid to the IOC on November 11, 2013. If Stockholm wins, the Scandinavian ski resort Are of Sweden will be hosting eight of the alpine skiing events.

Stockholm previously hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics, but this is the first time the Swedish capital is bidding for the Winter Olympics.

Kazakhstan's Almaty was the first city to submit its application to bid for hosting of the Winter Olympics 2022 on August 16, 2013.

The Polish (Kraków city), Chinese (Beijing and Zhangjiakou cities), Ukrainian (Lviv city) and Norwegian (Oslo city) Olympic Committees declared their intentions to bid on November 5-7, 2013.

The IOC Executive Board will review the bids from all the applicant cities in July 2014 and then select the candidate cities. The host city will be selected one year later, on 31 July 2015, at the 127th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur.

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia, and the 2018 Games will be hosted by the South Korean city of Pyeongchangye.

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