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SBD Global/July 12, 2012/Olympics

Decision On German Bid For 2022 Winter Olympics Won't Come Before '14

The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) revealed that it "will decide on a German bid" to host the 2022 Winter Olympics no sooner than '14, according to the SID. DOSB President Thomas Bach and General Dir Michael Vesper announced the decision in an open letter on the organization's website. The letter said, "Between the IOC's decision about a host for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Sept. '13 and the filing deadline for 2022 Winter Olympics bids the following winter, there is enough time to hold a referendum with all involved partners to decide if we should submit a bid." After Munich lost the 2018 Winter Games bid to the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, "voices for another bid," increased in the Bavarian state capital, especially after the U.S. decided not to submit a bid (SID, 7/10).
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