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SBD Global/November 6, 2013/Olympics
Beijing Announces Joint Bid With Zhangjiakou To Host 2022 Winter Olympics
Published November 6, 2013
UKRAINE'S BID: REUTERS reported Lviv, Ukraine, on Tuesday "launched a bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in the Carpathian mountains, seeking to become the first East European nation apart from Russia to stage the Games." Ukraine Deputy PM Oleksandr Vilkul said that "a successful bid would be a major boost for the country’s tourism and sports industry." The declaration was signed by Mayor Andriy Sadovyy and head of the national Olympic committee Sergey Bubka. Bubka, a former Olympic pole vault champion, said that "the decision to bid was proof of Ukraine’s sports revival." Bubka: "Ten years ago I could not imagine that I would witness a Ukrainian bid to host the (Olympics)" (REUTERS, 11/5).