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SBD Global/January 20, 2014/Olympics

Stockholm Drops Bid To Co-Host 2022 Winter Olympic Games Together With Äre

Stockholm Mayor Sten Nordin said that the city "is ditching its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics," adding that the news does not mean the capital will not host the event in the future, according to THE LOCAL. Nordin said, "This isn't a no to other Winter Olympics in the future." The project "had already been rejected by two of the Moderates' coalition partners," the Liberals and the Christian Democrats. The preliminary bid "was greeted with scepticism by the country's centre-right government." Located on low-lying land far from the mountains, the capital city "planned to co-host events with Äre ski resort," about 500km to the northwest (THE LOCAL, 1/17).
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