Olympic Notes: Oslo, Norway Will Bid To Host The 2022 Winter Olympic Games
The Oslo 2022 committee said that the Norwegian city "will bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics." Already considered one of the favorites to host -- not least due to the success of the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer -- the "bid won the support of more than half of the city's population" (55,1%) in a recent referendum (AFP, 11/7). ... A Soyuz rocket carrying the torch for the Sochi Winter Olympics "has docked with the International Space Station." On Saturday, two Russian cosmonauts "will take it on a historic first spacewalk" (BBC, 11/7). ... Astronauts on a six month stay on the Int'l Space Station "will share at least one experience with us terrestrials left down below." Thanks to quality communications equipment, the crew of spaceflight Soyuz TMA-11M "will be able to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi" (MOSCOW TIMES, 11/7).