Olympic Notes: Stockholm To Make Bid For 2022 Winter Olympics
Stockholm is "bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics," the Swedish Olympic Committee said on Monday. The Swedish capital staged the 1912 Summer Games and a successful bid for '22 "would mean Stockholm becoming the first city to stage both the winter and summer Olympics." The Swedish capital is "expected to face competition" from Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine), Beijing/Zhangjiakou (China), Oslo (Norway) and Krakow (Poland) (REUTERS, 11/11). ... A Russian spacecraft "brought three astronauts and the Olympic torch back to Earth on Monday after the torch was taken on its first spacewalk in the run-up" to the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Russia's Fyodor Yurchikhin "beamed as he held up the silver-and-grey torch" alongside American Karen Nyberg and Italian Luca Parmitano on the Kazakh steppe after returning from the Int'l Space Station after a 166-day mission (REUTERS, 11/11).