want to host the Winter Olympics?

Candidate cities are bailing out.

… Of the four remaining finalists, two are in rough shape. The Oslo, Norway bid is falling apart. It was supported by a razor-thin margin in a September referendum, but public opposition has only grown since then. And on Sunday, the junior member of the government coalition voted against funding any Olympics. For them to go on, it would require an unprecedented alliance between the ruling Conservatives and the opposition Labour party.

The Lviv, Ukraine bid seems dead in the water with the turmoil and war in the country. “Currently our dream is on hold,” said the bid’s chief.

There are only two healthy bids: Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China. One’s an oil-rich state ruled by a president-for-life, and the other’s, well, China.

Deadspin – Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics

Beijing2022The IOC will make a decision July 31, 2015.

Looks to me it will be China.

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#2 Jacob on 05.28.14 at 5:08 pm

Ugh I would hate for it to be in Beijing again, plus it would be odd for them to host 14 years after they hosted a summer Olympics. Kazakhstan is a very nice and developed country and it would be awesome to see the Olympics be there, but it will probably go to China since it is the safer choice and the IOC made a made the safe choice with Japan in 2020.

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