POSTED: December 27th 2013

Lviv city council gets behind 2022 Olympics bid

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Lviv will bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games after the Lviv City Council approved a programme to prepare a bid Thursday at a council session.

The Ukrainian city will now create a plan up to the standards of the International Olympic Committee, including the building plans for sport facilities, plans to support the Olympic and Paralympic movement in Ukraine, and an informational campaign to promote Lviv as a Candidate City.

“For Lviv to host an Olympics will take a jump to completely change [our] infrastructure and to achieve a new level,” Lviv City Council Euro 2012 Department Acting Director Andriy Moskalenko said. “In the last three years the city created about 10,000 new jobs . . . last year 1.4 million tourists visited Lviv, and by the end of 2013 this number will be 1.6-1.9 million of tourists. This was a new stage, through which we got a new stadium and a new airport.”

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