POSTED: July 15th 2014

Oslo 2022 unveils official Candidate City logo

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) After being selected by the International Olympic Committee as one of the three Candidate Cities to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 2022 revealed its official logo – as well as a new website – Monday.

Developed by Snøhetta Design of Norway, the logo features the Olympic Rings and the Oslo 2022 name in a simplistic design.

“The presence of the rings definitely strengthens our visual identity,” Oslo 2022 Chief Executive Officer Eli Grimsby said. “The logo also reflects our core values – urban and close to nature, playful and responsible, generous and ambitious.”

The design, based off of Nordic Simplicity, features “Oslo 2022” in a circular shape with the Os and S in Oslo visually-similar to the zero and twos in 2022, respectively.

“The biggest change from the Applicant City logo is the ‘calibration’ of the colours towards the legendary colour palette of the rings,” Snøhetta Design’s Henrik Haugan.

Despite initial rebuffs, Oslo 2022 was able to get government approval to bid for the Games, which would see all events but alpine, bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton within Oslo city limits. The remaining events would be held in nearby Lillehammer, which hosted the 1994 Olympic Winter Games. Oslo has previously hosted the 1952 Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee also selected Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing, China, as the other two Candidate Cities.

“These three candidates have totally different approaches in terms of heritage, budget, infrastructure; but all impress us,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said at a press conference at IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

The Host City for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games will be selected at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur 31 July 2015.

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