POSTED: September 17th 2014

Regional sports confederations of Norway support 2022 Games bid

The 2022 bid has gained support with the sports confederations / Oslo 2022 Olav Stubberud
The 2022 bid has gained support with the sports confederations / Oslo 2022 Olav Stubberud

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Eighteen of Norway’s 19 regional sports confederations supported the decision of the General Assembly of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederations of Sports to go ahead with Oslo’s 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.

“We fully support the work that the Executive Board and the Secretary General of Norwegian NOC have done to promote the bid – which is in full compliance with the decision of the Norwegian NOC General Assembly in 2012 regarding the bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2022,” a Norwegian NOC press release read. “We look forward to a positive vote for the application in the Norwegian Government and in the Norwegian Parliament.”

“This show the strong support for the 2022 Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic bid in Norwegian sports, and it send a clear message to both the Government and the Parliament,” Norwegian NOC Secrertary General Inge Andersen said.

“We have 2.2 million memberships in our organisation all over the country. The Norwegian sports organisation is looking forward to welcoming the world’s best Olympic and Paralympic athletes to Oslo and Norway in 2022.”

Oslo, Almaty (Kazakhstan), and Beijing (China) were recently selected as Candidate Cities for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games by the International Olympic Committee. The Host City will be selected at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur 31 July 2015.

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