Munich set to bid for 2022 Winter Games

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 01, 2013 06:20 hrs

Berlin, Oct 1 (IANS) Munich's 2022 Winter Games bid has been approved by the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) after a vote Monday.

The capital of Bavaria still needs to pass a referendum vote Nov 10 by residents in the proposed host venues of Munich, four days before Nov 14 for submitting the bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), reports Xinhua.

As the host city of 1972 Olympics, Munich bid twice in vain to host the Winter Olympics, the latest failure being in 2011 when Munich lost out to South Korea's Pyeongchang in the bid to host the 2018 Winter Games.

The host city of 2022 Winter Games will be decided July 31, 2015, during the 127th IOC session in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.

Norway's Oslo, Kazakhstan's Almaty, Poland's Krakow, Ukraine's Lvov as well as Sweden's Oestersund all bid to host the quadrennial winter sports extravaganza.

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