Posts Tagged Winter Olympic games

Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race

This is a Monday, July 7, 2014  file photo of International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach of Germany, as speaks during the announcement of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games Candidate Cities (Beijing 2022, Oslo 2022, Almaty 2022) after an executive board meeting, at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games after Oslo's withdrawal left just two cities in the race, IOC President Thomas Bach told The Associated Press on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslo’s withdrawal.

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Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

In this Monday May 19, 2014 fie photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. left, smiles  as he sits with Norwegian IOC-member Gerhard Heiberg  during a meeting Norway's Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey in Oslo. Oslo said it is dropped its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the Norwegian government declined Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 to provide financial backing, a move which leaves just two cities in a race that has been decimated by withdrawals. (AP Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix, File) NORWAY OUT

The Olympics that no one seems to want is down to just two candidates.

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3-time Olympic ski jump champ Morgenstern retires

Austria's ski jumper Thomas Morgenstern reacts during a press conference on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Salzburg, Austria. The three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern  announced the end of his professional career.(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Three-time Olympic ski jump champion Thomas Morgenstern retired on Friday, seven months after winning silver at the Sochi Games to end a season that included two bad crashes.

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