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LONDON (AP) — The International Olympic Committee 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 that the Committee will not suspend the bidding or reopen the process to invite new candidates.

Oslo became the fourth city to drop out of the bidding on Wednesday after the Norwegian government declined to provide financial support, citing concerns over the cost of hosting the games.

The move leaves Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the only two remaining candidates. Neither is an established winter sports country.


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