International Olympic Committee Adds Three more Host Cities for the Winter Games
The International Olympic Committee confirmed the addition of three more official candidates to host the 2022 Winter Olympics namely Oslo, Almaty and Beijing as the committee saw several weakness in the Kazakh city bid to host the Games. Krakow, Lviv and Stockholm also submitted their bids to the International Olympic Committee but later withdrew.
Three candidate cities confirmed the strength of the IOC report to their ability to host the Games was released yesterday. The IOC report assessed each city based on 15 criteria ranging from venues, accommodations, transport, safety and doping control. Beijing bid scored weakest on the environmental impact and with it venues while their plans hinged on building a high speed railway, but scored high on government and public support.
Meanwhile Olso scored high expect on the public support for the Winter Games, while Almaty was weak in many respects as their concept for the Olympic Village and media center have very limited experience in hosting big winter sports events in terms of telecommunications, the Internet, police control, budget and environmental impact of the Games.
The International Olympic Committee report also included the five year range of air quality data that was provided by the three cities in which bith Almaty and Beijing showed poor air quality ratings based on the standard of the World Health Organization in at least one category.