2022 Bid; Lviv bid put on hold

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Lviv 2022 to meet IOC on Ukraine bid’s future

(Reuters) – The Lviv 2022 Winter Olympics bid team will meet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “as soon as possible” to decide whether the troubled Ukrainian candidacy can meet its commitments as the country faces turmoil.

In a statement sent to Reuters, Lviv officials said the bid had essentially been put on hold ahead of the presidential elections in May as Russia moved to occupy parts of the country, including Crimea.

“We have agreed with the IOC that we will meet as soon as possible to discuss whether our bid is still able to fulfil our commitments, and to realise our dream of hosting the Olympic Winter Games, a dream that is now more important than ever,” officials said.

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