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Monday, 17 June 2013

Ukraine wants to win right to host 2022 Winter Olympics, says vice premier

"Vice Premier of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul has reported that Ukraine is seriously intending to gain the right to host the Winter Olympics in 2022.

"Ukraine is planning to submit a bid and win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics - this is a part of the state national strategy, as well as the strategy for the development of the Carpathian region and all of the western lands of Ukraine," he said delivering a speech at the ABC Ukraine & Partners conference in Kyiv on Friday.

Vilkul said that the holding of the Olympics would favor the development of the Carpathian region's infrastructure and promote the tourist potential of Lviv and Carpathian region abroad."

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