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IOC raps Oslo for Olympics no. “This is a missed opportunity for the City of Oslo and for all the people of Norway,” IOC Executive Director of the Olympic Games Christophe Dubi declares in his statement about regret. The International Olympic Committee made its statement following Norwegian Rightist politicians’ kybosh, Wednesday. Their decision puts a longer period of to-and-froing as to whether the Norwegian capital should host the international sporting event to the finish line.

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IOC raps Oslo for Olympics no

Published on Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 at 09:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 2nd October 2014 at 20:28.

“This is a missed opportunity for the City of Oslo and for all the people of Norway,” IOC Executive Director of the Olympic Games Christophe Dubi declares in his statement about regret.

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The IOC was not jumping at Oslo's decision.Oslo skyline
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The International Olympic Committee made its statement following Norwegian Rightist politicians’ kybosh, Wednesday.

Their decision puts a longer period of to-and-froing as to whether the Norwegian capital should host the international sporting event to the finish line.

While some of Norway’s Press supported the event, albeit with conditions, the Norwegian people were skeptical.

“It is mostly a missed opportunity for the outstanding Norwegian athletes who will not be able to reach new Olympic heights in their home country,” says Mr Dubi, appealing to emotions.

Regarding funding, he exclaims that “it is a missed opportunity to make the most of the 880 million dollars investment the IOC would have made to the Games that would have built a considerable legacy for the people.”

Earlier this year, Norway’s Ministry of Culture came with a clarification as to the financial guarantee regarding the Olympic Charter.

Oslo was then one of five cities still in the running to host the Games. Almaty in Kazakstan, Beijing, China, Poland’s Krakow, and Lviv, Ukraine, were the others.

“In addition, national sponsorship rights granted by the IOC would have delivered a considerable sum and almost certainly substantially more than the 181 million dollars estimated in the bid,” explains the IOC’s Christophe Dubi

He further states that “the Norwegian bid team asked for a meeting with the IOC for an explanation of all aspects of the IOC requirements, including the financial details, and the IOC arranged this for all three bid cities in order to ensure fair play amongst the three bids.”

“Unfortunately, Oslo sent neither a senior member of the bid team nor a government official to this meeting. For this reason senior politicians in Norway appear not to have been properly briefed on the process and were left to take their decisions on the basis of half-truths and factual inaccuracies,” Mr Dubi remarks.

According to him, Oslo has missed the opportunity to show the world what it has to offer and invest in its future by not wishing to host the 2022 OWG.

Mr Dubi finds this “a pity”.



Published on Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 at 09:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 2nd October 2014 at 20:28.

This post has the following tags: owg22, winterolympics, oslo.





  
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