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Ukraine Moves Forward with 2022 Winter Olympic Bid

Lviv's city council has voted in favor of a proposed bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Lviv Mayor Andrei Sadovy says "this is a great opportunity and a huge responsibility for our city."

The bid still requires final approval from Ukraine's national Olympic committee, which meets on Nov. 5 in Kiev.

Committee president and pole vaulting legend Sergei Bubka said in a statement Monday that "this was a national priority project, and the whole of Ukraine will join efforts behind our bid."

Other potential candidates include Almaty, Kazakhstan; Munich; Oslo, Norway; and a joint Poland-Slovakia bid.

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