Oslo says yes to the Olympic Winter Games 2022 bid

10 September 2013 00:00
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Oslo's population said yes to proceed with the application process for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 bid. "It's a huge relief. Thank you to everyone who have made the dream live on. Thanks to everybody who voted yes," Børre Rognlien, the sport president said.

The sports federation and municipality of Oslo have managed to convince 53.5% Oslo inhabitants about benefits the Olympics on the home turf is going to bring along. 43.6% were against.

The referendum about the Olympics in Oslo in 2022 are advisory. Anyone who lives in Oslo, had the possibility to participate in the vote. However, it is the Norwegian Parliament that will ultimately decide about the Olympic bid.