Krakow residents vote on 2022 Olympic bid

4 April 2014

2022: Residents of Krakow will vote in a referendum on May 25 on whether they support the Polish city's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Mayor Jacek Majchrowski called for the referendum, which will coincide with elections to the European Parliament.

Majchrowski's spokeswoman, Monika Chylaszek, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Krakow will withdraw the bid if residents of the southern Polish city vote against.

Krakow is one of five bid cities, along with Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing, China; Lviv, Ukraine; and Oslo.

The cities submitted their bid files to the International Olympic Committee three weeks ago.

The Krakow referendum will come less than two months before the IOC executive board meets in Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 7-9 to decide which cities go through to the final phase.

AP 

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