Tromsoe’s bid for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games is still in limbo following the Norwegian government’s refusal last month to back the bid because it was too costly and too soon after the 1994 Lillehammer Games.
But according to the bid’s Web site, the largest problem has been in the area of post-Olympic use of the facilities. Norwegian Sports President Karl-Arne Johannessen participated at a conference to discuss the post-use possibilities of the Olympic venues and is reported to be very pleased with the work done on proposals for use of the facilities after the 2014 Games.
Following the government’s refusal to back Tromsoe’s bid the bid committee has analysed its bid and produced three documents in response.
It’s expected a final decision about Tromsoe’s 2014 bid will be made early this year.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to elect a host city for the 2014 Games July 2007 in Guatemala.
Other cities bidding for the 2014 Winter Games include Innsbruck Austria, Pyeongchang South Korea, a city in Andorra, and Sofia Bulgaria.