Krakow 2022 Olympic Bid Sustainable Yet Fragmented: IOC Application

Krakow is aiming for sustainability with it 2022 Olympic bid, but widespread venues and an international border could create headaches for Poland’s bid team.

The application file submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday and obtained by Wednesday reveals a culturally connected bid in the city with many planned or existing venues – but it’s the Alpine Ski venue that resides over three hours away in Slovakia that stands out.

The IOC frowns upon international bids due to increased logistics, governments and overall risk – absolutely forbidding them for the Summer Games but allowing them under certain circumstances for the Winter Games as some venues such as those for luge and ski jumping are rare.

Krakow 2022 has planned for Alpine Skiing to be held at the Chopok Ski Centre in Jasn