Oslo 2022 Olympic Bid Support Slips

Oslo daily VG reports that according to opinion polls published Thursday, support for Oslo’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games has slipped.

According to the poll, 56 per cent of the 1,020 people surveyed by telephone Wednesday opposed hosting the Games, while 30 per cent were in favour. The remaining 13.5 per cent were undecided. The margin of error in the InFact Norge poll was three percentage points.

A similar poll last year commissioned by VG said 45 per cent favoured hosting the 2022 Winter Games in Oslo.

The head of Oslo’s bid committee, Eli Grimsby, said two polls they commissioned earlier in August showed 32 per cent and 34.5 per cent favoured hosting the Games, while 48 to 52 per cent were opposed. He said, “we see there is a difference, support in the VG poll is somewhat lower for the yes side”.

Oslo has not yet received final backing from the Norwegian government.