Barcelona’s Mayor Xavier Trias said in a radio interview Sunday that following Madrid’s defeat in its bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, Barcelona wants to bid for the 2022 Winter Games.
He told Catalunya radio, “we have everything ready. The dossier is ready. We must now sit down with the Spanish Olympic Committee and reach a final decision whether to bid”.
He said that a potential bid was only possible because Madrid failed to land the 2020 Summer Games.
Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Games and plans to stage the Winter Games together with resorts in the nearby Pyrenees.
Bids for the 2022 must be submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by November 14 and the host city will b elected in 2015.