Kazakhstan May Bid For 2022 Winter Games

Although the application deadline for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games expired in 2009, RIA Novosti reports Kazakhstan’s Minister of Tourism said “we may bid for 2018 or 2022 (Winter Olympics)”.

Temirkhan Dosmukhambetov made the comment during a visit to the construction site of sports facilities for the 2011 Asian Winter Games which Kazakhstan will host.

Kazakhstan may bid for the 2022 Winter Games by 2013.

Dosmukhambetov reportedly emphasized that Kazakhstan’s potential and economic capabilities are high. He said, “if the IOC commission considers the bids without bias, we will have a real chance”.