Ukraine To Study 2022 Winter Olympic Bid

Ukraine has approved a preliminary feasibility study on a 2022 Winter Olympic bid to be submitted by the State Agency for Investment and National Projects.

KYIV Post reports Ukraine has to complete sports infrastructure between 2012 and 2021, including the Borzhava ski resort in Liviv region. There are also plans to build transport infrastructure including airports, highways and railway facilities.

“The construction of accommodation infrastructure, including Olympic villages and an international media centre, is also important”, said a press release.

The bid would be funded by private investors and through state and local budgets.

A government resolution says the Cabinet of Ministers should receive proposals within a month for the determination of a central executive government agency responsible for the coordination of activities on the preparation and support of the bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the right to stage the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as the measures to be taken to prepare the infrastructure required for the Games.