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Olympics: Stockholm drops 2022 Winter Games bid

Published on Jan 18, 2014 5:57 AM

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The Swedish capital Stockholm is dropping its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the mayor said on Friday.

"It is always nicer to say yes than no, but it is in our mandate to make tough decisions," the centre-right mayor Sten Nordin from the Moderate Party told Swedish news agency TT.

"This isn't a 'no' to other Winter Olympics in the future."

The project had already been rejected by two of the Moderates' coalition partners, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats.

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