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Innsbruck Considers 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games Bid

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The board of directors of the Austrian Olympic Committee is to meet March 4 in Vienna to consider a bid for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012, reports a German website.

Innsbruck considers itself ready to host the Games based on its experience and the facilities already available.

If the Austrian Olympic Committee decides to bid on the 2014 Youth Games it must submit an application to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by March 6, 2008.

Austrian Olympic Committee President and IOC member Dr. Leo Wallner said Innsbruck not only has experience organizing large events but also has magnificent sport sites and is predestined to be the host city of the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012. He also talked about Austria’s spectacular Alps.

Dr. Wallner said Austria hosting the Youth Olympic Games would benefit the country’s international reputation. Write or read comments about this article

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