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Krakow Ready To Submit 2022 Winter Olympic Bid

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Krakow Poland is ready to submit a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, according to an agreement reached by a Polish-Slovak committee at a joint session Thursday.

According to the bid, Slovakia's ski resort in Jasna in the Zilina Region would be the avenue for the alpine disciplines during the Games.

Andrzej Krasnicki, President of the Polish Olympic Committee, told TASR newswire, "it's essential to take all the steps together. We want to set an example that such sporting events can be organized in co-operation between two neighbouring countries and nations. The idea is to focus on the Tatra Mountains area (both on the Slovak and Polish side), so that both sides can benefit permanently from the effort".

Juraj Blarar, who represents Slovakia on the joint committee, said Krakow is expected to announce its official candidacy on November 14. He said "it's subsequently slated to submit the bid supplemented with all required attachments in March 2014".

He added that the ski resort in Jasna already holds a certificate granted by the International Ski Federation (FIS) to completely develop high quality infrastructure in the area.

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