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2014 Winter Olympics Bidders Submit Candidate Files to IOC


All seven cities bidding to host the 2014 Winter Olympics have submitted their candidate files to the International Olympic Committee ahead of Wednesday's deadline.

The cities include Almaty, Kazakhstan, Borjomi, Georgia and Jaca, Spain. PyeongChang, South Korea, Salzburg, Austria, Sochi, Russia and Sofia, Bulgaria are also candidates.

The cities responded to a 25-point questionnaire that covered issues such as venues, finances, transportation, accommodations and security.

A group of International Olympic Committee officials will review the applications. The IOC executive board will meet in June to decide whether to accept all seven as official candidates. The IOC will select the host city in July of 2007.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.
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