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Norway drops bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics

Norway drops bid to host 2018 Winter Olympics due to estimated costs

OSLO, Norway — Norway has dropped plans to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics after new estimates doubled the projected cost of hosting the Games in the Arctic city of Tromsoe. ((Tromsø))

Silly Canadians, it’s Tromsø!

“It was a difficult decision,” Tove Paule, president of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, said Monday.

Last week, a government-commissioned study estimated that the cost of hosting the 2018 Games would be about 29 billion kroner (C$5.1 billion), or nearly double the figure used by the Tromsoe ((again…Tromsø)) organizing committee.

That’s a bummer… Well at least we still have this!

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  1. Bike4life
    October 6, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    That’s sad…

  2. niri
    October 6, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    Yeah but c’mon! Sheep Shearing Competition! Need I say more!?