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IOC: Oslo 2022 Games Pullout No Blow but Changes Needed

Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but it has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday. IOC head Bach said Norway's decision to pull out was mainly “a political one” given the country's current minority coalition government. Norway's government withdrew Oslo's bid for the Winter Olympics on Wednesday, leaving...

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