Lviv, Ukraine withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Monday because of the continuing political and security
"The preliminary evaluation by the
"In my discussions with the Ukrainian prime minister and NOC president, we concluded that it would be extremely difficult to pursue the 2022 bid under the current circumstances but that a future bid would make sense for Ukraine and Ukrainian sport."
The withdrawal leaves only three cities in contention for the 2022 Games: Beijing, Oslo and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The host city will be selected by the IOC on July 31, 2015.