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IOC officials dispute claim they put extravagant demands on bid city
IOC officials dispute claim they put extravagant demands on bid city

In the wake of news reports out of Norway last week, Olympic officials have disputed claims that they placed undue demands on Oslo during the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Games. The capital city has withdrawn from contention, leaving only Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, in the running. After Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen claimed the International Olympic Committee had acted pompously, a tabloid in that country published a list of what it said were IOC stipulations for the candidate city. The purported demands included dedicated traffic lanes for Olympic officials and a meeting with the king of Norway. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said the items were clearly marked as...

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