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Kazakhstan proposes splitting 2022 Winter Olympics
Kazakhstan proposes splitting 2022 Winter Olympics

Just weeks after the International Olympic Committee voted to allow future Games to be divided between neighboring cities and countries, Kazakhstan has said it will pursue a split bid for 2022. The city of Almaty is already a finalist for those Winter Games. President Nursultan Nazarbayev said Tuesday that some events would probably be staged in the capital of Astana. “We would like everybody to hear that Almaty, Kazakhstan, intends to hold such giant Olympic Games," Nazarbayev was quoted as saying by Trend news agency. "On the other hand, people think whether these costs are worth it or not," he said. "I was thinking about this much and worked with...

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