Poland, Slovakia to bid to co-host winter Olympics?
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Poland and Slovakia should consider bidding to jointly host the Winter Olympics, a senior Polish official has said, according to the onet.pl news website.
Marek Kuchciński. Photo: Kancelaria Sejmu/Rafał Zambrzycki.
The Speaker of Poland’s lower house of parliament, Marek Kuchciński, said the countries’ results in Pyeongchang -- with one gold and one bronze medal for Poland and one gold and two silver medals for Slovakia -- encouraged a return to talks about a joint Olympic bid, onet.pl reported.
Kuchciński was quoted by onet.pl as saying that preparing for the Winter Olympics would be an opportunity to “build and expand sports and tourism infrastructure together”.
The Speaker of Slovakia’s unicameral parliament, Andrej Danko, said the countries would be capable of organising winter Olympic Games, according to onet.pl.
In 2013, Poland and Slovakia had planned to jointly host the 2022 Winter Olympics but Kraków later withdrew its bid to serve as the host city.
Kuchciński was in Slovakia on Monday and Tuesday.
During his visit to Bratislava, Kuchciński was also to meet Slovak President Andrej Kiska and Prime Minister Robert Fico. (vb/pk)