The Lviv City Council has approved a proposed bid for the city to host the 2022 winter Olympics.
The unanimous decision to support the bid was made on Thursday last week, following a regional meeting on October 16. Ukraine deputy prime minister Alexander Vilkul has been named as chairman of the organising committee to prepare a bid to submit to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovy said: “This is a great opportunity for our city, and it is a great responsibility. It will require us to work very heavy together over the next two years to prepare the city. I'll have to do a lot to work out regulations. The process of applications has attracted top experts who prepared these applications for other cities.”
Ukraine’s national Olympic committee will vote on whether to approve the bid at its general assembly next week on November 5, before a letter of declaration will be sent to the IOC ahead of the November 14 deadline.