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IOC opens bidding contest for 2022

Updated: June 6, 2013, 12:52 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee has opened a 2022 Winter Games bidding contest without an expected favorite.

Switzerland looked to host its first Winter Games since 1948, but a regional referendum in March rejected the St. Moritz-Davos bid project as too expensive and disruptive.

Norway's capital Oslo could be a strong candidate in a campaign amid tough economic forecasts. National Olympic bodies must propose host cities by Nov. 14 and formally apply by ...

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