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5 cities bid for 2022 Winter Games

Updated: March 14, 2014, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Sergej Gontcharov sums up the status of Ukraine's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics in one word: uncertain.

The Ukrainian city of Lviv was among the five contenders that submitted applicant files to the International Olympic Committee by Friday's deadline.

With Ukraine engulfed in political crisis and its strategic Crimean peninsula under Russian control, it's unclear whether Lviv will be able to keep pursuing its Olympic campaign.

"Obviously so much is connected ...

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