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Krakow withdraws 2022 bid

Updated: May 26, 2014, 8:35 AM ET
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Krakow is dropping its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after residents voted overwhelmingly against the plan, the Polish city's mayor said Monday in the latest blow to a race already in disarray.

Almost 70 percent of voters opted against hosting the Games in the referendum on Sunday. The turnout was nearly 36 percent, enough to make the vote valid.

Krakow mayor Jacek Majchrowski said he will inform the International Olympic Committee that he is withdrawing the ...

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