Tyreke Evans layup in the waning seconds of the period clawed S from miaowang123's blog

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Left with little choice after the withdrawal of three contenders, the International Olympic Committee retained the three remaining cities Monday in the troubled race for the 2022 Winter Games. Thomas Meunier Jersey . Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing, and Oslo made the list of finalists, as had been expected. The IOC executive board approved all three as official candidate cities, sending them through to the final stage of the campaign, rather than cut the decimated field any further. The cities must submit their detailed bid files to the IOC by next January. The host city will then be selected by the full IOC membership in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 31, 2015. "The IOC is very happy to see three very different approaches with regard to the organization of the games," IOC President Thomas Bach said. "This gives the IOC a choice among three diverse bids with different legacy plans, with different approaches, with different budgets." Addressing concerns that the Olympics have become too expensive, Bach said the IOC will contribute about $750 million to the host city and expressed confidence that local organizers will break even or make a profit on their operational budget. He cited a projected $200 million surplus for Russian organizers from Februarys Winter Olympics in Sochi. Potential host cities, especially in Western Europe, are increasingly wary about the financial costs of holding the games. Many have been scared off by the $51 billion price tag associated with the Sochi Games, even though Russia spent much of that record sum on long-term infrastructure projects for the entire region. "We want to encourage sustainability and the feasibility of the organization of the Olympic Games," Bach said. The 2022 bid race began with six cities, but has been cut in half by the withdrawals of Stockholm; Krakow, Poland; and Lviv, Ukraine. Lviv dropped out a week ago amid the continuing political turmoil in Ukraine. Krakow pulled out in May after Polish voters rejected the bid by a 70 per cent margin. Stockholm withdrew in January after Swedish politicians refused to give the bid financial backing. In addition, potential bids from Switzerland and Germany were abandoned before the official campaign began when voters said no in referendums. Even though Oslo -- which hosted the 1952 Winter Games -- made the final cut Monday, its candidacy remains uncertain. The Norwegian government has yet to back the project and wont make a decision until the autumn, probably in November. Polls have shown that more than half the population opposes the bid. "It wasnt very surprising but is confirmation that our application is strong," Oslo Mayor Stian Berger Roesland said after the IOC announcement. "Should Parliament and the government decide (to support the bid) we have a historic opportunity to be awarded the games after so many strong cities have withdrawn." Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, is bidding to become the first city to host both the summer and winter games. The Chinese capital proposes holding alpine events 120 miles (190 kilometres) away in the city of Zhangjiakou. With Pyeongchang, South Korea, hosting the 2018 Winter Games and Tokyo the 2020 Summer Olympics, however, the IOC would normally be reluctant to send the games to East Asia for a third consecutive time. Almaty, the commercial capital of the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan in Central Asia, hosted the 2011 Asian Games and will host the Winter University Games in 2017. The 2022 race poses a serious challenge for the IOC and Bach to find cities willing to host the games. Changes to the bidding process and efforts to reduce the cost of the games are among the key issues being addressed by the IOC as part of Bachs "Agenda 2020," his roadmap for the future of the Olympic Neymar Jersey . For the first time all night, as the Raptors were on the clock to make the 20th overall selection, no one had the slightest idea what was about to happen. No leaks, no whispers, nothing. Maxwell Jersey .com Tours season-opening Colombia Championship on Sunday, breaking the course record with an 8-under 63 in the completion of the third round before rain washed out play.Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin netted 30 points to go with five rebounds and five assists and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Sacramento Kings 117-108 on Saturday night. Matt Barnes had 26 points and 10 rebounds, J.J. Redick provided 18 points and Chris Paul added 12 points and nine assists for the Clippers, who have won four of their last six games. Jason Thompson posted 23 points and 22 boards, while Rudy Gay supplied 22 points off the bench for Sacramento, which has dropped three straight and four of its last five contests. The game was tied 64-64 midway through the third quarter before the Clippers seized control with an 11-0 run. Paul jumpstarted the surge with a pair of free throws and capped it with a jumper for a 75-64 Clipppers cushion late in the third. Romain Habran Jersey. Tyreke Evans layup in the waning seconds of the period clawed Sacramento within 83-78 after three. Los Angeles, though, scored eight of the first nine points of the fourth to pull away for good. Spencer Hawes knocked down a jumper to up the Clippers advantage to 91-79 and the Kings never cut the deficit below five the rest of the way. Earlier, the game was tied 28-28 following a quarter of play and 52-52 at the break. Game Notes LA has won two straight road games on the heels of a five-game losing streak ... Sacramento has dropped four consecutive and six of its last seven home meetings against the Clippers ... Los Angeles turned the ball over just five times. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Authentic JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys From China NFL Jerseys Cheap ' ' '

Previous post     
     Next post
     Blog home

The Wall

No comments
You need to sign in to comment

Post

By miaowang123
Added Mar 24

Rate

Your rate:
Total: (0 rates)

Archives

Password protected photo
Password protected photo
Password protected photo