President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine Serhiy Bubka believes Ukraine is capable of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.
He said this during a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Crimea, presidential press office informed.
"The International Olympic Committee (IOC) believes that seven years are enough to start from nothing and to prepare for holding the Olympics at the highest level. And today, when we have 12 years (until 2022) and five years before the vote at the IOC session, if we will seriously take up this issue, and will strictly follow the schedule: We will annually do a certain volume of work on the construction of the sports facilities we will need in 2022, I think it's realistic [to do this]," Bubka said, according to Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the NOC president, Ukraine needs to prepare "all the information and to improve the infrastructure by 2014, so that in 2014 the country could bid to host the Winter Olympics."
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