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Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

Winter OlympicsOslo - The Norwegian government rejected Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday amid financial concerns, meaning the candidacy will almost certainly be dropped.

Oslo's withdrawal would leave just two cities in the race: Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Members of the ruling Conservative party members voted against providing government financial guarantees for the bid. The junior partner in the minority coalition voted against four months ago.

Two players die at world chess championship in Norway

Two players die at world chess championship in NorwayOslo : Two contestants in the just-ended Chess Olympiad in northern Norway died on the event`s final day, apparently from natural causes, police said on Friday.

Oslo to bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Winter-Olympics-2022Oslo, Nov 7 : The Norwegian capital Oslo will bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Ingunn Olsen, a spokeswoman for the bidding committee said Thursday.

Retired Norwegian cyclist admits to doping

Retired Norwegian cyclist admits to doping

Oslo, Oct 24 - Retired Norwegian cyclist Steffen Kjaergaard admitted that he had used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

Bolt squares off with Powell again in Oslo

Bolt squares off with Powell again in OsloOslo, June 7 - Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt will square off with fellow countryman Asafa Powell for the second time in as many weeks in a 100 metre contest at the Oslo Diamond League meet here Thursday.

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