Cracow pulls out of running for 2022 Winter Olympics
May 27, 2014
Polish southern city of Cracow will drop its bid for organizing 2022 Winter Olympic Games after a municipal referendum showed a majority of city population does not want Cracow to host the games, mayor Jacek Majchrowski said on Monday.
The results of the weekend vote showed that 70% of voters said "no" to bidding for the Games.
Majchrowski released a statement expressing his disappointment with the results blaming the lack of support on the original bid and a recent scandal within the bid team.
“When we launched our bid to host the Winter Olympics, we had a high level of public support,” he said.
Last month the bid leader Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak resigned over allegations that her husband tried to bribe journalists into writing favorable stories.