- Associated Press - Monday, July 7, 2014

Oslo, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, made the cut Monday when the IOC announced the list of finalists for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Some of the key facts and figures from the IOC’s working group report on the three bids:



Proposed dates: Feb. 12-27.

Construction budget: $2.75 billion.

Public support: national opinion poll early 2014: 36 percent.

Best IOC ratings (out of 10): sports experience (10), doping control (10), environment and weather (9.5), energy (9.5).

Worst IOC ratings: government and public support (7).

Longest travel times: 2 hours, 15 minutes, from Oslo to Alpine and sliding sport venues in Lillehammer.



Proposed dates: Feb. 4-20.

Construction budget: $3.78 billion.

Public support: IOC poll: 66 percent in Almaty and surrounding areas.

Best IOC ratings: games concept and competition venues (8.5).

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