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  • December 4, 2017 8:00 PM PST

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Six candidates from Europe and Asia -- including two former Summer Olympic host cities -- are in the running to host the 2022 Winter Games. Kyle Connor Jersey . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Krakow is bidding jointly with the mountain resort of Jasna in neighbouring Slovakia. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and Stockholm held the 1912 Games. Oslo hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics. Beijings bid envisions hosting snow events in the northern Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, while Stockholm plans to have the Alpine skiing in the northern Swedish resort of Are, more than 600 kilometres (400 miles) away. Oslo would hold Alpine events in Lillehammer, which hosted the highly successful 1994 Winter Games. The winning city will be selected in 2015. The IOC said the 2022 field "includes a strong mix of both traditional and developing winter sports markets" and "highlights the keen interest cities around the world have in the games and the lasting benefits and legacy they can bring to a region." The field has twice as many candidates as there were for the 2018 Winter Games, when the South Korean resort of Pyeongchang defeated Munich and Annecy, France. "These cities and their supporters clearly understand the benefits that hosting the games can have and the long lasting legacy that a games can bring to a region," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement. "Indeed, while recent games have left an array of sporting, social, economic and other legacies for the local population, many cities that did not go on to win the right to host the games have also noted benefits as a result of their bids." The IOC did not mention that potential 2022 bids from two traditional European winter sports countries were rejected by voters. Last week, voters in Bachs home country of Germany said no to another bid from Munich, citing financial and environmental concerns. In March, Switzerland dropped its candidacy from St. Moritz, the 1928 and 48 host, when voters in the region refused to support it amid concerns over costs and disruption. Fridays announcement marks the first phase of a long bid campaign. The six cities will be invited to a seminar in Lausanne from Dec. 4-6 to participate in an observer program for Februarys Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The candidates must submit their detailed bid files to the IOC by March 14. The IOC executive board will decide which cities go through to the final round in a meeting next July 8-9. The finalists will have to present their bid documents and financial guarantees by January 2015. An IOC evaluation commission will visit the cities in February and March 2015. The IOC will select the host city by secret ballot on July 31, 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Michael Hutchinson Jersey . -- Kael Mouillierat scored three times and set up one more as the St. Nikolaj Ehlers Jersey . The Marlies centre set up three goals, including the game-winner, as Toronto cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Barons in American Hockey League action.SYDNEY, N.S. - Adam Marsh scored twice — including the winner at 15:37 of the third period — to lift the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 6-5 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Thursday.Thomas Chabot had a goal and an assist for the Sea Dogs (10-3-3), and Olivier LeBlanc, Matthew Highmore and Samuel Dove-McFalls also scored. Blade Mann-Dixon stopped 29 shots for the victory.Evgeny Svvechnikov led Cape Breton (7-9-2) with a hat trick, while Maxim Lazarev and Loik Leveille rounded out the Screaming Eagles offence. Josh Morrissey Jersey. rancois Brassard started in net for Cape Breton, but was replaced after allowing all six goals in 43:44. Miguel Sullivan was perfect on 11 shots in relief. Saint John was 1 for 3 on the power play. The Screaming Eagles were successful on 2-of-6 chances with the man advantage. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '