Quebeckers will know if their provincial capital will join the race to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games by next week. An analysis of the decision to award the 2018 Games to Pyeongchang, South Korea is expected to influence the city’s decision. Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume recently said his city’s bid would be hurt if Pyeongchang were chosen over Munich and Annecy, France, because it would be more likely a European city would be chosen the next time. Officials dismissed media reports that have said the city has already decided not to enter the race. Quebec Premier Jean Charest has said several times he “dreams” of bringing the Olympics to Quebec City.
Thursday, July 7, 2011