The plans for Östersund to apply for the 2022 Winter Olympics seem to be canceled. The reason is lack of support from the government. Minister for Culture and Sports Lena Adelsohn-Liljeroth (Moderate Party) has announced that the government will not give state financial guarantees for the Olympics and Östersund can therefore not proceed. The reason is a wish to protect the public finances.
The government is however not unanimous on the issue. Minister for Enterprise Annie Lööf (Center Party) says she want more international sport events in Sweden and wishes the government to consider the question once more. But as it seems now, there will be no application from Östersund.