Stockholm official candidate for 2022 Olympics

Stockholm, along with five other candidates from Europe and Asia, is officially in the running to host the 2022 Winter Games, the AP news agency reports.

The International Olympic Committee released its official list of bid cities on Friday. In addition to Stockholm, the other candidates are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing, China; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; and Oslo, Norway.

Oslo, Beijing and Stockholm have previously hosted Olympic Games in the past, with Stockholm hosting the 1912 Summer Games.

The decision, who will host the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2022, will be announced on July 31st 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.