Arctic town launches bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

Euronews | Jan 29, 2021 at 7:15 AM
  • A tiny town in Finland’s Arctic Lapland region is bidding to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
  • In the video, residents of Salla, where temperatures can dip to -50 degrees celsius are seen practicing summer sports in full-fledged winter conditions and wondering whether there will any ice and snow left in the area by 2032.
  • On Thursday, Salla’s Facebook page urged people to get acquainted with the Games’ dedicated mascot, a reindeer named Kesa — summer in Finnish — “and the other 10,000 reindeers in Salla”.