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Norway Olympic Committee president to step down

Borre Rognlien

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 18: King Harald V of Norway and President of the Norwegian Olympic Committee Borre Rognlien attend the Men’s Ice Hockey Qualification Playoff game between Norway and Russia on day eleven of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 18, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

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The president of Norway’s Olympic Committee will step down in 2015, but it is reportedly not due to Oslo’s failed 2022 Olympic bid nor threats he received during the bid process.

Borre Rognlien will let his current term run out and not seek another four-year term.

Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Olympics after Norwegian government voted not to financially back it Oct. 1.

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