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Michael Pavitt: Would Sapporo be the perfect Winter Olympic host?

Michael Pavitt: Would Sapporo be the perfect Winter Olympic host?

Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games was reduced to dust earlier this week, joining Hamburg, Rome and lest we forget Boston in being downed in this race alone. Just days before, Japanese officials and certainly a number of residents of Sapporo – although only a small sample size – were bustling with excitement about pursuing a bid for Winter Olympics.















Michael Pavitt: Tweaks needed but Pyeongchang 2018 appear on right track with one year to go

Michael Pavitt: Tweaks needed but Pyeongchang 2018 appear on right track with one year to go

As the numbers on the Omega countdown clock began to tick down to the one-year to go mark until the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, it was interesting to take note of the surroundings. Located on the Seoul Plaza, surrounded by bustling roads and streets in which hundreds of people had passed through during the day, it seemed like the ideal location to place the clock.