Ground to be broken on new Pyeongchang 2018 speed skating rink

By Paul Osborne

Groundbreaking will begin on a new speed skating ice rink next week as preparations push ahead for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games ©Getty ImageConstruction on the speed skating rink for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang is due to begin next week following months of controversy over its redesign.

Beijing 2022 calling on Chinese public to submit ideas for bid slogan

By Nick Butler

Beijing 2022 are calling for the Chinese public to submit proposals for their 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid slogan ©Beijing 2022In an effort to show popular engagement with their effort to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Chinese public are being encouraged to submit ideas for a Beijing 2022 bid slogan.

Kosovo set to compete at Rio 2016 after granted Olympic recognition

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Provisional recognition has been granted to the Kosovo Olympic Committee by the IOC ©AFP/Getty ImagesProvisional recognition has been granted to Kosovo by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), meaning athletes from the country are set to compete at Rio 2016.

IOC heading for clouds with new technology at Rio 2016 and beyond

By Nick Butler

Cloud-based computer systems have been hailed as the future of the Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesMarta Sanfeliu, general manager of Olympic TOP sponsor Atos, has claimed the Olympic environment is "perfect" for cloud-based technology following confirmation the system will be used on a far greater scale at Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Lee Joon-ha appointed Pyeongchang 2018 vice-president

By Paul Osborne

Lee Joon-ha has been appointed vice-president of Games operations at the Pyeongchang 2018 Organising CommitteePyeongchang 2018 has announced Lee Joon-ha as vice-president of operations for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics as preparations for the Games continue. 

Kazakhstan to only have to cover a third of costs if Almaty 2022 bid successful, claims Government

By Daniel Etchells

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, holds the Olympic Torch in Almaty ahead of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, fellow bidders for the 2022 Winter Games ©Getty ImagesKazakhstan's Ministry of Culture and Sports has claimed the country would only have to cover a third of all expected expenses should Almaty be chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

New international research collaboration will assess impact of Rio 2016

By Daniel Etchells

The University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo will explore the impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy ©Getty ImagesThe impact of Rio 2016 on society, politics and the economy will be explored by the University of Bath and international partners in São Paulo, following the announcement of a new research collaboration.

Construction work on Rio 2016 Olympic Park progressing well, officials claim

By Daniel Etchells

The structures of Carioca Arenas one, two and three are now visible ©EOM/Renato Sette CamaraConstruction work on the Barra Olympic Park, the heart of Rio 2016, is continuing to progress with the three Carioca Arenas showing the most development.

Research shows sport volunteering is thriving, says co-founder of London 2012 legacy charity Join In

By Daniel Etchells at Admiralty House in London

Greg Nugent, co-founder of Join In, was speaking at a conference in London ©ITGGreg Nugent, co-founder of the London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In, believes that new research carried out into the value of volunteering in sport shows that the sector plays a fundamental part in society and the economy.
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