Winter Olympics

New poll shows Norwegians would back Olympic bid if costs reduced and Lillehammer facilities used

By Duncan Mackay

A new poll claims that Norwegians would support a bid for Oslo to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if costs are reduced ©AFP/Getty ImagesOslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics appears to have turned a corner after a new poll published today shows, for the first time, that the majority of Norwegians would be in favour of hosting the Games - but only if costs are reduced and facilities already built in Lillehammer are used.

IOC reveals members of 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Zhukov will lead the 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission named today ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the names of the officials that make up the Evaluation Commission that will analyse the bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Exclusive: Oslo 2022 claim IOC changes to Host City contract "well-received"

By Nick Butler

Slope style was a late addition to the Olympic programme for Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesA promise not to add any more sports to the programme for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the host city has been chosen is being hailed by Norwegian officials as a positive boost for Oslo's campaign to stage the Games. 

BOA looking forward to "extraordinarily exciting" 2018 Games after visit to Pyeongchang

By Nick Butler

The BOA delegation on their tour of venues in Pyeongchang that formed part of their visit ©Pyeongchang 2018Officials from the British Olympic Association (BOA) have become the latest team to inspect progress at Pyeongchang 2018, with less than three-and-a-half years until the next Winter Olympic Games.

Only 200 people turn up to Oslo 2022 protest

By Nick Butler

Protests against Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics have taken place today ©FacebookOnly around 200 people attended a demonstration against Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the Norwegian capital this evening, although the protesters claim to have had 35,000 signatures supporting their opposition to the campaign. 

Skies above Sochi Autodrom racetrack to stage round of Red Bull Air Race

By Zjan Shirinian

The Red Bull Air Race will come to the Russian city of Sochi in May 2015 ©Getty Images for Red Bull Air RaceThe skies above the newly constructed Sochi Autodrom - which will stage the first Russian Grand Prix next month - will play host to a round of the Red Bull Air Race next year.

Pyeongchang 2018 welcome strong IOC support following latest meeting with President Bach

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Thomas Bach meeting with Pyeongchang 2018 chairman Yang Ho Cho ©Pyeongchang 2018International Olympic Committee (IOC) head Thomas Bach has met new Pyeongchang 2018 President Yang Ho Cho for the first time since he was elected President of the Organising Committee in July.

Message of sporting support but still much opposition to Oslo 2022

By Nick Butler

Stormy clouds are continuing to hang over Oslo's Olympic and Paralympic bid ©AFP/Getty ImagesResistance to Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is mounting, despite a reiteration of support from 18 of 19 regional sports confederations across Norway.

RIOU set to welcome second intake of students for MSA course

By Paul Osborne

Students from around the world are set to undertake the second edition of the MSA course at the Russian International Olympic University ©RIOUIrish kickboxing world champion Catherine O'Grady is one of a number of students set to undertake the second edition of the Russian International Olympic University's (RIOU) Master of Sport Administration (MSA) course.
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