Winter Olympics

Russian "Disneyland" in Sochi Olympic Park to open doors to public in May

By Nick Butler

The Sochi 2014 legacy has taken another positive step with the introduction of the Russian Disneyland ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 22 - An amusement park close to the Olympic Park in Sochi dubbed Russia's "Disneyland" will open its doors to visitors in May before a "Grand Opening" in early June, it has been revealed.

Key decisions made as Almaty 2022 give progress update

By Zjan Shirinian

Almaty could be centre stage in 2022, but those behind the bid know there is still plenty of work to be done ©Bloomberg via Getty ImagesApril 21 - A series of key decisions have been made at a meeting reviewing progress with Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Stadium to be home to reformed football club

By Paul Osborne

Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium is set to become the new home of FC Zhemchuzhina ©Getty ImagesApril 20 - Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium is expected to welcome football matches a little earlier than expected following news that the region's football team, FC Zhemchuzhina, is set to be reformed.

Pyeongchang 2018 appoint three vice-presidents to look after new divisions

By Duncan Mackay

Pyeongchang 2018 have continued preparations with the appointment of several key figures ©Pyeongchang 2018April 18 - Pyeongchang 2018 has accelerated its planning for the next Winter Olympics and Paralympics by appointing three new vice-presidents who will oversee three major divisions, Games planning, Games operations and Games facilities.

Deputy Mayor appointed new bid leader in Kraków 2022 shake-up

By Paul Osborne

Kraków 2022 has appointed deputy mayor Magdalena Sroka (left) as the city's new bid leader ©Kraków 2022April 17 - Kraków's bid for the 2022 Winter Games will now be led by the city's Deputy Mayor following her appointment at an extraordinary meeting today.

Slovenia President honours country's athletes following Sochi 2014 success

By Gary Anderson

April 15 - Slovenia President Drago Martinjak honoured Slovenian athletes after their efforts in Sochi ©PeakSlovenian athletes were honoured by the country's President Drago Martinjak at a special ceremony in Ljubljana after picking up eight medals, including two golds at Sochi 2014. 

French company involved in Sochi 2014 hired to develop more Russian ski resorts

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to develop a ski resort in Eastern Russia ©De Agostini/Getty ImagesApril 15 - A French company which designed various Winter Olympic venues in Sochi is to be involved in the construction of mountain ski resorts on Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula.

Polish Prime Minister confident in Kraków 2022 despite resignation of bid leader

By Nick Butler

Donald Tusk remains confident that Krakow can be successful in its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 14 - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk remains confident Kraków can be successful in its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics despite the shock resignation of bid leader Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak over the weekend, he claimed. 

Kraków 2022 Olympic bid President resigns over "smear campaign"

By Zjan Shirinian

Krakow's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has been rocked by the resignation of Jagna Marczułajtis-Walczak ©Krakow 2022 April 12 - Kraków's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has been rocked by the resignation of its Bid Committee President because of a "smear campaign" over allegations her husband offered to pay journalists to write positive stories about the bid.
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