Winter Olympics

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.

Exclusive: Public rally planned to show opposition to Oslo 2022 Olympic bid

By Nick Butler

A demonstration will take place in the streets of Oslo on September 19 against the bid ©AFP/Getty ImagesA public demonstration has been planned for later this month as the controversy over whether Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics should go ahead becomes ever more divisive.

Beijing flexes muscles in 2022 Olympic race by unveiling eight major sponsors

By Nick Butler

Eight sponsors have been signed to support Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Beijing 2022Beijing Bank, Beijing Automotive Group and internet giants Tencent Group are among eight sponsors to have been signed by Beijing as the Chinese capital city's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics gathers pace.

Public support for Oslo 2022 bid continues to dwindle, reveal polls

By Emily Goddard

Public support for the Oslo 2022 Winter Games bid has slipped to a new low ©Oslo 2022Support for the Oslo 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid has hit an all time low, according to two new independent public opinion polls.

Beijing 2022 gaining confidence from success in Nanjing, claims Chinese IOC member

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Yang Yang believes Beijing's chances of being awarded the 2022 Games have been boosted by the success of Nanjing 2014Success here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games is boosting Beijing's bid to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2022, China's two-time short track speed skating champion Yang Yang has claimed.

Exclusive: "Norwegians love to debate" claims Oslo 2022 chief executive as remains confident over Government support for bid

By Nick Butler at the Han Yue Lou Hotel in Nanjing

Eli Grimsby remains confident Oslo 2022 will receive Government support ©Oslo 2022Oslo 2022 chief executive Eli Grimsby remains "very optimistic" that Norway's under-fire bid for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics will ultimately receive Government support, and is "quite sure" there will still be three Candidate Cities in the race until next summer.

New Pyeongchang 2018 President holds first meeting with IOC Coordination Commission

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

Pyeongchang 2018 President Cho Yang-ho has met with officials of the IOC Coordination Commission here in Nanjing ©Pyeongchang 2018Newly elected head of Pyeongchang 2018 Cho Yang-ho has met here with members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the first time since taking over the role last month.

Sochi 2014 Organising Committee being dissolved

By Zjan Shirinian

The Sochi 2014 Organising Committee was employing 53,000 people when the Olympic Games began on February 7 ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe process of dissolving the Organising Committee of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games has begun.
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