Winter Olympics

Affordable Almaty 2022 bid will boost local economy and environmental standards, officials claim

By Nick Butler

Almaty's bid will boost jobs and environmental improvement if they are awarded the Games, it is hoped ©Almaty 2022As many as 50,000 new jobs will be created if Almaty is awarded the 2022 Olympics and Paralympics, officials have claimed, insisting the Games will have a positive economic impact on Kazakhstan.

South Korean President reiterates IOC call for Pyeongchang 2018 to speed-up preparations

By Paul Osborne

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has called for thorough preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games amid concerns over construction delays ©Getty ImagesSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye has called for thorough preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games amid concerns over construction delays.

China takes part in World Snow Day celebrations to promote Beijing 2022 bid

By Emily Goddard

The Chinese Ski Association has hosted a number of World Snow Day and International Children's Ski Festival events ©Beijing 2022/FacebookThe Chinese Ski Association has hosted a series of World Snow Day and International Children's Ski Festival events in 15 resorts across the country to help boost public support for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.

IOC accept Pyeongchang 2018 venues plans but warn deadlines "remain tight"

By Paul Osborne

Preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 remain tight, the IOC has claimed ©Pyeongchang 2018Deadlines "remain tight" ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has admitted following the fourth Project Review visit of the Coordination Commission.

Sheikh Ahmad meets Chinese President Xi to discuss Beijing 2022 bid

By Emily Goddard

Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah visited Beijing to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping ©Getty ImagesSheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia, has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to discuss the city's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Almaty and Beijing pledge February 2022 Winter Olympic dates - risking FIFA World Cup clash

By Daniel Etchells

Beijing and Almaty have made their Candidature Files for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games public ©Getty ImagesAlmaty and Beijing, the two cities in the running to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, have made their Candidature Files public and have both pledged to hold the event from February 4 to 20.

No change regarding refusal to host Pyeongchang 2018 events in North Korea, insist Seoul officials

By Michael Pavitt

Pyeongchang 2018's Executive Board met to approve the 2015 budget today, on a day where any chance of holding events in North Korea seems to have ended ©Getty ImagesSouth Korea's Presidential Office has again quashed proposals, raised throughout the week, that the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang could see North Korea act as a co-host.

Cost efficiency and sustainability key themes in Almaty and Beijing bid books for 2022 Winter Olympics

By Paul Osborne

The battle to host the 2022 Winter Olympics is heating up with the submission of Candidature File ©Getty ImagesThe battle to be named host of the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games has stepped up a gear following the submission of Candidature Files by the two remaining Candidate Cities, Almaty and Beijing.

Beijing and Almaty submit Candidature Files for 2022 Winter Olympics

By Paul Osborne

Beijing and Almaty have submitted their Candidature Files for the 2022 Winter Games ©IOCBeijing and Almaty today submitted their Candidature Files to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in what is an important milestone in the race to win the right to host the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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