Winter Olympics

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.

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.

Pyeongchang 2018 mark 1,400 days to go with flag raising ceremony

By Zjan Shirinian

Pyeongchang 2018 held a ceremony to mark 1,400 days to go to the start of the Games ©Pyeongchang 2018April 11 - The Olympic and Paralympic flags are flying above Gangwon Province in South Korea - where the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games will be held - to mark the 1,400-day countdown.

Sochi 2014 posts 5 billion ruble profit

By Emily Goddard

Sochi 2014 has posted a profit of 5 billion rubles ©Getty ImagesApril 7 - Sochi 2014 today revealed an operational profit of 5 billion rubles (£85 million/$140 million/€102 million) following its hosting of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics earlier this year.

Design work to begin on Extreme Hotel in early legacy boost for Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

The hotel is located close to the Rosa Khutor venue where Olympic skiing events were held Getty ImagesApril 6 - London-based hotel and interior design firm Dexter Moren have been appointed to design the first Extreme Hotel at the Rosa Khutor Ski Resort in Krasnaya Polyana in an early example of the Sochi 2014 sporting legacy being realised. 

"You guys do crazy things" claim Obama's at White House Ceremony to honour Sochi 2014 heroes

By Nick Butler

Barrack and Michelle Obama receiving autographes flags from the US Olympic and Paralympic teams ©Getty ImagesApril 3 - Awe and respect were the dominant themes highlighted by President Barack Obama and wife Michelle when they welcomed the United States Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House for a special Ceremony. 
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