Winter Olympics

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.

Fears grow over Oslo 2022 bid as public opposition in Norway continues to mount

By Nick Butler

Opposition remains high in Norway despite the popularity of winter sport in the country ©Oslo 2022Oslo 2022 have sought to clarify "misconceptions" over the role of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) amid fears they are losing the public relations battle to get the support they need to bid for the Games. 

Beijing launch new website to mark one-year until decision on 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay

Beijing has launched a new website to coincide with the one-year to go countdown until a decision is made on which city is chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©Beijing 2022Beijing has launched a new website to mark the one-year countdown until the decision to choose the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. 

Beijing 2022 receives strong endorsement on one year anniversary of Olympic host city being decided

By Nick Butler

Sochi 2014 Olympic champion Zhang Hong has come out in support of Beijing 2022 ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has received a welcome boost on the one year anniversary of the host city being selected, after an endorsement from Olympic speed skating champion Zhang Hong.

IOC President Bach welcomes appointment of Cho as head of Pyeongchang 2018

By Nick Butler

Cho Yang-ho has been confirmed as the new President of Pyeongchang 2014 ©Pyeongchang 2018International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the official appointment of Cho Yang-ho, the chairman of business giants Hanjin Group, as the new President of Pyeongchang 2018. 

Pyeongchang 2018 set to appoint Cho as new President to replace Kim

By Duncan Mackay

Cho Yang-ho is set to return to Pyeongchang 2018 as head of the Organising Committee ©AFP/Getty ImagesCho Yang-ho, who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is set be named as the new head of the Organising Committee this week. 

Oslo 2022 strengthened by messages of support from two major leaders

By Nick Butler

Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions chief Gerd Kristiansen has declared her support for Oslo 2022 ©TwitterOslo 2022 has received a boost after the leaders of two of Norway's most influential organisations declared their support for the under fire 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.
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