2022 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.

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.

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.

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.

Ice hockey President admits Beijing is clear favourite in 2022 Olympic race ahead of Candidature File deadline

By Nick Butler

René Fasel has admitted Beijing is favourite in the 2022 Olympic race ©Getty ImagesInternational Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel has risked upsetting the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by predicting Beijing will win the race for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

China launches sport and cultural programme to foster support for 2022 Olympic and Paralympic bid

By Paul Osborne

China has kicked off a festival of sport and cultural events to promote its bid for the 2022 Winter Games ©FacebookBeijing 2022 have begun a season-long campaign of sport and cultural events in order to attract more people to winter sports and boost support for the city's Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.

Kazakhstan President admits doubts over Almaty 2022 Olympic bid but now claims he backs it

By Duncan Mackay

Almaty will have to co-host events with  Kazakhstan's capital Astana if it wins its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics ©Almaty 2022Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has admitted that he was initially reluctant to back Almaty's campaign to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics but now, having examined the bid closely, is ready to throw his full support behind it.
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