2022 Winter Olympics

IOC President Bach praises China's vision about importance of sport as meets country's Foreign Minister

By Emily Goddard

Thomas Bach met with global officials while negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme are being held in Lausanne ©IOC/Christophe MoratalThomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today met with China's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, in Lausanne and praised the nation's "vision about the importance of sport".

Exclusive: China promises to lift ban on Facebook and Twitter if Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics

By Nick Butler at the Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing

Free internet access has been promised throughout Beijing in 2022 ©Beijing 2022There will be unrestricted internet access throughout all of Beijing and Zhangjiakou during the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if the cities are awarded the Games, Chinese officials have promised. 

Beijing 2022 refuse to reveal cost of high speed railway as "unrelated" to Olympics

By Nick Butler at the Intercontinental Hotel in Beijing

IOC Evaluation Commission chair Alexander Zhukov and executive director for the Olympic Games, Christophe Dubi, speak after the conclusion of the five day inspection ©Beijing 2022No budget for the high speed railway due to link the three venue clusters proposed in Beijing's 2022 Olympic and Paralympic bid has been given here to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission, as it is "unrelated" to the Games.

Lack of transparency over budget continues to overshadow Beijing 2022 bid

By Nick Butler at the Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing

The cost of the high speed railway, repeatedly cited by Beijing 2022 as a key part of their bid, remains unknown ©Beijing 2022Beijing 2022 have pitched the commercial potential of their Olympic and Paralympic plans to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission here today, but have still not revealed wider spending costs associated with the bid.

Great Wall to provide backdrop for ski jumping at Beijing 2022

By Nick Butler at the Genting Grand Hotel in Chongli County

The proposed Beijing 2022 ski jumping venue will take place in the shadow of the Great Wall ©ITGSki jumping will take place at a venue overlooking the Great Wall of China if Beijing are awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, they have promised. 

Switch to Beijing 2022 ice hockey venue proposed by IOC Evaluation Commission

By Nick Butler at the Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing

The Wukesong Sports Centre is currently China's foremost basketball venue, but would host one of the two ice hockey competitions during Beijing 2022 ©ITGSwapping proposed venues for men and women's ice hockey is among possible changes to Beijing 2022's Olympic and Paralympic bid proposed so far by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during their Evaluation Commission inspection. 

Beijing 2022 criticise those who use Olympic bid to "achieve political goals"

By Nick Butler at the Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing

Officials including IOC member Yang Yang (right) resisted claims the Bid could be affected by criticism of China's human rights record ©ITGAll Chinese policies are aimed at "protecting the people's rights", Beijing 2022 officials have claimed here as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit opened, with groups using the bid to "achieve political goals" criticised.

Beijing 2022 open to changing bid following IOC Evaluation Commission inspection

By Nick Butler at the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing

Evaluation Commission chair Alexander Zhukov arrives in Beijing flanked by Chinese Olympic Committee President Liu Peng (left) and Beijing Mayor and bid leader, Wang AnshunBeijing 2022 officials have outlined the "sustainability" of their Olympic and Paralympic bid as well as the benefits they claim it would bring to the global winter sports community on the eve of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission visit opening here.

Beijing 2022 vows to use Olympic bid to tackle pollution as IOC Evaluation Commission arrives

By Nick Butler at the Gehua New Century Hotel in Beijing

Smog is a major challenge for Beijing 2022 ©Getty ImagesStaging the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will help combat air pollution in Beijing, it has been claimed as members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission members arrive here for their five-day inspection visit.
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