2022 Winter Olympics

Almaty and Beijing bids set for key marker in 2022 Olympic race

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun will lead a strong Beijing 2022 delegation to Bangkok ©Getty ImagesDelegations from Almaty and Beijing have arrived here for what is set to be a key staging post in their respective bids for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympics.

Exclusive: Beijing appoint Weber Shandwick to help on 2022 Olympic bid as video launched

By Nick Butler

A bid video has been released to promote Beijing's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeijing has ramped up its efforts to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics by by appointing a leading public relations company and releasing a video showcasing the city and potential Games venues.

Beijing 2022 calling on Chinese public to submit ideas for bid slogan

By Nick Butler

Beijing 2022 are calling for the Chinese public to submit proposals for their 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid slogan ©Beijing 2022In an effort to show popular engagement with their effort to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Chinese public are being encouraged to submit ideas for a Beijing 2022 bid slogan.

Kazakhstan to only have to cover a third of costs if Almaty 2022 bid successful, claims Government

By Daniel Etchells

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, holds the Olympic Torch in Almaty ahead of the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, fellow bidders for the 2022 Winter Games ©Getty ImagesKazakhstan's Ministry of Culture and Sports has claimed the country would only have to cover a third of all expected expenses should Almaty be chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

IOC President visits Almaty 2022 facilities on trip to Kazakhstan

By Duncan Mackay

IOC President has visited some of the facilities that would be used if Almaty wins its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©IOCThomas Bach has visited Almaty to tour many of the facilities that would be used if the city's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics is successful.

Norwegian officials to meet with IOC to "build bridges" after Oslo 2022 disappointment

By Nick Butler

Norwegian officials will meet with IOC figures to discuss the implications of Oslo's withdrawal ©Getty ImagesA meeting between leading Norwegian officials and representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will take place in order to "build bridges" and learn lessons following the withdrawal of Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

IOC insist 2022 FIFA World Cup and Olympics will not clash as football chief calls for Games to be moved

By Zjan Shirinian

The threat remains of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar forcing the 2022 Winter Olympics to be rescheduled ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated the assurances it has been given that the 2022 FIFA World Cup and Winter Olympics will not clash, amid claims football's quadrennial showpiece could elbow the Games to another date.

"Pompous" IOC demands "led to withdrawal of Oslo 2022 Olympic bid"

By Zjan Shirinian

A list of so-called demands by the IOC, including a special lane to transport chiefs, has caused much fury in Norway ©AFP/Getty Images"Pompous" demands by International Olympic Committee (IOC) bosses - including providing "fruit and cakes of the season" in members' hotel rooms - forced politicians to abandon a bid for the Oslo 2022 Games, it is being claimed.

IOC launch stinging attack on Oslo 2022 after it pulls Olympic bid

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Olympic Committee has launched a strong defence of the Games and their benefits after Oslo 2022's withdrawal ©Getty ImagesA stinging attack has been launched at Oslo 2022 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), criticising chiefs for failing to properly brief politicians and calling the decision to axe the Olympic and Paralympic bid a "missed opportunity".
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