Winter Olympics

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".

Oslo 2022 axe Olympic bid after majority Conservative Party fail to give support

By Zjan Shirinian

Public opposition to Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games has been high ©AFP/Getty ImagesOslo has withdrawn its bid to stage the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games after the Norwegian Government's majority Conservative Party could not agree on supporting it.

New poll shows Norwegians would back Olympic bid if costs reduced and Lillehammer facilities used

By Duncan Mackay

A new poll claims that Norwegians would support a bid for Oslo to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if costs are reduced ©AFP/Getty ImagesOslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics appears to have turned a corner after a new poll published today shows, for the first time, that the majority of Norwegians would be in favour of hosting the Games - but only if costs are reduced and facilities already built in Lillehammer are used.

IOC reveals members of 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Zhukov will lead the 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission named today ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the names of the officials that make up the Evaluation Commission that will analyse the bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Exclusive: Oslo 2022 claim IOC changes to Host City contract "well-received"

By Nick Butler

Slope style was a late addition to the Olympic programme for Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesA promise not to add any more sports to the programme for the 2022 Winter Olympics after the host city has been chosen is being hailed by Norwegian officials as a positive boost for Oslo's campaign to stage the Games. 

BOA looking forward to "extraordinarily exciting" 2018 Games after visit to Pyeongchang

By Nick Butler

The BOA delegation on their tour of venues in Pyeongchang that formed part of their visit ©Pyeongchang 2018Officials from the British Olympic Association (BOA) have become the latest team to inspect progress at Pyeongchang 2018, with less than three-and-a-half years until the next Winter Olympic Games.

Only 200 people turn up to Oslo 2022 protest

By Nick Butler

Protests against Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics have taken place today ©FacebookOnly around 200 people attended a demonstration against Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in the Norwegian capital this evening, although the protesters claim to have had 35,000 signatures supporting their opposition to the campaign. 
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