Winter Olympics

"You guys do crazy things" claim Obama's at White House Ceremony to honour Sochi 2014 heroes

By Nick Butler

Barrack and Michelle Obama receiving autographes flags from the US Olympic and Paralympic teams ©Getty ImagesApril 3 - Awe and respect were the dominant themes highlighted by President Barack Obama and wife Michelle when they welcomed the United States Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House for a special Ceremony. 

Poland’s Sochi 2014 medallists honoured at gala dinner in Warsaw

By Gary Anderson

April 3 – Double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch was among the Polish athletes honoured in Warsaw tonight ©Getty Images Poland's medal winners at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics were awarded special state honours during a gala ceremony at the Polish Olympic Centre in Warsaw this evening.

Kraków 2022 "confident" as referendum to decide on Olympic and Paralympic bid confirmed

By Nick Butler

Krakow will hold a referendum over its proposed Olympic and Paralympic bid on May 25 ©AFP/Getty ImagesApril 3 - Kraków 2022 have insisted they are "confident" their Olympic and Paralympic bid will pass a referendum on its fate set for May 25. 

Appointment of Putin ally to head IOC Evaluation Commission adds controversy to 2022 Olympic race

By Nick Butler

Alexander Zhukov, made an IOC member last September, has been appointed head of the Evaluation Commission for 2022 ©Getty ImagesApril 2 - Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov, a close ally of Vladimir Putin, has been appointed chairman of the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission that will analyse the bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. 

South Korea launches investigation into seven winter sports federations

By Paul Osborne

The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has launched an investigation into seven of its winter sports federations ©Getty ImagesApril 1 - South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has launched an investigation into seven of its winter sports federations in an effort to uncover any illegal wrongdoings and rebuild the public's trust before Pyeongchang 2018. 

"I'm not too worried" claims Bach over troubled race for 2022 Winter Olympics

By Duncan Mackay at the Olympic Council of Asia Headquarters in Kuwait City

Thomas Bach has claimed the success of Sochi 2014 will have helped bidding cities see the benefits of hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©Getty ImagesMarch 30 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today claimed he remains unconcerned that so many of the cities bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are currently experiencing problems which could derail their campaigns.

Kraków 2022 communications chief steps down as bad week ends on another sour note

By Nick Butler

Paulina Guzik has stepped down as the press and public relations manager of Kraków 2022 after only two months in the role ©WikipediaMarch 28 - A bad week for Kraków 2022 has ended with another blow with press and public relations manager Paulina Guzik stepping down after barely two months in her post.

Stray dogs rescued from Sochi arrive in Washington DC to be adopted

By Nick Butler 

The first dogs have arrived in Washington following their transportation from Sochi ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 27 - An initial group of 10 stray dogs rescued from the streets of Sochi have arrived in Washington DC where they will be re-homed and adopted by new owners.

US Olympic and Paralympic teams invited to White House following Sochi 2014 success

By Nick Butler

The US team parade at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sochi last month ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - A reception will be held at the White House to celebrate the achievements of the United States teams at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, it has been announced. 
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