Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang 2018 sign North Face as official apparel partner

By Duncan Mackay at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Pyeongchang 2018 today signed up the North Face as its official apparel supplier ©Pyeongchang 2018A day after announcing its first Tier One sponsor, Pyeongchang 2018 unveiled another sponsor when the North Face were revealed here today.

Pyeongchang 2018 sign telecommunications provider KT Corporation as first major sponsor

By Duncan Mackay at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Pyeongchang 2018 has signed up telecommunications company KT Corporation as its first major sponsor ©Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 today unveiled its first major corporate backer, agreeing a deal with KT Corporation, South Korea's leading telecommunications service provider, to become a Tier One sponsor.

Sochi Formula One track "99 per cent" ready, claims official

By Zjan Shirinian

The track in Sochi, pictured in February, is "99 per cent" ready according to an official ©Getty ImagesThe venue for Russia's first Formula One race around the Sochi Olympic Park is "99 per cent" ready, according to an official from the promoter of the race.

Lviv pull out of race to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

By Duncan Mackay at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Lviv 2022 logoLviv, whose bid had been in doubt ever since the political crisis in Ukraine erupted, today officially withdrew its campaign to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Banners protesting about broken Pyeongchang 2018 promises to greet Bach at Olympic debrief

By Duncan Mackay at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Banners calling for the resignation of Kim Jin-sun as President of Pyeongchang 2018 have been erected outside the Alpensia Convention Center where the Sochi 2014 debrief is taking place ©ITGBanners calling for Pyeongchang 2018 chief Kim Jin-sun to resign will greet International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach when he arrives here later this week for the Sochi 2014 debrief.

Sochi 2014 "truly groundbreaking for technology" claims IOC as debrief begins in Pyeongchang

By Duncan Mackay at the Alpensia Convention Centre in Pyeongchang

Sochi 2014 have been praised for the width and quality of its technology programme at the Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©Sochi 2014Sochi 2014 has been hailed as "truly groundbreaking for technology" by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) technology director Jean-Benoît Gauthier as a debrief into the controversial Games started here today.

Winter Olympic and Paralympic sports in Britain see doubling of funding ahead of Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

UK Sport has invested £31 million in eight winter Olympic and Paralympic sports for the Pyeongchang 2018 cycle ©Getty ImagesWinter Olympic and Paralympic sports in Great Britain are set to benefit from a doubling of National Lottery and Government funding on the road to Pyeongchang 2018, it was announced today.

First set of students graduate from Russian International Olympic University

By Paul Osborne

The inaugural students at the RIOU have been awarded their Master of Sport Administration qualifications ©RIOUThe first set of graduates at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) have today been awarded their Master of Sport Administration (MSA) qualifications after they all successfully completed the University's Olympic-focused 10-month programme of study.

Mass bike ride highlights local support for Almaty 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid

By Duncan Mackay

Cyclists took part in a fun run to help show support for Almaty's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©Almaty 2022More than 2,000 people have taken part in a mass participation cycling event to show their support for Almaty's campaign to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. 
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