Winter Olympics

South Korean car companies could still sponsor Pyeongchang 2018 despite Toyota deal with IOC

By Nick Butler at the Lakai Sandpine Resort Hotel in Gangneung

IOC officials confirmed that a South Korean car sponsor could still be signed for Pyeongchang 2018 ©ITGA South Korean car manufacturer will still be able to become a sponsor of Pyeongchang 2018, despite Toyota last week joining the The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme, it was claimed here today.

Exclusive: IOC satisfied with Pyeongchang 2018 sliding venue despite unnecessary expenditure

By Nick Butler at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang

Construction work at the Alpensia Sliding Centre is currently around 20 per cent complete ©ITGInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission member Adam Pengilly has praised "swift" construction at the Pyeongchang 2018 sliding sports venue, although the necessity of some added features has been questioned.

Germany to pip Norway in Pyeongchang 2018 medals table, latest projection claims

By Nick Butler at the Lakai Sandpine Resort Hotel in Gangneung

German medal success at the bobsleigh World Championships has propelled them to top position in the latest Pyeongchang 2018 medal forecasts ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesGermany has overtaken Norway in the latest projection as to which nation will finish top of the medals table at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, according to Italian expert Luciano Barra.

Pyeongchang 2018 unveils Korean Air as official partner

By Nick Butler at the Lakai Sandpine Resort Hotel in Gangneung

Officials at today's signing ceremony between Korean Air and Pyeongchang 2018 ©ITGKorean Air has been unveiled as an official Tier One partner for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games here today, as similar deals with many other companies were promised for later this year. 

Deadline for ski venues to be ready for Pyeongchang 2018 test events "tight", warns FIS President

By Nick Butler at the Gangneung Ice Arena

Construction work at the Gangneung Ice Arena, where figure skating and short track speed skating should take place, formed the first stop on today's tour ©ITGGetting venues ready in time for test events dominated the opening day of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Coordination Commission inspection to Pyeongchang 2018 here, as six proposed venue hubs were visited.

Pyeongchang 2018 sets up new committee to oversee test events on eve of IOC inspectors visit

By Nick Butler at the Lakai Sandpine Resort Hotel in Gangneung

A committee for Pyeongchang 2018 test events has been launched ©Pyeongchang 2018Pyeongchang 2018 has set-up a new committee to oversee the test events for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, it has announced here on the eve of the latest visit from  International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission. 

Pyeongchang 2018 reaches settlement over snowboarding and freestyle skiing venue dispute

By Duncan Mackay

Bokwang Phoenix Park will host snowboarding and freestyle skiing at Pyeongchang 2018 ©Bokwang Phoenix Park A dispute over where the snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions will take place over Pyeongchang 2018 has been settled, it was revealed today.  

Photographer and wheelchair curler among latest Pyeongchang 2018 ambassadors

By Nick Butler

Wheelchair curler Haksung Kim has been announced as a Pyeongchang 2018 ambassador ©Pyongchang 2018Photographer Seihon Cho and wheelchair curler Haksung Kim are the latest ambassadors to be unveiled for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Beijing 2022 hire Jackie Chan to record bid song as high-speed railway construction timetable announced

By Nick Butler

World famous actor Jackie Chan is recording a song for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic bid ©Getty ImagesConstruction of a high-speed railway line linking the two proposed Olympic and Paralympic venues of Beijing and Zhangjiakou will start this year and should be completed in 2019, it has been announced.
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