Winter Olympics

President of Pyeongchang 2018 resigns claiming they need "new leadership"

By Duncan Mackay

Kim Jin-sun has resigned as President of Pyeongchang 2018 ©Pyeongchang 2018 Kim Jin-sun has resigned as President of Pyeongchang 2018, it was announced today.

Celebrations as construction of Pyeongchang 2018 ice venues begins

By Zjan Shirinian

A fireworks display concluded the ground-breaking ceremony ©Pyeongchang 2018Almost 1,000 people have gathered to celebrate construction starting on the ice venues that will host competition at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games

Task force to ensure technology at heart of Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

The Ministry hopes the task force's work will help show off South Korea's technology know-how ©Getty Images for USOCA task force has been set up to help ensure state-of-the-art technology is at the heart of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Oslo 2022 updates bid logo and website after winning Candidate City status

By Zjan Shirinian

Oslo has updated its bid logo to reflect its status as a Candidate City ©Oslo 2022Oslo 2022 has released an adapted version of its bid logo for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and upgraded its website.

Doubts raised over Vanessa Mae Sochi 2014 qualification after Slovenian officials suspended for "race fixing"

By Gary Anderson

Doubts have been raised over the validity of Vanessa Mae's qualification for Sochi 2014 ©Getty Images The Slovenian Ski Association has suspended four of its officials amid claims they rigged a number of races to ensure world famous violinist Vanessa Mae qualified to compete in Alpine skiing events at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

NBC Sports Group earn four Emmy nominations for Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony coverage

By Zjan Shirinian

NBC Sports Group could walk away from next month's Primetime Emmy Awards with four trophies ©NBC Sports GroupNBC Sports Group has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for its coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

New survey showing strong support for Sochi 2014 and Olympic Brand hailed by IOC

By Nick Butler at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

Independent research has demonstrated the success of Sochi 2014 and the appeal of the Olympic Brand, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesIndependent research conducted across 16 countries in the aftermath of the Winter Olympic Games earlier this year has found that the appeal of the Olympic Brand remains strong, amid an endorsement for the success of Sochi 2014, it has been claimed. 

Almaty, Beijing and Oslo shortlisted to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

By Nick Butler at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne

Thomas Bach making the announcement about the short list for 2022 ©ITGAlmaty, Beijing and Oslo, the three remaining contenders in the race for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympics, have all been put through to the candidature stage of the contest by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today.

It is important we convince Norwegians that Oslo 2022 will not be like Sochi 2014, admits chief executive

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

Oslo 2022 Eli Grimsby is confident that the Norwegian Government will back their bid ©Oslo 2022 Norway's Government will back Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, despite public opposition to the campaign, chief executive Eli Grimsby has claimed on the eve of the decision here to shortlist the cities. 
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