Winter Olympics

Russian Olympic Committee impressed by Pyeongchang 2018 preparations

Emily Goddard

The Russian Olympic Committee left Pyeongchang impresssed after visits to the venue construction sites ©Pyeongchang 2018The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has said it is impressed with the progress being made by Pyeongchang 2018 following a visit to the South Korean city that will host the Winter Games in less than three-and-a-half years' time.

Sochi 2014 construction giant accused of withholding wages from workers

By Nick Butler

The Bolshoy Ice Dome, the main ice hockey venue at Sochi 2014, was among those developed by Oleg Shishov's company ©Getty ImagesOleg Shishov, a Russian businessman heavily involved the construction of facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, has been detained on suspicion of deliberately withholding wages from employees amounting to RUB35,000 (£7,000/$11,500/€9,000).

Almaty and Beijing bids set for key marker in 2022 Olympic race

By Nick Butler at the Centara Convention Centre in Bangkok

Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun will lead a strong Beijing 2022 delegation to Bangkok ©Getty ImagesDelegations from Almaty and Beijing have arrived here for what is set to be a key staging post in their respective bids for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympics.

Samil PwC named official supplier of accounting services for Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

Pyeongchang 2018 has signed an agreement with Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers ©Pyeongchang 2018Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers has been named as the official supplier of accounting services for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

South Korean skating queen Yuna Kim appointed Pyeongchang 2018 Ambassador

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok

Yuna Kim has been appointed as a Pyeongchang 2018 Ambassador ©Getty ImagesVancouver 2010 figure skating champion Yuna Kim has today been appointed an Ambassador for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Exclusive: Beijing appoint Weber Shandwick to help on 2022 Olympic bid as video launched

By Nick Butler

A bid video has been released to promote Beijing's candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesBeijing has ramped up its efforts to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics by by appointing a leading public relations company and releasing a video showcasing the city and potential Games venues.

South Korea President visits site of Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

South Korea President Park Geun-hye has paid a visit to the Alpensia Resort to check on preparations for the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Games ©Blue House
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has paid a visit to the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang to monitor preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Construction underway on new speed skating rink for Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

Ground has been broken on the new speed skating rink for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games ©Pyeonchang 2018Construction has begun on a new speed skating rink in the Gangneung Coastal Cluster ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Ground to be broken on new Pyeongchang 2018 speed skating rink

By Paul Osborne

Groundbreaking will begin on a new speed skating ice rink next week as preparations push ahead for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games ©Getty ImageConstruction on the speed skating rink for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang is due to begin next week following months of controversy over its redesign.
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