Norwegian Alpine skiing World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal has expressed his disappointment that he will not be able to crown his career with an appearance at an Olympic Games in his own country in 2022, blaming the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for feelings of apathy about the Games in his country.
The Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer was to be skied down the sk ijump before lighting the Cauldron.
The Olympic Flame at the Opening Ceremony of the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer was to be skied down the ski jump at Lysgårdsbakken before lighting the Cauldron. Originally this task had rested upon Ole Gunnar Fidjestøl, the 1988 Olympic bronze medallist. But after he was injured in a practice jump two days beforehand, his back-up Stein Gruben received the honour. After a jump of around 70 meters Gruben handed the Torch to visually impaired athlete Cathrine Hazel Ingnes, who represented Norway in cycling and cross-country skiing at the Paralympics. She then did a lap of the arena with the Torch before handing it over to Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, who lit the Olympic Flame.
Pyeongchang 2018 has signed an agreement aimed at breaking down language barriers ahead of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in just under three years' time.
Beijing 2022 organisers are to give professional training to 66,000 people who live close to one of the main venue clusters.
Results of a consultation process contemplating the merits of a 2026 Winter Olympics bid will be unveiled by the Swiss Olympic Association (SOA) in March, it has been announced.
Seven titles to be offered at World Luge Championships for first time as sprint races are officially added
Seven titles will be awarded at the World Luge Championships in 2016, for the first time in the 58-year history of the event.
China is seeking help from the Czech Republic as it looks to improve at ice hockey and biathlon in the run-up to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
There are no plans to build any further accommodation in and around Pyeongchang for when they host the 2018 Winter Olympics and some visitors may have to stay in Seoul during the Games and travel in each day, it was revealed here today.
A plan to bring the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid for a third time in 2026 has been launched in the United States.
Four new national wheelchair curling teams have been created following a training camp backed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
Manufacturing giants SK Group have become an official domestic sponsor of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics following a signing ceremony in Seoul.
The head of the organising committee for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver has won a defamation case brought against him by a freelance journalist.
Photo-zones are being used by organisers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in a bid to promote the Games to ice-hockey fans while helping to grow the sport in Asia.
The Mayor of Calgary has confirmed that there is interest in bringing the Winter Olympics back to the Canadian city in 2026.
A Winter European Games could be held after 2019 following a submission of interest from a group of National Olympic Committees, it has been revealed.