December 30 - German Nordic skiing legend Peter Schlickenrieder (pictured) is the latest big sportsman to sign-up to be an ambassador of Munich’s bid to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
By Duncan Mackay
December 30 - Siemens AG said today it has received an order from Russian Railways to build 54 regional trains that will be used for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which open in exactly 1,500 days.
By Duncan Mackay in Vancouver
February 28 - The Vancouver Olympics ended in spectacular triumph here tonight with a Closing Ceremony that mixed traditional pomp with self-effacing humour and put the icing on 17 days of unrelenting drama and action.
December 23 - Munich’s hopes of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2018 have been lifted with the opening of a new 1.5 kilometre cable car service, capable of carrying up to 2,000 passengers per hour to the pistes of Garmisch-Partenkirchen – a key location for the Munich 2018 alpine events.
December 22 - The Intercontinental Alpensia Pyeongchang Resort has opened as Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic hopes continue to be boosted by the pace of development in the Alpensia resort.
December 21 - Competitors at next year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver could be subject to raids by police looking for banned performance-enhancing drugs, the former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has warned.
By Duncan Mackay
December 21 - Havas Sports & Entertainment, the second largest advertising group in France, has won the marketing and communications contract to promote Annecy's bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, it has been announced.
December 21 - Pyeongchang's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics is supported by more than 90 per cent of the South Korean public, a new poll today claimed.
December 17 - Nineteen-year-old Eve Muirhead (pictured) – described by the British Olympic Association's (BOA) chief executive Andy Hunt as "probably the world’s best young player" - has been confirmed as skip for the British curling team at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February.
December 14 - Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova (pictured), has been unveiled as a new ambassador for the country's first Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games at Sochi in 2014.
December 11 - Munich 2018 is taking its campaign to host the Winter Olympics to Red Square in Moscow when it attends the first-ever International Paralympic Day for winter sports.