Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) secretary general David Shoemaker has admitted there are concerns over the human rights situation in China, but played down suggestions the country may boycott the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Television executive Antonio Marano has taken up the post of commercial director for Milan Cortina 2026.
A year ago, almost to the day, I was sitting in my Lausanne hotel-room writing up an interview I had just done with an Alibaba executive called Chris Tung.
The Russian region of Bashkortostan is considering a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games.
Denver were awarded the 1976 Winter Olympic Games ahead of Sion in Switzerland, Tempere in Finland and Vancouver in Canada at the International Olympic Committee Session in 1970. But in a Colorado referendum in November 1972, voters rejected funding for the event. It is the only time a city has been awarded the Olympics but pulled out. The IOC then offered the Games to Whistler in Canada, but they too declined owing to a change of Government following elections. Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still reeling from the Denver rejection, declined and selected Innsbruck, the 1964 host city, as a replacement.
China and Italy have agreed to support each other in hosting the Beijing 2022 and Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
During the 1964 Winter Olympic Games ice hockey tournament in Innsbruck, Sweden’s Carl-Göran Öberg broke his stick and tossed it aside during their match against Canada. The broken end of the stick went struck Canada’s coach David Bauer in the face and opened a bleeding wound. Bauer, a Catholic priest, demanded for his players to remain on the bench and not retaliate, since he did not want to take penalties late in the game. Canada went on to win 3-1, and Bauer forgave Öberg for the incident. The next day, Bauer invited Öberg to sit with him while watching the Soviet Union play Czechoslovakia.
Organisers of the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled the pictograms for the event at a countdown ceremony in China today.
Beijing 2022 and the International Ski Federation (FIS) has decided that all Olympic test events for skiing will not be staged during the 2020-2021 season, including the 2021 FIS Freestyle Ski, Snowboard, Freeski World Championships.
Paralympics Australia (PA) has announced Kate McLoughlin will stay on as Australian Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022 after Tokyo 2020.
Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart has suggested one of his conditions for supporting a bid from the city for the 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is that it be spearheaded by indigenous leaders.
The International Luge Federation (FIL) is seeking an alternative venue for its Luge World Cup final after postponing the event in Beijing in February, which had been due to serve as a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has entered into "continuous dialogue" with Salt Lake City regarding it hosting a future edition of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been revealed.
International test events for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing are set to be replaced by a new adapted sports testing programme because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced today.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has sent a team of technical experts to run the rule over Beijing 2022’s venues ahead of upcoming Olympic test events.