Winter Sports

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has begun its 134th Session in Lausanne, where the host of the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will be chosen

Hosting rights to the 2023 World Para Snow Sports Championships have been awarded in Sweden to Östersund and Åre, while the International Ski Federation (FIS) has revealed six bids for its four World C…

Calgary, the largest city in the Canadian province of Alberta, has been awarded the rights to host the Winter X Games for three years from 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah will be put forward to host a second Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2030, beating Denver, Colorado to the nomination

The Salt Lake City Council has approved a resolution supporting an “expression of interest” agreement with the United States Olympic Committee, formalising its interest in bidding to host the Winter Oly…

The process to determine the host of the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games is officially a two-horse race after Calgary city council unanimously agreed to end the Canadian city’s bid.

The bid committee for Stockholm’s effort to land the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games has said it will stage immediate talks with the Swedish city’s government after a new coalition appeared to …

The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has confirmed that its official bid to host the 2026 Olympic Games will comprise Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, with Turin dropping out.

Lake Placid appears set to host the 2023 winter Universiade after the International University Sports Federation (FISU) approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the US resort’s bid for the multi-sport event.

The IOC is undertaking a range of reforms designed to make bidding for and hosting the Olympics less costly and less complex. Jonathan Dyson asks whether any progress is being made, including in the current 2026 Winter Olympics bidding race, and looks at what more needs to be done.

Schools in developing sports markets such as China and India are forging links that could eventually push them towards the top set in sports business postgraduate academia. Richard Mulligan reports.

The entertainment factor has brought spectators closer to the heart of some of the most forward-thinking events in the burgeoning winter sports sector. Dominic Bliss finds out more.

Europe’s short-lived hosting of ESPN’s X Games is set to be revived, but with the failed 2022 winter Olympic Games bidder Oslo in the driving seat, will the action sports event be back for good?

Thirty-two Russian athletes filed appeals earlier today (Tuesday) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a last-ditch attempt to salvage their place at the winter Olympic Games, which start this Friday in Pyeongchang.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today (Friday) sanctioned a further four Russian athletes, including Sochi 2014 double-gold medallist Alexandr Zubkov, for their part in a state-backed doping program at Russia’s home winter Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today issued life bans to a further four Russian athletes, including Sochi 2014 gold medallist Alexander Tretyakov, as part of the latest set of sanctions surrounding doping at Russia’s home winter Olympic Games.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has confirmed that it is interested in bidding for the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, but has admitted that it would prefer to stage the 2030 event so as not to interfere with Los Angeles’ hosting of the 2028 summer Games.

Christian Constantin has stepped down as the figurehead of Sion’s bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games amid an investigation by the Swiss Football League (SFL) into an incident that occurred during a game yesterday (Thursday).

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that ski mountaineering will be added to the sports programme for the 2020 winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) amid wider reforms for the event in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

The Chinese government has said it plans to further develop the country’s winter sports market ahead of Beijing’s 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games by building more than 500 ice skating rinks and 240 ski slopes over the next six years.

International Ski Federation (FIS) president Gian Franco Kasper has welcomed news of Innsbruck’s proposed bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, stating the Austrian city would have “an excellent chance” of securing the event.

The Austrian Olympic Committee (AOC) has said it will conduct a feasibility study into a bid to return the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to the city of Innsbruck for a third time in 2026.

Organisers of the 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Chinese capital of Beijing will weigh up social sustainability risks before deciding on development projects for the showpiece event, according to a leading official from the country’s Communist Party.

Calgary has moved forward with its plans to bid to stage the 2026 winter Olympic Games after the Canadian city’s council gave the go-ahead for a new committee to be formed to explore the merits of such a move.

Newly-appointed PyeongChang 2018 president Lee Hee-beom has maintained concerns over venue construction and the sponsorship programme for the next edition of the winter Olympic Games will be addressed, after completing his first week in the job.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has appointed Richard McLaren as an independent leader of the investigation into allegations of a doping cover-up at the 2014 winter Olympic Games following concerns over a potential conflict of interest.

Lee Hee-beom today (Thursday) moved to defend his lack of experience in sports administration after being formally elected as the new president of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (POCOG).