Winter Sports

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (POCOG) has been given a legacy boost after South Korea’s government confirmed that two ice sports venues scheduled for demolition after the Games will now remain in place.

A declaration has been signed by representatives from 34 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) and national and international federations to boost the development of winter para-sport across the globe.

The Austrian city of Innsbruck will stage the winter World Masters Games multi-sport event in 2020, it has been announced.

The Swiss Olympic Committee has moved forward with plans to launch a bid for the 2026 winter Olympic Games, with president Jörg Schild stating a strong proposal from a region that also has national support is crucial in the endeavour.

The Swiss Olympic Committee will invite cities to express an interest in representing the country in a bid to host the 2026 winter Olympic Games.

Co-host of the 2022 winter Olympics, Zhangjiakou, has outlined plans to develop a sports hub ahead of the staging of the Games in China.

Doubts have been raised over the long-term future of the Jeongseon downhill skiing complex in PyeongChang ahead of the South Korean city’s staging of the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2018, while Games organisers have confirmed they have so far raised 70 per cent of their target of KRW870bn (€647m/$722m) in domestic sponsorship money.

The Swiss Olympic Association is set to have another proposal to consider next month for a potential bid for the 2026 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, with a new national-themed project having been put forward.

The IMG agency has partnered with Chinese real estate company Zhonghong Holdings to aid the delivery of a new winter sports facility in Changbaishan.

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (POCOG) has agreed a partnership with the Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) designed to boost promotion of the two events at home and abroad.

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) has appointed long-serving Korean government official Yeo Hyeong-gu as its new secretary general with immediate effect.

The canton of Graubünden is set to push forward with a proposed bid for the 2026 Olympics, forming a second Swiss tilt at the winter Games.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) remains confident that next year’s warm-up events in PyeongChang ahead of the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea will go ahead as planned despite delays in construction projects.

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has named the Austrian town of Zeltweg  as host of its 2016 winter Triathlon World Championships.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has staged a series of meetings designed to drive forward a proposal to stage the 2033 edition of its winter Universiade multi-sport event in Mongolia.

Christian Constantin, owner and president of Swiss Super League football club FC Sion, has stepped up his bid to launch a tilt at the 2026 winter Olympic Games by submitting a dossier to the cantonal government of Valais.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said PyeongChang 2018 needs to “maintain their focus” on venue delivery for the winter Olympic Games, but has praised the progress being made by South Korean organisers.

A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place to mark the start of building work at the site of the athletes’ village for competitors at the 2018 winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that the bidding processes have been opened for the Alpine Skiing and Snowboard World Championships in 2019 and the Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Championships in 2021.

IPC Snowboard, the global governing body for para-snowboard, has included its first events in North America and Asia on its 2015-16 calendar.

LeTV Sports, a digital platform operated by Chinese IPTV operator LeTV, has announced a strategic partnership with the sports governing body of Heilongjiang Province.

Beijing bid committee members today (Friday) reflected on creating Olympic history after being awarded hosting rights to the 2022 winter Games, as defeated Almaty pledged to maintain its efforts to turn the city into a major winter sports hub.

Lausanne, the Swiss city where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is based, today (Friday) landed a convincing victory in being awarded the hosting rights to the 2020 winter Youth Olympic Games.

Lausanne 2020 has outlined the extensive commercial backing it has received for its bid to host the 2020 winter Youth Olympic Games, as the process nears its conclusion.