- Some argue winter Games is still paying price for expensive legacy of Sochi Olympics
- IOC says it is having ‘healthy conversations’ with prospective hosts
- New bidding framework extends invitation phase and shortens formal candidature process
Crisis, what crisis? So goes the refrain in the world of sports administration when serious problems escalate or a scandal destroys credibility. Disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter was often heard issuing such denials during the scandal-tarred final years of his reign.