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Winter 2022

The IPC opens Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Sports Programme application process

October 01, 2015

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Thursday (1 October) launched the application process for sports to be included in the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, wh...

China Plans Prosecution of Former Beijing 2022 Leader

September 24, 2015

(ATR) The Chinese government will prosecute ex-deputy sports minister Xiao Tian for graft. Xiao Tian at a press conference ahead of the 2012 London Olympics (Getty Images) ...

IOC President Checks Beijing Winter Olympic Progress

August 31, 2015

Bach held meetings with authorities in Hebei and Sichuan provinces (IOC) (ATR) Thomas Bach returns from a week-long tour of China "full of confidence" in preparations for the...

Beijing 2022 Seeks Experts for Winter Olympics Committee

August 26, 2015

Chinese NOC vice president Gao Zhidan (ATR) (ATR) Beijing 2022 is busy recruiting winter sports experts to form its organizing committee, Around the Rings is told. Chinese...

Experts Doubt Beijing Olympics Will Boost Economy -- Media Watch

August 25, 2015

(ATR) On Monday, a record drop in Chinese stocks and plummeting global markets had government leaders, investors, companies, and stockholders frantically tracking numbers.   ...

IOC President to Tour China -- Exclusive

August 23, 2015

(ATR) Thomas Bach leaves Beijing Monday for an extensive tour of China to witness first-hand the legacies of the Beijing 2008 Games and plans for the 2022 Winter Olympics. ...

Can L.A. Foot Bill for 2024 Olympics? -- Media Watch

August 17, 2015

(ATR) The U.S. Olympic Committee is hoping to strike a deal with Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. However, the editors of the L.A. Times worry that city leaders m...

IOC President Heads Back to Asia

August 14, 2015

POCOG chairman Yang-ho Cho in Kuala Lumpur (ATR) (ATR) Thomas Bach will seek assurances about PyeongChang 2018 preparations when he meets organizers in Seoul next week en rou...

128th IOC Session Recap -- Photodesk

August 05, 2015

(ATR) Around the Rings was on the scene for the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. At the session, IOC members voted for the hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics as well as ...

Beijing Faces Scrutiny in Wake of Coronation -- Media Watch

August 04, 2015

(ATR) Philip Hersh, an Olympic sports writer for the Chicago Tribune, weighs in on the return of the Olympics to China in 2022.  Residents of Beijing celebrate the IOC Olym...

One Year to Rio 2016 -- Monday Memo

August 03, 2015

(ATR) Rio de Janeiro is marking the official one-year countdown to the 2016 Summer Olympics on Aug. 5. Rio's Copacabana Beach (Getty Images) Rio 2016 will hold a world pre...

IOC Members React to Beijing 2022 Bid Victory

July 31, 2015

(ATR) Considered Goliath to Almaty’s David, Beijing’s narrow victory triggered a mix of reactions. The Chinese bid triumphed 44-40.     Beijing 2022 bid leader and mayor Wan...

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