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Beijing 2022

China Adds Football Growth to Winter Olympic Ambitions

April 12, 2016

(ATR) China has launched ambitious plans to become a "football superpower" by 2050. Huang Bowen of China celebrates scoring against Qatar (STR/AFP/Getty Images) Not conten...

Beijing 2022 Pledges to IOC to Increase Winter Sports Participation

March 18, 2016

Guo and Zhukov (Getty) (ATR) The IOC says Beijing is off to a “fast start” following the first project review to assess early preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics. An...

Rio 2016 Troubles, Doping Issues Top IOC Agenda

March 01, 2016

(ATR) With five months until the Rio Games, Brazil’s trouble-plagued preparations will dominate discussions at this week’s IOC Executive Board. (ATR) As Rio organizers sla...

IOC Commissions Named for 2024, Beijing, YOG

February 24, 2016

Frank Fredericks (ATR) (ATR) Leadership and members are named for three important IOC commissions. Leading the list is Frank Fredericks, Olympian and IOC member in Namibia...

IOC President announces composition of new Commissions and Working Group

February 24, 2016

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today announced the composition of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the Evalu...

BBC and Discovery Strike Olympic Broadcast Deal

February 02, 2016

(ATR) Fears the BBC might lose the rights to broadcast the 2022 and 2024 Olympics free-to-air have been banished after the U.K. broadcaster inks a deal with Discovery Communic...

Golden 25 - #7 - Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov

December 29, 2015

(ATR) The Russian IOC member has a lot on his plate in the first few months of 2016. Alexander Zhukov is number 7 in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2016. Now in its 2...

Golden 25 - #20 - Ski Fed Exec Sarah Lewis

December 22, 2015

(ATR) Sarah Lewis plays a leading role in the Winter Olympics as secretary general of FIS, the International Ski Federation. Sarah Lewis. (Getty Images) Lewis is number 2...

Asian Olympic Hosts Agree on Cultural Exchange Program

December 21, 2015

(ATR) Leaders from Japan, South Korea and China met on Sunday, Dec. 20 to discuss an action plan to promote cultural exchange ahead of a series of Olympics hosted by the count...

Golden 25 - # 24 - C.K. Wu

December 20, 2015

(ATR) C.K. Wu will be involved in the ongoing realignment of SportAccord as president of AIBA, the federation representing Olympic boxing as well as an ambitious professiona...

China Vows to Clean up Air Ahead of 2022 Olympics

December 15, 2015

(ATR) China is promising to reduce air pollution in Beijing ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics following the city's first-ever red alert for severe smog last week. China's...

Olympic Venues "Superb" Despite Beijing Smog Red Alert

December 08, 2015

(ATR) A ski venue expert tells Around the Rings the venue that will host Olympic skiing events in 2022 looks "something like Summit County, Colorado or Park City, Utah." ...

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