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Rio Olympic Village opens its gate

The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug 5.

Last pitch for 2022 Winter Games candidates

2015-07-30 16:20

Schedule for the last day of presentations of the host cities of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

China approves renewable energy zone in candidate city

2015-07-30 10:25

The State Council has given the green-light for the creation of a renewable energy zone in the city of Zhangjiakou, which is part of the Beijing bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Winter-sport plan unveiled

2015-07-30 07:57

China's sports governing body has announced a $30 million program to develop the country's less-popular winter events.

IOC president cites 2020 Agenda in framing Beijing's frugal budget

2015-07-29 20:11

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach highlighted the positive influence of the Olympic 2020 Agenda on Beijing taking a more frugal approach in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Marginal winter sports to get $30m injection

2015-07-29 19:45

China's sports governing body plans to prioritize the development of less-popular winter events through a $30 million investment project.

Chinese hockey star thrilled to speak out for Beijing

2015-07-29 18:31

Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player to be drafted by the National Hockey League, is excited to have been involved in supporting Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Beijing promises better air quality and enough snow for Winter Games

2015-07-29 12:14

Beijing's 2022 Winter Games bid official gave solution to air quality and snow conditions on Tuesday as the city is at the final race to the bid.

Chinese athletes back Beijing's bid to host Winter Olympics

2015-07-29 12:10

Hosting Winter Olympic Games is a pragmatic goal for every athlete. July 31, 2015 is a day that all expect.

As selection day nears, Beijing says commutes, snow pose no problem

2015-07-29 11:22

With the selection of the 2022 Winter Olympics' host city around the corner, Beijing has eased concerns about transportation as well as the lack of natural snowfall at its proposed venues, promising a successful Games.

Beijing 2022 powered by athletes and designed for athletes

2015-07-28 21:35

A number of Olympians and Paralympians who hold the role of Beijing 2022 Ambassadors have gathered in Kuala Lumpur to show their support for Beijing's bid in the final days of its campaign to win the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Nonstop train to link Olympic villages

2015-07-28 17:51

The high-speed train journey will be nonstop and will take 52.5 minutes to travel between Beijing and Zhangjiakou Olympic villages.

Bach: Facilities and sustainability key to winning 2022 bid

2015-07-28 16:24

The vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and sustainability, said IOC president Thomas Bach Monday.

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