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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.

2022 Winter Games bid gets transportation boost

2015-07-20 08:28

Beijing will provide efficient and secure public transport, including exclusive lanes and new highways and high-speed railways, if it wins the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, bid organizers said.

Japan to thoroughly revise new Olympic stadium building plan

2015-07-17 18:28

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday that his government will revise the building plan of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games thoroughly as its skyrocketing costs has triggered strong public criticism.

State Council removes senior sports official

2015-07-16 14:30

The State Council, China's cabinet, on Thursday said it has removed Xiao Tian from the post of deputy director of China's General Administration of Sport.

Snow not a problem for Beijing to host 2022 Winter Games

2015-07-14 09:57

Snow won't be a problem for Beijing and co-bidder Zhangjiakou if they are awarded the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to ski industry experts.

Winter Olympics more than a Snow White tale

2015-07-13 11:19

Lack of natural snow is considered as a challenge for Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, while its sole competitor, Kazakhstan's Almaty, has plenty of natural snow and real winter conditions.

Beijing's 2022 bid is impressive

2015-07-10 10:46

Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is impressive, said organizers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Thursday.

China's deputy sports head under probe

2015-06-25 13:49

Xiao Tian, who led China to its historic Winter Games gold medal at the Salt Lake Olympics in 2002, is under investigation for discipline violations.

'Games will not put pressure on water supplies'

2015-06-25 00:58

Any boost in water consumption resulting from hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics would not affect supplies to homes and businesses in Yanqing county, according to the Beijing authorities.

Forecast: snow, snow and snow

2015-06-25 00:58

Beijing has sufficient natural snowfall to ensure that skiing events in the mountainous venues proposed in the city's 2022 Winter Olympics bid can go off without a hitch, meteorologists have said.

Beijing's mountainous areas 'are perfect' for artificial-snow courses

2015-06-25 00:58

The long ski season and the climate of Chongli county in Zhangjiakou is ideal for high-quality, man-made pistes, has attracted a growing number of international skiers.

Paris fourth entering race for 2024 Olympic Games

2015-06-23 20:52

Paris became the fourth city having confirmed to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games after an official announcement here on Tuesday.

Beijing showcases Olympic exhibits and visions

2015-06-11 09:07

Beijing tried to impress the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with models of Olympic venues and a virtual train journey on Thursday.

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