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A Bluffer's guide to the Winter Olympic Games

National Post - ‎May 23, 2016‎
How to fake it: Regale people with knowledge about Sochi, and mock the International Olympic Committee for choosing to award the Winter Olympics to a city with a subtropical climate. I mean, there are palm trees in Sochi. And people have orange and ...

Skaters offer hint of next Winter Olympics

Times Colonist - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Winter pursuits are never far from mind in Canada, and the top figure-skaters gave a preview Saturday night at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre of what to expect at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Closely watched will be two-time defending world ...

Christchurch-Queenstown Winter Olympics could fix a lot of problems - ‎May 17, 2016‎
A Russian speed skating team at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Grant McLachlan argues that many facilities such as speed-skating rinks, luge tracks and ski-jumping towers are prefabricated, making it easy to dismantle and re-use them after an ...

2018 Winter Olympics construction on track

Daily Commercial News - ‎May 22, 2016‎
He played down concerns about cash shortages entering the final phase of construction and another series of test events at Olympic venues beginning in December. "We have 630 days left before the games start. That's not a lot of time, but that's still ...
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Russian doctors and athletes 'switched urine samples' at Sochi Olympics

The Guardian - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The former head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency has revealed his part in an astonishing state-run doping programme before and during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which included supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to at least ...
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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Are Already Gearing Up To Be One The Most Technologically Advanced Games

SportTechie - ‎May 20, 2016‎
On May 13, the South Korean government announced its plans to implement technological advancements for the 2018 Winter Games. The government plans to break language barriers, as well as alter the way viewers and attendants experience the Olympics ...

How South Korea added nine hockey ringers for the 2018 Olympics

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Then, it was four years out from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, and the Korean Olympic Committee badly wanted to have men's and women's teams in one of the marquee Winter Games sports. The International Ice Hockey Federation, however, was ...

VIDEO: Skier Cooper edges towards 2022 Winter Olympics dream

Chichester Observer - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Cooper, who has been skiing since she was six and competively since she was eight, said: “I'd love to get the senior Winter Olympics eventually. The next one's in two years and that's quite close and probably less achieveable than the 2022 Olympics in ...
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Organizers for 2022 Winter Olympics Open Official Office - ‎May 13, 2016‎
China's Organizing Committee for the 2022 Winter Olympics opens its official office to the press on the premises of a closed steelwork plant in western Beijing on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Skiing: Award nominee Lloyd Wallace continues push for Winter Olympic Games

Bath Chronicle - ‎May 14, 2016‎
It might have been a season to savour for University of Bath freestyle skier Lloyd Wallace, but there's little chance of him resting on his laurels this summer as he aims to take a step closer to his Olympic dream. After taking up the sport in 2010 ...
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NHL participation in 2018 Olympics 'doesn't look very good': IIHF president

National Post - ‎May 16, 2016‎
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - There are still eight months to go before the NHL and NHLPA has to decide on whether or not it will participate in the next Winter Games. But according to the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, the ...

Sapporo to Show JOC Plan for 2026 Olympic Winter Games After Rio

Bloomberg - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Sapporo, which hosted the winter Olympics in 1972, is preparing to bid for the games again as it taps facilities used on the previous occasion amid a surge in visitors to its resorts in Hokkaido, northern Japan.
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Russia 'very sorry' over doping scandal at Sochi Olympics: minister

Toronto Star - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Russia was plunged into another doping scandal this week, when the former head of Moscow's anti-doping lab, Grigory Rodchenkov, detailed in The New York Times how Russia operated a state-sponsored scheme during the Winter Olympics in Sochi in ...
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It 'doesn't look very good' for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn't mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend ...
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Former Industry Minister Begins Work as New PyeongChang 2018 President

BusinessKorea - ‎May 16, 2016‎
LEE Hee-beom, the former industry minister and newly-appointed president of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG), headed straight to the venue sites as his first work on May 16 and reviewed the ...

Russians at Sochi Olympics were part of doping program -- report

Calgary Sun - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Sochi medal May A gold medal manufactured for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, is seen on display at the Adamas jewellery factory in Moscow on June 28, 2013.

Sale to be honourary coach for Canada at 2017 Special Winter Olympics - ‎May 15, 2016‎
According to the Philippine Canadian Inquirer on Friday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jamie Sale of Calgary, Alberta has been named an honourary coach for Canada at the 2017 Special Olympics Winter Games in Austria. The Games will take place ...
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14 Russians guilty of doping at Beijing Olympics, suggests state media

The Guardian - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency are also undergoing an investigation into the laboratory used for testing at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, amid serious allegations that Russian samples were switched to a shadow lab in order to avoid ...
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Winter Olympic medalists Apolo Ohno, Tanith White join NBC's Rio team

OlympicTalk (blog) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian with eight medals, and 2006 Olympic silver medalist Tanith White will serve as NBC sportsdesk reporters at the Rio Games. Ohno, a short track speed skating Olympian in 2002, 2006 and 2010, will cover ...