Almaty 2022 Emphasizes Real Snow, Convenience for Athletes -- On the Scene

(ATR) Journalists were shown a video that emphasized real snow prior to Almaty 2022's opening press conference.

Almaty Delegation Confident Headed Into Kuala Lumpur

(ATR) As the bid delegation departs, Almaty 2022 tells ATR the "team is ready" for the IOC Session in Malaysia.

Almaty welcomes fresh snowfall during Paralympic Winter Games Period

The city of Almaty awoke to thirty centimetres of fresh, natural snowfall in the mountains, which coincides with the city’s Games Concept for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games – real conditions for winter sports.

Almaty Seeking Momentum in Race for 2022 Olympics

(ATR) Kazakhstani Olympian Vladimir Smirnov is optimistic for Almaty as the IOC shortlist date approaches.

"Still Plenty of Work Ahead" - Putin

(ATR) While the Sochi Olympics are getting rave reviews from the IOC and Games organizers, the most important Olympic official says there is “plenty of work ahead.”

Top Story Replay -- Smooth Arrival in Sochi, Rough Edges Remain

(ATR) Remarkable changes meet rough edges in Sochi with Winter Olympics three weeks away. Ed Hula reports from the Olympic City.

Avalanche Warnings; No Polish Boycott; Russian Olympic Hopeful

(ATR) Russian ministry issues avalanche warning in mountains near Sochi... Poland will not boycott Sochi Olympics says Prime Minister... Young Russian hockey forward Nichushkin wants to play in Olympics...

Russia Fulfilled Sochi Bid Vows, Says Olympic Chief

(RIA Novosti) Russia has fulfilled the vows it made during the bidding process for the 2014 Winter Games, the country's Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov said Wednesday.

A relay of champions carries the WWG torch