BEHIND THE SCENES: From “plastic” snow to the future of “Big Air” and the impossibility of a Winter Games in the Southern Hemisphere

With long experience in evaluation and coordination commissions of the Olympic Games, José Luis Marcó analyzed in an interview with Around the Rings the changes of the last decades and the challenges for the future.

DAY #9 SPORTS FOCUS: Erin “Speedy” Jackson speeds to maiden Olympic gold, while snowfall wreaks havoc on skiing events

Through the sacrifice of a teammate, and a blistering fast skate, U.S. speed skater Erin Jackson put the cherry on top of a heartwarming story by claiming victory in the women’s 500m. The action on ice may have been hot, but outside temperatures were cold as snow fell throughout the competition zones for Beijing 2022

Is a snow job to blame for an Olympic flame out?

Snowy weather conditions in Beijing may have extinguished the Olympic flame, but local organizers aren’t talking

Real snow finally arrives at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The forecast calls for snow as the 2022 Winter Olympics enter the second week of competition. The shifting weather may cause some shifting schedules and force athletes to adapt to a new set of conditions as the possibility of stronger winds looms over the Winter Olympics.

“For the ski racers, it’s just like paradise” as man-made snow blankets the slopes

Beijing will mark the first time Olympic athletes will compete almost entirely on artificial snow

Rough Start for Cortina 2021

(ATR) The first three days of racing at the Alpine World Ski Championships cancelled due to uncooperative weather.

ICYMI: Baseball, Softball Adapt and Grow; Iran Judoka Seeks Asylum

(ATR) #ICYMI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve.

Let It Snow in Tokyo

(ATR) Tokyo 2020 organizers will try artificial snow to combat the oppressive heat expected at next year's Olympics.

Beijing 2022 Construction Begins in Yanqing

(ATR) Work begins on the third cluster of venues ahead of next Winter Games.

Good Weather Brings Beijing 2022 Construction

(ATR) Construction at a Beijing 2022 venue has restarted, given permitting weather.

Snow Not Slowing Paralympic Accessibility

(ATR) "Unprecedented" levels of snow are not going to slow down world class para-athletes in accessible venues.

Snow Volleyball Night Captivates at Austria House -- Photodesk

(ATR) The volleyball federation replaces sand with snow and summer for winter to showcase a new discipline.

Curling Kicks Off PyeongChang 2018 Competition -- Federations Focus

(ATR) Also: FIVB showcases snow volleyball in South Korea; FIFA turns to Rodchenkov to investigate Russian doping.

Hahnenkamm Conditions Provide Relief to Challenging Ski Season

(ATR) Sunny skies and plenty of snow should provide ideal conditions for skiers this weekend in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

Team USA repeats success in final downhill race of IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

Mark Bathum leads U.S. to three-medal performance with gold

Fresh Snow in Lillehammer, Countdown to Winter YOG

(ATR) Lillehammer has been blanketed by fresh snow less than 90 days until opening of Winter YOG.

Vonn, Alpine Skiers "Perplexed" About Beijing 2022

(ATR) The world's top skiers question IOC decision to bring the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing.

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.

Experts: "Winter Conditions in Zhangjiakou are Quite Fantastic"

From Beijing 2022: On June 24 a team of international experts came together to underline how Zhangjiakou offers ideal conditions for winter sports and would be an excellent host 2022 Games.

IOC Cites Finances, Accommodations as Risks for Almaty Olympic Bid

(ATR) The IOC also raises concerns about the budget of the organizing committee.

Chinese Olympic Bid May Leave Farmers Dry -- Top Story Replay

(ATR) The New York Times reports China may go to great lengths to produce artificial snow for the 2022 Olympics.

Chinese Olympic Bid May Leave Farmers Dry

(ATR) The New York Times reports China may go to great lengths to produce artificial snow for the 2022 Olympics.

Sochi Spokesperson Downplays Corruption Concerns -- On the Scene

(ATR) 2014 budgets beyond reproach … Olympic Village opening ceremony… Olympic record for warm weather predicted.

Swedish Snub; No Snow Problem; Ships in Port Sochi

(ATR) Sweden's sports minister to boycott the Opening Ceremony ... Snow will be adequate at Olympics ... Eight vessels will be moored in Port Sochi during Games.

Sochi KHL Team Gets Name; Sochi Preparation Videos

(ATR) Sochi's KHL team named the Dolphins... Videos showing the Olympic Preparations for the Coastal and Snow clusters...

Russian Uniforms; Sochi Subsidies; Snow Cyclones Threaten Olympics

(ATR) Russia releases Olympic uniforms... Government authorizes more Sochi subsidies... Snow Cyclones threaten Olympics...

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...

Sochi Shamans Pray For Snow; Athletes Guide

(ATR) Sochi 2014 will bring in shamans to pray for snow in the mountains, and a handy guide for the medal favorites in Sochi in this RIA Novosti Roundup...

RIA-Novosti Roundup -- No Snow Deficit for Sochi, Brazil-Style Protests for 2018 World

(ATR) Russia's Olympic chief says there will be "no problems with snow" for Sochi... Sports ministry announces ambitious medal target for Sochi... Mutko says Brazil-style protests unlikely for 2018 World Cup... More inside from Around the Rings' official Sochi 2014 media partner RIA-Novosti... 

Rogge: "You Cannot Dream of a Better" Winter YOG Ambassador Team

(ATR) Ski halfpipe world champion Kevin Rolland joins the ranks of 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games ambassadors. ATR's Ed Hula III reports from Lausanne.

Vancouver View -- Winter Weather; No Security Threats; Ceremony Hints

(ATR) Winter weather finally hits the Winter Olympics... No credible security threats... Some hints about closing ceremony.

ATR Q&A: FIS President on Vancouver Olympics, 2018 Race

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper tells Around the Rings transportation and not snow may be his biggest concern for the Vancouver Olympics. More in the Around the Rings interview.

SAP’s Qualtrics Boosts Deal Size to Seek $1.5 Billion in IPO

Why Dealmakers Expect Tech M&A to Keep Up Its Red-Hot Run

Blackstone Names Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman as Senior Adviser

Snowflake Rally Defies End of Lockup Freeing Millions of Shares

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