Utah Olympic Park expansion, aided by $5 million donation, bolsters Salt Lake City Olympic bid

Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation president Colin Hilton highlights the purpose and vision behind the new ‘Phase Two’ expansion, while noting that it will allow the possibility of additional events to be held at Utah Olympic Park should the U.S. state win its bid for 2030 or 2034. Latest poll indicates that 79% of Utahns support a return of the Winter Olympics

$5 million donation will help expand Utah Olympic Park

A large donation by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation will help to complete the second phase of the Utah Olympic Park expansion with hopes set on hosting the 2030 or 2034 Winter Games

Cortina mayor Ghedina, who helped bring the Winter Olympics back to the Dolomites, defeated in election

Gianpietro Ghedina, a staunch supporter of the controversial Cortina d’Ampezzo bobsleigh renovation project, loses Cortina mayoral election. Ghedina received 24% of the vote to his successor Gianluca Lorenzi’s 37%. CONI president Giovanni Malago about Lorenzi: “I know that he will work for the good of the Olympics”

Bode Miller reminisces about Vancouver 2010 success and redemption

The U.S. Alpine skier charged to three Olympic medals, including gold in combined, at the Vancouver 2010 Games. It was an inspiring performance following disappointment and criticism at Torino 2006, that Miller called “very validating”

Salt Lake City-Utah Games Committee prepares to host IOC visitors

An IOC inspection team will visit Utah’s proposed venue sites, most of which saw action during the 2002 Winter Games, as the search for a 2030 host city moves forward

Swedish gold medalist donates medal to jailed Chinese bookseller

Swedish speed skater Nils van der Poel donated one of his two Olympic gold medals to Gui Minhai who is currently imprisoned in China. He presented the medal to Gui Minhai’s daughter Angela on Friday.

Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy ready to step into the Olympic spotlight

Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo signaled their readiness to step into the Olympic spotlight during the closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The Italian cities are ready to host an Olympic Games defined best by their dual nature

Off the podium, small and non-traditional nations shine in Beijing

They may have not won any medals in Beijing, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t historic results worth highlighting and celebrating from small and non-traditional winter sports nations.

Eileen Gu rises to the occasion in Beijing

Eileen Gu’s impressive performance in freestyle skiing helps cap off the first edition of the Winter Olympics held in China. Her success as seen her become a superstar in the host country.

Bach reminds Beijing 2022 organizers to remain apolitical

IOC President Thomas Bach reaffirmed his organization’s commitment to staging an apolitical Olympics after a Beijing 2022 spokesperson made controversial comments on Taiwan and Xinjiang.

ROC President claims figure skating team event results are non-revisable

ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov stated his position on the distribution of medals in the figure skating team event as the controversy surrounding figure skating at the 2022 Winter Olympic continues to grow.

Beijing 2022 organizers report zero positive tests for Covid-19 in daily testing figures

Organizers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics have reported zero positive tests for Covid-19 within their daily testing figure for the first time. Officials representing Beijing 2022 hailed the countermeasures against Covid-19 a success.

Torches given to athletes as placeholders for delayed medal ceremony

Torches before medals? Members of the United States figure skating team have reportedly been gifted torches as placeholders for their delayed medals by IOC President Thomas Bach.

From 17 to 37, ice hockey brilliance is not a matter of age in Beijing

The absence of NHL players at the 2022 Winter Olympics left a star-shaped void on rosters of national teams. However, players young and old have risen to the task to give Dan new heroes to cheer for as the tournament comes to a close.

Wrong turn costs Norwegian skier a chance at a medal

He had just been cleared to compete a day earlier after isolating for two weeks due to COVID-19

British speed skaters finance Olympic dream through coffee

British speed skating duo, Cornelius Kersten and Ellia Smeding, aren’t only fueled by coffee, but they’re financed by it as well. The two founded their own coffee company as they chased a mutual dream of competing at the Winter Olympics.

Figure skating team event medals unlikely to be awarded before conclusion of Beijing Winter Olympics

It would be an unprecedented conundrum for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) if the medal ceremony wasn’t to take place before the end of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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

Bobsleigh and skeleton bring art to the fore at the Winter Olympic Games

Every four years, bobsleigh and skeleton bring explosive speeds and athletic action to the icy curves of the Olympic track. However, the two sports also present a stunning array of imagery through the designs displayed on the helmets and sleds of athletes as they wind their way down the track.

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.

Covid-19 cases connected to the Winter Olympics decline from worst spike as the second week of the Games begins

Daily cases numbers have stabilized over the last few days, hovering just over or just under double digit numbers. Select athletes continue to be impacted by the virus, while the low case numbers alleviate early fears about the transmission of the virus at the Winter Olympics.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard opens investigation after indigenous Olympian accuses coach of abuse and athlete of racism

U.S. Ski and Snowboard have opened an investigation into allegations of abuse and racism within the United States Snowboard Team after a series of Instagram posts made by 2010 Olympian Callan Chythlook-Sifsof.

With an 8-0 defeat, Chinese men’s ice hockey team takes to Olympic ice after enduring bumpy road to the Games

The Chinese men’s national ice hockey team finally got a chance to prove doubters and detractors wrong as the they took to the ice at the National Indoor Stadium. The team didn’t come away, of course, with a win against the powerful U.S. team, but they put up a respectable effort given pre-tournament concerns about the team’s competitiveness.

ANOC Executive Council stages hybrid meeting in Beijing

The ANOC Executive Council meet virtually and in Beijing to discuss the 2022 Winter Olympics, work on the association’s own projects, and deadlines for the upcoming ANOC elections.

Athlete convicted of doping wins first gold medal of Beijing 2022

Norway’s Therese Johaug won the first gold medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics in commanding fashion. The race was her first at a Winter Olympics since 2014, after a doping ban kept her from competition in 2018.

“Warmer, more relaxed and simpler than 2008″: Zhang Yimou reflects on his second opening ceremony in the same host city

Chinese director Zhang Yimou accomplished the unique feat of a directing two opening ceremonies in the same host city on Friday. The director discussed his creation, while withholding information about the closing ceremony.

India initiates diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 after Chinese soldier appears as torchbearer

There will no diplomatic representation of India at the opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing 2022. The decision was made after a Chinese soldier, injured during combat with India, participated in the Olympic torch relay

Belgian athlete’s quarantine saga underscores difficulties faced by athletes in pandemic affected Winter Olympics

A video posted to Instagram by Kim Meylemans went viral on Wednesday, as her participation at the Winter Olympics continued to be impacted by COVID-19.

Utah celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with events and activities

Winter Sports World: Remembering Salt Lake City 2002; Utah and its Olympic ski resorts celebrate their 20th Anniversary

2002 U.S. Winter Olympians Shannon Bahrke, Tristan Gale and Marco Sullivan recall and reflect upon a memorable XIX Winter Games that were staged under the dark shadow of the 9/11 terrorism attacks. The athletes also share anecdotes about Mitt Romney displaying his leadership.