Calgarians have voted against a proposal to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Here a young girl learns to skate at the Calgary Olympic Plaza, built for the 1988 Games.
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Calgary is the latest city to reject bidding for the Olympics. A lack of a vision for the city and a council concerned with short-term political gains explain why an Olympic plebiscite was defeated.
Olympian Bradley Wiggins.
Doping controversy around British cycling and athletics is the latest sign that sports authorities need to do something drastic.
Come together: South Korea’s president and first lady (front) with North Korea’s head of state and Kim Jong-un’s sister.
North Korea clearly understands that going straight into high-level negotiations isn't always the way to make a breakthrough.
A streamlined Lizzie Yarnold sliding her way to gold.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain's medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
Conditioning for the cold.
Techniques and technology can help athletes perform at their best even in freezing temperatures.
Sporting events like the Winter Olympics are one of TV’s most valuable products.
Olympics have often provided the impetus for large-scale broadcasting innovations, such as when TV was introduced in Australia to broadcast the 1956 Games.
Alexander Tretyakov, one of the Russian athletes whose lifetime ban was overturned in January.
The politics of Russia's Olympic doping ban.
Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.
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The long winter Olympic journey from Chamonix in 1924 to PyeongChang in 2018.
Rising global temperatures may make many cities too warm to host the Winter Games in the future.
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The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?
South Korea’s goalie Shin So-jung reacts after giving up a goal to Switzerland in the first game played by the combined Koreas women’s hockey team the 2018 Winter Olympics. Korea lost its opening game 8-0.
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The joint South Korean-North Korean women's Olympic hockey team has angered fans of the game and raised concerns about athlete morale. But the media spotlight is actually good for the game.
Snowboarding is one of just two Winter Olympic sports to receive funding under Winning Edge.
It's not out of reach for the Australian Winter Olympic team to meet the Winning Edge targets of a top-15 finish on the medal tally.
Dick’s Sporting Goods presenting Team USA – including Olympic gymnast Simone Biles – a check for $236,000.
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Sexual abuse is a chronic condition that afflicts many other sports besides gymnastics.
Talks between North and South Korea have led to the rogue North agreeing to send a delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
North Korea sending a delegation to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea may be a global shadow puppet show – or it might help thaw the frozen relations between the two countries.
The Russian flag will not fly at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The ban on Russia competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics is unique: it is directly linked to the country’s lack of sporting integrity.
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China can go into the 2022 Winter Olympics with a sense of 'been there, done that'.
Beijing celebrates being selected as hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Whatever hoo ha about human rights and corruption gets attached to the Chinese Winter Olympics victory, it won't be allowed to detract from the event itself.
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What has Beijing gotten itself into?
Upholding Olympic values and ideals?
The International Olympic Committee will choose between two non-democratic countries – China and Kazakhstan – for the 2022 Winter Olympics. A sign of things to come?
Last year, the inhabitants of Bavaria overwhelmingly voted against Munich even bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Ludwig Hartman, a member of the Green Party in the Bavarian state legislature…
The Winter Games in Sochi cost $50 billion, making them the most expensive ever.
The competition to host the Olympic Games has typically been fierce, but an increased awareness of the giant money pit they usually become is convincing some cities to think twice. Earlier this month Oslo…