Beijing confident in 2022 Games bid

Jul 29, 2015

Beijing confident in 2022 Games bid

Beijing has marketed its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics as the reliable choice, despite concerns about a lack of natural snow, notoriously bad air pollution and warnings about the government’s treatment of political dissidents and minority groups. As the IOC prepares to ...

Hokkaido city's new sport — shoveling snow

Mar 4, 2014

Hokkaido city's new sport — shoveling snow

The president of a consulting firm in Otaru, Hokkaido, has created a nationwide association to promote snow shoveling, with the aim of turning the tedious work into a seasonal sport. The first international competition for snow shoveling took place in Otaru in January and ...