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 ...