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WINTER OLYMPICS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2022
Sapporo mayor to halt 2030 Olympic bid promotion amid Tokyo Games scandal
A public survey about the city hosting the Games was held in March, but amid declining support for another Olympics, a similar survey will be conducted nationwide.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Dec 12, 2022
Delayed pick for 2030 Winter Olympics host puts Sapporo in a bind
The IOC's announcement could further complicate the city's effort, as bid supporters and opponents face off next year — especially in April's local elections.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 7, 2022
Citing climate change, IOC postpones 2030 Winter Games host selection
The preliminary results of leading academic research have shown a potential reduction in the number of climate-reliable hosts, according to the commission.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 28, 2022
World Anti-Doping Agency warns Russia over Kamila Valieva's doping case
The World Anti-Doping Agency has warned the Russian Anti-Doping Agency it will take the case of teenage figure skater Kamila Valieva to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if the Russian agency does not promptly resolve its investigation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 19, 2022
Arrest of former Tokyo Olympics executive has Sapporo worried
The city is in the middle of efforts to drive up public support for its 2030 Winter Games bid, and reduced enthusiasm due to the scandal could prove fatal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 23, 2022
One year on, Japan tasked with passing on lessons from Tokyo Olympics
Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, hopes to glean both positive and negative lessons from Tokyo as it bids to host the 2030 Winter Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 6, 2022
IOC's Bach praises Japan's coordination behind Sapporo 2030 bid
The Hokkaido capital, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, has expressed interest in holding the 2030 games and faces rival bids from Salt Lake City and Vancouver.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2022
Chinese fans praise Yuzuru Hanyu for valiant effort
'It's a pity that Hanyu missed a medal, but he took on a challenge that nobody has done before. The spirit is wonderful.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 4, 2022
Olympic delegations should side with Taiwan and leave their national flags at home
Although the Olympic Charter forbids discrimination, the International Olympic Committee bans the Taiwanese from expressing their national identity, even after a hard-earned victory.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 4, 2022
Why mountain communities need the Winter Games
“When kids see members from their community qualify for the Olympics, they aim high, bolstered because they see what's possible.”
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 4, 2022
What to watch at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Catch up on five key storylines to keep an eye on at the Games over the next couple of weeks.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 19, 2022
Climate change will limit choice for Winter Games hosts, study says
According to the study, only Sapporo would be able to provide safe conditions to stage the Winter Olympics again by the end of the century if greenhouse gases are not dramatically reduced.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 17, 2022
Omicron penetrates China’s political, financial and tech hubs
China has detected locally-transmitted omicron infections in the capital Beijing, the financial center Shanghai, and Guangdong, which together account for one-fifth of the country's GDP.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2022
One more time? Sapporo, like Tokyo, wants to host its second Olympics
It is hoped that plans to make use of existing facilities will allay fears over costs, but nonetheless local support for a bid for the 2030 Winter Games looks to be on the wane.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 1, 2022
Sapporo could lock up 2030 Winter Olympics in 2022
The International Olympic Committee and Japanese officials have been holding behind-the-scenes talks that could secure Sapporo's bid.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Dec 18, 2021
Sapporo faces uphill battle convincing public about 2030 Winter Games bid
About half of all respondents to a 2014 survey said they were worried about how much the Games would cost. A lot has changed since then.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 16, 2021
Should Tokyo boycott the Beijing Olympic Games?
The Japanese government reportedly will refrain from sending a Cabinet minister to the Winter Olympics in Beijing. But that decision has yet to be reached.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 10, 2021
Diplomatic boycott of China's Winter Games is the right move
China will dismiss the boycott as persecution rather than protest and will use the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse a diminished diplomatic presence.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 13, 2021
Sapporo eyes 20% cost cut in bid for 2030 Winter Olympics
The northern city intends to review its bid for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2030, looking to reduce costs by up to u00a590 billion ($790 million) or 20% of the total.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Oct 6, 2021
Salt Lake City ready to bid for Winter Games, but which one a mystery
The 2002 host has secured venue and hotel contracts, but has not decided if it will pursue the 2030 or 2034 edition of the Winter Games.

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