If perseverance counts, South Korea will win the right to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. This is their third bid in eight years and after losing twice they are determined to win this time.
As Sochi 2014 reaches the midway mark in its preparations for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission paid its fourth visit to the Russian host city from 12 to 14 October. The Commission praised Sochi’s progress and said that, with 1,212 days to go, the Russian organisers remain on track to host great Olympic Winter Games in 2014.
South Africa basked Saturday in the success of its trouble-free World Cup, as finishing touches were put to the closing ceremony with superstar Shakira and a herd of giant elephant puppets.
Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch is in "very serious" condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Barcelona. The 89-year-old Spaniard was admitted Sunday after experiencing heart trouble and soon after went into shock, Quiron Hospital chief of internal medicine Rafael Esteban said Tuesday at a news conference. He says Samaranch is sedated and on a respirator.
Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018
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Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.
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There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.