Olympic Notes: China In Line To Bid For 2022 Winter Olympics
China's government is working toward a joint bid from Beijing and nearby cold-weather tourist destination Zhangjiakou to co-host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Zhangjiakou Vice Mayor Zheng Lirong "confirmed the plans to try to host the quadrennial winter extravaganza" (INT'L BUSINESS TIMES, 12/26). ... CTS Eventim AG, operating in Russia under the brand of Parter.ru, has been appointed as the supplier of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee in the category of ticketing services. The German company will provide a safe online ticketing platform that will help the committee deliver a fair and transparent system for ticket distribution (Sochi 2014). ... Newly-hired Panama Olympic Committee (COP) President Camilo Amado announced a plan to reform the organization during his four-year term. Amado said he aimed "to completely reform the COP's statues, so it can be registered both in Panama and at the International Olympic Committee" (XINHUA, 12/31).