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Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Announcement
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Announcement (Photo: IOC/Ubald Rutar)
With the winning bid, Beijing, China, becomes the first city to host a Summer and Winter Games. But with only two official bids, it seems nobody wants to stage winter's premier athletic event.

The International Olympic Committee, this morning, named Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics making it the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Games—and within 14 years, at that. 

With a proposed budget of $1.5 billion (U.S.), Beijing plans to use much of the same infrastructure it built for the Summer Games in 2008—such as the Bird’s Nest stadium. With that as a headstart, Beijing anticipates breaking even or making profit after hosting the Games. We'll see. 

Explore Lake Placid, NY

With the highest vert in the East, Whiteface rocks. But in and around the home of two Winter Olympics, there’s a lot more than skiing to keep you entertained.

Serious G’s » Lake Placid Bobsled Experience

WHY GO » And you thought skiing was an adrenaline rush. Try flying through banked turns at freeway speeds. A professional driver and brakeman are provided. All you have to do is strap on your helmet and hold tight for a thrilling half-mile. whiteface.com/activities/bobsled-experience

Battle of the Brands

Battle of the Brands
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Olympic racers are fast company, but who’s the fastest company? You’d better believe ski manufacturers keep track. Here are the ones to watch.

Even casual watchers of NASCAR auto racing know the guy to beat these days is Jimmie Johnson. What’s more, they can tell you what kind of car he drives: the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Chevy, of course, pays lots of money to sponsor Johnson. And it does so gladly, happy to have its brand associated with success in the impressionable minds of millions of fans.

Road to Sochi: Travis Ganong

Road to Sochi: Travis Ganong
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The U.S. alpine racer dishes on Olympic prep and ski racing in the States.

Growing up in a family of skiers, it was only a matter of time before U.S. Ski Teamer Travis Ganong found himself in a position to leave his mark on the international skiing community. So with the 2014 Winter Olympics right around the corner, Skiing caught up with the medal hopeful on his training, approach to the Games, and the future of the U.S. racing scene.

How has your training been going leading up to the Olympics.

U.S. Ski Team Names Sochi Squad

U.S. Ski Team Names Sochi Squad
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Miller, Ligety, Mancuso and first-time Olympian Shiffrin headline what may be strongest American ski squad ever.

Even without the injured Lindsey Vonn, winner of 59 World Cup races, the American alpine racing Olympic team looks one of the strongest ever. The U.S. Ski Team announced its Sochi team Sunday. It includes proven medal winners like Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso along with an Olympic newcomer—18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin—who’s already demonstrated that she’s the woman to beat in slalom and has been making impressive inroads in GS. The Games begin in just two weeks, starting with the men’s downhill on Feb. 9 and the women’s super combined on Feb. 10.

Road to Sochi: Third Time's a Charm

Road to Sochi: Third Time's a Charm
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U.S. downhiller Stacey Cook, now an Olympic veteran, sets lofty goals for Sochi.

With some ups and downs in her Olympic career, Mammoth, Calif. skier Stacey Cook is hoping a trip to Sochi will be just the ticket to fulfill her gold medal hopes.

We caught up with her to find out more about those hopes and dreams. 

When did you start racing Downhill?

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly
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19-year-old ski jumping Olympic hopeful Sarah Hendrickson talks family, teammates, and flying the length of a football field.

Sarah Hendrickson is on top of the world. Well, technically, she’s soaring above it. During the 2013 season, she won the World Championship and placed second at the World Cup. Now, she’s working towards Sochi. And despite a knee injury this season that sidelined her, she's still hoping to represent the U.S. in Sochi.

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