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Katarina Witt looks on during a news conference on behalf the Munich 2018 bid committee in the Main Press Centre during day four of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

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.

International Ski Federation has “absolute confidence” in Sochi 2014’s Preparations

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.

Entertainers perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 3, 2010 in Delhi, India.

If Olympic bids are based on opening ceremonies, India has given itself every chance of hosting the biggest sporting event of all.

Proctor & Gamble

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Procter and Gamble (P&G) will join The Olympic Partners (TOP) Programme.

IOC President Jacques Rogge (2nd L) visits the Olympic Stadium as the 2012th seat is fitted on July 5, 2010 in London, England.

IOC president Jacques Rogge said London 2012 was a "beautiful example" of what the Olympics should be about,

South Africa fans show their support for Nelson Mandela at the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The president of South Africa's Olympic Committee says the country will consider a bid for the 2020 or 2024 Games.

South Africa shines

11 July 2010
South Africa fans show their support for Nelson Mandela at the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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.

IOC honorary life president Juan Antonio Samaranch addresses IOC members.

Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died on Wednesday aged 89, was a giant of the Olympic movement, heading the IOC for 21 years

John Coates, President of the AOC, left, shakes hands with Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC, watched by Minister for the Olympics, Michael Knight at the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of IOC Honorary Life President, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

IOC honorary life president Juan Antonio Samaranch addresses IOC members.

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.