Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

I’m not sure if you remember but late last year, I wrote a post about the clip on John Oliver talking about how no one wanted to host the 2022 Olympics. Except Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan. I even put up a poll to see which city you wanted to see the Olympics at! If you’re wondering about the results…

poll 2022

Alas, for those who voted for Kazakhstan, it was announced today that the 2022 Olympics will be held in Beijing – the first capital city in the world to hold both Summer and Winter Olympics. Somehow I’m not surprised and I’m not sure how to feel about it. I think I’ll wait and see what’s in store.

What do you think of the IOC’s decision to put the Olympics in Beijing? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments!

~The Rinkside Cafe

Slowly Recharging

Hello darling readers!

I know I’ve been neglecting this blog but after the long season, I really needed to recharge, especially since my life has gone up and down furiously. There have been a lot of difficult times this year and I’ve been struggling to keep it together sometimes. Things are still up and down but I know I can manage somehow. For now, I’ll recharge and post once in a while until the season starts so I hope you can be patient with me.

In any case, I thank you all who have read, commented or followed me on Twitter and I hope that you’ll continue to participate in the discussion on this blog. I started writing here as a way to write down my thoughts on skating and I didn’t expect anyone to start reading this. I’m always surprised and happy whenever I see a comment from a reader – it really makes my day. I still have a lot of content and ideas for this blog and I think next season will be very exciting. One of the things I’m excited about are the return of two legends…

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’ll be more excited for one skater than the other but good skating is appreciated nonetheless. What are your thoughts on the return of Mao Asada and Patrick Chan? Let me know in the comments!

~The Rinkside Cafe