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First of two Winter Universiade Opening Ceremonies to begin in Slovakia

By Michael Pavitt

Granada will start hosting the event from February 4 ©Granada2015Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia is hosting the first of two Opening Ceremonies at this years' Winter Universiade tonight, with the venue due to stage Nordic and Biathlon events, while the official opening will take place in Granada, Spain, next month.

Jansrud earns tight win in weather-affected downhill event at FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Kjetil Jansrud earned a close victory to cement his second place on the overall World Cup leaderboard ©Getty ImagesNorway's Kjetil Jansrud claimed a narrow win in the men's downhill event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup event at Kitzbuehel, Austria, to cement his second-place position in the overall standings.

Curry wins home gold to spice up US Open Taekwondo Championships

By Liam Morgan

Team USA enjoyed a successful third day at the US Open Taekwondo Championships at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando ©WTFHosts United States enjoyed a successful medal haul at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) US Open Championships in Orlando.

Melbārdis snatches lead at top of two-man World Cup standings after win in St Moritz

By Daniel Etchells

Oskars Melbardis (third from right) raises his arm in victory in St. Moritz, Switzerland ©FIBT 2015Latvia's Oskars Melbārdis has edged to the top of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation two-man bobsleigh World Cup standings after coming out on top in St Moritz, Switzerland.

Pellegrino makes history at FIS Cross Country World Cup with third straight sprint victory

By Liam Morgan

Federico Pellegrino claimed an historic third-straight sprint victory in Rybinsk ©Getty ImagesItalian Federico Pellegrino became the first athlete to win three consecutive sprint races as he claimed victory in the 1.2 kilometre free technique sprint event at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross Country World Cup in Rybinsk, Russia.

Double European short track gold for Christie to ease Olympic heartbreak

By Nick Butler

Elise Christie celebrates after crossing the line to win the second of two European gold medals today ©Getty ImagesGreat Britain's Elise Christie enjoyed a day of dominance at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, today, triumphing over both 500 and 1500 metres.

Luger Loch wins again on a day of double delight for Germany

By Michael Pavitt

Felix Loch has a commanding lead in the World Cup standings ©Getty ImagesFelix Loch took his fifth International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup victory of the season as the Olympic champion continues to show his domination of the sport, while his compatriots Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken slid to gold in the doubles event.

Brașov's 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid backed by Romanian volunteers

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley, Austria

Volunteers from the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Brașov show their support for the city's bid to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Brasov 2020 Youth Olympic GamesVolunteers from the winter edition of the 2013 European Youth Olympic Festival in Brașov have come together to support the Romanian city's bid to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Formidable duo Schempp and Domracheva both seal hat-trick of victories at biathlon World Cup

By Liam Morgan

Schempp sealed a deserved hat-trick with his third consecutive win in the pursuit event ©Getty ImagesGermany's Simon Schempp and Darya Domracheva of Belarus extended their formidable form as they both sealed a hat-trick of International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup victories in Antholz, Italy.
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