Winter Sports

New slalom Para-snowboard event to be pioneered after successful Sochi debut

By Nick Butler

Plans are in place to increase the number of Para-snowboard events following a successful debut at Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 16 - Plans are in place to introduce a new slalom snowboarding discipline to the Paralympic programme following the successful debut of the sport at Sochi 2014.

Strong leads Shea and Gabel at Snowboard Cross National Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 9 - Evan Strong was crowned US national champion at Copper Mountain today ©Getty Images Evan Strong took gold at the US Paralympics Snowboard Cross National Championships today finishing ahead of rivals Mike Shea and Keith Gabel in a repeat of the podium placings at Sochi 2014. 

Lillehammer to host World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event

By Emily Goddard

Lillehammer has been named as the host of the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event this November ©Getty ImagesApril 4 - Norwegian town Lillehammer has been revealed as the host of the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification Event, due to place on November 1 until 6 this year.

Finland's Matti Suur-Hamari named February's IPC Athlete of the Month

By Paul Osborne

Matti Suur-Hamari has been voted IPC Athlete of the Month for February ©MattiSuur-HamariMarch 6 - Finnish snowboarder Matti Suur-Hamari has been voted the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for February.

British wheelchair curler Killin to miss Sochi 2014 due to illness

By Emily Goddard

British wheelchair curling veteran Tom Killin will miss Sochi 2014 due to illness ©Getty ImagesFebruary 28 - Tom Killin, the Briton who won a wheelchair curling silver medal at the Turin 2006 Paralympics, will miss Sochi 2014 due to ill health.

Nordic skier reprimanded for anti-doping violation

By Zjan Shirinian

Denis Petrenko returned an “adverse analytical finding” for Acetazolamide in an out-of-competition test ©Getty Images February 27 - Nordic skier Denis Petrenko has been issued with a reprimand by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for an anti-doping rule violation.

Australian pays tribute to dead team-mate with victory in IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

By Paul Osborne

Australia's Toby Kane paid a perfect tribute to his team-mate Matthew Robinson with victory in the super-combined event at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals ©Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - Australian Toby Kane paid the perfect tribute to his snowboarding team-mate Matthew Robinson today as he secured a stunning victory in the super-combined event on the final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Tarvisio, Italy.

Dominant start for Russian skiers at IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals

By Paul Osborne

Inga Medvedeva struck twice at the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals, winning her opening two races in Italy ©Getty ImagesFebruary 25 - Russian Alpine skiers Aleksandra Frantceva and Inga Medvedeva have peaked at the perfect time in their bid for Paralympic glory, each taking two victories on the opening day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Alpine Skiing World Cup finals just two weeks before the Games.

Para-snowboarder Robinson dies en route to Melbourne

By Gary Anderson

February 21 - Matthew Robinson ©APCAustralian Para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson has tragically died during a specially arranged flight home to Melbourne after he underwent surgery on serious neck and spinal injuries in a Barcelona hospital last week.
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