Winter Sports

Former Olympic champion Cousins to support British figure skating talent

By Zjan Shirinian

Robin Cousins will support six figure skaters as they prepare for major competitions ©Getty ImagesFormer figure skating Olympic champion Robin Cousins will help support and develop Great Britain's next generation of world-class skaters after taking up a new role.

Hashimoto apologises for "shameful" behaviour at post Sochi 2014 party but avoids disciplinary action

By Gary Anderson

Seiko Hashimoto has apologised for her behaviour at a party in Sochi where she was seen hugging and kissing figure skater Daisuke Takahashi ©Getty ImagesJapan Skating Federation President and Tokyo 2020 Executive Board member Seiko Hashimoto has apologised for her behaviour at a post Sochi 2014 party at which she was seen kissing and embracing figure skater Daisuke Takahashi.

Former world champion denies sexual assault by Japan Skating Federation President

By Gary Anderson

Daisuke Takahashi has denied that he was the victim of any sexual harassment from Seiko Hashimoto ©Getty ImagesFormer figure skating world champion Daisuke Takahashi has denied he was subjected to sexual harassment by Japan Skating Federation President Seiko Hashimoto, a member of the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board. 

Manchester gearing up for inaugural European Indoor Moguls Championships

By Gary Anderson

The Chill Factore in Manchester will host the first ever European Indoor Moguls Championships next month ©Chill FactoreThe Chill Factore in Manchester is set to play host to the inaugural International Ski Federation (FIS) European Indoor Moguls Championships which will feature some of the top skiers from Britain and Europe next month.

Sakhalin tipped as training base for Russian Olympic skiers ahead of Pyeongchang 2018

By Emily Goddard

The Russian Olympic skiing team may be based in Sakhalin ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games ©WikipediaSakhalin has been tipped as the training base for the Russian Olympic skiing team ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games.

New Zealand Government announces major funding support for the Winter Games NZ

By Gary Anderson

The New Zealand Government has announced almost $3million of funding for the next two editions of the Winter Games NZ ©Getty ImagesThe New Zealand Government has pledged almost NZD$3 million (£1.5 million/$2.5 million/€2 million) of funding support for the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Winter Games NZ.

US charity gives $73,000 of funding to World Curling Federation

By Gary Anderson

The World Curling Federation has been given a financial boost from US charity Foundation for Global Sports Development ©Getty ImagesThe World Curling Federation (WCF) has received a significant financial boost of $73,000 (£44,000/€55,000) from the Foundation for Global Sports Development to support two special programmes.

Thompson named new British and Scottish curling performance director

By Emily Goddard

The British men's curling team of David Murdoch, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews, Michael Goodfellow and Tom Brewster claimed a silver medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesGraeme Thompson will lead the British and Scottish men's, women's and wheelchair curling programme to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games after being named the new performance director.

Right time to move on says Howie as she steps down as head coach of British women’s curling

By Gary Anderson

Rhona Howie (centre) has stepped down as head coach of Britain and Scotland's women's curling teams ©Getty Images After four years in the job, Rhona Howie has announced she is leaving her role as head coach of the British women's performance curling programme just months after guiding Team GB to bronze at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
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