Winter Sports

Hong Kong and Qatar become conditional members of World Curling Federation

By Paul Osborne

The Hong Kong Curling Association and the Qatar Curling Federation have each been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation ©Getty ImagesCurling is sweeping to pastures new with the news both Hong Kong and Qatar have been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation (WCF).

Four new directors added to Women's Ski Jumping USA Board

By Daniel Etchells

The United States' Jessica Jerome competes during the first round of the International Ski Federation Ski Jumping World Cup for women in March ©Getty ImagesFour new members have joined the Women's Ski Jumping USA (WSJ-USA) Board of Directors, as the Federation enters a new era following the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. 

Unique fan-orientated website launched by Italian Winter Sports Federation

By Daniel Etchells

The Italian Winter Sports Federation is keen to enhance its brand on both a national and international level ©Infront Sports & Media AG 2014A state-of-the-art website has been launched by the Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) and its strategic partner Infront Sports & Media.

FIS Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships to be broadcast on YouTube

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Free coverage on YouTube will be a way to broadcast the Freestyle and Snowboarding World Championships, it is hoped ©AFP/Getty ImagesCoverage of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships will be broadcast free-of-charge on YouTube for the first time next January, it was announced 

ISU asks for synchronised figure skating and mass start speed race to be added to Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

A speed skating mass start could join synchronised figure skating at Pyeongchang 2018 if the International Skating Union gets its way ©Getty ImagesSynchronised figure skating and a mass start long-track speed skating event could both be added to the programme for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games if the International Skating Union (ISU) gets its way.

FIBT approves mixed-gender four-man bobsleigh teams

Emily Goddard

The four-man bobsleigh can now feature both male and female athletes ©Getty ImagesThe International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (FIBT) has announced that both men and women will now be able to compete in four-man bobsleigh.

Olympic Museum unveils new curling statue

By Emily Goddard

Thomas Bach and Kate Caithness unveil the curling sculpture in Lausanne ©WCFInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and World Curling Federation (WCF) President Kate Caithness have unveiled a new curling statue at the Olympic Museum's Olympic Park in Lausanne.

"Miracle On Ice" Olympic ice hockey gold medallist Suter dies aged 57

By Emily Goddard

Bob Suter has died aged 57 ©Getty ImagesBob Suter, a member of the Lake Placid 1980 "Miracle On Ice" Olympic gold medal winning ice hockey team, has died suddenly at the age of 57 of an apparent heart attack.

ŠKODA appointed Official Sponsor of first Champions Hockey League

By Nick Butler

ŠKODA AUTO will support the ice hockey Champions League ©SkodaCzech car manufacturer ŠKODA has been announced as the Official Sponsor of the Champions Hockey League, with the first season having got underway last week.
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