Winter Sports

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.

Caithness to serve second term as World Curling Federation President as key rule changes introduced at Congress

By Gary Anderson

Kate Caithness will serve another four-year term as President of the World Curling Federation ©WCFKate Caithness has been elected unopposed for a second term as President of the World Curling Federation (WCF), while a number of competition and rule changes were introduced at the organisation's Annual General Assembly in Reno, Nevada.

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. 
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