Winter Sports

Gold for China's men and women at Pacific-Asia Curling Championships

By Emily Goddard

China's men claimed the gold medal of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in Japan ©WCF/Richard Gray 2014China's men and women have won the gold medals at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in Japan.

Vanessa Mae dismisses four year ban for race-fixing as "nonsense"

By Nick Butler in Phuket

Vanessa Mae has lodged an appeal against the four year ban she has been handed for race-fixing ©Getty ImagesViolin superstar turned skier Vanessa Mae has dismissed the four-year ban she was handed by the International Ski Federation (FIS) earlier this week for race-fixing as "nonsense".

German biathlete's doping ban cut to six months after it's found she's not to blame

By Daniel Etchells

Germany's Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle has had her doping ban reduced to six months ©Getty ImagesA two-year ban on German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, arguably the most high profile doping case at this year's Winter Olympic Games, has been cut to six months, it was announced today. 

Indian luger Keshavan begins preparations for Pyeongchang 2018

By Emily Goddard

Shiva Keshavan has acquired Duncan Kennedy as his first coach ©Indian Luge TeamShiva Keshavan, India's five-time Olympic luger, has begun his preparations for Pyeongchang 2018 with the appointment of his first ever personal coach.

WADA appeals against decision to award Swedish ice hockey star Bäckström Olympic silver medal

By Paul Osborne

WADA is set to appeal against the decision to clear Nicklas Bäckström of any wrongdoing at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed against the decision to clear Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Bäckström of any wrongdoing after he failed a drugs test at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Vanessa Mae banned from Alpine skiing for four years over race fixing allegations

By Paul Osborne

Vanessa Mae has been banned from Alpine skiing for four years after taking part in fixed races to qualify for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ©Getty ImagesFamous violinist turned Alpine skier Vanessa Mae has been banned for four years after taking part in fixed races to qualify for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

St-Gelais and Ahn claim first golds of Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Marianne St-Gelais has claimed gold in the women's 1,000 metres in Salt Lake City ©Getty ImagesMarianne St-Gelais of Canada and Russia's Viktor Ahn have claimed the first gold medals of the 2014-2015 International Skating Union World Cup Short Track Speed Skating Series in Salt Lake City today.

ISU World Cup short track series to begin in Salt Lake City

By Daniel Etchells

The International Skating Union World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series consists of six events ©ISUThe International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series is set to get underway in Salt Lake City tomorrow with the world's top skaters in action.

Intersport announced as official presenting sponsor of Vierschanzentournee

By Daniel Etchells

Intersport has been announced as the official presenting sponsor of the Vierschanzentournee ©Getty Images The world's leading sporting goods retailer Intersport has been announced as the official presenting sponsor of Germany and Austria's prestigious ski jumping series, the Vierschanzentournee.
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