Winter Sports

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.

Caithness unopposed as she seeks re-election as President of World Curling Federation

By Duncan Mackay

Kate Caithness will be unopposed for a second term as President of the World Curling Federation ©WCF Britain's Kate Caithness is set to retain her position as President of the World Curling Federation (WCF) after being named today as the only candidate for the next four-year term.

Paek drafted in to lead South Korean ice hockey squad to 2018 Olympic qualification

By Emily Goddard

Jim Paek has been tasked with guiding the South Korean ice hockey squad to 2018 Olympic qualification ©Getty ImagesJim Paek has been named as the new head coach of the men's South Korean ice hockey team and tasked with leading the nation to qualification at their home Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018.

Russian biathlete handed eight-year doping ban despite retiring in February

By Nick Butler

Ekaterina Iourieva has been handed an eight-year ban after the second failed drugs test of her career ©AFP/Getty ImagesDisgraced biathlete Ekaterina Iourieva has been handed an eight-year ban after a second doping offence earlier this year, although the Russian had anticipated a hefty suspension by announcing her retirement in February.

First athlete to test positive at Sochi 2014 handed two-year ban

By Nick Butler

German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to test positive during Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping ban, along with Irina Starych of Russia ©AFP/Getty ImagesGermany's double Olympic gold medal-winning biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, the first athlete to fail a drugs test at Sochi 2014, has been handed a two-year doping suspension by the International Biathlon Union (IBU), while an identical ban has been awarded to former Russian champion Irina Starych.

Thai officials deny involvement in alleged Vanessa Mae race rigging

By Gary Anderson

The National Olympic Committee of Thailand has denied any involvement in alleged race fixing surrounding skier Vanessa Mae ©Getty Images The National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NOCT) has denied it was involved in any wrongdoing after allegations emerged last week that races involving Alpine skier Vanessa Mae were fixed so that the music star could qualify for Sochi 2014. 

Olympic champion snowboarder Rebagliati builds marijuana business

By Emily Goddard

Ross Rebagliati is building a marijuana business in the "dot-bong" boom ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesCanadian Olympic champion snowboarder Ross Rebagliati is building a firm to brand and licence the substance that briefly saw him lose his Nagano 1998 gold medal - marijuana.

British Ski and Snowboard committee chair dismissed after “insulting” BOA official

By Emily Goddard

British Ski and Snowboard has dismissed Malcolm Erskine after he made “insulting” remarks about a senior BOA official ©BSSMalcolm Erskine has been dismissed from his position as chairman of the British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) Alpine, Speed and Telemark Discipline Committee after he made "insulting" comments in an email to a senior British Olympic Association (BOA) official.

International Luge Federation elect Fendt as President for fifth term

By Duncan Mackay

Josef Fendt has been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Luge Federation ©Getty ImagesGermany's Josef Fendt has been re-elected for a fifth term as President of the International Luge Federation (FIL).
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