Skiing

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".

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.

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.

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. 

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 

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.

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.
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