Skiing - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:02:32 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (insidethegames) 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.
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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. 
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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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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.
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Host cities announced for skiing World Championships in 2018 and 2019 By Paul Osborne

The FIS has announced the hosts of a number of its World Championships for 2018 and 2019 ©Getty ImagesThe International Skiing Federation (FIS) has today announced the hosts for several of its key World Championship events in 2018 and 2019.
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British National Alpine Ski Championships heading to new resort for first time in 10 years By Zjan Shirinian

After 10 years in Méribel, the British National Alpine Ski Championships will be held in Tignes next year ©AFP/Getty Images The British National Alpine Ski Championships will be held away from the French resort of Méribel in 2015 for the first time in 10 years.
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German Ski Association extends media partnership with Infront until 2020-2021 season By Emily Goddard

The German Ski Association has extended its partnership with Infront Sports and Media for FIS World Cup events in the country ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe German Ski Association (DSV) has extended its partnership with Infront Sports and Media to give the firm international media rights to all International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup events taking place in the country until the 2020-2021 season.
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English Alpine Championships to return to Bormio in 2015 By Zjan Shirinian

The slopes of Bormio will once again be the stage for the English Alpine Championships in 2015 ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesApril 29 - Next year's English Alpine Championships will be held on the slopes of Bormio in Italy for the ninth year in a row.
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Exclusive: FIS defend slopestyle after claims should be dropped from Olympics because of injury rate By Nick Butler

The FIS were responding to calls to drop slopestyle from the Olympic programme following the high number of injuries sustained during Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesApril 14 - International Ski Federation (FIS) officials have hit back at claims slopestyle should be dropped from the Olympic programme following the high rate of injuries at Sochi 2014.]]> (Nick Butler) Skiing Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:20:50 +0100
Britain's most successful skier claims another title in last competition before retirement By Nick Butler

Chemmy Alcott crowning her career in perfect style by winning the Super G at the British National Championships ©BSSMarch 30 - Chemmy Alcott began the final competition of her career in perfect style when she won a seventh Super G title at the British National Alpine Ski Championships in Méribel.]]> (Nick Butler) Skiing Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:59:21 +0100
Audi to sponsor World Alpine Skiing Championships By Nick Butler

Audi will continue its sponsorship of winter sport events ©WireImages/Getty ImagesMarch 27 - Audi is set to continue its sponsorship of winter sports after the announcement that it will support a host of future events, including the 2015 and 2017 Alpine World Championships.]]> (Nick Butler) Skiing Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:37:25 +0000 Ontario highway named in honour of late Canadian skier Burke Emily Goddard

Highway 93 has been renamed the Sarah Burke Memorial Highway to honour the late skier ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - The Ontario Government has named a highway in honour of world champion freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died during a training accident in 2012.
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German three-time Olympic champion skier Höfl-Riesch retires By Emily Goddard

Maria Höfl-Riesch has retired from international competition ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesMarch 20 - Maria Höfl-Riesch, Germany's most successful Olympic alpine skier, has announced her retirement at the age of 29.
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Carina Vogt leaps to first female gold in ski jumping By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Carina Vogt bacame the first female Olympic ski jumping champion ©Getty ImagesFebruary 11 - History was made tonight at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre as Germany's Carina Vogt became the first woman to win an Olympic ski jumping title. ]]> (Nick Butler) Skiing Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:55:33 +0000
American slopestyle snowboarder wins first gold medal of Sochi 2014 By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Sage Kotsenburg won the first gold medal of Sochi 2014 in the slopestyle snowboard ©Getty ImagesFebruary 8 - United States slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg today won the first Olympic gold medal of Sochi 2014. ]]> (Nick Butler) Skiing Sat, 08 Feb 2014 13:20:52 +0000 Olympic action begins with slopestyle qualification on much criticised course By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Canada's Max Parrot led the way on the men's side as slopestyle action began amid criticism of the difficulty of the course ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 6 - Winter Olympic action began here today with slopestyle snowboard qualification taking place under a cloud of controversy over the ultra-difficult nature of the course.]]> (Nick Butler) Skiing Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:29:32 +0000 US snowboarder White withdraws from slopestyle event over safety fears By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Sochi

After several days of training here, Shaun White has withdrawn from the slopestyle competition to focus on the halfpipe ©Getty ImagesFebruary 5 - United States' snowboarding superstar Shaun White has pulled out of tomorrow's Olympic slopestyle qualifying here, after course safety concerns persuaded him to prioritise his favoured halfpipe event.  ]]> (Nick Butler) Skiing Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:35:19 +0000