Browsing entries tagged with Olympics

25 Jan 2018

Team GB head to Winter Games

Team GB head to Winter Games

James Woods, Andrew Musgrave, Billy Morgan, Dave Ryding and Katie Summerhayes are among the biggest team of British winter athletes heading to the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea next month. A record…

17 Jan 2018

Cowboys stampede in Steamboat

Cowboys stampede in Steamboat

With the Winter Olympics coming up, there’s one set of skiers and snowboarders who might not have qualified for their tickets to Pyeongchang — some cowboys from Colorado. Some 80 professional rodeo…

10 Jan 2018

Kitzbühel readies for Hahnenkamm

Kitzbühel readies for Hahnenkamm

The Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel is counting down until the start of its famous Hahnenkamm downhill races — which start next week. This year will be the 78th time the Hahnenkamm — probably the…

27 Nov 2017

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa Middleton has today launched a ski challenge to raise money for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), encouraging skiers to clock up a combined total of 5,560 miles over the coming ski season. The #Ski2Paralympics…

3 Oct 2017

Ski for free during October

Ski for free during October

For the next month, slopes across England are offering free and discounted skiing and snowboarding in the run up to the ski-season. The scheme called 30 Days of Snowsport is run by Snowsport England in…

29 Aug 2017

Woodsy buzzing after World Cup win

Woodsy buzzing after World Cup win

British slopestyle skier James “Woodsy” Woods has said he is “buzzing” after his first win of the season. On Sunday, around six months before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, James Woods…

2 Jul 2017

Extra funding given to British Olympic hopes

Extra funding given to British Olympic hopes

Winter snowsports athletes heading to next year’s Winter Olympic and Paralympics have received a huge boost with extra funding from UK Sport. Alpine skier Dave Ryding, who last year finished second at…

2 Jun 2017

FIS may drop super combined skiing

FIS may drop super combined skiing

The International Ski Federation (FIS) is considering dropping the super combined from the World Cup Alpine skiing schedule. Following its spring meeting in Portoroz Slovenia during the last week of May,…

8 May 2017

London ski show tickets on sale

London ski show tickets on sale

Dates have been announced for this year’s Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in London — with tickets on sale now. The show will run from 26 to 29 October in Battersea Park, London, and early bird…

21 Mar 2017

British skiers finish season strongly

British skiers finish season strongly

Slalom skier Dave Ryding has finished the season ranked eighth in the world after a successful last race in Aspen, Colorado and has said he is “very confident” of the future of the British team. The…

7 Feb 2017

£1m funding given to snowsports

£1m funding given to snowsports

Snowsport England has been given funding of more than £1 million to support up-and-coming athletes over the next four years.  The funding, from Sport England, will go into fostering current talented…

22 Jan 2017

Ryding finishes second in Kitzbühel

Ryding finishes second in Kitzbühel

Britain’s Dave Ryding has taken second place in the Kitzbühel Slalom World Cup. He lead the standings after the first round but was eventually pipped to the post by Marcel Hirscher of Austria. Dave…

23 Sep 2016

Skiers asked to support Olympic stars

Skiers asked to support Olympic stars

The UK snowsports industry has come together to support the future of skiing and snowboarding in Great Britain. Every skier who books a holiday with a number of tour operators including Crystal, Inghams…

7 Jun 2016

Try skeleton and bobsleigh in London

Try skeleton and bobsleigh in London

Ever wanted to try skeleton or bobsleigh — the Formula One of winter sports? Well this Friday, you can, when the world of Winter Olympic sport arrives in the heart of London. Held at the Honourable Artillery…

9 May 2016

Japan to allow foreign ski instructors

Japan to allow foreign ski instructors

Ski instructors from all over the world may soon be allowed to teach in Japan, following the announcement of plans to ease visa requirements for foreign instructors to help attract more skiers to the country.…

23 Mar 2016

Atomic launches limited Eddie ski

Atomic launches limited Eddie ski

Atomic has released a limited edition ski to coincide with the release of the new film Eddie the Eagle. The ARC ski is based on Atomic’s Redster XTi – a mix of a slalom and GS ski, and signed by the…

17 Mar 2016

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

China is set to build the world’s highest ski resort, near the capital city of Tibet, in the run-up to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. While exact details of the project are not yet known, the ski…

3 Feb 2016

First Olympic test events in South Korea

First Olympic test events in South Korea

The first Winter Olympic test events will be held this week in South Korea, two years ahead of PyeongChang 2018. The men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup events will take place in Jeongseon over the weekend,…

1 Feb 2016

Shaun White buys a stake in Mammoth

Shaun White buys a stake in Mammoth

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White has bought a stake in Mammoth Resorts, which owns a clutch of ski areas in California. The 29-year-old San Diego snowboarder won Gold at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics…

18 Sep 2015

Snowboarder sues Olympic Committee

Snowboarder sues Olympic Committee

A snowboarder is suing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for dropping snowboard racing from the Winter Olympics. In June, the IOC announced that snowboard parallel slalom would be dropped from…

31 Jul 2015

China is ‘skiing mad’ says Warren Smith

China is ‘skiing mad’ says Warren Smith

China will be an enthusiastic host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, says ski instructor Warren Smith, following the news that Beijing will host the Games, despite concerns about a lack of natural snow. China…

6 Jul 2015

Ski officials ‘smitten’ by Vanessa Mae

Ski officials ‘smitten’ by Vanessa Mae

Ski officials in Slovenia may have been “smitten” by the celebrity status of violinist Vanessa Mae, leading them to succumb to peer pressure and subsequent irregularities in her qualification for the…

11 Nov 2014

Vanessa Mae banned from skiing

Vanessa Mae banned from skiing

Violinist Vanessa Mae and has been banned from competitive skiing for four years, along with five officials from Slovenia and Italy, in a race-fixing scandal that is making headlines around the world.…

19 Sep 2014

Ski holidays bookings busy for September

Ski holidays bookings busy for September

Tour operators say skiers and snowboarders are well into booking their holidays for this winter season. “We’ve been hugely busy in May, June and July,” said Nick Morgan of Le Ski, which offers catered…

22 Jul 2014

Snowsports on the up in England

Snowsports on the up in England

Skiing and snowboarding is growing in popularity in England, according to the latest research. A report by Snowsport England, released at the end of June, shows that the number of people using artificial…

14 Jul 2014

Vanessa Mae ski results may be rigged

Vanessa Mae ski results may be rigged

Four Slovenian ski federation officials have been suspended for allegedly rigging the points given to violinist Vanessa Mae to allow her to compete in the Winter Olympics. Vanessa competed for Thailand…

26 Jun 2014

UK Sport funds British team

UK Sport funds British team

Snowsports in Britain have received a huge boost with an award of £7.6 million to develop Olympic skiing and snowboarding over the next four years. After a record-breaking Winter Olympics in Sochi, where…

19 Apr 2014

CairnGorm cuts UK’s first real half-pipe

CairnGorm cuts UK’s first real half-pipe

The UK’s first ever real half-pipe competition is being held at CairnGorm Mountain today. Skiers and snowboarders are competing side by side in “Bag the Pipe” on the 18ft half-pipe above the Ptarmigan…

18 Apr 2014

Future of Olympic slopestyle uncertain

Future of Olympic slopestyle uncertain

The future of slopestyle in the Winter Olympics is in doubt, after the discipline produced an “unacceptably high” number of injuries in Sochi according to an official at the International Olympic Committee…

25 Mar 2014

Chemmy Alcott announces retirement

Chemmy Alcott announces retirement

Chemmy Alcott has announced her retirement from competitive skiing.  Alcott, 31, is Britain’s most successful alpine skier, despite battling serious injury in the latter stages of her career. This…

24 Feb 2014

Brits get ski and board fever

Brits get ski and board fever

Brits have gone ski and snowboard mad since the start of the Winter Olympics. Snow centres up and down the UK are reporting a massive spike in interest following snowboarder Jenny Jones’s bronze medal…

14 Feb 2014

Brits in Naked Sledding Champs

Brits in Naked Sledding Champs

With all the excitement over the Sochi Olympics, how about something a little different — the Naked Sledding World Championships? For the first time, Britain is fielding a team at the unusual event.…

10 Feb 2014

Jenny Jones wins historic medal

Jenny Jones wins historic medal

The UK ski and snowboard industry is in full celebration mode following Jenny Jones’s historic medal in the Sochi Winter Olympics yesterday. Jenny took bronze in the Snowboard Slopestyle, Britain’s…

7 Feb 2014

Nicholls snowboards to Sochi final

Nicholls snowboards to Sochi final

The opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games takes place this afternoon at 3pm UK time — with one snowboarder already guaranteed a place in the slopestyle final. British athletes were…

22 Jan 2014

Record Team GB heads for Sochi

Record Team GB heads for Sochi

A record number of skiers and snowboarders have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games next month. Chemmy Alcott, James Woods and Katie Summerhayes lead the team…

7 Jan 2014

Vonn ‘devastated’ to miss Sochi

Vonn ‘devastated’ to miss Sochi

Lindsey Vonn says she is “devastated” not to be defending her Olympic downhill title at Sochi next month. The 29-year-old Olympic champion says her knee is too unstable to compete at top level. Last…

6 Jan 2014

Cheshire wins ski halfpipe gold

Cheshire wins ski halfpipe gold

Just a month ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, freeskier Rowan Cheshire has won gold in a halfpipe FIS World Cup event in Calgary. The 18-year-old freeskier is the first ever British woman to win the…

11 Dec 2013

Celebs named for C4’s The Jump

Celebs named for C4’s The Jump

Former Pusscat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, broadcaster Anthea Turner and five-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave are among the celebrities taking part in Channel 4’s new winter sports TV show, The…

28 Nov 2013

New Channel 4 celebrity ski show

New Channel 4 celebrity ski show

Skiing is coming to our TV screens in a new guise, The Alpine Games. In the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics next year, Channel 4 will be screening a live prime-time show where 12 celebrities get to…

22 Oct 2013

Sochi snow comes to London

Sochi snow comes to London

Despite the unseasonal temperatures, winter is coming to London this week — with 10 tonnes of real snow being dumped in Covent Garden to give budding skiers and snowboarders a chance to learn some new…

4 Oct 2013

Ski for free with Sir Steve Redgrave

Ski for free with Sir Steve Redgrave

A host of Sochi-themed events take place this weekend at Milton Keynes and Reading, with free lessons on offer from Sir Steve Redgrave, Graham Bell and Chemmy Alcott. Five-times Olympian and BASI qualified…

28 Aug 2013

Skier Chemmy Alcott breaks leg

Skier Chemmy Alcott breaks leg

Skier Chemmy Alcott has broken her leg training. It is yet another setback for the 31-year-old whose career has been dogged by injury — but she maintains she will still race in the 2014 Sochi Winter…

26 Aug 2013

Swiss block North Korea ski lift deal

Swiss block North Korea ski lift deal

Switzerland is blocking North Korea’s plans to build a “world-class” ski resort. The ski lift company Bartholet Maschinenbau (BMF) had agreed to supply chairlifts and cable cars to Pyongyang, in…

22 Aug 2013

Olympic slopestyle course revealed

Olympic slopestyle course revealed

Details of the first ever Olympic slopestyle course have been released by the International Ski Federation (FIS). The course, for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games (7-23 February 2014), will be 635m…

29 Jul 2013

Huge snow dome for London

Huge snow dome for London

Plans have been unveiled for a huge indoor ski centre to be built near the Olympic Park in London. The snow dome will feature runs for different abilities, the longest of which will be 300m, as well as…

10 Mar 2013

Woodsy wins World Champs silver

Woodsy wins World Champs silver

Sheffield skier James “Woodsy” Woods continued his run of form yesterday to win silver in the Freestyle World Ski Championships in Norway — the first Brit to do so in 20 years. Woodsy said this morning…

8 Feb 2013

New sponsor for British ski team

New sponsor for British ski team

The British Alpine Ski team has a new title sponsor, specialist property advisor Delancey. The sponsorship comes at a critical time for the team’s preparation for next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi.…

28 Jan 2013

GB skier Woodsy wins X-Games bronze

GB skier Woodsy wins X-Games bronze

Britain’s best slopestyle skier, James “Woodsy” Woods, is continuing his brilliant season with a bronze at the X-Games in Aspen. Nicknamed the “fridge kid” because he learned to ski on an indoor…

15 Jan 2013

GB skier James Woods wins again

GB skier James Woods wins again

British skier James Woods has won a second slopestyle ski World Cup. James “Woodsy” Woods, 20, from Sheffield, has won the FIS US Freeskiing Grand Prix in Copper Mountain, Colorado — a qualifier…

16 Oct 2012

Lack of funding forces Baxter to retire

Lack of funding forces Baxter to retire

One of Britain’s most successful ski racers, Noel Baxter, has retired from international competition. He cites the withdrawal of funding from the British ski team in 2010 as a major factor. Mr Baxter,…

23 Jan 2012

Medals for Britain at Youth Games

Medals for Britain at Youth Games

British pair Jazmin Sawyers and Mica McNeill finished second in the two-woman bobsleigh at the Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, claiming silver medals for Britain. And there were medals too for us in…

14 Jan 2012

First medals won in Innsbruck

First medals won in Innsbruck

The first medals have been won at the Youth Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, following last night’s opening ceremony – which wasn’t without a few technical hitches along the way but also…

11 Jan 2012

Freestyle star Sarah Burke dies

Freestyle star Sarah Burke dies

Update 20 Jan 2012 Sadly, Sarah Burke died from her injuries on Thursday 19 January. Despite emergency surgery, Sarah’s injury was too severe. The press announcement said “Groundbreaking Canadian…

30 Nov 2011

La Plagne to host bob world cup

La Plagne to host bob world cup

La Plagne is celebrating not only its 50th anniversary as a ski resort, but also the imminent arrival of Olympic stars to compete in this year’s Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup. The event, originally…

23 Aug 2011

Countdown to Youth Olympic Games

Countdown to Youth Olympic Games

There are less than 150 days to go before hundreds of young athletes descend on Innsbruck, Austria, for the 2012 Youth Winter Olympic Games. A new promotional video and new games’ ambassador, Alpine…

20 Dec 2010

Funding withdrawn for UK skiers and boarders

Funding withdrawn for UK skiers and boarders

British ski and snowboard athletes have suffered another setback, following UK Sport’s announcement that their funding is to be withdrawn. The news leaves Britain’s top racers without vital…

24 Jun 2010

Winter Olympics in South Korea?

Winter Olympics in South Korea?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been considering candidates for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games – and one of the top three is South Korea. The South Korean mountain resort of Pyeongchang…

15 Jun 2010

Amy Williams honored with MBE

Amy Williams honored with MBE

Amy Williams, our only gold medallist winner at the Vancouver Olympics Games in February, has been awarded an MBE for her achievement. Williams 27, from Bath, learned of her award through the Queen’s…

17 May 2010

Olympic chair moves to Banff

Olympic chair moves to Banff

A chairlift installed temporarily for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games is moving to a new home in Banff. The fast quad used to transport spectators and athletes to the Alpine events in Whistler…

17 Mar 2010

Gallagher delight in Paralympics

Gallagher delight in Paralympics

There was more good news from Britain’s Kelly Gallagher at the Paralympic Games this week: a fourth place in the giant slalom. Gallagher just missed out on a podium place in the visually-impaired giant…

15 Mar 2010

Good start for Brits in Paralympics

Good start for Brits in Paralympics

The Paralympic Games began in Vancouver at the weekend and British athletes have already put in good performances in the Alpine events. The Games takes place from 12-22 March, with 12 members of the British…

27 Feb 2010

Alpine races complete with gold for Italy

Alpine races complete with gold for Italy

Italy’s Guiliano Razzoli has won the men’s slalom, the concluding Alpine ski event of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Razzoli delighted the Italian squad with the country’s first gold…

27 Feb 2010

Lucky thirteen for Canada

Lucky thirteen for Canada

Canada has taken its 13th gold medal of the Vancouver Games, with a win in snowboarding giant slalom. While fog hampered efforts in the Whistler slalom, over on Cypress Mountain the rain was bucketing…

26 Feb 2010

Ghana ready to slalom

Ghana ready to slalom

When the men’s Olympic slalom races kick off on Saturday, among them will be one man fulfilling an extraordinary dream – Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, representing Ghana. And what an amazing tale of determination…

25 Feb 2010

Giant slalom gold for Germany

Giant slalom gold for Germany

Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg has stormed to victory in the women’s giant slalom, moving up from sixth place at the end of her first run. Fog was still affecting the upper part of the course on Thursday,…

25 Feb 2010

Fog delays giant slalom

Fog delays giant slalom

Fog in Whistler has forced the women’s giant slalom into another day, with postponement of the second run. The race got off to a shaky start on Wednesday, when poor visibility and intermittent snowfall…

25 Feb 2010

Try Olympic sports yourself

Try Olympic sports yourself

Various Austrian resorts offer visitors the opportunity to try Olympic sports for themselves. And as a former Winter Olympic host to the 1964 and 1976 Games, Innsbruck is keen to promote the region’s…

24 Feb 2010

Olympic roundup

Olympic roundup

Day 12 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games produced more thrills and spills for the athletes. There was delight for the Swiss in the men’s giant slalom, but medal hopes for Team GB faded in…

22 Feb 2010

Ski cross thrills Olympic crowds

Ski cross thrills Olympic crowds

It’s fast, furious and pumped-up the Vancouver crowds on Sunday; it is ski cross – the no-fear event making its Olympic debut in 2010. The first Olympic ski cross competition took place at Cypress…

21 Feb 2010

Miller makes it gold

Miller makes it gold

Bode Miller has won his first ever Olympic gold medal, taking the top spot in the men’s super combined event at Whistler. American Miller sealed his third medal of the Games, having already won a…

20 Feb 2010

Williams slides to GB gold

Williams slides to GB gold

Amy Williams has won skeleton Olympic gold in Whistler, Britain’s first individual gold medallist in 30 years. Celebrations are underway at the sliding centre, where Williams (27) put in a tremendous…

18 Feb 2010

Surprises in women’s combined event

Surprises in women’s combined event

Sweden’s Anja Pearson has stunned the Whistler crowds to win an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s super combined competition – despite a limping away from a serious crash in Wednesday’s downhill…

18 Feb 2010

White wraps up half-pipe

White wraps up half-pipe

Britain’s Ben Kilner gave an impressive performance in the half-pipe, putting him in the semi finals at Cypress Mountain. But he was no match for the unstoppable Shaun White – the US star rode to gold…

17 Feb 2010

Double glory for the US

Double glory for the US

Lyndsey Vonn has secured Olympic gold in the women’s downhill, with a tremendous run that put her half a second ahead of teammate Julia Mancuso. The pair took gold and silver medal positions in the competition…

17 Feb 2010

GB curlers start strong

GB curlers start strong

There’s good news from the Team GB Olympic camp on Wednesday, with a successful start by the women’s curling team – skippered by 19-year-old Eve Muirhead. The British women’s curling team began…

16 Feb 2010

Brit reaches semi, Canada gets gold

Brit reaches semi, Canada gets gold

Britain’s Zoe Gillings has finished a very respectable eighth in the Olympic women’s snowboard cross, reaching the semi finals. But it was Canada that eventually took the gold medal, with a…

16 Feb 2010

Podium chances for British women

Podium chances for British women

The Olympic women’s downhill race, now rescheduled for Wednesday 17 Feb to accommodate the Whistler weather, holds obvious interest for British spectators with the participation of Chemmy Alcott.…

16 Feb 2010

Gillings targets Olympic medal

Gillings targets Olympic medal

After a thrilling showdown in the men’s snowboard cross final on Monday 15 February, the attention falls on the women’s event this evening (Tuesday 16 February) – with British hopes resting on 24-year-old…

15 Feb 2010

Swiss take downhill gold

Swiss take downhill gold

Switzerland has taken its first Olympic men’s downhill gold medal in 22 years, with a superb performance by Didier Defago. The Blue Riband event finally got going at Whistler Creekside on Monday…

14 Feb 2010

Solid performance from Brit in mogul event

Solid performance from Brit in mogul event

How do you like your moguls? Or perhaps bump runs aren’t for you? But the athletes on Cypress Mountain made them look easy as young knees took a pounding in the Women’s freestyle moguls event. Rain…

13 Feb 2010

Olympic races postponed

Olympic races postponed

Whistler’s notoriously fickle weather has forced postponement of the Men’s Olympic Downhill races due to take place at Whistler on Saturday – and of Sunday’s Women’s Super Combined event. The…

12 Feb 2010

Let the 2010 Games begin …

Let the 2010 Games begin …

Are you ready? The 2010 Winter Olympic Games is about to begin in Canada, with over two weeks non-stop sporting action from the slopes of Whistler and Cypress Mountains, near Vancouver. And we can’t…

12 Feb 2010

Olympic flame in final relay

Olympic flame in final relay

It wouldn’t be the Olympics without the famous Torch, which has travelled more than 26,000 miles in its worldwide journey to mark the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. The Olympic…

10 Feb 2010

Travel trade ensures coaches make Games

Travel trade ensures coaches make Games

Following the demise of the British Ski and Snowboard Federation, members of the travel trade have raised over £10000 to ensure that the British Olympic team has its two coaches in Vancouver. Eight companies…

2 Feb 2010

Champion kids live Olympic dream

Champion kids live Olympic dream

As Winter Olympic Games fever builds, two excited youngsters will be on their way to Vancouver shortly to live their dream as McDonald’s Champion Kids. Nicole Ritchie and Tom Walsh, both 15, won the…

27 Jan 2010

Shadow over Whistler Olympics

Shadow over Whistler Olympics

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games are due to take place from 12 to 28 February in Vancouver and Whistler, in far western Canada – and the final British team was announced in London on Tuesday. But the company…

18 Jan 2010

Place your bids …

Place your bids …

Fancy a bit of nostalgia on your wall? Two skiing-related auctions take place in London this week: one of vintage winter sports posters, the other to support our Winter Olympic hopefuls. Pick up a poster…

15 Jan 2010

Vancouver closes Olympic venue

Vancouver closes Olympic venue

Unseasonably warm weather forced the closure of one of the Winter Olympic venues this week, through lack of snow. Cypress Mountain near Vancouver is scheduled to host some of the snowboarding and ski events…

11 Nov 2009

Whistler jumps into action

Whistler jumps into action

A metre of snowfall this week and more to come means that Whistler can’t wait any longer. The resort will open on Saturday 14 November – 12 days earlier than planned. It is too early to say whether…

28 Aug 2009

Austrian ski hero dies

Anton Sailer, the first athlete to win all three Alpine skiing events at a Winter Olympics has died. According to the Austrian press, skiing champion Sailer (73) from Kitzbuhel died on Monday 24 August,…

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