Mushers Ready for 1000km Dog Sled Race – La grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc

32 Mushers will compete in the 2015 edition of La grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc – a 1000km dog sled race through the Savoie region of France. The race takes place from 10th to 21st January and gains over 25,000 metres throughout the course. 9 Nationalities will be represented in the race: France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Poland, … Read more Mushers Ready for 1000km Dog Sled Race – La grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc

Norway to Host 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games

Norway will host the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games at Lillehammer. The inaugural Youth Winter Olympics will be held in 2012 at Innsbruck in Austria, making the Norwegian event the 2nd ever Youth Winter Olympics. The bid from Norway was uncontended and received a majority vote. The city of Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics … Read more Norway to Host 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games

Kevin Rolland Watches With Interest As Ski Half Pipe Introduced to Olympics

French freestyle skier, Kevin Rolland, will be watching with interest as the Ski Halfpipe event is introduced to an Olympic event for the first time in January 2012. The Winter Youth Olympic Games will take place between 12th and 23rd January 2012 at Innsbruck and will feature the same expanded programme as the 2014 Sochi … Read more Kevin Rolland Watches With Interest As Ski Half Pipe Introduced to Olympics

International Olympic Committee Impressed with Sochi 2014 Progress

The International Olympic Committee are impressed with the progress being made in preparation for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in 2014. Sixty test events are planned ahead of the games with several outreach programs aiming to involve local people in the sporting festival. Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, said: “I … Read more International Olympic Committee Impressed with Sochi 2014 Progress

Munich, Annecy and PyeongChang Bid for 2018 Winter Olympics

Munich, Annecy and PyeongChang have presented their candidatures for the 2018 Winter Olympics to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The briefing process will conclude on Thursday 19th May 2011, when each city will meet separately with the members of the IOC for follow-up questions about their projects. Korea’s Minister of … Read more Munich, Annecy and PyeongChang Bid for 2018 Winter Olympics

Olympics: Six New Sports to be added to Winter Olympics

Six new sports will be eligible for Olympic status in time for the Sochi Games in Russia in 2014. Situated on the border with Georgia near Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Iran and the Black Sea, the games will welcome the following new Olympic sports: Ski half-pipe Women, Ski half-pipe Men, Women’s ski jumping, Biathlon mixed relay, … Read more Olympics: Six New Sports to be added to Winter Olympics

Voting Opens on MINI Snowboarding Award: “Creative Use of Space”

MINI is now inviting snowboarding fans to vote for their favourite snowboarding performance from the Burton Global Open Series at Laax in Switzerland. The female and male winners of the MINI “Creative Use of Space Award” will share the prize money of US $50,000. A panel of experts has already drawn up a shortlist of … Read more Voting Opens on MINI Snowboarding Award: “Creative Use of Space”

New Sports to be Added to Winter Olympics for Sochi 2014

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced on Monday 26th October 2010 that it is looking favourably at the inclusion of the following events in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014: – Women’s Ski Jumping – Ski Halfpipe (Men and Women) – Ski Slopestyle (Men and Women) … Read more New Sports to be Added to Winter Olympics for Sochi 2014

Team GB Kit Launched For Winter Olympics 2010

The official kit for members of this year’s British Winter Olympics team was this evening unveiled at Somerset House, London.  The names of a further 19 athletes who will be competing at Vancouver 2010 were also announced in what Adam Parsons, Director of Communications for the British Olympic Association (BOA), called “an important day for Team … Read more Team GB Kit Launched For Winter Olympics 2010

British Olympic Association Urges Calm Over Snowsport GB Difficulties

Reports that the national governing body for Winter sports in the UK is about to go into administration have prompted the British Olympic Association to reassure athletes. Snowsport GB is the official governing body of snowboarding and other Winter sports in the UK and membership is compulsory for those athletes competing in the Olympics. The … Read more British Olympic Association Urges Calm Over Snowsport GB Difficulties