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THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY OF SNOWSPORTS

The head of the International Ski Federation reflects on 10 years of the best & worst in skiing & snowboarding as we enter a new decade.

GB SKIERS RETURN TO ACTION

It’s not been much of a Christmas holiday for some of GB’s athletes. A handful are back to work.

IZZY ATKIN TAKES BRONZE

There’s a host of events taking place this weekend. The first GB success comes with Izzy Atkin on the podium.

GB SKIERS IN YOUTH OLYMPICS TEAM

A large contingent of snowsports athletes is included in the Team GB squad announced for the Lausanne 2020 Games.

BOA BACKS STRONGEST ACTION AGAINST RUSSIA

The British Olympic Association says Russia should not compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in all but name.

GB’S ZOE ATKIN WINS GOLD

The teenager won at the World Cup Freestyle ski halfpipe in Copper, USA. Dave Ryding had a difficult day in Val d’Isere.

FIS BANS SOME SKI WAXES

Flourinated ski wax will not be able to be used by racers next season due to its impact on the environment and health.

US OLYMPIC MEDAL SKIER TO JOIN GB TEAM

Gus Kenworthy is a Winter Olympics, X Games, World Championships and World Cup medallist. He joins the GB team with immediate effect.

CHINESE GO SKI JUMPING

Ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter teenage hopefuls have been in Scandinavia learning the sport.

AUSTRALIAN SNOWBOARD ATHLETE SWITCHES TO GB

Bryn Nicholas will now compete for Great Britain thanks to his British born father. He is the latest snowsport athlete to switch to GB.

FIS BOSS TO STAND DOWN

Gian-Franco Kasper has led the International Ski Federation for 22 years. At time he has been a controversial figure.

RYDING CRASHES OUT ON 2ND RUN

GB’s top alpine racer Dave Ryding was lying in second place in the opening slalom of the season. Sadly it was not to be.

PARALYMPIC GB SKIER COULD MAKE IT TO SUMMER GAMES

Millie Knight has taken up rowing. She could be one of the few athletes to compete at both Summer & Winter Paralympics.

WELCOME TO WINTER

The President of the International Ski Federation looks ahead to the competition season as winter approaches.

RIP FITZI, BRITISH SKI RACING LEGEND

One of the true pioneers and legends in British ski racing has passed away. Konrad Bartelski remembers Stuart Fitzsimmons.

GB PARASNOWSPORT SQUADS ANNOUNCED FOR 2019/20

Following a 2018/19 season with some podium performances, this season’s GB Parasnowsport squads have been selected.

WILL RUGBY LEAD TO MORE SKIING IN JAPAN?

If you have been watching the Rugby World Cup & been tempted, you’re not the only one. We look at the influence the tournament may have on skiing.

WORLD CUP SKI RACING IS BACK

A favourite wins the men’s race but the women’s GS race saw a surprise as the usualy all-conquering Mikaela Shiffren came second.

FIRST £100K SKI RACE WINNER

That’s the record prize money that will be awarded to the winners of the Hahnenkamm races next season in Kitzbuhel.

30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORTS BACK FOR 6TH YEAR

The Snowsport England initiative to get people to try skiing or snowboarding is back. It’s underway this month.

FIS SIGNS UP TO UN CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVE

The International Ski Federation has had joined the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework and made it part of its sustainability policy.

SNOW CANNONS TESTED FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS

Crowds of volunteers were sprayed at a test event in Japan. Snow guns may be used to keep people cool at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

SNOW GUNS FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS

They are no strangers at the Winter Games but are to be tested & perhaps deployed at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020.

POLICE FORCE FUNDS SKI LESSONS

A UK police force is paying for youngsters to have ski or snowboard lessons in a bid to deter them from crime.

PARALYMPIC FEMALE SNOWBOARDER: THE SEARCH IS ON

GB Snowsport is looking for an athlete who could join the GB Para Snowboard programme.

THE MARCEL HIRSCHER STORY

Alpine racing has lost one of its very best as one of the greatest of all time hangs up his skis. PlanetSKI looks back.

TRIBUTES AS MARCEL HIRSCHER RETIRES

The 30-year old is one of the greatest ski racers of all time and he has called premature time on his career.

SPAIN’S FIRST FEMALE WINTER OLYMPIC MEDALLIST GOES MISSING

  56-year old Blanca Fernandez Ochoa disappeared more than a week ago according to police. Officials said on Sunday that a black Mercedes A-Class car that Ms Fernandez was last…
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GB’s ALEX TILLEY WINS ANOTHER SLALOM

She stood on top of the podium at the Winter Games NZ for the second day in a row. It follows other medals for Great Britain.

MARCEL HIRSCHER SET TO RETIRE

One of the greatest ski racers of all time is reportedly about to call it a day. He’ill make an announcement this evening on TV.

GB SUCCESS CONTINUES AS ATKIN TAKES BRONZE

Zoe Atkin was on the podium in the Women’s Freeski event at the World Cup in Cardrona, New Zealand.

CONGRATS CONTINUE FOR ORMEROD AFTER SILVER

GB’s No1 female snowboarder Katie Ormerod made her long-awaited return in the Big Air in New Zealand. It could hardly have turned out better.

GB SKIERS MAKE A SPLASH AT WORLD CHAMPS

First, we brought news that GB’s top skiers were competing in a World Championships. Now the results and some fab photos.

GB PARK & PIPE SQUADS FOR NEXT SEASON

Nearly 40 skiers & snowboarders will compete for Britain in Park & Pipe events in 2019-20. And some big names are back.

ROLLER SKIING SET TO RISE IN CHINA

The Chinese Ski Association has formed a new Roller Skiing Development Committee as the sport catches the imagination of the country.

GB SKIERS TAKE ON THE WORLD

These two Brits are world champion skiers: water skiers, that is. And they’re in action in the World Championships this week.

MADI DROPPED BY SPONSOR

After her life-threatening blood clot, GB freeskier Madi Rowlands has suffered another setback. She’s lost her main clothing sponsor.

NEW ZEALAND KICKS OFF SNOWBOARD COMPETITION SEASON

It all starts later this month and the countdown is underway. International snowboarding competitions in the Winter Games NZ.

WILL HIRSCHER RACE AGAIN?

Eight-time world champion Marcel Hirscher has cancelled a press conference as his future remains uncertain. PlanetSKI reports.

ELLIE SOUTTER FOUNDATION SUPPORTS 12-YEAR OLD SNOWBOARDER

Ellie took her own life a year ago and a foundation in her name is supporting promising young athletes.

ATHLETES NEED GREATER VOICE

Athletes should be given greater voice & culture must change’. So a report tells the US Olympic Committee.

SIGHS OF RELIEF ALL ROUND

PlanetSKI looks at the luke warm bidding process that led to the 2026 Games going to Italy. It’s been a long & hard road for the IOC.

REACTION AS ITALY GETS 2026 OLYMPICS

The bid from Milan-Cortina has triumphed. It beat Stockholm-Ã…re in Sweden to host the next but one Winter Games.

SWAPPING SKIS FOR A TANDEM

GB’s golden Paralympic girls are training on a tandem to tackle the Yorkshire 2019 Para-cycling International in September.

DECISION DAY FOR 2026 WINTER OLYMPICS

The decision is made today for the host city for the next but one Winter Games. Will they be held in Italy or Sweden? PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS: THE VENUES

FIS has started a campaign to introduce the venues and promote interest with the countdown under way to 2022.

POLITICAL BACKING FOR SWEDEN OLYMPIC BID

The three Swedish regions which will host events if Stockholm-Ã…re is awarded the 2026 Winter Games have backed the bid publicly for the first time.

SPIRIT OF SARAH

Seven years after her death, freestyle skier Sarah Burke’s legacy lives on as another young skier wins a scholarship in her name.

SWEDISH BID PUSHES GREEN CLAIMS

The joint 2026 bid from Stockholm & Åre has reiterated its pledge to deliver the first climate-positive Winter Olympic Games.

BLIND SKI CHAMPION & GUIDE DOG BARRED FROM SUPERMARKET

Sainsbury’s has apologised after refusing entry to a store in London to John Dickinson-Lilley. UPDATED

GB ALPINE TEAM NAMED

The skiers who will be in Britain’s squads next season have been announced. So who’s in?

SNOW MORE STIGMA

A top GB snowboarder commited suicide. Now attention is being to being paid to the pressures as a national campaign is launched.

GB STARS HAVE BEST SEASON SO FAR

Winter’s over and it’s officially the best in terms of results for British skiers and snowboarders.

2 MEDALS FOR GB TEENAGE SKI STAR

14-year-old freestyler Kirsty Muir is on the podium for the second time at the Junior World Championships. Bronze in the Big Air adds to Slopestyle silver.

SNOWBOARDING FORCES

PlanetSKI meets up with some special people at the BRITS – the UK Armed Forces Snowsport & Parasnowsport teams.

BILLY MORGAN BACK IN BUSINESS

Winter Olympics hero Billy Morgan celebrates his 30th birthday on top of the podium after more than a year’s break from competition since his Big Air bronze in Pyeongchang

21 ATHLETES IN DOPING RING

It follows the arrest of 5 athletes at the Seefeld World Championships as investigations continue.

DOPING ARRESTS AT NORDIC WORLD CHAMPS

Police claim to have broken an ‘internationally active doping network’. PlanetSKI reports from Seefeld. UPDATED

RYDING KNOCKED OUT OF STOCKHOLM SLALOM

GB’s Dave Ryding has a good record in the parallel slalom knockout format but it wasn’t to be in Sweden on Tuesday night.

GB SKIERS MARCH ON

British snowsports athletes have clocked up a series of strong results as World Championships season continues.

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The @fisalpine World Cup #Ski racing calendar for 2020-21 has been announced with more changes forced by #COVID19 ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/world-cup-ski-racing-dates-announced/

'Breathtaking' ski jumping venue for the @Beijing2022 Winter Olympics nears completion ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/18/breathtaking-ski-jumping-venue-for-beijing-olympics/
#Beijing2022 #Olympics #Ski

A doctor has gone on trial accused of being part of an international sports #doping ring that was smashed in raids at the 2019 #Nordic #Ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Latest news on the #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

- WHO Repeats Warnings to Europe as More Restrictions Loom
- Italy has ‘Covid-Free’ Flights
- Gatwick Introduces Ultraviolet Disinfecting Security Tray

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

#coronavirusupdates #coronavirusski

Covid-19 Update:

- WHO Warns of Serious Situation in Europe as UK Warns of the Winter Ahead
- BA Calls for Testing at Airports
- Luxury Operator to Continue with Ski Chalets
- New Zealand has Worst Recession in Years as Ski Resorts see Downturn

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/

From Ski Jumper to Tour de France Supremo

Slovenia's Primož Roglič is the favourite to win the Tour de France and he currently wears the yellow jersey.

Roglic is a former ski jumper who only made the switch to cycling in his early 20s.

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/01/septembers-news-in-brief/

Check out today's latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports here ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/09/12/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-11/
#ski #snowboard #WinterIsComing

Golf Is More Dangerous that Skiing

Skiing and snowboarding is often seen as a high-risk and injury prone sport.

Apparently it is less risky than football, rugby, tennis, cycling and, er golf.

And which is the least dangerous sport?

https://planetski.eu/2020/09/16/golf-is-more-dangerous-that-skiing/

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