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CHESHIRE’S COMEBACK

British halfpipe skier Rowan Cheshire finishes 7th in the Olympic final – a huge achievement after the heartbreak of Sochi and an injury-hit four years.

BIG AIR LANDS

The newest and most spectacular sport to be included in the Winter Olympics has landed. It’s Snowboard Big Air and Austrian Anna Gasser is a hot favourite.

WOODSY JUST MISSES A MEDAL

Britain’s James Woods put on a superb display in the ski slopestyle Olympic final but finished just out of the medals in fourth.

PLANETSKI OLYMPIC DIARY

The greatest show on earth has taken place & we’ve been looking at anything quirky, off beat or newsy that’s caught our eye in PyeongChang. Here’s Week Two. NEW & UPDATED

HISTORIC DAY AT OLYMPICS FOR GB

Izzy Atkin is the first British skier in history to win an Olympic medal. Her bronze in the slopestyle kicked off Super Saturday with GB winning a gold and another bronze.

GB GETS ITS FIRST MEDAL

It’s bronze for Dom Parsons in the skeleton – the first time Britain has won an Olympic medal in the men’s skeleton for 70 years. But Andrew Musgrave has a shocker.

SHIFFRIN SLIPS UP IN SLALOM

The American Mikaela Shiffrin failed to get on the podium in the Olympic slalom a day after her gold in the giant slalom.

SHAUN WHITE MAKES HISTORY

The American superstar was in tears as he became the first snowboarder to win three Winter Olympic golds in the toughest competition of his life.

DESPAIR AS GB’S CHRISTIE CRASHES

It’s heartbreak at the Winter Olympics for short-track speed skater Elise Christie as she crashes out in the 500m final. She’d been tipped to take GB’s first medal.

PYEONGCHANG WIND CAUSES HAVOC

With more alpine ski races postponed and snowboarders taking hard falls in the Olympic slopestyle final, are the gusty conditions ruining the sport?

SENSATIONAL MUSGRAVE

Andrew Musgrave has come 7th in the best ever Olympic result for a British cross-country skier – and his favourite event is yet to come.

SNOWBOARDERS CRASH OUT

Britain’s three men all fell in Olympic slopestyle qualification and failed to make the final but was Jamie Nicholls’ robbed by the judges?

PLANETSKI OLYMPIC DIARY

The greatest show on earth is underway & we look at anything quirky, off beat or newsy that catches our eye in PyeongChang. NEW & UPDATED

ORMEROD ‘GUTTED’ TO MISS OLYMPICS

Snowboarder Katie Ormerod had a real chance of two medals for Team GB but has been ruled out after suffering a serious injury.

PARALYMPIC CHAMPION MAKES THE TEAM FOR KOREA

GB’s first Winter Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher will be in the squad for the Pyeongchang Games after initially failing to be selected. NEW

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

We’ve been talking about the Winter Olympics for months, years even, but now they’re here. Read on for all you need to know.

USE THAT OLYMPIC BUZZ

If the Winter Olympics inspire you then see here for where you can try the sports you’ll be watching.

RUSSIA OLYMPIC BAN REMAINS

Russian athletes & coaches that have been cleared of doping offences by the Court of Arbitration for Sport will not be allowed to take part at Pyeongchang. NEW

THE LECHT WINTER GAMES

The Scottish resort is holding its own version of the Winter Olympics this month to capitalise on Olympic fever.

28 RUSSIANS HAVE OLYMPIC BAN OVERTURNED

The winter athletes who were banned from the Olympics for life for doping offences at Sochi have had their suspensions overturned. The IOC has condemned the decision.

TARTAN ON TOUR

Scottish snowsports have received a big financial boost to promote Scotland as a destination of choice for skiing and snowboarding. NEW

GB MAKES THE X GAMES PODIUM

Izzy Atkin takes silver in the women’s Ski Slopestyle and James Woods bronze in the ski Big Air. Check out how other GB athletes did too. UPDATED

ANALYSIS: GB AT WINTER OLYMPICS

GB’s squad of Winter Olympian skiers and snowboarders is pretty much as expected, but there’ll be a few disappointed athletes out there. We look behind the headlines.

BULLYING INVESTIGATION INTO BRITISH PARASNOWSPORT

An independent investigation has been ordered after a female snowboarder made allegations of bullying and discrimination in British Parasnowsport.

GB TEAM FOR WINTER OLYMPICS

The skiers & snowboarders have been announced. It’s a record number: 25 athletes will compete across alpine, cross country + freestyle.

RACING: SKI MOUNTAINEERING

On a wild and windy weekend in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, the second leg of the ISMF took place. NEW

THE WAITING IS NEARLY OVER

The selectors have met and on Thursday we’ll know which skiers and snowboarders will represent Team GB at the Winter Olympics. NEW

RYDING RACES AGAIN

The GB slalom racer was in action in the night race at Schladming. It follows a Top 10 in Kitzbuehel including the fastest run of any racer. UPDATED

NORTH KOREA TO SEND 22 ATHLETES TO WINTER OLYMPICS

They’ll compete in 5 disciplines & 3 sports including alpine skiing. The two Koreas will march together at the Opening Ceremony with a joint ice hockey team. NEW

FOUR MEDALS FOR GB SKIERS

Freestyle skier Izzy Atkin and Telemark’s Jasmin Taylor picked up a pair of podiums each at the weekend.

RYDING MAKES ‘ROOKIE ERRORS’

The GB slalom specialist Dave Ryding blamed only himself after a bad day racing in Wengen on Sunday. NEW & UPDATED

GB ON THE PODIUM

Izzy Atkin takes bronze in the Slopestyle at Aspen as World Cup events across the discipines continue. NEW & UPDATED

NORTH KOREA AT THE OLYMPICS

An ‘Olympic participation meeting’ for North and South Korea has been called by the IOC. NEW

GB WINTER OLYMPIC MEDAL TARGETS SET

Great Britain is aiming for its most successful Winter Olympics ever and has set a target of two medals for snowsports. NEW

NORTH KOREA TO ATTEND THE WINTER OLYMPICS

The announcement was made during talks between North & South Korea. It’s seen as a major breakthrough. UPDATED

ROCKET RYDING COMES 12TH

GB’s No1 ski racer continued his busy start to 2018 with a World Cup race at Adelboden in Switzerland. Other Brits were also in action. NEW & UPDATED

GB SNOWSPORT PARALYMPIANS ANNOUNCED

Nine skiers and snowboarders have been selected to represent GB but there’s no place for Britain’s first Winter Paralympic gold medallist, Kelly Gallagher. NEW

RUSSIA LIKELY TO MISS WINTER PARALYMPICS

Russia has been warned there’s a strong likelihood the country will be banned from the Paras at Pyeongchang with a final decision due next month.

TEAM GB ATHLETES EXCEL

Our snowsports athletes can enjoy a few days relaxation over Christmas as they have started the season well across many disciplines.

THE LONG ROAD BACK

Rowan Cheshire is one of Britain’s few elite halfpipe skiers. Injury put her out of Sochi and now after another lay-off she’s targeting Pyeongchang.

MEDALS FOR GB PARA SKIERS

GB Paralympic skier Menna Fitzpatrick and her guide Jennifer Kehoe have now picked FOUR World Cup medals in as many days. NEW & UPDATED

SIXTH WORLD CUP PODIUM FOR GB

Cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave had the best race of his career, landing his first full World Cup podium in the 15km free event in Italy. UPDATED

PLANETSKI TALKS TO JAMIE NICHOLLS

The GB freestyle snowboarder is at the top of his game and heading towards his second Winter Olympics. Can he reach the final again, or more?

NEUTRAL FLAG FOR RUSSIAN ATHLETES

Russia’s athletes are planning to compete under a neutral flag at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. NEW

DAVE RYDING DISAPPOINTED WITH TOP 20

The British skier said it wasn’t his day after finishing 19th at the World Cup slalom in the French resort. PlanetSKI spoke to him after the race. NEW & UPDATED

MILLIE KNIGHT COMES SECOND

Congratulations to our GB paraskier who was runner-up in the 2017 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award. UPDATED

RYDING AND MUSGRAVE LEAD THE CHARGE

Slalom specialist Dave Ryding and Cross Country’s Andrew Musgrave are the headline British acts in a series of World Cup events this weekend. NEW

RUSSIAN ATHLETES CAN ATTEND WINTER OLYMPICS

President Putin has said the athletes can compete at Pyeongchang. The IOC has banned Russia after systematic doping at Sochi 2014.

HALFPIPE AND SKI CROSS UNDERWAY

The Northern Hemisphere World Cup season for the two disciplines has begun in the USA and Europe and GB athletes are at both. NEW

PLANETSKI AT THE ALPINE WORLD CUP

We’re in the French Alps this weekend and first up is a bit of world-class slalom action in Val d’Isere. NEW & UPDATED

FIRST TASTE OF SKIING

Thirty school pupils have skied for the first time after winning a competition run by the affordable sports retailer, Decathlon. PlanetSKI tagged along.

RUSSIA THROWN OUT OF 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS

They have been expelled following widespread doping at Sochi 2014 though clean athletes can compete as individuals under the Olympic flag. UPDATED

TODAY IS DECISION DAY

On Tuesday Russia will hear if it can take part in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics following the Sochi drugs scandal. NEW

TWO MORE WORLD CUP MEDALS FOR GB

And they’re both thanks to British Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor, who’s started the season as she means to go on. PlanetSKI has all the weekend’s results.

THIRD TIME LUCKY?

GB Ski Cross racer, Emily Sarsfield, goes into the World Cup season aiming to get to a Winter Olympics at the third attempt. She’s been speaking to PlanetSKI.

ANOTHER SOCHI MEDAL FOR GB

Great Britain’s four-man bobsleigh team at the 2014 Winter Olympics are likely to be awarded the bronze medal after originally finishing fifth.

THREE IN A ROW

The event aimed at getting more schoolkids into snowsport is back and hoping to capitalise on interest in next year’s Olympics. NEW

INDOOR SKI CENTRE REOPENS

A ski centre in London’s Chiswick has re-opened as a new concern after the previous business went bust in the summer. NEW

WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND?

Thirteen British Ski and Snowboard athletes will compete at World Cup events this weekend with the non-Olympic discipline of Telemark starting its season. NEW

DEVELOPER APPOINTED TO REBUILD SHEFFIELD SKI VILLAGE

The long neglected ski centre destroyed by fire is to be rebuilt as part of a £22.5m sports centre development.

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Austrian Company Developing Covid-19 Test That Could be Used for Country's Ski Resort Employees

SKIDATA is working on a screening system to allow resorts to test employees.

It's working with Austria's largest corona test laboratory, Novogenia GmbH.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-6/

Check out all the latest news on the coronavirus impact on snowsports.

Masks required outdoors in Haute-Savoie Region of France + Coronavirus hits work of British Antarctic Survey

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-6/

Memories of Bormio 2020.

The dates for the English Alpine Championships 2021 have been announced ⬇

Races: 14th – 19th February, opening parade: Saturday, 13th Feb.⁠

Double Amputee Climbs the Matterhorn

A former soldier, 39-year old Neil Heritage from Dorset, who lost both of his legs in Iraq has become the first above-the-knee double amputee to reach the summit.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/double-amputee-climbs-the-matterhorn/

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Coronavirus Hits Work of British Antarctic Survey

It is scaling back its work with only essential teams heading back to the continent as it emerges from winter.

Virtually all science in the deep field has been postponed for a year.

https://planetski.eu/2020/08/09/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-6/

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