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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.

CAIRNGORM HIT BY ROW

A dispute has broken out between snowsports enthusiasts and the company that runs Cairngorm Mountain. Some plan a boycott this winter. NEW

GB ATHLETES TO TEST NEW ARTIFICIAL SNOW

British Ski and Snowboard is to trial a new type of artificial snow at the Scottish resort Lecht 2090 this winter. NEW

BACK TO HER BEST

Katie Summerhayes has had her best World Cup result in four years. The GB Slopestyle skier tells PlanetSKI the Winter Olympics is coming at the right time.

WORLD CUP ROUND UP

A host of GB skiers & snowboarders competed in 5 events across 3 continents this weekend and picked up a medal. Check out the results. NEW

WORLD CUP ROUND UP

A host of GB skiers & snowboarders competed in 5 events across 3 continents this weekend and picked up a medal. Check out the results. NEW

GB TAKES SILVER

Katie Summerhayes has achieved her best World Cup result in almost four years, taking silver in the Ski Slopestyle in Stubai, Austria. NEW & UPDATED

GO MILLIE KNIGHT!

The visually-impared skier makes the final 10 for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017. She’s been speaking to PlanetSKI. NEW

AND THEY’RE OFF

Five countries and five World Cup events for GB snowsports athletes this weekend. NEW

COMING UP IN LES MENUIRES

The small resort in Les3Vallees has lots going on this winter, including a gaming weekend, gay ski week and yoga in the mountains.

SNOWSPORTS GB HEAD TO STAND DOWN

The man who helped take British snowsports from despair to success on the world stage is to leave his post after the Winter Olympics.

PYEONGCHANG – PROMOTED BY SCI-FI VIDEO

It is strange one but organisers hope it sends a message of hope for the upcoming Winter Olympics. What do you think? NEW

NOW IT’S SERIOUS

It’s the season’s first Ski Slopestyle World Cup this weekend and GB’s Tyler Harding will start his bid to get to the Winter OIympics. PlanetSKI speaks to him.

MIXED FIGURES FOR WINTER GAMES

94 nations are interested in competing at Pyeongchang but with poor ticket sales spectators are expected to be down. NEW & UPDATED

UN ADOPTS OLYMPIC TRUCE

The United Nations has agreed a truce aimed at ensuring a safe and secure Winter Olympics and Paralympics in South Korea. NEW

KATIE O FLIES THE FLAG

She’s targeting two medals at the Winter Olympics & few would bet against her. Snowboarder Katie Ormerod talks to PlanetSKI.

TRIBUTES CONTINUE TO POUR IN

The alpine skier David Poisson, who died in a fall in training in Canada, is said to have crashed through safety netting and hit a tree.

RYDING CRASHES OUT

GB’s Dave Ryding was on course for a historic win after leading the first run. In Milan Katie Ormerod won silver. UPDATED

GB MEDAL HOPES KICK OFF OLYMPIC SEASON

Two of Britain’s best hopes for the Winter Olympics, Dave Ryding and Katie Ormerod, are among seven GB skiers and snowboarders in action this weekend. NEW

SCOTLAND PROMISES SNOW THIS WINTER

Three of Scotland’s snowsports areas are guaranteeing snow this winter. They’re using snow factories on some slopes.

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FOCUS ON GB STARS

Madi Rowlands is 17 and one of the best freestyle skiers in the world. Our video interviews with GB Olympic hopefuls continue.

WE CARRY THE OLYMPIC TORCH

He’s done it. PlanetSKI’s Ben Clatworthy has taken part in the Winter Olympic torch relay in South Korea and what an experience it was.

PARALYMPIC HOPEFUL AMAZED BY RESPONSE TO KIT THEFT

Snowboarder James Barnes-Miller is hoping to be at the Pyeongchang Games but has had £10,000 worth of equipment stolen.

PLANETSKI TO CARRY THE OLYMPIC TORCH!

Our reporter is running with the Olympic Torch in South Korea. He’s feeling rather nervous. Wouldn’t you be?

IOC BANS RUSSIAN SKIERS

Two cross-country skiers at Sochi, including an Olympic champion, have been disqualified and banned from future Games for drugs offences.

BYE, BYE BODE

One of the greatest skiers of all time has left the stage with little fanfare. PlanetSKI picks up the trumpet to pay tribute to Bode Miller. UPDATED

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH GB STARS

21 skiers and snowboarders met 50 journalists ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. What could possibly go wrong?

COUNTDOWN TO PYEONGCHANG

PlanetSKI casts its spotlight on GB’s elite snowsport athletes as they prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

ALPINE ACTION BEGINS…AND THEN STOPS

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup kicked off Sölden this weekend. Sunday’s men’s event was cancelled but the women raced on Saturday. UPDATED

WINTER OLYMPIC TORCH BEGINS ITS JOURNEY

The Olympic flame has been lit in a ceremony at Ancient Olympia, Greece. A reserve flame was used due to poor weather.

GET READY FOR WORLD CUP SKI RACING

This weekend it all gets underway in the 2017/18 Olympic season – the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season starts in Austria.

ARE THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN TROUBLE?

Why do so many European people not want the Games in their city? Our editor ponders the problem.

SWISS GOVERNMENT SET TO BACK SION OLYMPIC BID

In a delayed decision the Federal Council has backed the 2026 bid but it will need public support and that is far from certain.NEW & UPDATED

YOUNG GUNS TAKE OVER

There’s a changing of the guard in the world of British freestyle as all this year’s indoor champions were born in the 21st century. NEW

WINTER ‘OLYMPIC TRUCE’ PLAN

The UN is to be asked to sign an Olympic Truce to ensure the PyeongChang games are safe, given security worries over North Korea. NEW

TIROL REJECTS 2026 OLYMPIC BID

Sunday’s referendum result shows that the people do not want the Winter Games. It is a significant blow to the Olympic movement. UPDATED

REFERENDUM TODAY ON INNSBRUCK OLYMPIC BID

The capital city of the Tirol in Austria is looking at bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. NEW

PYEONGCHANG ANTI-DOPING TASK FORCE

The International Olympic Committee has set up an anti-doping task force ahead of the Winter Games in South Korea. NEW

BEARSDEN CLEAN SWEEP

The Scottish team riders have taken the honours for a second year as Championship Ski and Snowboard 2017 concludes. NEW

DAVE RYDING CHANGES PLANS

The GB slalom skier is back from South America & was heading indoors to train but a good glacier forecast prompts a change of plan. NEW & UPDATED

OLDEST SKI LEAGUE RACES TODAY

Ski racers aged 7 to 70 will be in Gloucester this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the UK’s oldest league competition.

LOOKING FORWARD TO WINTER

The International Ski Federation is focusing on Pyeongchang & says everything is being done for security on the Korean Peninsular. NEW

CAN THIS MAN MAKE HISTORY?

With four months to go to the Winter Olympics, PlanetSKI speaks to the man hired to bring home snowsport medals for GB.

WHAT IS GOING ON AT BRITISH BOBSLEIGH?

Senior figures have left, funding has been cut & then reinstated. Plus there are allegations of bullying, sexism & racism. NEW

30 DAYS OF SNOWSPORTS IS BACK

Now in its 4th year it kicked off on Monday as people are encouraged to try snowsports. UPDATED

UK COMMITS TO WINTER OLYMPICS

Team GB has no plans to withdraw from the Winter Olympics in South Korea over security fears. France, Germany & Austria are not so sure.

THE WINTER OLYMPIC SCHEDULE IS OUT

The good news for those of us thousands of miles away is that much of the snowsports action will take place outside normal working hours.

COACHING MATTERS

Inspirational British snowsports coaches have been honoured at an event held at the indoor snow centre, Snozone in Castleford.

SCOTLAND ALL AREAS SKI PASSES ON SALE

Ski-Scotland has launched its All Area Season Ticket for this winter giving access to Scotland’s five mountain snowsports areas.

SKI MOUNTAINEERING ON THE UP

The dates and venues have been annouced for the World Cup events for 2017/18. But what is Ski Mountaineeing? NEW

SNOW-CAMP TO BACK CITY SKI CHAMPS

The snowsports charity is to be the official charity partner at the Verbier City Ski Championships. The event is run by Momentum Ski. NEW

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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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