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France and Italy still have the snow for a late skiing break

clock 26th March 2010 | comment0 Comments
With the skiing season drawing to a close in the coming weeks, many fans of the piste may be looking into locations where they can enjoy a late break where snow is still present.However, because of lots of timely snowfalls over the winter, an article in the Daily Mail highlights that many destinations across Europe can be taken advantage of before the warmer weather of spring causes the final thaw.France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, alongside other countries further afield outside of Europe, are all still providing excellent skiing opportunities.Val D'Isere and Tignes are rated as the top destinations in France, "where perfect groomed runs are complemented by 'go anywhere' spring sn... [More]

Janka and Vonn are the World Cup champions

clock 12th March 2010 | comment0 Comments
Carlo Janka and Lindsey Vonn claimed overall World Cup titles after skiing to victory in events at Garmisch-Partenkirchen.Janka followed up on his gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics on the Whistler course with another scintillating run in the same event in Germany.He had already set the fastest time in the morning run before the 23-year-old Swiss star continued where he left off to win the event with an overall time of 2:20.87 ahead of Italy's Davide Simoncelli.Janka now holds an unassailable lead in the men's standings with just the slalom event in Germany remaining and becomes the first Swiss male to take the overall title since Paul Accola achieved the feat in 1992... [More]

Curtain goes down in Vancouver as Sochi takes up Olympic mantle

clock 1st March 2010 | comment0 Comments
The closing ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games was held last night (February 28th), bringing to an end two weeks of sporting action that had left many people glued to their TV screens.More than 5,000 athletes from 82 countries packed the 60,000 capacity BC Place stadium for the spectacular show, which featured musical performances from Michael Buble, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morrisette.Fresh from their heroic ice hockey victory over the US just hours earlier, Canadian fans packed the venue for the closing celebrations of the event which is likely to leave a tourism legacy for Vancouver.Despite a few issues with snow at the beginning of the game, the ski resort of... [More]

Winter Olympics delights with sportsmanship

clock 17th February 2010 | comment0 Comments
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics has settled into a delightful showcase of sportsmanship after kicking off on a sour note with the death of a Georgian athlete on the opening day.Luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed after a high-speed crash during a training session ahead of the opening ceremony of the games, which are taking place in the Canadian city and the ski resort of Whistler.However, the event quickly recovered from the incident, with Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee, leading tributes to the athlete and moments of silence during the opening ceremony.Five days down the line, the Games have turned into a showcase of skill and endurance as ... [More]

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