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Richard Parks: from record-breaking solitude in Antarctica to flat isolation

After a successful rugby career, including four appearances for Wales, Parks is now a world record holder in endurance skiingAs each of us languishes in isolation, one man is about to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for being on his own. When …

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In a different light: sports portraits lit by drone

Czech photographer Jiri Kralovec has produced a series of unique portraits of athletes lit by remote-controlled drone. The photographs required many hours of testing, a specially-trained crew and custom-made equipment. The series captures each athlete …

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Shiffrin’s title hopes take hit after World Cup finals canceled due to coronavirus

World Cup finals in Cortina canceled due to coronavirusShiffrin trails Federica Brignone by 153 points in standingsAmerican star took month off tour after death of her fatherMikaela Shiffrin’s chances of extending her three-year reign as overall champi…

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The best images of sport around Europe this week – in pictures

As part of the This is Europe series, a look at some of our favourite sporting images from recent days Continue reading…

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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World Cup slalom skier interrupted by course worker on slopes – video

Argentinian skier Cristian Javier Simari Bikrner was left outraged at the Alpine Ski World Cup men’s slalom in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, after a course worker interrupted his run and forced the veteran to abandon the race. Simari Birkner was th…

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World Cup slalom skier interrupted by course worker on slopes – video

Argentinian skier Cristian Javier Simari Bikrner was left outraged at the Alpine Ski World Cup men’s slalom in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, after a course worker interrupted his run and forced the veteran to abandon the race. Simari Birkner was th…

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Mikaela Shiffrin moves to second on all-time wins list after nearly missing start

Shiffrin dominates giant slalom in Lienz for 63rd career winAmerican superstar nearly arrives too late for opening runMikaela Shiffrin wrapped up an eventful return from her 11-day break from World Cup racing on Saturday, dominating a giant slalom for …

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Grasski World Championships – in pictures

For those who have always fancied giving skiing a go but live in a place where it never snows, grass skiing might be the answer and the World Grasski World Championship might be the inspiration you need Continue reading…

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Sports quiz of the week: fast feet, heavy limbs and high leaps

Who lost a ball? Who lost his job? And who lost his record?Cristiano Ronaldo has now won the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Who else has done this as a player?Zlatan Ibrahimovic Thierry Henry Laurent Blanc No one Who reacted to a devastating defe…

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David Wise sets new highest air record in ski quarterpipe – video

Two-time olympic gold medallist David Wise has set a new world record for the highest ski air quarterpipe jump. The US skier hit a height of 11.7 metres, almost an entire metre more than the previous record set by Simon Dumont in 2008. Wise was skiing …

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Mikaela Shiffrin adds to dazzling season with first super-G crystal globe

Skier wins 10th season-long title and first in speed disciplineShiffrin, 24, locked up overall and slalom titles weeks agoItaly’s Dominik Paris captured men’s title at World Cup finalsMikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title for her 10th career…

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Mikaela Shiffrin breaks 30-year record for World Cup wins in a season – video

The American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her 15th World Cup race of the season to rewrite history. No other skier, male or female, had ever win more than 14 times in a single World Cup season Continue reading…

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Skiing and soaring: 2019 Nordic World Ski Championships – in pictures

The best images from Austria after the biennial event’s 11 days of competition closed where athletes competed in nordic skiing’s three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping and nordic combined Continue reading…

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Five athletes arrested in anti-doping raids targeting ‘criminal organisation’

• Police make arrests at Nordic world skiing championships• One of athletes ‘caught in the act of doping’ during raidFive skiers from Austria, Kazakhstan and Estonia were arrested in anti-doping raids at the Nordic skiing world championships in the Aus…

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Lindsey Vonn’s exit shows champions don’t have to go downhill | Richard Williams

American skier who is retiring from the sport did not need to win in order to bow out in glory in her final raceAll she wanted, Lindsey Vonn said, was to stay out of the fence, get to the finish and see the green one more time. She got her wish. At the…

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Lindsey Vonn: a daredevil champion never afraid to show her scars

The 34-year-old has retired as the most successful female skier of all time. She is loved for her flaws as much as her phenomenal physical giftsOlympic athletes have an unfortunate tendency to be recognized only for what they accomplish during the Game…

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Ski president sorry for praising dictators and attacking ‘so-called’ climate change

Gian Franco Kasper said dictators make good event hosts75-year-old once said women shouldn’t ski jumpThe president of the International Ski Federation has apologised after an interview in which he questioned climate change and said he preferred countri…

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‘I lucked out a bit’ – UK skier James Woods wins first world title

Woods crowned world champion in men’s ski slopestyleBattled tough conditions in Utah to top the podiumGreat Britain’s James Woods has been crowned world champion for the first time after winning the men’s ski slopestyle competition in Utah.The 27-year-…