A panel of winter sports experts told us that pandemic-enforced technological advances are providing hope for the shattered sector.
Although colder weather is linked to lower levels of physical activity, changing seasons provide unique opportunities to be active.
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Keeping kids active in winter can be a challenge, as cold temperatures and icy conditions often mean more time indoors. Here’s how to maintain a healthy activity level throughout Canadian winters.
A valuable resource: Snowpack on Oregon’s Mt. Hood.
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New research forecasts that climate change will make multiyear stretches with low snow levels more common across western North America – bad news for water managers, farmers, foresters and skiers.
A few visits to the gym or a short jog around the block in the week before departure isn’t enough preparation.
The Australian team finished 23rd on the medal tally in Pyeongchang.
Measuring the success of the Australian team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may still be aligned to the ambitious Winning Edge targets.
Jarryd Hughes has won Australia’s first medal in the snowboard cross event at a Winter Olympics.
Snowboard cross has the highest incidence of injury during competition among the snowboarding disciplines.
Chamonix used the Winter Games to cement its reputation as a ski destination.
What’s in a name? Chamonix-Mont-Blanc was quick to harness the first Winter Olympics for its economic potential.
Team GB’s Kyle Smith in action in PyeongChang.
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It’s slow, precise, emotional – and made for television.
Scotty James became the second Australian in Winter Olympic history to win a medal in the snowboard halfpipe event.
Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
What makes the mogul discipline distinctive is that it is both a judged event and a timed event.
Matt Graham’s silver medal in mogul skiing is the third time an Australian has won a medal in the event at a Winter Olympics.
Frenzy and focus in the women’s Snowboard Cross final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Hurtling at 50 km per hour over vertical drops, rolls and turning banks – that’s snowboard cross and ski-cross. If they make a good start, seven Australians are in with a medal chance in Pyeongchang.
Alpine skiing at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.
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The long winter Olympic journey from Chamonix in 1924 to PyeongChang in 2018.
Australian gold medalist Torah Bright in action during the Women’s Halfpipe Snowboard competition in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Snowboarding and freeskiing are relatively new to the Winter Olympics, coming from highly-skilled amateur backgrounds. Their athletes are often risk-taking individualists, at home on social media.
North Korean cheerleaders holding the unified Korea flag during the Summer Universiade 2003 in South Korea.
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A delicate truce between North and South Korea has been reached in the run up to the Winter Olympics. It’s a high profile win for an event which is struggling to remain relevant.
Australia’s mountains may be small but each year they deliver enough snow for winter sports.
Australia’s snow season is notoriously fickle - so what determines whether we’ll get a good fall?
Future snows will mostly happen in big falls.
This weekend is predicted to be the coldest of the year in Australia. But it has otherwise been a slow start to the snow season, and my research shows that this is a sign of things to come.
Australian skier Jessica Gallagher and guide Christian Geiger won bronze in the Women’s Visually Impaired Giant Slalom in Sochi.
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Over the weekend, Australian Winter Paralympians broke their medal drought at Sochi to end the Games with two skiing bronze medals – one won by Toby Kane in Super Combined and the other by Jessica Gallagher…
Austria’s Roman Rabl makes light work of the Sochi slopes.
Watching the Paralympics makes us forget about the term “disability” and the idea that sport with a disability is about limitations. The athletes on the slopes and rinks at Sochi are showing us that theirs…
The Winter Paralympic Games is chock full of the latest engineering and design, such as Austrian Claudia Loesch’s sit-ski sled.
Athletes competing at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi have varying levels of access to science, medicine, technology and engineering support from their national sporting organisations. As with the…
Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards 1988.
When we think of heroes of the summer Olympics, we tend to remember the great achievements: those who broke records and won clutches of medals, people like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. But at the winter…