Winter Olympic Games

Slovenia’s Slokar earns first win in Alpine Ski World Cup

Lech – Andreja Slokar won the parallel giant slalom event in Lech/Zürs in Austria on Saturday as part of the Alpine Ski World Cup to take the overall lead in the competition. This is the fist career win for Slokar and also the first win ever for Slovenia in parallel giant slalom.

Beijing set for 100-day Olympic countdown but boycott calls, virus weigh

Beijing marks 100 days until the Winter Olympics on Wednesday but preparations for the Games have been overshadowed by boycott calls and a fresh coronavirus outbreak in China.

The Chinese capital in February will become the first host of a Summer and Winter Games and last week welcomed the Olympic flame with a low-key ceremony as the main event swings into view.

Kranjec 3rd in Alpine Ski World Cup season opener in Sölden

Innsbruck – Slovenia’s Žan Kranjec finished 3rd as the men’s giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier above Sölden, Austria opened the Alpine Ski World Cup season on Sunday. The race was won by Marco Odermatt of Switzerland, and Austria’s Roland Leitinger finished second.

Jakov Fak among ambassadors of IBU environmental project

Ljubljana – The most successful Slovenian biathlete Jakov Fak has been appointed one of the ten ambassadors of International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) Biathlon Climate Challenge, an environmental project that aims to plant 100,000 trees as part of the IBU’s sustainability programme.

Kranjska Gora counting on long-term benefits of sport events

Kranjska Gora – Kranjska Gora has had a dismal winter tourist season, but it is alone among Slovenia’s winter sports resorts to have hosted several major international sporting events. While the proceeds have not been high, the community is banking on their promotional impact and the lessons learned in Covid-safe tourism.

Loginov and Jörg defend snowboard world titles

Zreče – Russia’s Dmitry Loginov and Germany’s Selina Jörg defended their world titles in the parallel giant slalom at the Snowboarding World Championships in Rogla, Slovenia on Monday. Slovenian snowboarders underperformed.

Silver medals went to Italian snowboarder Roland Fischnaller and Russian Sofia Nadyrshina and bronze to Andrey Sobolev of Russia and Julia Dujmovits of Austria.