Quick Hits: Keep following the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay

06 December 2017 16:07
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With 65 days left until the opening of the Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Torch has passed through more than 20 cities since landing in the Republic of Korea, shining a light on the rich diversity of cultural life in the host country.

Check out this interactive map to see where the Torch Relay will travel next.

 

Sneak peek of the Olympic cross course

Get a first look at what to expect from the Freestyle ski and Snowboard cross course for the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018. The following animation was recently released by White Industries Ltd., the company responsible for designing the course.


Oscar Wester and Jonas Hunziker: Olympic dreams and best memories

What’s on the minds of the world’s top freeskiers who are competing to collect enough points to qualify to the 2018 Olympic Games? We sat down with Oscar Wester and Jonas Hunziker with less than 100 days to go before 2018 PyeongChang to find out what the Olympics mean to them, their best memories from the Games and the special training they did ahead of this season to make sure they get to walk out with their teams in the Opening Ceremony.

 

Tickets selling fast for 66th edition of Four-Hills Tournament

Tickets for the prestigious Ski Jumping Four Hills Tournament are selling faster than ever before with some events sold out, Organising Committee President Michael Maurer said.

The recent success of German athletes on the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann has contributed to a significant increase in sales for the four events which will be held in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (both GER), Innsbruck and Bischofshofen (both AUT).

Organisers are also predicting a record attendance on the opening day of the Four Hills competition in Oberstdorf on 29th December 2017. As many as 15,000 spectators are expected to watch the qualifying session.

"There's a huge run for tickets at all four locations and compared to recent years we are currently selling more tickets than ever before," said Maurer. "Everyone wants tickets for the New Year's event, some categories are already sold out."

For further information, visit the Four Hills website here.


Behind the Results with Manfred Moelgg

In its latest Behind the Results episode, FIS Alpine takes a close look at the background of Italian tech ace Manfred Moelgg who talks about his career and passion for the sport.

 

Lillehammer opens the Olympic Legacy Sports Centre

Over 20 years after the Olympic Winter Games and almost two years after the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Lillehammer continues to harness the positive impact of these two events with the opening of the Lillehammer Olympic Legacy Sports Centre (LOLSC) last Friday.

The facility, which aims to become an international centre for winter sports, is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, with an additional NOK 1 million funding from the International Olympic Committee.

The LOLSC will open its doors to Norwegian and international young athletes, coaches, leaders and event organisers of Olympic winter sports. A strong focus will be on nations that do not have similar conditions, resources and expertise as Norway in winter sports, to allow talented athletes to thrive at the centre.

It will focus on three designated areas in 2018 including: training camps for young athletes and coaches in cooperation with national and international associations; seminars related to athlete, coach, leader or organiser development based on some elements of the YOG Learn and Share programme; and supporting the relationship between China and Norway related to the development of Chinese winter sports ahead of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.