Quick Hits: Kelly Sildaru wins best young winter European athlete prize

Estonian Freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru was awarded the Piotr Nurowski Prize, which recognises the best young European winter athlete.

Sildaru was one of five candidates for the second edition of the winter prize, which was awarded as part of the Macedonian Olympic Committee's 25th anniversary celebrations.

Sildaru was honoured after an extremely impressive season, which saw her earn both Junior World Championship and X-Games success.

She became the youngest gold medallist to date at a Winter X-Games when she won slopestyle gold at Aspen in 2016 as a 13-year-old. She repeated the feat this January at the American venue, as well as winning a silver medal in the big air competition.

Sildaru's potential was again on show when she secured slopestyle and halfpipe gold medals at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Switzerland and Italy respectively.

The Estonian, now 15, has set her sights on competing at the Olympic Winter Games.

She was presented with a trophy and a training scholarship of EUR 12,000 by the European Olympic Committees.

Interview with comeback sensation Jason Lamy Chappuis

Going into the Olympic winter season 2017/18, Nordic Combined had two of its super stars announce their comeback. Besides Finnish legend Hannu Manninen, French super star Jason Lamy Chappuis, Olympic and five-time World Champion, will comeback to competition.

FIS took the opportunity to interview him about his plans. Read the interview here.

Belarus Ski Association elects new President

The Belarus Ski Association held its General Assembly on 19th May 2017. Besides reports on the past season, the Assembly elected Leonid Chashchyn as its new President.

Sumi Jo helps PyeongChang 2018 hit the high notes

The PyeongChang Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG) announced that world-renowned Korean Soprano Sumi Jo will be an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games.

With ten solo albums to her name, Jo is the most celebrated soprano from South Korea and is no stranger to major sporting events having performed at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Football World Cup in South Korea, the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing and the 2011 IAAF World Athletic Championships in Daegu.