Winter Sports

New prize for young ski talent from timekeepers Longines

By Mike Rowbottom

LonginesOctober 27 - Longines, the Swiss watch brand which is the official timekeeper for the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup competitions and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, has introduced a new award this season designed to support young competitors - the Longines Rising Ski Stars prize.

Olympic hurdler Jones makes US bobsled team

By Mike Rowbottom 

Lolo Jones_of_the_United_StatesOctober 26 - United States Olympic high hurdler Lolo Jones, whose high hopes of winning the Beijing Olympic title in 2008 ended with a fall in the closing stages of her final, has cleared the last barrier in a new sporting career by being named as a member of the US bobsled team for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.