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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.

Christie seeks action replay as GB short track skaters get season underway in Heerenveen

By Mike Rowbottom

Elise Christie_27-09-12September 27 - British short track speed skater Elise Christie, included in the team which will open its 2012-2013 season at the Invitation Cup in Heerenveen, Netherlands this weekend, will seek to match her achievement at last year's meeting on the Dutch rink, when she finished first in the overall classification after winning the 1000 and 1500 metres events.