Russian cross-country skiing star Veronika Stepanova has established herself as one of the most talented athletes of her generation, having had a stunning season during which she claimed the world junior title.
Nowegian ski jumper Daniel-Andre Tande has been put into a coma in hospital to protect his brain following a horrifying high-speed crash during a training session ahead of the World Cup in Planica, Slovenia.
The president of the Russian Ski Association, Elena Vyalbe, has said she “doesn’t give a damn” whether on-track clashes between skiers help raise the profile of ski sports if Russian athletes are unfairly deprived of gold medals.
Russian freestyle skier Anna Orlovskaya has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of drug distribution, having been caught in possession of a large amount of heroin which she had allegedly intended to sell.
Russian freestyle skier Maxim Burov has used his remarkable aerial talent to take his second world title, twisting through the sky for ski acrobatics gold at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships in Kazakhstan.
Russian Sports minister Oleg Matytsin, who is rumored to have offered his resignation, has congratulated two teen freestyle skiers on a historic national achievement after they claimed gold and silver at the World Championships.
French Olympian Maxence Muzaton seemed as stunned as his fans after saving himself from a near-certain crash with an acrobatic feat while racing at 70mph, turning 180 degrees to miraculously miss a potentially horrifying accident.