1st October 2022
– Russian Winter Athletes Called Up to Fight Against Ukraine
– Majority in Japan Support Sapporo 2030 Olympic Bid
– Worth A Watch
– Skier in New Zealand Deploys Airbag in Avalanche NEW
Here we cover anything that takes our fancy.
Short news stories, eye catching videos, amusing cartoons, things that make us smile/things that make us shout at the screen… in fact anything that catches our eye in the world of snowsports.
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Russian Winter Athletes Called Up to Fight Against Ukraine
The government says athletes should not have “exclusive privileges”.
The European figure skating gold-medallist Dmitri Aliev has been summoned to potentially serve in the Russian army.
Aliev is a double European men’s singles medalist.
He took silver in 2018 and gold in 2020.
He won bronze at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.
The call-ups come after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation of troops for his war against Ukraine.
The Russian Snowboard Federation has said two unnamed snowboarders have been asked to attend the military registration and enlistment office.
Majority in Japan Support Sapporo 2030 Olympic Bid
A nationwide survey in Japan has revealed that the majority of people still support holding the 2030 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.
It comes despite the developing bribery scandal connected to the Tokyo 2020 Games.
55% of respondents said they supported the bid in the poll run by newspaper The Asahi Shimbun.
70%of people in their 30s or younger said they backed the bid.
However, enthusiasm is cooler in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands where Sapporo is the capital.
Prosecutors are investigating allegations that board member Haruyuki Takahashi accepted bribes in return for helping companies become sponsors of last year’s Summer Olympics.
The 78-year-old has been accused of accepting bribes of up to ¥127 million yen (£765,000) from companies.
The mayor of Sapporo Mayor, Katsuhiro Akimoto, and Japanese Olympic Committee President, Yasuhiro Yamashita, have made a joint commitment to ensure that the city’s bid for the Winter Olympics is free from corruption.
Vancouver in Canada and Salt Lake City in the USA are also in the frame for the 2030 Winter Games.
Catalonia in Spain has also expressed interest.
Earlier this month, Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto cancelled a planned visit to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne where he was due to meet President Thomas Bach.
Worth a Watch
Enter a world of ice ❄️ Sir David Attenborough returns with Frozen Planet II.
— BBC iPlayer (@BBCiPlayer) September 8, 2022
Skier in New Zealand Deploys Airbag in Avalanche
NZ Avalanche Advisory has posted the incident on Instagram.
This article was originally published by Planetski.eu. Read the original article here.