The winter sport season is winding down as the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games draw ever closer but we preview what is taking place this week.
Bobsleigh and skeleton are the notable winter sports to have concluded their World Cup seasons heading into the Olympics with Lizzy Yarnold taking the women’s Crystal Globe in the latter.
However alpine skiing’s World Cup extends beyond Sochi 2014 and takes in three events this week with a men’s slalom night event to be held in Schladming.
The men also take in a downhill and giant slalom in St Moritz, replacing Garmisch-Partenkirchen, while the women head to Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.
The weekend’s sees cross-country skiing’s World Cup return in Toblach while the men’s ski jumping global tour heads back from Sapporo in Japan to Willingen.
The women move to Hinzenbach while the European Biathlon Championships begin in Nove Mesto and a parallel giant slalom World Cup takes place in Sudelfeld.
World Cup, Schladming, January 28
World Cup, St Moritz, February 1-2
World Cup, Kranjska Gora, February 1-2
European Championships, Nove Mesto, January 30-ongoing
World Cup, Toblach, February 1-2
World Cup, Willingen, February 1-2
World Cup, Hinzenbach, February 1-2
World Cup, Sudelfeld, February 1
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