Winter Games

Alice, Ruby shine

It was a mixed bag for Queenstown skiers at this year's Winter Games. Star performer Alice Robinson had another stellar comp, earning three podium placings. She took out both Super G races, and finished second in the Giant Slalom. Up and comer...
Who's responsible for Sky Sport's wall-to-wall coverage of the Winter Games, and who originally planted the "stupid" idea of Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup? Philip Chandler visits TV veteran John Knowles at his Queenstown home to talk about...
Winter Games boss Marty Toomey admits he was starting to worry. A significant dearth of the white stuff ahead of New Zealand's biggest snowsports competition wasn't exactly ideal. "It's been a challenging season for the resorts to deal with," he says. "They've...

Queenstowners shine at Games

Winter Games NZ boss Marty Toomey says "Queenstown's stars were at the forefront" of this year's competition. Underdog Blake Marshall is celebrating winning the men's ski Freeride World Tour qualifier on home turf at The Remarkables skifield, last Wednesday. He entered...

New chapter for Games

Who didn't know the Winter Games are about to start? Philip Chandler discusses the 16-day, $3.5 million event with new boss Marty Toomey, and asks what going annual will do for the Games. With little fanfare, the internationally-recognised Audi Quattro...
Queenstown will this year host its first ever international ice hockey fixtures in a huge coup for both the resort and Winter Games NZ. New Zealand will battle Australia in a three-Test series at the Queenstown Ice Arena, five days...
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