Winter Sports

Marten Liiv takes bronze at European Speed Skating Championships

07.01.23 NEWS ... Estonian skater Marten Liiv took bronze at the European Speed Skating Championships in Hamar, Norway, after the decisive 1000-meter race held Saturday afternoon.

Norwegians triumph in Otepää Nordic combined world cup event

07.01.23 NEWS ... Norway came first in the world cup Nordic combined mixed team event in Otepää Friday.

Strong winds force changes to Nordic Combined World Cup schedule in Otepää

06.01.23 NEWS ... Challenging wind conditions prevented competitors from completing their scheduled ski jumping practice sessions in the Nordic Combined World Cup in Otepää on Thursday. As a result, Friday's schedule has now been altered.

Long read: Russia pushes for return to international sport

06.10.22 NEWS ... Shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) instructed sports federations to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from their competitions. However, more recently, there have been increasing suggestions that they may soon return to top-level international sport. Indrek Kannik, head of the International Center for Defense Studies, Tallinn University senior lecturer in recreation management Kaarel Zilmer, Estonian Ice Hockey Federation President Rauno Parras, and basketball legend Heino Enden discussed the situation on Vikeraadio.

Russian players able to compete in Estonian ice hockey league

06.10.22 NEWS ... Both the Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Olympic Committee have sent out the message in recent weeks, that Russian athletes are not welcome in Estonia while Vladimir Putin continues to wage war in Ukraine. However, a number of Russian ice hockey players will still take part in this season's Estonian Coolbet Hokiliiga, which started on October 1.

Estonian curlers make semi-finals in Ottawa

03.10.22 WINTER SPORTS ... Estonian curling duo Marie Kaldvee and Harri Lill reached the semi finals of the inaugural Mixed Doubles Super Series event in Ottawa, Canada, on Sunday, finishing third overall, out of 24 entries.

Ski-jumper Kristjan Ilves takes bronze in Norway

17.09.22 WINTER SPORTS ... Estonian ski jumper Kristjan Ilves took bronze on Friday at the Norwegian summer championships in Lillehammer.

Otepää to host 2027 Biathlon World Championships

17.09.22 WINTER SPORTS ... The South Estonian town of Otepää has been chosen to host the 2027 Biathlon World Championships, for the first time ever.

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