- World Cup men's Downhill and Super G, Val Gardena, Italy (20-21 Dec) & Giant Slalom, Alta Badia, Italy (21 Dec); World Cup women's Slalom, Courcheval (17 Dec) & Downhill and Giant Slalom, Val d'Isere, France (21-22 Dec). You can see the women's downhill on Ski Sunday, which is on at 1705 GMT on BBC Two.
- World Cup Slopestyle & Halfpipe, Copper Mountain, USA (18-22 Dec); World Cup Snowboard Cross, Lake Louise, Canada (21 Dec) - The snowboard slopestylers are at Copper Mountain. Halfpipe riders including Vancouver Olympian Ben Kilner are also in Colorado for their last World Cup of 2013.
- World Cup Slopestyle & Halfpipe, Copper Mountain, USA (20-21 Dec), World Cup Ski Cross, Innichen, Italy (21-22 Dec), World Cup Moguls & Aerials, Beijing, China (21-22 Dec) - After finishing sixth at last week's Dew Tour event in America, Britain's Olympic medal hope James Woods is back in Stateside slopestyle action at the World Cup at Copper Mountain. Woods
won silver in the first World Cup
action in New Zealand in August.
- Men's World Cup, Engelberg, Switzerland (20-22 Dec); Women's World Cup, Hinterzarten, Germany (21-22 Dec): Reigning World Cup ski jumping champion Sara Takanashi has been setting the pace this year and will want to continue that run in Germany.
There is also Nordic Combined and Cross Country action next weekend in various venues around Europe.
The USA's Steve Holcomb is in red-hot form
Great Britain's men enjoyed their first World Cup podium finish since 1997 with
and his four-man crew claiming silver in Lake Placid.
The result bodes well for the Winter Olympics and caps a remarkable recovery by Jackson, who
ruptured his Achilles
in the summer.
The British crew were 0.07 seconds off the gold medal, which was won by the USA, piloted by Olympic champion
who also won both two-man bob races.
In the two-woman bob,
paired up for this event with Gillian Cooke, was 13th in a race won by Canadian
, who has cemented her status as clear favourite to retain her Olympic title.
Yarnold has finished on the podium in all four World Cup races this season
earned her second World Cup win of the season with
victory in Lake Placid.
The 25-year-old earlier finished third in the first of two World Cup races held over the weekend and has now extended her lead in the overall standings.
who was sixth and 11th in the weekend races, lies second overall at the halfway stage of the eight-race World Cup series.
of the USA won the men's race, in which the top British finisher was 11th-placed
Great Britain has named its team
of five skaters who will compete in the Olympic Winter Games.
Biggest medal hope
will compete in all three individual events (500m, 1000m and 1500m), as will
will compete in the 500m and 1000m, and
will compete in the 1000m.
Performance Director Stuart Horsepool said: "This is without doubt the strongest British team we have ever put together, and a number of the selected athletes have opportunities of bringing home medals from Sochi."
failed in his quest for a fifth consecutive World Cup Giant Slalom win after missing a gate on the first run at a very icy Val d'Isere.
Aksel Lund Svindal
also failed to complete the course, with Austrian
Marcel Hirscher skiing flawlessly to win.
Favourite Ted Ligety missed a gate during the Giant Slalom in Val d'Isere
won the Slalom at the French resort while across the border in Switzerland,
of Liechtenstein won the women's Super G at St Moritz.
Also in St Moritz,
put some patchy early-season form behind to finish third in the Giant Slalom,
a race won by France's Tessa Worley.
World Slalom champion
is aiming to compete in the Giant Slalom in Sochi but the American teenager failed to complete her first run in St Moritz, as did overall World Cup leader
won the night Slalom in the Europa Cup in Italy, his best result ever in terms of world ranking points.
who was fourth in the Super G at the 2013 World Championships, will miss Sochi after rupturing the cruciate ligament in her left knee in a crash in the World Cup Downhill at Lake Louise in Canada earlier this month.
Britain's figure skaters have earned their place in the new team competition
at the Winter Olympic Games in February. Standings released on Monday have Great Britain qualifying in the last of the 10 available places for the event.
That's good news for national champion
, who will now get to go to Sochi despite the fact that Britain did not qualify a skater for the individual men's event.
Lysacek has not skated since injuring his hip in August
The skaters selected to represent Britain in Sochi are
Stacey Kemp and David King
Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland
(ice dance), and Parr (men's singles).
who won gold in the men's figure skating in 2010, will not be able to defend his title. The American announced this week that
he will not have recovered from a hip injury
in time to compete in Sochi in February.
one of Great Britain's leading medal hopes in Sochi, was sixth in the Ski Slopestyle at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, after qualifying for the final in first place in a strong field.
impressed with some solids spins to finish seventh in the Ski Halfpipe final.
It was a frustrating weekend for Britain's Ski Cross racers at the World Cup event in Val Thorens -
crashed in her heat while
just missed out on a place in the finals.
came 32nd at the Mogul World Cup in Finland, while
was 24th in the World Cup Aerials in China.
Former X Games champion
of the USA is still hoping to compete in Sochi despite
partially tearing her cruciate ligament.
Greg Bretz upset
double Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe champion
in the first of five US Olympic selection events at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge.
White sprained an ankle in the Halfpipe, which caused him to pull out of the Slopestyle, which was won by his big rival
Shaun White crashed on his first run
came seventh in the Snowboard Slopestyle finals at the Colorado resort.
And there was more good form from
who was second in the Dew Tour rail jam, confirming him as one of the world's best rail riders.
In the Snowboard Halfpipe World Cup in Finland, Britain's
was 26th in a strong field, representing a good start to the season as he tries to stay in the top 40 in the world rankings.
earned his first ever World Cup points with 29th in the Freestyle Sprint (won by Norway's
in Davos, Switzerland. Teammate
was 34th, following on from a creditable 36th in the 30k freestyle event, won by
was 51st in the Freestyle Sprint race. Norway's
who won five medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, leads the overall standings after winning both of the weekend races.
made it five wins from five at the World Cup event in Park City, USA.
In the men's race, 39-year-old Italian
notched up a remarkable 56th individual World Cup victory. World champion
who was fifth in Park City, heads the overall standings going into the Christmas break.
won their fourth race of the season in the doubles, while
also triumphed in the team event.
missed qualifying for his third World Cup race of the season after coming 18th in the Nations Cup in Park City. At the mid-season break, he is ranked 35th in the world.
Japan celebrate their qualification for Sochi
The curling line-up for the 2014 Winter Olympics is complete after the final qualifying event in Germany at the weekend.
booked their spots in the men's competition, while
earned the final places in the women's event.
Three-time Olympic gold medallist
was airlifted to hospital after a crash on Sunday.
The news looks better than originally feared, with the initial diagnosis suggesting the Austrian, who had enjoyed his first World Cup victory in almost two years the day before, suffered a fractured finger, cuts and heavy bruising.
won the second event.
secured his third Olympic standard of the season at the World Cup in France, but missed qualifying for the weekend's Pursuit race by just 10 seconds.
Canada were sent packing by the USA
With less than two months before the 2014 Winter Olympics,
head coach of Canada's women's team, has resigned
Canada have won gold at the last three Olympics but Church said: "If there isn't confidence in what I'm doing, I need to step aside and let the team move on."
To complete a miserable weekend, they lost 5-1 in a game with their arch-rivals USA.
has accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of
not doing enough
to defend the rights of gay athletes ahead of the Winter Olympics.
Navratilova's comments came the day after IOC president
had stated athletes should
avoid making any kind of political statement
during the Games.
Bach also revealed that Russia intends
to set up public protest zones
during the Winter Olympics.
The presidents of France and Germany
will not be attending
the Games in Sochi.
The IOC has announced that it will provide
£12m to fund the fight against doping
A 73-year-old Russian man
died of a heart attack
after carrying the Olympic flame in the Torch Relay.
After unseasonably heavy snow fell near the Olympic venues this week, Russian meteorologists are optimistic there will be
no shortage of snow
for the Games in February.