FOOTBALL - Japan are on the verge of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Click on the picture below to enable all interactive features of our Infographic. By checking and unchecking the boxes on your right you can retrieve qualifying moments for each of the previous four World Cups.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Japan can become the first team other than hosts Brazil to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In 2006 and 2010, Japan were also the first nation besides the hosts to qualify. Our Infographic shows you when each team qualified for the last four World Cups. By using the interactive features you can toggle between years and confederations. You can access our interactive Infographic by clicking on the picture below.
ALPINE SKIING – Italy’s Max Blardone can equal compatriot Alberto Tomba’s record for most World Cup giant slalom wins in Alta Badia when a GS is contested there this Sunday, 16 December.
BIATHLON - Martin Fourcade has 16 career World Cup wins (excluding relays). He still has a long way to go to match the winningest French biathlete, Raphaël Poirée, who has 44 wins. But Fourcade is “ahead of schedule”; he was 24 years and 79 days when he won his 16th last Sunday, while Poirée was 27 years 156 days when he won his 16th race, in Oberhof on the 12th of January 2002. Poirée went on to win 21 races in the next three seasons alone.
ALPINE SKIING – Lindsey Vonn can set another record and keep climbing the all-time lists if she repeats last year’s performance at Lake Louise, beginning with the first downhill race on Friday. We take a look at some key statistics ahead of this weekend’s races.
ALPINE SKIING – Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal can become the second skier to win four World Cup Super G races at Lake Louise (Canada) when the 2012/2013 Super G season begins on Sunday, 25 November.
SKI JUMPING – With the World Cup ski jumping season set to get underway in Lillehammer this weekend, defending champion Anders Bardal will try to retain his title while fending off his Austrian challengers. We break down the numbers in our statistical season preview.
ALPINE SKIING – Austria’s Marlies Schild, the reigning World Cup slalom champion, can equal the all-time ladies’ World Cup record for most wins in the slalom discipline on Saturday in Levi, Finland.
ALPINE SKIING - With the 2012/13 ladies’ alpine skiing season beginning this Saturday with a giant slalom race in Sölden, Austria, several women can break or equal World Cup records this season, led by American Lindsey Vonn.
FOOTBALL - Click Read More to see some key facts concerning Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between Portugal and Northern Ireland.