SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Rain and snowfall wiped out the first women’s race of the Alpine skiing’s World Cup season Saturday and made the men's event for the next day doubtful.
Wet snow on the Austrian glacier affected the visibility on the softened course and made a safe race impossible.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — If FIS President Johan Eliasch needed a reminder of the long road ahead to his desired centralization of Alpine skiing’s media rights, he got it on Friday.
Less than three hours before Eliasch was going to speak at the FIS Forum Alpinum about his organization’s marketing rights management, the Austrian Ski Federation announced a two-year TV and streaming deal with NBC.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing’s World Cup produced three different overall champions in the past three seasons, on the men’s and women’s sides.
Few expect the streaks to continue this season as defending champions Marco Odermatt and Mikaela Shiffrin are widely regarded as the main favorites again.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Olympic slalom champion Petra Vlhová is hoping to put two draining seasons behind her when Alpine skiing’s World Cup 2022-23 starts this week.
The Slovakian star, who has been Mikaela Shiffrin’s closest competitor in recent years, said Thursday she struggled to find motivation for summer training after winning gold in Beijing had left her “a little bit empty.”
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, Michelle Kwan, Mia Hamm, Billie Jean King and the late Pat Summitt are among the nine individual women who will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame this summer, along with Michael Phelps and hurdling great Roger Kingdom.
Far away from her mystifying struggles at the Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin soared back to the summit of Alpine skiing Thursday.
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Warming up to their duel this week for Alpine skiing’s World Cup overall title, Mikaela Shiffrin was faster than Petra Vlhova in downhill training on Monday.
Shiffrin placed third in the opening practice run in the French Alps and Vlhova was more than two seconds slower back in 23rd.
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde anxiously jumped up from the leader's chair several times, but on each occasion he sat down again and puffed out his cheeks in relief as none of his rivals managed to beat the Norwegian's time in the penultimate World Cup super-G of the season on Sunday.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — The last Alpine skiing race of the Beijing Olympics was moved from Saturday to Sunday because of too-strong wind, making Mikaela Shiffrin wait to get one last chance to bring home a medal from China.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Ryan Regez went from downhill skier to apprentice as a structural draftsman to skicross racer to his latest endeavor — an Olympic gold medalist.
“What a crazy way,” he said of his unconventional journey.
BEIJING (AP) — A United States team led by Mikaela Shiffrin is leaving the Beijing Olympics with just one of the 30 individual medals in Alpine skiing.
BEIJING (AP) — Michelle Gisin followed the advice of her teammates to the letter. She drank wine, she skied fast.
Gisin won her second straight Olympic title in the combined race on Thursday, six days after taking bronze in the super-G.
BEIJING (AP) — Take an informal survey of elite American Alpine skiers and snowboarders, and most can name an organization that exposes Black and Hispanic children from urban areas to winter sports.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin threw her head back and laughed at the thought of entering the maximum Alpine skiing events possible at the Beijing Olympics — six — which she confirmed Tuesday she’s intending to do.
BEIJING (AP) — A two-time Olympic medalist in Alpine skiing from Italy thinks her country’s 2026 Milan-Cortina Games will lack “spirit” and “atmosphere” because the venues will be spread far apart from each other.
BEIJING (AP) — When Dave Ryding gets to the start gate of the men’s slalom at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday, expectations on a British skier will be high for the first time in decades.
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin confirmed that she will, indeed, race a downhill at the Winter Olympics for the first time Tuesday. And she says she is changing how she thinks about what is at stake as she prepares for her fourth event in Beijing.
BEIJING (AP) — Blizzard conditions that made visibility nearly impossible. Overwhelming expectations. An early error that would have thrown a lesser skier off course. Then a 75-minute delay while he was holding the lead midway through the Olympic giant slalom.
BEIJING (AP) — American skier Tommy Ford thought the cascading wall of large white flakes during the first snowy Alpine race of the Beijing Olympics left the slope for Sunday’s giant slalom with a handful of “grippier” spots and “a little chatter here and there.”
BEIJING (AP) — When Mikaela Shiffrin was getting set to head to the athletes’ lounge after her third event of the Beijing Olympics, she spotted her boyfriend, Norwegian racer Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who was there to watch her compete.
BEIJING (AP) — Slalom gold medalist Petra Vlhova is leaving the Beijing Olympics early due to an inflamed left ankle tendon and will miss the Alpine combined event in which she would have been a challenger to Mikaela Shiffrin, the favorite in the race.
When the Beijing Olympics close on Feb. 20, IOC President Thomas Bach, by tradition, will call on the “youth of the world to assemble four years from now.” He may consider expanding that invitation to the 2026 Winter Games at Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy to another group: the oldies but goodies.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Friday, Feb. 11, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — Austrian skier Johannes Strolz was preparing to sit on a stage in a room filled with dozens of journalists to describe his improbable run to the Alpine combined title at the Beijing Olympics when his phone rang.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — When Mikaela Shiffrin careened off the course, another expected gold medal slipping away before she hardly got started, the announcers from NBC let her have it.
“One of the bigger shockers in Olympic alpine skiing history,” play-by-play man Dan Hicks bellowed.
BEIJING (AP) — Smiling. Laughing. Enjoying herself.
Petra Vlhova is like a different person following “something huge” that changed in her approach to skiing.
After becoming the first Slovakian to win the overall World Cup title last season following a grueling enter-every-race approach under previous coach Livio Magoni, Vlhova went one step further on Wednesday by winning gold in slalom for her country’s first ever Olympic medal in Alpine skiing.
BEIJING (AP) — The first question posed to Mikaela Shiffrin as she met with reporters after her second consecutive quick exit from an Alpine skiing race at the Beijing Games was short, simple and to the point: What happened?
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — Matthias Mayer stuck his poles into the snow, pushed off with his massive legs and attempted to head down the mountain. At least that's where he thought he was going — until one of the Austrian skier's poles got held up, with the countdown clock ominously winding down.
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will have to rebound quickly. Her next chance at a medal is the slalom, but that's a top event for rival Petra Vlhova.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Monday, Feb. 7, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — It was a miserable day on the mountains outside Beijing for American stars Mikaela Shiffrin and Red Gerard.
Shiffrin’s opening race in the Beijing Olympics ended quickly with a rare mistake and a rare DNF — Did Not Finish.
BEIJING (AP) — Johan Clarey tends not to be in much of a rush when it comes to anything other than speeding down a hill on skis. Add Olympic success to the list of things he's waited for.
BEIJING (AP) — Sara Hector smiled when she crossed the finish line Monday and raised her ski poles to put them atop her helmet. She seemed to be laughing later, as if to say, “Did I really just do this?” while clutching her gold during the giant slalom medal ceremony.
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will not soon forget what happened Monday in her first race of the Beijing Olympics. The poor transition that came five turns, and about 10 seconds, into the defense of her 2018 gold medal in the giant slalom.
BEIJING (AP) — Wearing bib No. 1, Bryce Bennett was supposed to be the first skier on the course known as The Rock for the men’s downhill at the Beijing Olympics. Like everyone else, he was stuck hanging around ...
BEIJING (AP) — The men's downhill at the Beijing Olympics was postponed a day because of wind that gusted at up to 40 mph at the top of the course when the race was supposed to start Sunday, delaying the opening event of the Alpine schedule.
BEIJING (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin's first event of the Beijing Olympics is the one she won four years ago.
The American star is set to defend her title in the giant slalom, which will be part of prime-time coverage of the Winter Games on Sunday on NBC — although anyone who wants to watch to the end should plan on being up late.
BEIJING (AP) — For members of Vermont’s “Skiing Cochrans” clan, competing in an Olympics is a right of passage. A family tradition.
First there were siblings Marilyn, Bobby and Barbara Ann at the 1972 Sapporo Games, fulfilling a plan hatched by their parents, Mickey and Ginny Cochran, in the backyard ski area.
BEIJING (AP) — Race favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was one of only three skiers to get a third run on the course before the final training session for the men's Olympic downhill was halted prematurely on Saturday.
Breezy Johnson knew she was having the best ski racing season of her career as the Beijing Olympics neared.
The 26-year-old from Wyoming, never better than third in any World Cup race, put together three consecutive runner-up finishes in downhills in December, performing as if past knee problems never happened.
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None of the Alpine ski racers who’ll be zooming down the mountain at the Beijing Olympics ever has tried the slope that’ll be used with medals at stake. Not yet, anyway.
They might have given it a look — either via footage that made the rounds last year or, in recent days, because the course can be seen from where Winter Games participants are training.