Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Alpine Skiing’ Category

Injury knocks world champion skier Ilka Stuhec out of Olympics

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

World champion skier Ilka Stuhec is almost certainly out of next year's Winter Olympics after seriously injuring her knee in a training incident. The 26-year-old Stuhec tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during a crash while training on the glacier in Pitztal, Austria on Sunday.

Lara Gut, former World Cup skiing champ, eyes comeback

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Switzerland Alpine Skiing Worlds

Former overall World Cup champion Lara Gut has targeted races in North America to make her comeback from a serious knee injury at the world championships.

Lindsey Vonn to sue over stolen nude photos of her and Tiger Woods

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

A representative for Lindsey Vonn calls the theft and publishing of "intimate" personal photos of her and former boyfriend Tiger Woods "an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy."

Alpine star Marcel Hirscher could miss up to 15 weeks with ankle injury

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Marcel Hirscher will need up to 15 weeks to recover from a broken left ankle, ruling the six-time overall World Cup champion out of ski racing likely until December.

Overall alpine champion Hirscher out 6 weeks with broken ankle

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Six-time overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher has broken his left ankle and will be in a cast for six weeks.

Elisabeth Goergl, oldest skier to win World Cup race, retires at 36

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Austrian skier Elisabeth Goergl retired Monday, 2 ½ years after becoming the oldest woman to win a World Cup race.

Bode Miller off U.S. ski roster, Olympic spot uncertain

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Bode Miller's name no longer appears on the roster of the U.S. ski team. That doesn't mean he's retiring or won't ever race again or that his chances of making a sixth Olympic squad have ended.

Val Grenier wins Canadian women’s giant slalom title on hometown hill

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Switzerland Alpine Skiing World Cup

Valerie Grenier won the Canadian women's giant slalom title on Sunday on her hometown hill. The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., led after the first run and put down a solid second run to win with a combined time of two minutes, 16 seconds.

Tessa Worley holds on for Crystal Globe at alpine World Cup finals

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Federica Brignone led an Italian sweep in the giant slalom at the alpine World Cup Finals on Sunday in Aspen, Colo., as Tessa Worley of France held on for her first crystal globe.

Mikaela Shiffrin clinches overall title with rival skipping slalom in Aspen

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Mikaela Shiffrin will clinch the overall World Cup title before even racing during World Cup Finals after Ilka Stuhec and her coach said the Slovenian skier won't compete in the slalom.