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

Eritrea’s 1st winter Olympian details mental anguish from racism growing up in Canada

Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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Skier Shannon-Ogbani Abeda’s journey to becoming the first winter Olympian to represent Eritrea carried with it a racial burden he says he’s only now beginning to unravel.

After unusual start to off-season, Canadian Alpine skiers prepare to return to slopes

Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Alpine Canada announced Thursday the team would be heading to Switzerland at the end of July to resume ski-race training. For now, the season is scheduled to go ahead as planned beginning in October.

Olympic ski champ Anna Veith retires

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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A year after blowing out her knee for the third time, Olympic ski champion Anna Veith has announced her retirement.

Money dispute threatens Switzerland ski race’s World Cup status

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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The signature Alpine skiing race in Switzerland risks being dropped from the World Cup schedule in a money dispute with the national ski federation.

Alpine Canada grapples with uncertainty of COVID-19 amid preparations for new season

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Like many sports affected by the global pandemic, COVID-19 has scuttled Alpine Canada's training program, leaving athletes and coaches scrambling to make plans to prepare for next season.

Final men’s alpine skiing races cancelled, Norway’s Kilde wins overall title

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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The final races of the men's alpine skiing have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the International Skiing Federation (FIS) said on Thursday, meaning Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the overall title.

Ski star Shiffrin loses title as final women’s World Cup races cancelled

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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The last races of the women's Alpine skiing World Cup season were cancelled Wednesday amid public health concerns related to the spread of the new coronavirus, handing Federica Brignone the overall title and denying Mikaela Shiffrin a chance to defend her crown.

World Cup skiing finals in Italy cancelled because of coronavirus

Friday, March 6th, 2020
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The Italian Winter Sports Federation was hoping to host the World Cup skiing finals, scheduled for March 18-22 in Cortina, Italy, without fans. But during an emergency International Ski Federation board meeting on Friday, every nation besides Italy voted to cancel the event due to coronavirus, the Italian federation said.

Mikaela Shiffrin returns to World Cup ski circuit amid family grief

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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Mikaela Shiffrin is returning to the World Cup ski circuit in Europe, even though she might not be ready to race after a month-long absence following the death of her father.

From ‘pipe dream’ to 12-year career, Canadian alpine skier Dustin Cook retiring

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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After 12 years on the Canadian national team, 31-year-old alpine skier Dustin Cook intends to make Sunday's super giant slalom in Kvitfjell, Norway, his swan song.