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

Olympic ski champ Anna Veith retires

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
France Alpine Skiing World Cup

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

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
WCUP Mens Super-G Skiing

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
Norway Alpine Skiing World Cup

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
APTOPIX Bulgaria Alpine Skiing World Cup

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
Skiing Vonn Retirement Photo Gallery

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

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

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.

Alexis Pinturault dominates alpine combined race, wins World Cup season title

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Alexis Pinturault dominated the last men's World Cup Alpine combined race of the season on Sunday in Upper Austria to win his fourth career discipline title in style.

Federica Brignone takes Alpine combined season title after Sunday’s cancelled event

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Federica Brignone has won the Alpine combined World Cup title on Sunday without clicking into her skis. And the Italian might end up winning the overall and giant slalom globes as well without any further racing this season.