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

This week’s storied Swiss ski races cancelled because of coronavirus outbreak

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Switzerland's signature ski race, scheduled for later this week in the Alpine village of Wengen, was cancelled Monday after a rise in COVID-19 infections was blamed partly on tourists from Britain.

American Tommy Ford airlifted to hospital after serious crash in giant slalom race

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

American skier Tommy Ford was airlifted to the hospital after crashing in a World Cup giant slalom race on Saturday in Adelboden, Switzerland.

Swiss skier Gisin ends Shiffrin-Vlhova winning slalom streak

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Michelle Gisin earned her maiden World Cup win on Tuesday, becoming the first Swiss skier to win a women's slalom in nearly 19 years.

Pinturault beats unheralded McGrath to win giant slalom in Alta Badia

Sunday, December 20th, 2020
Italy Alpine Skiing World Cup

Alexis Pinturault held off a challenge from unheralded Norwegian skier Atle Lie McGrath to win the classic men's World Cup giant slalom on the Gran Risa course Sunday in Alta Badia, Italy.

Canada’s Marie-Michèle Gagnon ‘excited’ with career-best 10th in downhill

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Wanting more than a top-15 finish from speed events this season, Canada's Marie-Michèle Gagnon delivered on Saturday in Val d'Isere, France, where she placed 10th and only 88-100ths of a second behind winner Sofia Goggia of Italy.

Overall champion Kilde takes super-G for 1st win of season

Friday, December 18th, 2020
APTOPIX Italy Alpine Skiing World Cup

Defending overall champion Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won a men's World Cup super-G on Friday in Val Gardena, Italy, for his first podium result of the season.

Suter wins 1st downhill of season, Schmidhofer crashes badly

Friday, December 18th, 2020
France Alpine Skiing World Cup

World Cup downhill champion Corinne Suter won the season-opening race in the discipline Friday, while Nicole Schmidhofer suffered unknown injuries in a high-speed crash that sent her through the safety fencing in Val d'Isere.

After death of father, long break, Mikaela Shiffrin grateful just to be racing again

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Set for a return to ski racing after 300 days away, Mikaela Shiffrin is looking for the answer to a question she has been asking herself since March. How will it feel to compete again?

Skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon’s pursuit to join elite speed racers an exercise in patience

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

The challenge of reaching top-level status in Alpine speed events remains a "game of patience" for skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon entering her 13th World Cup season, which begins Saturday at a giant-slalom event in Soelden, Austria.

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

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

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.