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

Canadian skier Erik Guay to miss Olympics due to back pain

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Erik Guay Alpine Skiing Olympics Back Injury

Alpine Canada announced on Wednesday that Erik Guay will miss the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea due to continuing pain in his back.

Henrik Kristoffersen ends Marcel Hirscher’s win streak at World Cup slalom

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway finally won his first World Cup slalom of the season Sunday, ending Marcel Hirscher's five-race winning streak.

Lara Gut wins final World Cup super-G before Olympics

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Lara Gut won the final World Cup super-G before the Olympics on Sunday, signalling a return to form after knee surgery last season.

Lindsey Vonn gets 79th career World Cup win at Cortina downhill

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin on Saturday. The American clocked 1 minute, 36.48 seconds on the sun-drenched Olympia delle Tofane course for a 0.92-second advantage over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.

Thomas Dressen ends 13-year German drought in World Cup downhill

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Thomas Dressen ended Germany's 13-year wait for a men's World Cup downhill victory Saturday, upsetting the pre-race favourites in the classic Hahnenkamm race.

Canadian ski cross athletes looking to add ‘extra oomph’ in final run before team announcement

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The battle for spots on Canada's Olympic ski cross team culminates on home snow at Nakiska Ski Resort. The final World Cup before the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is the last chance for athletes from Canada and other countries to book their Olympic berths.

Canada’s Erik Guay plans to ski in Olympics despite back injury

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
Erik Guay Alpine Skiing Olympics Back Injury

Erik Guay plans to ski for Canada at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, despite a back injury, according to a release from Alpine Canada.

Canadian moguls hopeful Philippe Marquis sustains torn ACL

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Canadian moguls skier Philippe Marquis suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Monday, one month out from the Winter Olympics.

Reigning Olympic champ Mikaela Shiffrin wins 5th straight slalom

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin won a women's World Cup night race on Tuesday in Flachau, Austria to stretch her winning streak in 2018 to five races.

Slalom star Shiffrin’s 5-medal Olympic dream a distinct possibility

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Four years ago Mikaela Shiffrin had a "crazy" dream of winning five gold medals at the 2018 Olympics. That aim seems less and less unrealistic for the American slalom standout.