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

From cliff jumping with P.K. Subban to working with The Rock, Lindsey Vonn still going top speed in retirement

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Lindsey Vonn's certainly dived right into retirement — off a cliff and splashing into a lake feet first. That's one of the many post-racing adventures for the all-time winningest female skier in World Cup history. Never one to sit back, she's still going at top speed since competing in her final ski race last February.

Shiffrin’s record-setting ski season includes nearly $1M US in prize money

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Mikaela Shiffrin earned a record 886,000 Swiss francs ($885,000 US) in prize money during this World Cup ski campaign and won 17 events, the most ever in a season.

Thompson takes gold, Leman captures silver at ski cross World Cup

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Canada's Marielle Thompson took home gold and Brady Leman snatched silver at the final ski cross World Cup event of the season on Sunday in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.

Shiffrin wins giant slalom race to seal her 4th World Cup title of the season

Sunday, March 17th, 2019
Andorra Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

Another race won, another crystal trophy earned, another World Cup record written by Mikaela Shiffrin. Shiffrin won a giant slalom Sunday to seal the season-long standings title and, while shedding a few tears in the finish area, lifted a record-tying fourth World Cup crystal globe in the same season.

Shiffrin, Pinturault get wins for the World Cup record book

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Andorra Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals

Embodying the Olympic motto in a World Cup slalom Saturday, Mikaela Shiffrin went faster in her second slalom run and higher in the World Cup all-time lists by being stronger than Wendy Holdener to win an intense duel. On a record-setting day in sun-bathed Andorra, Alexis Pinturault earlier won the final men's giant slalom of the season.

Switzerland completes comeback to top Norway in team skiing World Cup finals

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Wendy Holdener and Daniel Yule won the last two runs to help Switzerland come from behind and beat Norway in the final of the team skiing at the World Cup Finals on Friday.

Paris wins 2nd race in 2 days, goes top of super-G standings

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
Norway Alpine Skiing World Cup

A day after winning the downhill on the same course, Italy's Dominik Paris beat Kjetil Jansrud of Norway by 0.43 seconds and Beat Feuz of Switzerland by 0.60.

Paris beats title rival Feuz in penultimate downhill

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Norway Alpine Skiing World Cup

Dominik Paris won the penultimate World Cup downhill race Saturday, preventing Swiss rival Beat Feuz from locking up the title with a race to spare.

Shiffrin clinches 3rd straight World Cup overall title

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Sweden Alpine Skiing World Cup

Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year in "strange" circumstances after snowstorms prevented the women's super-G race in Sochi from going ahead on Saturday.

Austrian police investigating man who leaked doping raid video

Friday, March 1st, 2019

The leaking of a video showing Austrian skier Max Hauke apparently caught with a needle in his arm during a police raid on an alleged doping network has led to consequences for the leaker.