Archive for the ‘Sports/Skiing’ Category

2-time Olympic champ Tina Maze taking break from ski racing

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Two-time Olympic champion Tina Maze of Slovenia has announced a one-year break from ski racing before deciding about continuing her career.

Canadian Paralympic skiers Williamson, Hallat retire

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Chris Williamson

Two of Canada's foremost Paralympic alpine competitors announced their retirements as Chris Williamson of Toronto and Matt Hallat of Vancouver as lengthy and successful careers.

Austria’s Anna Fenninger defends dual alpine titles

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Anna Fenninger

Austrian racer Anna Fenninger successfully defended her overall World Cup and giant slalom titles after winning the season-ending GS race on Sunday. World giant slalom champion Fenninger was 18 points ahead of Olympic champion Tina Maze of Slovenia in the overall standings.

Marcel Hirscher sweeps to Crystal Globe hat trick

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Marcel Hirscher

Marcel Hirscher completed a clean sweep at the Alpine skiing World Cup Finals on Sunday when he added the slalom crystal globe to his fourth successive overall title.

Nathan Smith breaks through for first biathlon victory

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Nathan Smith

It was a historic first for Canadian Nathan Smith. The Calgary native won the men's 12.5-kilometre pursuit race at a World Cup event Saturday. Smith becomes just the second Canadian to capture a World Cup gold medal after Jean-Philippe Leguellec of Kingston, Ont., did so in 2012.

Canada’s Christopher Robanske tops snowboardcross field

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Chris Robanske

Lucas Eguibar of Spain and Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France claimed the overall snowboardcross World Cup titles on Saturday despite not winning the third and final race of the season in the Spanish Pyrenees. Christopher Robanske of Canada won the men's race ahead of American Alex Deibold.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins 3rd World Cup slalon crown

Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her third straight World Cup slalom title Saturday with a victory at the season-ending finals. Shiffrin, the Olympic and two-time world slalom champion, beat her only remaining challenger Frida Hansdotter of Sweden by 0.05 seconds to win her sixth race of the season, fifth in slalom.

Lindsey Vonn adds super-G title, extends record

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title for the fifth time after winning the last race in the discipline on Thursday at the season-ending finals in Meribel, France. The day after clinching the downhill title, the 30-year-old American extended her record to 19 crystal globes.

Canada’s Dustin Cook wins super-G season finale

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Canada's Dustin Cook won the men's super-G race on Thursday at the season-ending World Cup finals in Meribel, France, picking up his first career victory on the World Cup circuit.

Alpine World Cup finals

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Click on the video player above to watch live Saturday starting at 4 a.m. ET as top alpine skiers compete at the World Cup finals in Meribel, France.