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

Sweden’s Sara Hector wins final World Cup giant slalom race ahead of Olympics

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

After waiting seven years for a second World Cup win, Sara Hector now has three more victories in giant slalom — and they could not have come at a better time with the Winter Olympics starting next week.

Dave Ryding 1st British winner in alpine skiing World Cup with slalom victory

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Dave Ryding became the first British winner in the 55-year history of the Alpine skiing World Cup on Saturday, triumphing in one of the classic slaloms of the men's circuit.

Italy’s Brignone wins World Cup super-G with gutsy run

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Italian skier Federica Brignone saw a gutsy run rewarded with the victory Sunday in the fifth women's World Cup super-G of the season.

Sofia Goggia takes super-G over Gut-Behrami, capping Lake Louise sweep

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Italy's Sofia Goggia joined Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. and Germany's Katja Seizinger as the only women to win both downhills and super-G in a Lake Louise World Cup, capturing the latter event on Sunday. Marie-Michèle Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., tied for ninth.

Snow, high temperatures wipe out Sunday’s Lake Louise super-G

Sunday, November 28th, 2021

The first alpine skiing World Cup super-G of the season was cancelled Sunday as snow and high temperatures wrecked havoc in Lake Louise, Alta.

Canada’s Osborne-Paradis says farewell, passes torch to young men’s downhill team

Saturday, November 27th, 2021

The last Canadian skier to win a World Cup race in Lake Louise, Alta., said farewell to a course Saturday that produced both triumph and heartbreak for him. Manuel Osborne-Paradis retired last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the 2020 edition of what is traditionally the season-opening World Cup men's downhill, delaying the ritual.

Canada’s men’s Alpine skiers ‘coming of age’ ahead of anticipated Lake Louise return

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alpine skiing returns this week to Lake Louise, Alta., where Canada's men will begin their quest for an Olympic spot in Beijing in February. World Cup downhill races will be held Friday and Saturday and super-G on Sunday.

2 skiers to miss Canada’s World Cup races due to vaccine mandate

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Two Swiss skiers that do not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will miss the first men's downhill race of World Cup ski season in Canada.

Odermatt overtakes hometown favourite Leitinger to win season-opening giant slalom

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Swiss skier Marco Odermatt edged surprise first-run leader Roland Leitinger of Austria by 7-100ths of a second Sunday to win the season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom.

‘Equal chances’: World Cup skiing has balanced schedule

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Alpine skiing heads into its Olympic season this weekend with the first World Cup races of a 37-event schedule that looks more balanced than in previous years.