Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Alpine Skiing’ Category

Canada eliminated in alpine mixed team event

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Erin Mielzynski Alpine Mixed Team Event Canada

Canada's alpine mixed team was eliminated in the 1/8 final against France at the event's Olympic debut at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin wins Olympic women’s alpine combined

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Switzerland's Michelle Gisin won gold in the Olympic women's alpine combined Thursday in South Korea.

Sweden’s Myhrer wins men’s slalom gold as favourites ski out

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Swedish skier Andre Myhrer won the Olympic gold medal in men's slalom on Thursday.

Goggia grabs gold, Vonn bronze in alpine downhill

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Goggia Gold Vonn Bronze Alpine Downhill

Sofia Goggia of Italy has won Olympic gold in the alpine downhill, while American Lindsey Vonn earned bronze medal in what was likely her last downhill race.

Pyeongchang is full of surprises: Snowboarder becomes Olympic alpine skiing champ

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Not many snowboarders can slap on a pair of borrowed skis and go on to win a super-G Olympic gold medal, but that's exactly what Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka did on Saturday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Snowboarder Ester Ledecka takes surprise gold in women’s super-G, Vonn falls to 6th

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic has made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the Olympic super-G title, with a mistake costing Lindsey Vonn a spot on the podium.

Canada’s Erik Read learning from dad Ken that Olympics aren’t ‘just another event’

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Erik Read's dad told him to have a strategy for the Pyeongchang Olympics. The alpine ski racer takes fatherly advice seriously. Ken Read knows the Winter Games inside and out as a participant in 1976 and 1980, and as the Canadian team's chef de mission in 1992 in Barcelona.

Mikaela Shiffrin narrowly misses podium in women’s slalom

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden held off American Mikaela Shiffrin and a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic slalom title at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Austria’s Matthias Mayer bounces back for gold in men’s super-G

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Matthias Mayer of Austria has won the Olympic men's super-G, breaking Norway's 16-year grip on the title.

U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin sits 2nd after 1st run of ladies’ giant slalom

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Manuela Moelgg set the pace in the first run of the giant slalom on Thursday, the Italian edging out American Mikaela Shiffrin as the women's alpine skiing events finally got under way in Pyeongchang.