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  • Women's super-giant slalom

    Women's super-giant slalom
    When: Feb. 16. Best of the U.S.: Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook, Leanne Smith. Best of the rest: Lara Gut (Switzerland), Maria Hoefl-Riesch (Austria). U.S. chances to medal: Lindsey Vonn being out means opportunities for Mancuso and Cook, who have...
  • Kim Kardashian's $500,000 Vienna ball date reportedly goes awry

    A half-million bucks for a date night at a fancy party doesn't sound like hard work — but Kim Kardashian's deal to accompany billionaire Richard Lugner to the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria doesn't seem to have played out very well. Lugner, who over...
  • HKIFF Puts Hong Kong Firmly In Focus

    HONG KONG - Housed in a new Kowloon venue, the Hong Kong International Film Festival (Mar 24 - April 7, 2014) will this year put renewed emphasis on local films. The HKIFF will open with the twin screenings of Pang Ho-cheung's social drama "Aberdeen" and...
  • Austrian men finish Alpine skiing with vengeance and more gold

    Austrian men finish Alpine skiing with vengeance and more gold
    SOCHI, Russia — The last night of Alpine racing at the Sochi Olympics could have been billed "Austria's revenge." Four years ago, the U.S. defeated Austria, 8-4, in the Alpine medal count. It was like "man bites Dachshund" in racing circles...
  • Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family

    Maria von Trapp dies at 99; member of 'Sound of Music' family
    STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday. Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
  • Johannes Duerr becomes fifth athlete to fail doping test at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia -- Austrian cross-country skier Johannes Duerr was kicked out of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for EPO. It is the fifth doping case — and most serious so far — at the Winter Games. “It is a black day...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to...
  • Vic Wild, Julia Dujmovits take gold in snowboard parallel slalom

    Vic Wild, Julia Dujmovits take gold in snowboard parallel slalom
    Vic Wild captured his second gold medal in four days when he won the Olympic debut of men's parallel slalom in snowboarding while Julia Dujmovits of Austria inched past Germany's Anke Karstens at the finish to win gold in the women's event Saturday. The...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in women's slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after making an astonishing recovery midway through her second run. The 18-year-old American showed impressive balance...
  • Olympics: Spotlight will be on Mikaela Shiffrin in women's slalom

    Olympics: Spotlight will be on Mikaela Shiffrin in women's slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — The thought was Mikaela Shiffrin would get her Olympic feet wet in Tuesday's giant slalom and then be ready for Friday's much-anticipated slalom. It turned out Shiffrin got soaked, head to toe, on a nasty day when racers needed...
  • Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined

    Sochi Olympics: Norway wins gold in team Nordic Combined
    SOCHI, Russia — Cross-country ski specialist Magnus Moan made up a 25-second deficit on the first leg and Norway outdueled Germany and defending champion Austria to win Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team event Thursday. Final-leg skier...