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Alpine Skiing

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  • Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom event in tough conditions

    Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom event in tough conditions
    Mikaela Shiffrin, America's newest teen skiing sensation who is aiming for a gold medal next month at the Sochi Winter Olympics, again proved her mettle by winning a World Cup slalom event in rough weather Sunday in Bormio, Italy. The 18-year-old from...
  • Ted Ligety's giant slalom mastery as a course to stardom

    Ted Ligety's giant slalom mastery as a course to stardom
    The new face of the U.S. men's Alpine team has never skied "wasted," a la Bode Miller, but he has skied feeling sicker than a dog. The face, in fact, could have used a box of tissues as he sniffled through an interview last November at training camp...
  • U.S. skiers felled in hard crashes at Sochi Paralympics

    The warm weather that made for tricky conditions during the 2014 Sochi Olympics has stuck around for the Paralympics. Competing under sunny skies, two American women crashed hard in the super-G on Monday and had to be removed from the mountain by...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • Sandro Viletta wins gold in men's super combined at Sochi Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia — For Sandro Viletta, it was a stunning Olympic gold. For Ivica Kostelic, it was the same old Olympic silver. The Swiss winner took advantage of a blistering slalom run to beat the favored Kostelic in Friday's super-combined, a...
  • Anna Fenninger wins gold medal in super-G; U.S. skiers falter

    Anna Fenninger wins gold medal in super-G; U.S. skiers falter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Anna Fenninger won the gold medal in the Sochi Olympics women's super-G Saturday in a race in which many of the early skiers struggled to get down the tricky course. The 24-year-old Austrian finished in 1 minute 25.52 seconds to beat...
  • Russian skier breaks back in Sochi skicross training accident

    Russian skier breaks back in Sochi skicross training accident
    SOCHI, Russia -- Freestyler skier Maria Komissarova of Russia is recovering after a 6 1/2-hour surgery following a training accident at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Saturday while preparing for the Sochi Olympics women's skicross event next week, according...
  • Americans Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G at Sochi

    Americans Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller medal in super-G at Sochi
    SOCHI, Russia -- Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth consecutive Olympic super-giant slalom gold medal for Norway, topping an early run by eventual bronze medalist Bode Miller U.S. and then watching a late charge fall just short by silver medalist Andrew...
  • Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage

    Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage
    U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating. The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
  • Sochi TV moment: Bode Miller's likely Olympic finale, odd and fitting

    Sochi TV moment: Bode Miller's likely Olympic finale, odd and fitting
    It was a strange sight. After all this -- 16 years, five Winter Games and as many career obituaries as medals -- TV's most mercurial Olympics star, Bode Miller, was shown mainly as a man ... waiting. Yes, later there would be that cringe-inducing...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal
    SOCHI, Russia — Youth was not served Tuesday. Instead, age was served on a rain-soaked platter. The four women who ruined 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin's red-carpet debut had a 33-year total age advantage on the young American. The top three...