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Alpine Skiing

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  • 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...
  • Jackie Wiles earns Olympics downhill start and meets Picabo Street

    Jackie Wiles earns Olympics downhill start and meets Picabo Street
    SOCHI, Russia — Saturday was a day young Jackie Wiles won't soon forget. On the same day in Sochi, the U.S. ski team rookie racer both secured a start in next Wednesday's Olympic women's downhill and and got to meet meet Picabo Street in the...
  • Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill

    Austrian battle is fierce for final spots in Sunday's Olympic downhill
    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — One my favorite pre-Olympic alpine events is the Austrian “bake-off” for four downhill starting spots. Unlike the World Cup circuit, each country is only allowed four entries in Olympic events. That cranks up...
  • Sochi Olympics: It's an uphill climb for the Russian alpine team

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The Russians put the first man in space but, strangely, they have no Yuri Gagarin in alpine skiing. The host country for the 2014 Sochi Olympics has, by all accounts, provided a first-track for the alpine events at...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: U.S.' Ted Ligety wins gold medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa...
  • Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness

    Ted Ligety's gold medal in giant slalom ratifies his greatness
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety’s first Olympic gold medal in 2006 was such a gift it all but fell out of the sky from a gondola. Ligety was 21 in Turin, Italy, when he struck gold in the super combined, only because Bode Miller blew gold by...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin leads after first slalom run

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin leads after first slalom run
    SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. slalom superstar Mikaela Shiffrin was in prime position for a gold medal after a blazing first run Friday at Rosa Khutor. The 18-year-old from Vail,  Colo., starting with the No. 6 bib, finished her run in 52.62 seconds, nearly a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...