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Alpine Skiing

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  • Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill

    Tina Maze, Dominique Gisin tie for gold medal in women's downhill
    SOCHI, Russia --In a rare tie in Alpine skiing, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland each won Olympic gold Wednesday in the women's downhill. The pair sped down the 1.69-mile Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute 41.57 seconds. Lara Gut...
  • 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...
  • NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games

    NHL suspends Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton for 15 games
    The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since. “It says volumes about getting...
  • Star-Spangled and speedy

    Star-Spangled and speedy
    When Matt Strackbein was seeking inspiration for the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team's uniforms, he thought back to his Maryland roots. The suits, which will be worn by the team in Sochi, Russia, beginning this week, needed to convey patriotism. They...
  • 'Super Jules' is after more gold

    Julia Mancuso, the Olympic gold medalist in alpine skiing, will celebrate her 30th birthday in March. But before she blows out the candles on that milestone-birthday cake, she's got something to check off of her to-do list: Add some more metal to her...
  • Special Olympians from Harford to compete in Winter Games

    Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Winter Games at Ski Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. on Monday and Tuesday. More than 250 Special Olympics Maryland athletes from across the state will take to the snow, competing in alpine skiing and...