| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:34 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:47 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 1:35 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Olympic downhill Sunday as the big favorites struggled in Alpine skiing's signature race.
Mayer completed the Rosa Khutor course in 2 minutes 6.23 seconds. Christof Innerhofer of Italy took silver, 0.06...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:19 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The Lindsey Vonn-less Olympics have created a mad rush for Alpine medals she might have won.
The injured Vonn can't make her own history in Sochi, but her absence is helping to make history for her best friend and also her fiercest...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:40 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:10 PM
SOCHI, Russia — He had grown weary of the sportsmanlike platitudes and calm explanations. He had just spent 15 minutes discussing the most stunning upset of his career with a steady stare, and enough was enough.
Just before exiting the dank...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Five-time medalist Bode Miller leads the 20-member U.S. Alpine roster announced Sunday for the upcoming Sochi Olympics.
Miller, at 36, will compete in his fifth Winter Games, four years after taking gold, silver and bronze medals at the Vancouver Games....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Bode Miller can't get his toddler to sit still. The 9-month-old boy is squirming around the hotel room as if he's ready to jump in the start gate of the Sochi Olympic downhill.
If you tell the kid to do one thing, Bode explains, he does the opposite....
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Ted Ligety took his place among Alpine skiing greats when he won Friday's giant slalom at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria.
Ligety became the first man to win three titles in a single worlds since the legendary Jean-Claude Killy of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games.
The temperature was 61.
That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...