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Alpine Skiing

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  • Ligety makes history with giant slalom win

    Ligety makes history with giant slalom win
    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...
  • 2014 Winter Games

    2014 Winter Games
    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...
  • Vonn vows to be ready for 2014 Olympics

    Vonn vows to be ready for 2014 Olympics
    Lindsey Vonn said Wednesday she will return to the United States for surgery to repair the injuries she sustained in a Tuesday crash in the Super G at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria. In a statement issued by the U.S. Ski...
  • High or low: Two views of U.S. medal hopes for 2014 Winter Games

    High or low: Two views of U.S. medal hopes for 2014 Winter Games
    The United States racked up a record 37 medals, including nine gold, at the 2010 Winter Olympics. With the pre-Olympic World Cup and world championship winter sports season over for U.S. athletes, it’s a good time to look at the U.S. chances for...
  • No surprise if Lysacek skips nationals

    No surprise if Lysacek skips nationals
    It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics. So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend. 1.  There is...
  • Culture is key, but key to culture comes through hiring

    Culture is key, but key to culture comes through hiring
    When I was young and naive (approximately 16 months ago), I believed all it took to create a happy workplace were big salaries and free doughnuts. Turns out, it's a bit more involved. There's this thing called "culture," and the happiest workplaces...
  • She's got next: Shiffrin, 17, is world ski champ

    She's got next: Shiffrin, 17, is world ski champ
    There is no doubt now whom the U.S. media will choose as the fresh-faced star in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, who became the youngest women’s Alpine skiing world champion since 1985 when she won Saturday&...
  • Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage

    Special Olympics World Winter Games to give Marylanders a place on sports' stage
    Alpine skiing coach Diane Mikulis watched as the body language of her Special Olympic athletes — including Marylander Jake Reynolds — transformed one day last month from mildly interested to awe-struck. They had just entered Herb Brooks...
  • Snow job: three big wins for U.S. skiers

    Snow job: three big wins for U.S. skiers
    It was another big day for two U.S. ski team members who each has been having such days for weeks. . .months. . .years. And a third won the world title in an event, freestyle slopestyle, that will debut on the Olympic program next year in Sochi, Russia....
  • Jill Kinmont Boothe dies at 75; ski champ disabled in crash became role model

    Jill Kinmont Boothe dies at 75; ski champ disabled in crash became role model
    Jill Kinmont Boothe was the national women's slalom champion and on the cover of Sports Illustrated when she set out to win a 1955 race that would help put her on the U.S. Olympic ski team. As she sped down a Utah mountain slope, she lost control on an...
  • Simply the best: Vonn makes more ski history

    Simply the best: Vonn makes more ski history
    Lindsey Vonn knew she began this World Cup alpine ski season physically stronger than she ever had been.  She also was sure the hundreds of hours spent riding a bicycle last summer had made her endurance better than ever. Vonn underscored her assessment...