| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:59 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:37 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade.
Mikaela Shiffrin falls...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:42 PM
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.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| 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....