Olympics: Second women's GS run postponed until Thursday

WHISTLER, B.C. – After four delayed starts due to fog, officials decided to postpone the second run of the Olympic women’s giant slalom race until 9: 30 a.m. Thursday. Though it is unusual to put GS runs on separate days, Whistler officials anticipate another day of tricky weather on Thursday. With 68 racers starting the […]


Olympics: Goergl leads GS; Vonn out, Schleper top U.S.

WHISTLER, B.C. (Feb. 24) – Lindsey Vonn was putting down one of her speedy giant slalom runs, leading the field on the Olympic course in Whistler on Wednesday, but then, as she’s inadvertently done in GS all season, she brought it to an abrupt end. Catching her outside ski just after the second interval, Vonn […]


The World Cup According to Grande: The Boys did not get it done, Girls go GS tomorrow

Disappointing day for the USA men, optimism for the women. My 12 year son is next to me trying to play “Sunshine of your Love” by Cream and the Blues Scale in E Minor on his new guitar. I can’t tell you how much better this feels than being in a hotel room in Val […]


Olympics: Canadian McIvor wins women’s ski cross gold

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, BC (Feb. 23) – For the first time in weeks, it snowed at Cypress Mountain today. The flakes started falling just as the inaugural Olympic women’s ski cross event kicked off. The winter weather didn’t stop the racers, however, as Canadian Ashleigh McIvor won the first gold medal of the new event. Norway’s […]


Olympics: Janka takes gold in GS, Norway silver and bronze

WHISTLER, B.C. – It was a race that came down to a give-it-your-all by the final racer, and that was world champion Carlo Janka, who maintained the lead he put down after the first run, gaining more than a half a second at one point and winning the Olympic giant slalom at Whistler by 0.39 […]


Olympics: Holmlund leads women’s ski cross qualifier

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, BC (Feb. 23) –  Two days after the heavily favored Canadian ski cross men failed to bring home a medal, the pressure was turned up for the women’s team today as they are battling to become the first Canadian ski racers to win a medal at their home Games. First up was the […]


Olympics: U.S. Nordic Combined team wins silver

WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK, BC (Feb.23) -  It was a team event in more ways than one for the U.S. nordic combined squad today at Whistler Olympic Park. Not only did the foursome of Brett Camerota, Todd Lodwick, Billy Demong and Johnny Spillane deliver the U.S. its first medal (a silver) in Olympic team nordic combined, […]


Olympics: Janka leads GS, Ligety eighth, Miller out

WHISTLER, B.C. – Bode Miller, who said he took maximal risks to win his gold in the super combined, took maximal risks again in the first run of the men’s giant slalom. But this time, it landed him with a DNF instead of a medal. Running 31st in flat light on the Dave Murray GS […]


The World Cup According to Grande: Men's GS Coming up tomorrow!

Whistler Olympic Men’s GS In February, 2008 I was lucky enough to set the first run on of GS on the Whistler Olympic hill for a World Cup race. The great thing about setting run 1 of a World Cup or Olympics is that you normally do it the afternoon prior to the race. So […]


Camerota joins U.S. nordic combined Olympic team

WHISTLER OLYMPIC PARK, BC (Feb. 22) – Brett Camerota will join normal hill Olympic silver medalist Johnny Spillane and 2009 World Champions Todd Lodwick and Billy Demong when the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined team vies for its first-ever medal in the 4x5K relay Tuesday. Spillane’s silver was the first medal for the U.S. in nordic […]


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