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Olympics: U.S. qualifies three women aerialists

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, BC (Feb. 20) – It’s been a week since competition began at the Vancouver Games. With moguls skiing and snowboard cross and halfpipe events in the books, Cypress Mountain (an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver) has turned its attention and any available snow, to the aerials events. With near perfect, sunny conditions today, […]

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Olympics: Fischbacher wins SG gold, Vonn bronze

WHISTLER, B.C. (Feb. 20) – Those in the habit of ceasing to watch the race after Lindsey Vonn comes down in the lead missed a lot Saturday in the Olympic women’s super G. Although Vonn nailed the tricky Frog Bank section of the Whistler course where several racers went wide, she lost time on the […]

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The World Cup According to Grande: An Impressive Day, USA!

Svindal, Miller and Weibrecht. The Men’s Super-G ran today and it was a very interesting race. My info from Ted’s reports as to the hill being “horrible” was not far off. It became obvious that is was going to be an early number, like before 15, that would win or make a splash. Or it […]

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Olympics: U.S. dominates super G podium; Svindal gold, Miller silver and Weibrecht bronze

WHISTLER, B.C. – As many racers zigzagged wide around the gates in the Olympic men’s super G, Norway defended its Olympic title (set by Kjetil Andre Aamodt  in 2002 and again in 2006) as Aksel Lund Svindal collected his second straight medal – this time gold. Clearly finding a new gear, Bode Miller, racing on […]

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The World Cup According to Grande: Jules does it again! Super-G for the men

Well, Lindsey couldn’t get it done today.  But Julia did, again. She has been pretty mediocre on the World Cup for about 3 years. This year included. But it is the big-time and she is getting it done. One coaching friend of mine said, “Maybe she just has no motivation for regular World Cup and […]

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Olympics: Bright wins first Australian gold in snowboard halfpipe, Teter silver, Clark bronze

VANCOUVER, BC (Feb. 18) – Australian snowboarder Torah Bright, flag bearer for her nation in the opening ceremonies, proved she can lead her team in competition as well tonight as she won a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe event at Cypress Mountain. It was the first Australian gold medal of these Games, second overall […]

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Olympics: U.S. super G starters ready

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE, BC (Feb. 18) – Men’s alpine returns to the Olympic spotlight Friday with men’s super G Friday, featuring downhill bronze medalist Bode Miller, 2006 combined gold medalist Ted Ligety, Marco Sullivan and Andrew Weibrecht. “We took a couple of days off with the guys,” said men’s Head Coach Sasha Rearick. “Ted trained GS […]

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Olympics: Riesch gets combined gold as Vonn hooks gate, Mancuso big silver again

WHISTLER, B.C. – Lindsey Vonn suffered a tough break Thursday when, on her way to winning another medal, she hooked a gate and lost her right ski in the slalom portion of the Olympic super-combined race. It was world slalom champion Maria Riesch who took the gold and Julia Mancuso, who you’d never recognize as […]

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Olympics: Officials shorten women's combined course, shave jump

WHISTLER, B.C. – On Wednesday evening, officials from the International Ski Federation and Olympic organizers announced that they will start the downhill portion of Thursday’s women’s super-combined race a bit lower on the course – following Joker’s Traverse – in order to run racers through more quickly. Also, following several crashes in Wednesday’s downhill, they […]

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Olympics: White defends snowboard pipe gold, Lago bronze

VANCOUVER, BC (Feb. 17) – With his famous long red hair flowing out of his helmet, American snowboarder Shaun White gave the Cypress crowd what they wanted see tonight as he defended his Olympic gold won in Torino. And he didn’t even need a second run to do it. In the best of two run […]

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