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Catch Mancuso, Bleiler on Olympic broadcast gigs

Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso and silver medalist Gretchen Bleiler aren’t competing in the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, but they’ll be in the midst of the action all the same. Each will embark across the globe on journalistic endeavors working for NBC and Yahoo! Sports. Bleiler’s show will air daily on Yahoo! Sports […]

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Nordic combiner seriously hurt in paraglider crash

VIENNA, Austria — Austrian nordic combined skier Alfred Rainer remained in an artificial coma Friday at an Innsbruck hospital after suffering severe head injuries from a paragliding accident.

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WC champs Vonn, Ligety lead U.S. alpine team

Reigning World Cup champions Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety and Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso will headline the 2009 U.S. alpine team, which was named Thursday. The 46-member team (25 men, 21 women), which includes 12 Olympians and three World Championships medalists, is headlined by World Cup downhill and overall champ Lindsey Vonn on the women’s […]

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Former Salomon Group CEO joins Tecnica

Jean-Luc Diard has been named by the Tecnica Group to lead a new strategic effort by the company to expand its brand exposure, and a new emphasis on the U.S. market is part of the plan.

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Paerson: New skis, new coach, new outlook on '09

Anja Paerson has resumed training after taking July off, focused on getting her body in shape, continuing to tweak her new equipment setup and prepping for a World Cup season with a new speed coach.     “Sure I have tried to take some time off, like a normal person,” Paerson said of the one month […]

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Weak North American growth hurts Amer's earnings

Global sports equipment maker Amer Sports Corp. whose winter sports brands include Atomic and Salomon, saw its second-quarter net loss grow to $17.6 million, with revenue falling by 8 percent. The company cautioned that it plans cost cuts.

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USSA hosts Powder Girls weekend Jan. 22-25

USSA once again is holding its all-women's fundraiser, "Powder Girls of Aspen," Jan 22-25. Enhance your skiing skills under the personalized instruction of three of the best female skiers in the sport: Picabo Street, Jonna Mendes and Donna Weinbrecht. This is an opportunity to improve your skiing ability, overcome fears, gain confidence, meet other women […]

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Ski film pioneer Dick Barrymore dies

Dick Barrymore, an innovative ski film pioneer and a member of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame, died Aug. 1 at his home in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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German jumper Späth poised to win Four Nations

COURCHEVEL, France — Finland’s Harri Olli won Sunday’s third event in the FIS Grand Prix/Four Nations Tournament, and Germany’s Georg Späth moved into the tournament lead with one event remaining.

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Jumpers take flight in summer Springer Tournee

The 10th annual North American Springer Tournee wrapped up Sunday at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City with Abby Hughes and Avery Ardovino each taking top honors in a women's K90 jump and Anders Johnson sweeping both men's events over the weekend.

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