Saturday, September 19, 2020

Federica Brignone has made history. Now what?

After becoming the first Italian woman to win a World Cup overall title, Federica Brignone has been thrown a COVID-19 curveball, but she's making the best of it.

Down but not out: Nyman plans his comeback

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After sustaining a season-threatening Achilles tendon injury while training at Mount Hood earlier this week, Steven Nyman is looking ahead and mapping out another comeback.

Keep the bubble tight: How Shiffrin plans to make it through the World Cup...

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After a turbulent year, American superstar begins the process of attacking next season, physically and emotionally

Remembering Norwegian slalom star Finn Christian Jagge

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Norway’s Finn Christian Jagge was a journeyman slalom skier whose career spanned eight World Championships and four Olympics. His passing this week at the age of 54 has brought back memories not just of a ski racer who rode the evolutionary wave of slalom technique in the 1990s, but of a friend who brought charisma and caring for others to the white circus.

Leif Nestvold-Haugen: From DU to World Cup success

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As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis as soon as he could walk....

American Independents: Class of 2020

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The top names in U.S. skiing you won't see on the national team

Life in the Slow Lane: Into (and out of?) quarantine with Alice Robinson

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The fast World Cup rookie might be skiing on home turf again sooner than she thought.

Life in the Slow Lane: Transplanting cactuses and cleaning cabins with Alice McKennis

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When she arrived back in the States, everything seemed normal. Then things changed, fast.

Life in the Slow Lane: Jelly beans and mellow turns with Steven Nyman

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The American Downhiller has been spending most of his quarantine diving into dad mode.

Life in the Slow Lane: Yeast-hunting and ski-touring with Alice Merryweather

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The soon to be 24-year-old has hunkered down in Salt Lake City.

Winning World Cup overall in the year of coronavirus

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Aleksander Kilde and Federica Brignone reflect on the finale of the 2019-20 season.

Unpacking the success of the Italian women’s alpine team

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The Italian women dominated the World Cup season, with 23 podiums and eight wins, earning the Nation's Cup.

Luke Winters and the long, unconventional pathway

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How one ski-racing twin brother separated himself and broke onto the World Cup.

Best crashes of the 2019-20 World Cup

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Even the best fall down sometimes.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle redefines success

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Coming off the most successful season of his career, Ryan Cochran-Siegle has shifted his priorities and his definition of success. It seems to be paying off.

The parallel controversy: Where does it stand?

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FIS had intended on hosting a meeting to discuss grievances around the parallel format at World Finals in Cortina, Italy. Due to the coronavirus, that meeting has yet to be held. Here's what we know about where the controversy stands.

After travel ban, US scrambled to bring home 120 athletes, coaches

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After the travel ban, what did it take to bring home 120 U.S. athletes and staff earlier this month?

Video: River Radamus Contends with Destiny

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Radamus exploded onto the scene in 2016 when he snagged three gold medals at the Youth Olympics. Now, the 22-year-old is fighting to make a name for himself and his team on the World Cup.

What happened? Amid turmoil, World Cup season wraps

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The points were tight, but without the final races, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Federica Brignone walked away with the overall titles.

A parental advantage?

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Parent coaches are an exception but those who fight their way onto the World Cup tour produced countless winners.

The steady rise of Tommy Ford

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After 10 years on the World Cup, Ford has learned a thing or two about what it means to persevere.

Daniel Yule, a multi-faceted role model

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Yule has had a historic season leading the Swiss slalom team, but his accolades are not the only thing about him that’s impressive.

Swiss Stun Austrians in Zauchensee Downhill

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Corinne Suter claims her career-first victory and the first Swiss women’s downhill win on Austrian soil in more than 10 years

Can a Speed Skier Win the Men’s Overall Title?

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Heading into 2020, speed skiers sit atop the Overall standings, can they go all the way?
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