Thursday, November 26, 2020

Shiffrin finishes runner-up to Vlhova in comeback race

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Petra Vlhova held on to her opening-run lead to beat Mikaela Shiffrin on Saturday in a women's World Cup slalom that was the American's...

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde positive for COVID days after Soelden

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The Norwegian federation has confirmed last season's overall champ, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, tested positive for the coronavirus after returning to Norway just days after...

Norwegian Braathen opens season with career-first win

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The Norwegian was fifth before posting the second fastest time in the decisive leg to finish ahead of Swiss duo Marco Odermatt and Gino Caviezel.

Bassino leads Brignone for Italian 1-2 in season-opening GS

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Bassino held on to her first-run lead to beat her teammate and defending overall World Cup champion by 0.14 seconds.

In the nick of time, US Ski & Snowboard announces Soelden broadcast option

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On Friday evening, just hours before the races were set to begin, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced a broadcast plan for the Soelden opening...

World Cup heads into season full of questions

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VIENNA (AP) — The usual jitters before alpine skiing’s World Cup season opener won’t be limited to the racers this weekend. Organizers, sponsors and fans...

Canadian Cowboy Manuel Osborne-Paradis retires from World Cup racing

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CALGARY, Alta. — Three-time World Cup winner, Canadian Alpine Ski Team veteran Manuel Osborne-Paradis announced his retirement from competitive racing today. Osborne-Paradis, who landed on...

Shiffrin to skip Soelden opener, flying home

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Mikaela Shiffrin postponed her return to World Cup skiing for at least another month on Friday, pulling out of next week's season-opening giant slalom in Austria with a back issue.

Missing home, Mikaela Shiffrin ponders skiing future

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VIENNA (AP) — A year that turned Mikaela Shiffrin’s world upside down has left the American standout wondering how much time she has left...

The story behind the decision: Biesemeyer reflects on his ski racing career

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On Thursday, Thomas “BZ” Biesemeyer announced he would be stepping away from the sport of ski racing. What's next? A lot of studying and the possibility to return to the sport at a later time.

Saalbach awarded 2025 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships

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Earning 12 votes, Saalbach won the election ahead of Crans-Montana and Garmsich Partenkirchen, who each finished with one vote.

2020-21 World Cup calendar announced

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These new calendars aim to provide a safe environment for athletes to compete and are based on the requirements to reduce numbers and costs for teams, organizers and stakeholders.

FIS proposes tweaked World Cup calendar; final approval expected Oct. 3

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On Wednesday, the FIS Alpine World Cup preparation meeting in advance of the Technical Committees at the end of the month took place as...

Wendy Holdener sidelined with injury

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The two-time alpine combined world champion fell on Friday during a slalom training in Saas-Fee and suffered a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula.

Canadian Valérie Grenier back on snow, overjoyed

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The 23-year-old from St. Isidore, Ontario who has 20 top-30 World Cup finishes to her credit, finally returned to full on-snow training recently with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team in Stelvio, Italy in August.

Citing Garmisch injury, Viktoria Rebensburg retires

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Olympic giant slalom champ Viktoria Rebensburg announced her retirement Tuesday, citing a February injury she sustained while racing super G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The 30-year-old...

U.S. Ski Team departs for Europe, formulates strategy for international travel

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While the U.S. Ski Team athletes were hard at work with on-snow training at Mount Hood in Oregon this summer, U.S. Ski & Snowboard staff were busy finding ways to get many of those athletes into Europe for training this fall.

Local organizer reflects on Birds of Prey cancellation

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In a world full of unknowns and uncertainties, canceling the Xfinity Birds of Prey FIS World Cup in Beaver Creek has been a tough pill to swallow. But officials at the Vail Valley Foundation (VVF), the event's organizer, believe it was the right decision.

Val d’lsere, St. Moritz, Courchevel set to replace North American stops

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The revised World Cup calendar will be approved following the FIS Technical Meetings, which are scheduled from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. The schedule will be posted on the FIS website on Oct. 3.

2020 North American World Cups canceled

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After extended discussions between U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Canadian Snowsports Association, FIS, and the local organizing committees in Canada and the U.S., all...

With Congress pushed back, Gian Franco Kasper will stick around for another year

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With the FIS announcing earlier this month postponement of the 52nd annual Congress until the spring of 2021, President Gian Franco Kasper, who had...

FIS alpine World Cup to kick off one week early

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In an official communication Wednesday, FIS announced that the alpine World Cup opening races in Soelden, Austria will take place one week earlier than originally scheduled.

Streif start house gets upgrade, new look coming in 2021

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Sometimes referred to as the "gate to hell," the start house of the Hahnenkamm descent will get a significant makeover this summer with a more modern look set to debut in 2021, Kitzbühel Ski Club announced.

Ted Ligety breaks wrist in mountain biking crash

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On Wednesday, July 15, Team USA's Ted Ligety took a hard fall while biking at Deer Valley Resort.
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