Thursday, October 22, 2020

World Cup heads into season full of questions

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

Canadian Cowboy Manuel Osborne-Paradis retires from World Cup racing

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...

Shiffrin to skip Soelden opener, flying home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wendy Holdener sidelined with injury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIS alpine World Cup to kick off one week early

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

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

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

FIS considers several options for upcoming WC season

Among those race changes would be substituting a super G in Wengen for the slalom, which may be held in Schladming to keep speed and tech circuits separated.

Video: GBR slalom star Dave Ryding joins Chemmy Alcott in new Facebook show

The three-time Olympian chats with Alcott about his competitors on the World Cup, his relationship, and how he's been spending quarantine.

Finn Christian Jagge, 1992 Olympic slalom champion, dies at 54

The Norwegian Sports Federation received the sad news Wednesday that Finn Christian Jagge has died at the age of 54. 

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina confirmed

In a conference call meeting today, the FIS Council confirmed that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy will take place as originally scheduled from February 9-21, 2021.

Austrian, German associations ready to stage World Cup events

The Austrian and German ski associations have communicated their readiness in staging the planned FIS World Cup events in the coming winter season.

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