Monday, January 18, 2021

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.

FIS considers several options for upcoming WC season

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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

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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

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The Norwegian Sports Federation received the sad news Wednesday that Finn Christian Jagge has died at the age of 54.  "Our thoughts go first and...

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina confirmed

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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

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

Two coaches and one athlete from Italian women’s team test positive

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AP News reports that the women's World Cup team will return home to quarantine.

Video: Shiffrin back on snow

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Mikaela Shiffrin shares an inside look at her first time back on snow at Copper Mountain in early June.

Video: Behind the scenes featuring Leif Nestvold-Haugen

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FIS Alpine takes a behind the scenes looks at Haugen's come-up on the World Cup circuit.

FIS releases COVID-19 guidelines for World Cup organizers

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FIS' newly released guidelines outline what will be a unique season for athletes, staff, event organizers, and media working at the World Cup level. While thorough and extensive, they are also subject to change.

Kaestle rejoins Austria’s supplier pool after Liensberger dispute

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Thanks to new partnerships with Dalbello, Lange, and Marker, Kaestle was able to close the deal after a 23-year absence from the OSV pool.

Canadian slalom skier Erin Mielzynski joins Atomic

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On June 10, 2020, Canada's Erin Mielzynski announced that she would be leaving behind her Rossignol Heroes to join Atomic Skiing. The 30-year-old slalom...

Switzerland’s Luca Aerni moves to Fischer ski

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The 27-year recently made the switch from long-time sponsor Salomon.
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