Monday, March 1, 2021

Zubcic wins GS to close gap on discipline leader Pinturault

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BANSKO, Bulgaria - Filip Zubcic won the first men's World Cup race after the skiing world championships Saturday to give new impetus to the...

Racers condemn FIS preparation of world champs slalom qualification hill

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Racers remain agitated and perplexed about the shoddy preparation of the Lino Lacedelli piste – the site of Cortina’s men’s slalom qualification. Fifty-eight of 109...

Gut-Behrami wins DH, moves atop World Cup standings

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MOENA, Italy - Coming off a performance that included two golds and three medals overall at the skiing world championships, Lara Gut-Behrami now has...

Breezy Johnson could become the 3rd American to win a downhill title

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I’ve had to read and re-read this sentence a few times to believe it myself: Breezy Johnson could very well win the 2021 downhill...

Bella Wright having the ‘dream’ season, chases WC Finals berth

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Disbelief. Gratitude. Trust.  When speaking with rising speed skier Bella Wright, these might be the three most common words she used to describe her career...

Jackie Wiles back under the knife, season over

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Jackie Wiles is headed into surgery for the second time this season, this time following a knee injury prior to the world championship downhill. Wiles...

Westminster leads RMISA champs; Utah prevails in overall

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After the RMISA regular season came to a close, teams remained in Utah for a week of training prior to the RMISA championships at...

Ivica Kostelić weighs in on flip-15 controversy … like only he can

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In an unusual move to give the leading skiers the best course conditions, organizers of Sunday's men's world championship slalom decided that not the...

Foss-Solevåg hands injury-hit Norway 2nd gold at ski worlds

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - The Norwegian ski team arrived at the world championships without many of its injured stars. It left on Sunday with...

Austrian skier Pertl leads slalom at worlds

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THIS IS A FIRST-RUN STORY. READ SECOND-RUN STORY HERE. Austrian skier Adrian Pertl led the men's slalom at the world championships after the top 30...

Sunday’s men’s SL to flip top 15; US team calls it BS

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Cortina world championships 2021 has been framed by unparalleled beauty and colored in by some of the most spectacular performances I have seen in...

Japan’s ‘Ski Tornado’ storms to career-best 10th in Cortina slalom

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Asa Ando put on quite the show – displaying speed and form down the Druscie slalom piste – followed by a demonstrative celebration, shortly...

Rebooted: Liensberger ends Shiffrin’s gold streak in slalom

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - Mikaela Shiffrin had her winning streak in slalom at world championships ended by Katharina Liensberger on Saturday as the title...

Liensberger leads after 1st run, Shiffrin in 4th

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THIS IS A FIRST-RUN STORY. READ THE SECOND-RUN STORY HERE. Austrian skier Katharina Liensberger led the women’s slalom at the world championships after the top...

Placing bets on women’s slalom? Follow the numbers

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There should be only one lead for the women’s slalom preview: The numbers don’t lie. In the last five years of women’s World Cup slalom,...

FIS Race Director Markus Waldner receives death threats over parallel set

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FIS race director Markus Waldner has received death threats as a result of the highly criticized set for the parallel GS earlier in the...

French skier Faivre says “not so easy to enjoy” GS gold

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - Mathieu Faivre seemed somewhat uncomfortable during the winner's ceremony. Standing between the silver and bronze medalists after winning the giant slalom...

Gut-Behrami’s homes in Italy helped her to ski worlds golds

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If they call Cortina the "Queen" of the Italian Dolomites, then Lara Gut-Behrami is the queen of the skiing world championships so far. It makes...

Pinturault takes big lead in Cortina GS

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THIS IS A FIRST-RUN STORY. READ SECOND-RUN STORY HERE. Alexis Pinturault posted the fastest time in the opening run of the men's giant slalom at...

US’s lone starter, River Radamus, readies for world championship GS debut

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River Radamus will take to the race hill for Friday’s world championship giant slalom, determined to focus and execute, inevitably with thoughts of, and...

Gut-Behrami edges Shiffrin for gold in GS

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - After going her entire career without a major championship title, Lara Gut-Behrami added a second gold medal to her burgeoning...

Husband of Iran’s ski coach bars her from leaving country; skier makes appeal for...

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CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - Iranian skier Forough Abbasi accomplished one goal Thursday merely by completing her giant slalom run at the skiing world championships. It...

Shiffrin, O’Brien 1-2 after 1st run of GS worlds

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THIS IS A FIRST-RUN STORY. READ SECOND-RUN STORY HERE. 'Mikaela Shiffrin led an American 1-2 finish in the first leg of the women’s giant slalom...

Is Shiffrin’s best yet to come?

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Is Mikaela Shiffrin entering the world championship giant slalom on a rising tide? That’s what I’ve been asking myself following her performances that led...

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