SCHWÄBISCH HALL, Germany (AP) — German skier Thomas Dressen will miss the start of the World Cup season as he tries to build his fitness ahead of the Winter Olympics following a knee operation, he said Wednesday. Dressen ruled himself out of the first two speed rounds of the season in Lake Louise, Canada, in […]
GENEVA (AP) — After having just four presidents in its first 97 years, the International Ski Federation voted for leadership term limits on Friday and adding more women to the ruling committee. Presidents will be limited to three four-year terms after a near-unanimous vote by member federations to update the FIS legal statutes. Johan Eliasch […]
Mikaela Shiffrin is planning a return to speed racing in the alpine skiing World Cup season, after reducing her schedule almost exclusively to slalom and giant slalom last year. The American two-time Olympic champion said on Thursday she was eyeing a start at the first speed races of the season: Two downhills and a super-G […]
When skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Marco Schwarz won the world titles in Alpine combined last February, they didn’t expect to have just one more such race in their careers. But the 2022 Beijing Olympics might be the last time top-level skiers compete in the traditional discipline that pits speed and technical racers against each other. […]
GENEVA (AP) — A downhill race that starts in Switzerland and ends in Italy will be added to alpine skiing’s World Cup program as soon as next year. The International Ski Federation confirmed the plan on Friday for men’s and women’s races beneath the iconic Matterhorn mountain near to upscale ski resort Zermatt, likely in […]
Joel MacNair continues his dream as a freestyle skier.
GENEVA (AP) — Aiming to make their sport more dynamic and appealing, Alpine skiing officials on Thursday discussed new race formats and the possibility of more frequent world championships. The International Ski Federation (FIS) used its preseason meeting for Alpine team leaders, athletes and race organizers to air ideas such as staging marquee downhill events […]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four Hills tournament, said he made his decision after having time to reflect during his […]
Charlie Beatty has big goals to make the National Freestyle Team with dreams to compete on the world Stage at Winter X-Games and of course the Olympics.
SAO CAETANO DO SUL, Brazil (AP) — No matter how much 9-year-old Brazilian Nicole Amaro pleaded with her dad to let her skateboard, Deivison wasn’t swayed. He was afraid she’d get hurt, and held his ground. Then, when things seemed hopeless, the impossible happened: Brazil was visited by a fairy. Nicknamed Fadinha, or “Little Fairy” […]