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LANE ONE: Appreciating the amazing Mikaela Shiffrin: is she the finest skier ever?

In the midst of seasons and watching who wins and who loses, it’s easy to lose perspective when seeing an athlete having a historic season, or seasons. Sometimes, it’s best to just enjoy seeing one of those special performers who are obviously one of the best to ever compete in their sport. In the big […]
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ALPINE SKIING Preview: World Cup resumes in Bansko and Crans-Montana

The final month of the Alpine World Cup is upon us, with three stops each for the men and women before the World Cup...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin wins Stockholm City Event for record-tying 14th seasonal victory

The World Alpine Championships only ended last Sunday in Are (SWE), but the top technical skiers were back in action on Tuesday in Stockholm...

ALPINE SKIING: Worlds conclude with Hirscher’s third gold in men’s Slalom

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher had won two golds in each of the prior three Alpine World Championships, but that was not going to happen in...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin takes fourth World Championships Slalom title

Mikaela Shiffrin knew she had to be ready from the start to win the 2019 Alpine World Championships Slalom. After her bronze medal on Thursday...

ALPINE SKIING: Norway’s Kristoffersen earns sweet Worlds golds in men’s Giant Slalom

If it were not for the great Marcel Hirscher (AUT), Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen would be one of the most decorated skiers on the planet. But...

ALPINE SKIING: Vlhova fights through wind for women’s Giant Slalom gold

The women’s World Championships Giant Slalom appeared to be all set for 2010 Olympic champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, who forged a solid 0.19-second...

ALPINE SKIING: Swiss win Team Event in World Champs over Austria

The World Alpine Championships are a showcase for the finest skiers in the world. The Team Event is an event which very few people...

ALPINE SKIING: Pinturault takes Combined for first individual World title

The Alpine Combined – the Downhill and Slalom – is an almost-extinct event, rarely contested on the World Cup circuit and in danger of...

LANE ONE: Could Kasper’s outburst lead to a reduction in the size of...

In case you missed it, there was a huge explosion inside the Olympic Movement last week after an interview with Federation Internationale de Ski President Gian-Franco Kasper appeared in the Swiss daily Tages Anzeiger. Kasper, a Swiss now 75, has been with the FIS since 1975. He was Secretary-General from 1975-98 and then became its […]
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ALPINE SKIING: Comebacks complete: Stuhec wins and Vonn third in women’s Downhill

While the American media has been consumed with Lindsey Vonn’s final race in Sunday’s women’s Downhill at the FIS World Championships in Are (SWE),...

ALPINE SKIING: Norway’s Jansrud and Svindal exchange places in men’s Downhill

At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang (KOR), the men’s Downhill saw Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud claim the gold and...

ALPINE SKIING: Consistent Holdener wins women’s Alpine Combined

The Alpine Combined is the least-appreciated and least-held event on the Alpine World Cup calendar, but it is still part of the Alpine World...

ALPINE SKIING: Italy’s Paris wins Worlds Super-G; Shiffrin to try for 3 golds, not...

Italy’s Dominik Paris was clearly one of the medal contenders in the men’s Super-G, but having drawn the third position, he had very little...

ALPINE SKIING: First race, first gold for Mikaela Shiffrin in Alpine Worlds

What will be a historic year for Mikaela Shiffrin became even more legendary as she skied to her first World Championships gold outside of...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: Lindsey Vonn, who sped past limits to top of ski...

Lindsey Vonn in downhill training Monday at the World Championships in Are, Sweden. I am not a skier.  So, when I began intermittently writing about...

ALPINE SKIING: 45th World Championships opens in Are Tuesday

The Alpine skiing world is gathered in Are (SWE) for the start of the 45th FIS World Championships in the famed ski town, with...

ALPINE SKIING: Men’s World Cup races in Garmisch-Partenkirchen cancelled

Bad weather has cancelled the men’s World Cup races in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, including a Downhill and Super-G. No word yet on whether the races may...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin earns second gold in Maribor for 13th win of the season!

If momentum means anything in sports, Mikaela Shiffrin is riding a tsunami. As the Alpine world turns its attention to the World Alpine Championships next...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin and Vlhova tie in Maribor; Vonn will retire after World Champs

Ties aren’t common, but they show up occasionally in the FIS Alpine World Cup and they did again on Friday in Maribor (SLO) in...
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