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ALPINE SKIING: Vonn 15th and ninth in return to the World Cup in Cortina

The FIS Alpine World Cup is the highest level of skiing in the world. American star Lindsey Vonn knows this and returned to the...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Friday, 18 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of the week (so far) in the turbulent world of international sport: LANE ONE: Wednesday: There really is a change going on in Olympic bidding, if you believe what the Milan-Cortina bid has in their presentation submitted on 11 January. Its organizing […]
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ALPINE SKIING Preview: Lindsey Vonn readies for season debut in Italy

A busy week for both men and women on the slopes, with the men in Switzerland and the women in Italy: ● Women’s World Cup...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin scores again with win in Kronplatz Giant Slalom

The amazing Mikaela Shiffrin dominated the FIS Giant Slalom race in Kronplatz (ITA) and cruised to an impressive 1.21 seconds over a world-class field. “This...

ALPINE SKIING Preview: St. Anton World Cup re-scheduled, so Lindsey Vonn will have to...

Heavy snow in St. Anton (AUT) has canceled this weekend’s women’s Downhill and Super-G World Cup races, postponing the return of American star Lindsey...

ALPINE SKIING: Sensational Shiffrin sweeps Courchevel for 50th career World Cup win

It’s getting harder and harder to come up with superlatives to describe American ski star Mikaela Shiffrin. How about “historic”? Shiffrin, 23, has been on the...

ALPINE SKIING: Vonn WILL ski in the 2019-2020 World Cup!

American skiing star Lindsey Vonn has been recovering from a knee injury suffered on 19 November, which has prevented her from competing at one...

ALPINE SKIING Preview: Women’s speed skiers take over Lake Louise

The speed racers on the women’s side of the FIS Alpine World Cup finally get their season opener at Lake Louise (CAN), with Downhill races scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and a Super-G race on Sunday. Unfortunately, injury has once more struck American star Lindsey Vonn, who would have been the focus of this weekend’s […]
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ALPINE SKIING: Vonn confirms 2018-19 as her last season

American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn confirmed last week that the upcoming 2018-19 FIS World Cup season will be her last. Vonn said in an NBC interview that given her many injuries over a 15-year World Cup career that began in 2002, “Physically, I’ve gotten to the point where it doesn’t make sense,” she said. “I […]
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Is it time to pay U.S. Olympians a salary?

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 14, 2018: What does it take for an athlete to win at the highest level, up to and including the Olympic Games? For one, money. While the focus is on the actions – or lack thereof – of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. national governing bodies in […]
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Is it time to pay U.S. Olympians a salary?

TSX HEADLINES – for Mar. 14, 2018: What does it take for an athlete to win at the highest level, up to and including the Olympic Games? For one, money. While the focus is on the actions – or lack thereof – of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. national governing bodies in […]
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EXTRA: Dutch skater ter Mors beats Ledecka to the history books

TSX EXTRA– for Feb. 20, 2018: The shock of Ester Ledecka’s victory in the women’s Super-G race led many to think she would become the first to win medals in two different sports in the same Winter Games. After all, she’s the favorite in the Parallel Giant Slalom in Snowboard. But it was 28-year-old Dutch […]
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EXTRA: Dutch skater ter Mors beats Ledecka to the history books

TSX EXTRA– for Feb. 20, 2018: The shock of Ester Ledecka’s victory in the women’s Super-G race led many to think she would become the first to win medals in two different sports in the same Winter Games. After all, she’s the favorite in the Parallel Giant Slalom in Snowboard. But it was 28-year-old Dutch […]
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Is the U.S. team really failing in PyeongChang, or is it better than...

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 19, 2018: Some 63 of 102 total events have been completed at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang and the U.S. has just 10 medals, on its way to its worst medal-winning performance in 20 years. Is this a failure? It’s worth looking more deeply into the metrics of the […]
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Is the U.S. team really failing in PyeongChang, or is it better than...

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 19, 2018: Some 63 of 102 total events have been completed at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang and the U.S. has just 10 medals, on its way to its worst medal-winning performance in 20 years. Is this a failure? It’s worth looking more deeply into the metrics of the […]
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EXTRA: Time for a breather, but there is more history to be made...

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 18, 2018: As the second half of the Games starts, the pace is a little slower. Only six finals on Sunday and just three on the schedule for Monday. But there is history to be made at these Games and we note five events to watch to see if the […]
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EXTRA: Time for a breather, but there is more history to be made...

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 18, 2018: As the second half of the Games starts, the pace is a little slower. Only six finals on Sunday and just three on the schedule for Monday. But there is history to be made at these Games and we note five events to watch to see if the […]
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IOC rejects Russia’s request for more plus 54 Winter Games previews

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 5, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s bulky Russian-athlete invitation structure bowed up under pressure and rejected the request to allow 13 more athletes compete in PyeongChang. This was a cool and correct decision, in which the IOC’s working groups politely averted what could have been a complete implosion of the […]
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IOC rejects Russia’s request for more plus 54 Winter Games previews

TSX HEADLINES – for Feb. 5, 2018: The International Olympic Committee’s bulky Russian-athlete invitation structure bowed up under pressure and rejected the request to allow 13 more athletes compete in PyeongChang. This was a cool and correct decision, in which the IOC’s working groups politely averted what could have been a complete implosion of the […]
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PyeongChang preview no. 1: Bobsleigh

TSX HEADLINES – for Jan. 31, 2018: The frantic pace of the winter World Cups has finally slowed down enough to start looking ahead to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea, coming 8 February. We stop first at bobsleigh, expected to be dominated by Germany, especially in the absence of American star driver Steven […]
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