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ALPINE SKIING: Mikaela Shiffrin wins seasonal World Cup while relaxing in Italy

Bad weather brought good news for American skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin. Heavy snows in Rosa Khutor (RUS) – site of the 2014 Olympic Winter competitions...

ALPINE SKIING: Pinturault and Kristoffersen repeat Worlds wins in Bansko

The men’s World Cup in Bansko (BUL) had a familiar look from the recent World Championships as both of the winners had earned gold...

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: 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: 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: 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...

ALPINE SKIING: Hirscher looks for 10th win of the season in Kitzbuehel; will Shiffrin...

It’s a sign of how dominant Austria’s Marcel Hirscher is in the Slalom – where he is the five-time seasonal champion – that when...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 21 January 2019

Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport: LANE ONE: Monday: Part two of our early-on look at what a Congressional commission reviewing the status of the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. National Governing Bodies might turn […]
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ALPINE SKIING: She did it again! Shiffrin wins Super-G at Cortina!

What may turn out to be a historic season for American ski star Mikaela Shiffrin turned golden again on the slopes of Cortina d’Ampezzo...

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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