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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: Vlhova conquers Shiffrin again, this time in Flachau

Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova is proving to be a worthy foil to American Mikaela Shiffrin on the FIS World Cup circuit this season, scoring her...

ALPINE SKIING: Amazing Shiffrin wins in Zagreb for fourth “Snow Queen” Trophy

American skiing superstar Mikaela Shiffrin may be the finest Slalom skier in history and won again on one of her favorite tracks, in Zagreb...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin sets Slalom record in Semmering

More history for the relentless Mikaela Shiffrin, who won Saturday’s Slalom race in Semmering (AUT) for a career total of 36 World Cup Slalom...

ALPINE SKIING: Vlhova beats Shiffrin in Oslo City Event; re-match Sunday?

Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova has been chasing American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin all season ... and finally caught up on New Year’s Day. In the City Event,...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin sets Slalom record in Semmering

More history for the relentless Mikaela Shiffrin, who won Saturday’s Slalom race in Semmering (AUT) for a career total of 36 World Cup Slalom wins, breaking a tie with Austrian Marlies Schild, who skied from 2001-14. “Marlies for me is always going to be the best,” said Shiffrin. “I wouldn’t be where I am without […]
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ALPINE SKIING Preview: More Mikaela wins on the way in Semmering?

The FIS Alpine World Cup continues right through New Year’s with a busy schedule right through the first weekend of 2019, and a chance...

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 Preview: Another win coming for Hirscher in Italy and Shiffrin in France?

One of the busiest weeks in this year’s World Cup continues for the men in Madonna di Campiglio (ITA) on Saturday, with two races...

ALPINE SKIING: Magical Shiffrin sweeps St. Moritz!

Can anyone stop Mikaela Shiffrin? Sure, she’s the favorite for any Slalom race, but now she is taking over the Giant Slalom and Super-G as...

ALPINE SKIING Preview: More Shiffrin magic in St. Moritz?

It’s getting harder and harder to expect anything other than brilliance from American superstar Mikaela Shiffrin. Not only is she the two-time overall World Cup...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin makes history with Super-G win in Lake Louise

The amazing Mikaela Shiffrin won her first FIS World Cup Super-G race on Sunday at Lake Louise (CAN) and made history by becoming the...

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: Shiffrin superb on home snow for 45th career World Cup title

The great Mikaela Shiffrin has improved dramatically in her performances in the Downhill, Super-G and Giant Slalom, which have helped her win the overall...

ALPINE SKIING Preview: World Cup in Lake Louise and Killington this week

The annual North American stops on the FIS Alpine World Cup start this week with competitions in Canada and the U.S.: ∙ Men’s Downhill and...

ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin’s first run sets stage for third Levi slalom win

If Mikaela Shiffrin (pictured) is going to win a third straight FIS Alpine World Cup title, it will start with continued dominance in the Slalom. So her brilliant performance at the season-opening race in Levi (FIN) was a good sign for the season, as she mauled the field with a brilliant first run and cruised […]
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ALPINE SKIING Preview: Slalom (and reindeer-naming) season opens in Levi

One of the fun stops on the FIS Alpine World Cup circuit is the annual, early-season Slalom races for men and women in Levi, Finland. Located way up in the Finnish Lapland, Levi has snowy conditions from October into May and beginning in 2013, one of the “prizes” for the winning skiers is to name […]
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ALPINE SKIING: Shiffrin third in Soelden season opener

The 2018-19 Alpine World Cup opened with impressive racing in challenging circumstances on the Rettenbach Glacier at Soelden (AUT), with France’s two-time World Champion...
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