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GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: With gold haul from world meets, Biles and Dressel get...

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Courage was the key word on the international sports scene in 2019. Competitive courage, like the grit alpine skier Lindsey Vonn showed in making her...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

ALPINE SKIING: She did it again! Shiffrin wins Super-G at Cortina!

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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

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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

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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...

ALPINE SKIING Preview: Lindsey Vonn readies for season debut in Italy

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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

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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...

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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

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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!

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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

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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...

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