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US ski star Vonn 'hurt' by anti-American claims

Pyeongchang - Lindsey Vonn admitted on Sunday that she was "hurt" by accusations that she is anti-American after the US ski star's outspoken stance against President Donald Trump.

Czech Ledecka wins shock Olympic super-G, Vonn sixth

Pyeongchang - Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka sprang one of the biggest shocks in Winter Games history when she won the super-G on Saturday with US star Lindsey Vonn finishing sixth.

Vomiting Shiffrin complaints of 'virus' at Olympic slalom

Pyeongchang - Defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin vomited and complained of virus-like symptoms after a disappointing first leg in Friday's Olympic slalom.

Norway's Svindal wins Olympic men's downhill

Pyeongchang - 'Attacking Viking' Aksel Lund Svindal claimed gold in the blue riband event of the Olympic alpine skiing programme, the men's downhill, on Thursday in a thrilling Norwegian one-two.Svindal, 35 and coming to the end of a stellar career, clocked 1min 40....

Norway's Svindal wins Olympic men's downhill

Pyeongchang - 'Attacking Viking' Aksel Lund Svindal claimed gold in the blue riband event of the Olympic alpine skiing programme, the men's downhill, on Thursday in a thrilling Norwegian one-two.Svindal, 35 and coming to the end of a stellar career, clocked 1min 40....

Gold at last as Austria's Hirscher bags combined title

Pyeongchang - Austrian ace Marcel Hirscher's long wait for Olympic gold ended Tuesday when he produced a brilliant slalom run to storm to a dominant victory in the men's alpine combined.

Barley was key to people moving to Alpine regions

The cold-tolerant cereal crop barley allowed humans to live and farm higher than ever starting more than 3,000 years ago, according to new research.

Alpine skiing-Hirscher wins third successive World Cup title

Austria's Marcel Hirscher won his third successive overall alpine skiing World Cup title after placing fourth in the giant slalom in the finals at Lenzerheide on Saturday.

Aching Schild contemplates end of career

Marlies Schild, the most successful slalom specialist in the history of the alpine skiing World Cup, said she was contemplating retirement after finishing third in Lenzerheide on Saturda...

Alpine skiing-Austria speeds towards World Cup double

Austria was heading for a brilliant World Cup double on Thursday when Anna Fenninger secured the women's alpine skiing World Cup title and Marcel Hirscher took a giant step towards retaining the men's trophy.

Crash ends Hoefl-Riesch's World Cup hopes

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch crashed heavily and was taken to hospital at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide on Wednesday, ending her chances of winning the overall title.

Fenninger puts men in shade in World Cup warm-up

Austrian Anna Fenninger clocked the 16th fastest time of the women's and men's fields combined in World Cup downhill training on Tuesday.

Jansrud targets overall improvement after Sochi gold

With two wins in three days on home snow in Kvitfjell, Kjetil Jansrud showed there could be greater things to come following his Olympic Super-G title in Sochi.

Sochi discard Fischbacher wins Crans-Montana downhill

Austrian Andrea Fischbacher beat Sochi gold medalists Anna Fenninger and Tina Maze to win the World Cup downhill in Crans-Montana on Sunday, in the process winning her first race for f...

Sochi injury ends Weirather's season

The shin injury she suffered in training at the Sochi Olympics has ended Tina Weirather's season, the Alpine skier from Liechtenstein said on Wednesday.

Downhill conditions looking good

Piste conditions for Sunday's showcase men's Olympic downhill are currently excellent, Alpine skiing officials said on Wednesday.

Alpine skiing-Austrians say Vancouver pain is past

Austrian skiing officials have shrugged off the pain of Olympic failure since the last Winter Games and they are hoping Sochi will also help the media forget the nightmare of Vancouver.

Russians enjoy taste of Olympic snow

Chereshnya - Stray dogs settle in the morning sun, the smells of nearby boiled corn on the cob and wood-grilled lamb skewers waft upwards, and the gondola serving the Gornaya Karusel kicks into action.

Hansdotter first at last

It took Frida Hansdotter six seasons and eight second places before finally winning a World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora on Sunday.

Defago hits form to take Kitzbuehel Super-G win

Olympic downhill champion Didier Defago signalled his return to form two weeks before the Winter Olympics in Sochi when he won a Super-G in Kitzbuehel on Sunday.

Baby survives, parents die in Swiss Alpine cable car crash

Schwyz - A Swiss couple died when their cable car fell 30 meters into the forested mountainside in the Alps, while their one-year-old infant miraculously survived, but with serious injuries.

After 35 years, Renault Alpine makes Le Mans 24 Hours return

French car manufacturer Renault announced on Friday that a Renault Alpine would compete at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours to be held on June 22 and 23, the first time a Renault Alpine has taken part in the world famous endurance race for 35 years.

Op-Ed: Tree well dangers, know them and ski with a buddy Special

The extreme lack of knowledge on the existence and dangers of tree wells became very apparent me to me a year ago when skiing with my brother at Whistler Mountain, British Columbia.
 

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