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Alpine skiing-Olympic champion Hoefl-Riesch, 29, retires

Olympic combined champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany ended her Alpine skiing career on Thursday, quitting a month after adding a third gold medal to her collection.

Super Mario saves best to last for slalom gold

Two generations collided on a treacherous Russian slalom slope on Saturday with Austrian Mario Matt fighting off two young guns to become the oldest winner of an Olympic Alpine skiing gold. ...

Alpine skiing: Musical bumps for Mexico's mariachi

Mexican slalom skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe chose a mariachi folk costume to lighten the mood at his sixth Winter Olympics, but the music came to a sudden stop when he found himself lying o...

Alpine skiing: Matt sets the pace in men's slalom

Austrian veteran Mario Matt clocked the fastest time in the first run of the Olympic men's slalom on Saturday, while compatriot and favorite Marcel Hirscher struggled for pace.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin ready to lead the new generation

With an Olympic gold medal around her neck at the age of 18, American skier Mikaela Shiffrin is pure gold dust for a sport preparing to wave goodbye to a generation of greats.

FIS pushes for team event at 2018 Games

Alpine skiing's governing body is making a fresh push for a nations team event to be included in the program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Venezuelan banker unfazed by crash

Venezuelan Olympic Alpine skier Antonio Jose Pardo Andretta is a banker and former stockbroker who says he just wants to make people happy.

Alpine skiing: 'Inspirational' Miller may call it a day before slalom

American showman Bode Miller finished way down the standings in Wednesday's giant slalom in what could be his final Olympic race, his creaking knees found wanting on an unforgiving piste.

Missillier springs 'bizarre' surprise in French double act

Steve Missillier had never finished better than third in his World Cup career, so to win silver in the Olympic giant slalom on Wednesday following the race of his life was truly "bizarre" f...

Neureuther struggles but happy to race after car crash

Felix "Neck of the Nation" Neureuther finished eighth in Wednesday's giant slalom but was happy to compete at all five days after crashing his car on the way to Sochi.

Indian skier ready for flag to fly at closing ceremony

India's only Olympic Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur finished last in the men's giant slalom on Wednesday and cannot wait for the Sochi Games to end.

Hirscher, fourth again, suffers Olympic jinx

Overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher talked bitterly of an Olympic jinx after coming fourth in Wednesday's giant slalom, the same thankless position he claimed in Vancouver four yea...

Ligety holds off French to win giant slalom gold

American Ted Ligety turned a relaxing mountain descent into a white-knuckle ride to gold on Wednesday when he held off two charging Frenchmen to claim the Olympic giant slalom title.

Miller won't rule out 2018 run

American Bode Miller, competing in his fifth Winter Games, said on Tuesday he could not rule out competing in another Olympics as long as his "body holds together." Despite his age, the 3...

Shiffrin fifth but still talking the talk

Just as she said, Mikaela Shiffrin had all the answers on Tuesday except where it really mattered, on the snow.

Timor learns a new word: Skiing

Many a true word is spoken in jest and East Timor's first Winter Olympian, Alpine skier Yohan Goncalves Goutt, is a case in point.

Alpine skiing: Svindal heads home after poor Games

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal is heading home on Tuesday without competing in his final two races, completing a miserable Olympics where he failed to win a medal despite dominating the Wo...

Alpine skiing: Women's giant slalom at risk due to weather

The Olympic women's giant slalom risks turning into a two-day affair, rather than the usual two legs, after officials warned teams on Monday that rain, fog and rising temperatures threatened ...

Alpine skiing: Svindal heads home after poor Games

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal is heading home on Tuesday without competing in his final two races at the Olympic Games after failing to win a medal despite dominating the World Cup season...

Alpine skiing: Time for favorites to stand up in the slaloms

American Ted Ligety regards himself as one of the favorites for Wednesday's giant slalom which, judging by events so far in the Caucasus mountains, means he is in for some disappointment.

Alpine skiing: Early start for women's giant slalom

The start time for Tuesday's Olympic women's Alpine skiing giant slalom has been brought forward by 90 minutes due to weather conditions, officials said on Monday.

Alpine skiing: Time for favorites to stand up in the slaloms

American Ted Ligety regards himself as one of the favorites for Wednesday's men's giant slalom which, judging by events so far in the Caucasus mountains, means he is in for some disappointme...

Alpine Skiing: Stiff Neureuther to decide on giant slalom

Felix Neureuther will decide on Tuesday whether he will ski Wednesday's giant slalom and may forfeit that race for his specialty, the slalom, he said on Sunday, his neck still visibly s...

Alpine skiing: Lucky loonie helps Hudec end Canadian drought

Jan Hudec had just won Canada's first Olympic Alpine skiing medal for 20 years but his first priority was making sure someone dug up his lucky loonie.

Alpine skiing: Wombat Weibrecht shows animal instinct

Andrew "the Wombat" Weibrecht unleashed his inner animal to storm to silver in Sunday's Olympic super-G, winning his first medal since a surprise bronze in the Games four years ago.

Alpine skiing: Tearful Miller remembers dead brother

Bode Miller spoke of his late younger brother after his sixth Olympic medal opened the emotional floodgates on Sunday. The 36-year-old American's equal third place in the super-G at the Sochi Games made him the oldest Alpine skier to win a medal.

Alpine skiing: Jansrud strikes gold as Miller medals

Kjetil Jansrud gave Norway a record-equaling fourth straight win in the men's super-G at the Sochi Games on Sunday, while a tearful Bode Miller shared bronze to become the oldest Olympic Alpi...

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin has all the answers - written down

Mikaela Shiffrin is 18-years-old and at her first Winter Olympics but the big U.S. slalom hope says it feels like her 1,000th Games already.
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Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he re...
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he represents Mexico at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he re...
Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg will be wearing a custom made Mariachi style suit when he represents Mexico at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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