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Shiffrin sets new mark with title

Alpine skiing Normally so composed, so in control, so not-very-teenlike on and off the slopes, Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly found herself in an awkward position halfway through the second leg of the Olympic slalom. Guilty, perhaps, of charging too hard as she swayed this way and that around the course’s gates, ...

Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2014

Skier out of Olympics, citing violence in Ukraine

A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of antigovernment protesters in her country. “I don’t want to participate when in my country people die,” Bogdana Matsotska told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 24-year-old skier is refusing to ...

American Ligety nabs giant slalom gold

Feb 19, 2014

American Ligety nabs giant slalom gold

Ted Ligety won the giant slalom at the Sochi Games with a dominating performance Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. Leading after the first run, Ligety sped down the Rosa Khutor course in a two-leg ...

Maze matches feat from 1972 Sapporo Olympics

Feb 19, 2014

Maze matches feat from 1972 Sapporo Olympics

This, Tina Maze can say now, was what she had in mind all along: An Olympic performance that hadn’t been seen in 42 years. So what if she struggled for race after race on the World Cup circuit, unable to duplicate her record-setting season ...

Jansrud maintains Norwegian mastery in men's super-G

Feb 16, 2014

Jansrud maintains Norwegian mastery in men's super-G

Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for Norway on Sunday, topping an early run by Bode Miller and then watching a late charge from Andrew Weibrecht fall just short. Jansrud finished the choppy course in 1 minute, 18.14 seconds to ...

Fenninger captures super-G title

Feb 15, 2014

Fenninger captures super-G title

Anna Fenninger became the third straight Austrian woman to win the Olympic super-G, finding a smooth way through a tricky and uneven course Saturday. The 24-year-old Fenninger finished in 1 minute, 25.52 seconds, edging Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany by 0.55 seconds. Nicole Hosp of ...

Feb 15, 2014

Neureuther sees doctor after crash

Alpine skier Felix Neureuther of Germany, one of the medal favorites, suffered whiplash in a car crash on Friday and has been forced to delay his departure for the Sochi Olympics by a day. “Thank God, it wasn’t that bad, I feel well under ...

Feb 15, 2014

Carcelen pleased despite being last

Roberto Carcelen skied over to the fans beside the course, grabbed a Peruvian flag and waved it at the crowd as he came down the final straight. It was the kind of celebration often seen by the winner of a cross-country skiing race at ...

Viletta shocks field with super-combined victory

Feb 14, 2014

Viletta shocks field with super-combined victory

For Sandro Viletta, it was a stunning Olympic gold. For Ivica Kostelic, it was the same old Olympic silver. The Swiss winner took advantage of a blistering slalom run to beat the favored Kostelic in Friday’s super-combined, a race held in spring-like conditions with ...