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Ski jumper Kasai hopes to compete until he's 50

Noriaki Kasai who won a pair of medals at February’s Sochi Winter Olympic Games, said Friday he wants to continue jumping until he’s 50. The 41-year-old Kasai, who this year became the oldest winner on the men’s World Cup circuit, told a news conference in Tokyo, “I’ll be 45 at ...

Mar 26, 2014

Freestyle skier Uemura set to retire

Freestyle moguls skier Aiko Uemura will retire at the end of the season, informed sources said Wednesday. Uemura, 34, who won the overall World Cup crown during the 2007-2008 season, is scheduled to announce her retirement at a press conference next Tuesday. The Hyogo ...

Mar 24, 2014

Kasai fifth in last meet of season

Sochi Olympic double medalist Noriaki Kasai had to settle for fifth place in the men’s individual large hill ski jump at the season-ending World Cup event in Planica, Slovenia, on Sunday. Kasai, who won the men’s silver medal in the large hill and the ...

Mar 23, 2014

Takanashi grabs 15th World Cup title

Sara Takanashi won her seventh consecutive women’s ski jumping World Cup event on Saturday and her 15th of the season. The 17-year-old Takanashi, who had already clinched her second straight overall World Cup title, had leaps of 135 and 132.5 meters on Planicia’s K-125 ...

Hirscher captures third straight overall World Cup crown

Mar 16, 2014

Hirscher captures third straight overall World Cup crown

Marcel Hirscher and Ted Ligety ensured the standout Austria and United States teams both emerged winners on a thrilling Saturday at Alpine skiing’s World Cup finals. Hirscher scored enough points by finishing fourth in a dramatic giant slalom to clinch the sport’s most prestigious ...

Mar 16, 2014

Strong winds deny Kasai shot at title

Sochi Olympic silver medalist Noriaki Kasai finished fourth at the ski flying world championships after strong winds cancelled the second day of competition on Saturday. Kasai was seeking to win the event for the first time in 22 years, but his standing from the ...

Mar 16, 2014

Takanashi nabs 14th World Cup win

Two-time overall champion Sara Takanashi captured her 14th World Cup win in 17 competitions on Saturday. The 17-year-old Takanashi produced her 23rd career victory with 228.0 points, after jumps of 90.5 and 91 meters against strong winds that delayed the start by two hours. ...

Mar 11, 2014

Nagano Olympic gold medalist Okabe retires

Ski jumper Takanobu Okabe, a member of the Japan team that won the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, will retire, his Snow Brand Megmilk club said Tuesday. The 43-year-old Okabe, a five-time winner on the World Cup circuit, will become a coach ...

Mar 10, 2014

Kasai misses podium at Oslo event

Noriaki Kasai narrowly missed a podium finish in fourth place in the individual large hill event at a World Cup event on Sunday. The 41-year-old Kasai, who took the silver medal in the men’s individual large hill and a team bronze at the Sochi ...

Mar 8, 2014

Kasai finishes third in Norway meet

Seven-time Olympian Noriaki Kasai finished in third place on Friday for his sixth World Cup podium finish of the season. Kasai, who won the silver medal in the men’s individual large hill and a team bronze at the Sochi Olympics, made leaps of 135.5 ...

Fenninger seizes World Cup lead

Mar 8, 2014

Fenninger seizes World Cup lead

Anna Fenninger seized the lead in the overall Alpine World Cup standings on Friday by winning a giant slalom for the second straight day. The 24-year-old Austrian extended her first-leg lead to beat Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany by 0.61 seconds. “It’s just amazing. It ...