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Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

Feb 18, 2017

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018. The eighth Asian Winter Games will officially open Sunday in Sapporo ...

Feb 17, 2017

Freestyle skier Endo sidelined by back injury

Men’s moguls ace Sho Endo on Friday pulled out of this weekend’s freestyle skiing World Cup meet in Akita Prefecture due to an injury injury. Endo has hurt his lower back and in addition to the two-day World Cup meet at Lake Tazawa is ...

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Feb 17, 2017

France's Worley regains giant slalom title at worlds

Tessa Worley regained her giant slalom title at the world ski championships on Thursday, holding off hard-charging Mikaela Shiffrin to take gold. Worley, the 2013 champion, finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Shiffrin, who was fastest in the second run as warm sunshine softened the ...

France claims team title at skiing worlds

Feb 14, 2017

France claims team title at skiing worlds

France edged Slovakia by just 0.08 seconds to win the team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Tuesday. The final finished level at 2-2 after Alexis Pinturault and Mathieu Faivre won their races for the French, and Veronika Velez Zuzulova and ...

Feb 14, 2017

Gut awaits surgery on left knee

Switzerland’s Lara Gut is to undergo surgery on her left knee in the coming days, the Swiss team announced Tuesday. Gut, who won bronze in the super-G and was considered a top Swiss medal hope at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in St. ...

Stuhec takes downhill crown at worlds; Vonn third

Feb 12, 2017

Stuhec takes downhill crown at worlds; Vonn third

Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia is the new world champion in downhill while Lindsey Vonn took bronze trying to regain a title she last won in 2009. Stuhec confirmed her status as the favorite, finishing 0.40 seconds clear of surprise silver medalist Stephanie Venier of ...