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Austrians off to horrendous start

Dec 25, 2014

Austrians off to horrendous start

Without a podium finish in the first three races, the Austrian downhill team is having its worst start to a World Cup season in 25 years as the former “Wunderteam” has failed to make any impact. Hannes Reichelt was ninth in Lake Louise last ...

Vonn takes downhill for 62nd career World Cup win

Dec 21, 2014

Vonn takes downhill for 62nd career World Cup win

Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in Saturday’s downhill, the 30-year-old American now has the chance to ...

Vonn wins World Cup downhill in France

Dec 20, 2014

Vonn wins World Cup downhill in France

American skier Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup downhill race Saturday on the same course where she re-injured her troublesome right knee one year ago, clinching a 61st career victory to continue her strong comeback following two operations. Vonn had a clean run on ...

Dec 15, 2014

Hirscher wins again to assume lead

Marcel Hirscher was bitterly disappointed to discover he would not be skiing on his favorite French slope but going to the icy-cold Sweden mountains instead. The switch worked out perfectly. The Austrian won Sunday’s World Cup slalom to add to his crushing victory in ...

Hirscher races to giant slalom win

Dec 13, 2014

Hirscher races to giant slalom win

Marcel Hirscher of Austria was fastest in both runs Friday to easily win an icy World Cup giant slalom raced under floodlights, finishing more than one second ahead of his archrival Ted Ligety. Hirscher posted a combined time of 2 minutes, 30.18 seconds, with ...

Vonn leads U.S. sweep

Dec 7, 2014

Vonn leads U.S. sweep

Lindsey Vonn punctuated her piercing scream after crossing the finish line by yelling “Yes!!!” as she fell to the snow. Finally, her surgically repaired right knee was OK. Finally, she could attack a course again. And finally, she was back. Vonn was vintage Vonn ...

Dec 7, 2014

Ski jumper Takanashi places third

Defending champion Sara Takanashi finishes third in the women’s World Cup ski jumping season opener on Friday with Slovenia’s Spela Rogelj earning the victory. Thanks to an impressive second jump of 99 meters, Rogelj finished with 267.3 points to edge out Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz ...

Kasai rolls back years with share of first place

Nov 30, 2014

Kasai rolls back years with share of first place

Noriaki Kasai, the 42-year-old ski jumping legend, wrote another page in his remarkable story when he claimed joint first place at the World Cup event with Switzerland’s Simon Ammann on Saturday. Kasai, who has been on the global circuit since 1989, has appeared at ...

Ammann beats Japan duo

Nov 29, 2014

Ammann beats Japan duo

Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann snatched victory with his last jump in the World Cup on Friday, thwarting a double Japanese challenge. The 33-year-old Swiss put in a jump of 142 meters on his second attempt on the large hill for a winning total ...

Nov 23, 2014

Japan places second at team ski jump

Sochi Olympic bronze ski jump medalist Japan managed a runnerup finish against Olympic champion Germany in the men’s team event at a World Cup meet on Saturday. The team from Sochi, comprising Reruhi Shimizu, Daiki Ito, Noriaki Kasai and Taku Takeuchi, took second ahead ...

Nov 21, 2014

Speedskater Kodaira triumphs in 500-meter race

Nao Kodaira beat Olympic champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea in the women’s 500 meters to claim her first World Cup win in the second event of the season on Friday. Kodaira powered home in 38.05 seconds, while Lee had to make do with ...