Vonn wants to race in men's downhill

More Sports / Winter Sports Sep 30, 2017

Vonn wants to race in men's downhill

Lindsey Vonn's request to race against men in a World Cup downhill will be studied again by the International Ski Federation (FIS) next week. The United States team will make the formal proposal at pre-season meetings hosted by FIS in Zurich, the governing body announced ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 17, 2016

Kilde captures super-G season title

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won the season-long super-G title on Thursday after two of his challengers did not finish in the last race of the season at the World Cup finals. Five men were in contention for the crystal globe but Kilde finished second, 0.10 seconds ...

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

More Sports / Winter Sports Jan 13, 2016

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

Slovak skier Veronika Velez Zuzulova overcame snowfall and a softened course to end a three-year wait for her third World Cup win on Tuesday. Holding on to a commanding first-leg lead in a night slalom, Velez Zuzulova avoided risks in her final run, and screamed ...

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 7, 2015

Hirscher reels in giant slalom win

Marcel Hirscher took up fly fishing during his stay in Colorado. It was great and all, but he naturally landed his most prized catches on the snow — reeling in super-G and giant slalom wins in what was a bountiful weekend. "Beaver Creek is over ...

Fenninger seizes World Cup lead

More Sports / Winter Sports 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 was a ...

Shiffrin sets new mark with title

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Alpine skiing Feb 22, 2014

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 ...