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Alpine Press: Aspirations, Reflection and A New Beginning

Like so many athletes who were on the bubble of making the Olympics, but did not quite get there this time in the four-year-cycle is a time for deep reflection, analysis and an opportunity to set new goals for the future.

Bode Miller, Team USA men shut out of Olympic downhill medals

Bode Miller hit a control gate early in the men’s Olympic downhill, costing him time and a chance at a medal in Sochi Sunday morning. Miller finished in eighth place, with a time of 2:06.75. Miller was undoubtedly disappointed with […]

Bode Miller fastest in Olympic training for second time in three days

Bode Miller fastest in Olympic training for second time in three days

Bode Miller finished first for the second time in three days of Olympic downhill training runs at Sochi, Saturday. Miller finished Saturday’s run in 2:06.09, his fastest time in three days. Miller also finished in first on Thursday’s training run […]

Americans set lineup for women’s Olympic downhill with huge training day

The American women had their most successful day of training on the third and final practice run for the Olympic downhill at Sochi, Saturday. Team USA had three skiers in the top six and four in the top eight, finalizing […]

Sochi 101: The Olympic downhill–favorites, television times

Sochi 101: The Olympic downhill–favorites, television times

By Dave Ricci (Editor’s Note: Every four years, casual sports fans take a great interest in winter sports. To help them out, we’ve decided to provide them with Cliff’s Notes on what they need to know about the Alpine events […]

Sochi Opening Ceremonies–Meet the Alpine skiing flag bearers

Sochi Opening Ceremonies–Meet the Alpine skiing flag bearers

One of the highlights of the Olympic opening ceremonies is the parade of nations. The athletes enter the stadium, led by a member of the team carrying their national flag. On the morning of the opening ceremonies for the 2014 […]

Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook stay in top 10 in Olympic downhill practice

Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook stay in top 10 in Olympic downhill practice

Americans Stacey Cook and Julia Mancuso finished in the top 10 for the second straight day of Olympic downhill training at Sochi’s Rosa Khutor, on Friday. Mancuso earned a third-place finish, and Cook was ninth on Thursday’s first practice run. […]

Bode Miller finishes sixth in second day of downhill training

Bode Miller finishes sixth in second day of downhill training

A day after recording the fastest time in Olympic downhill training, American Bode Miller had another strong run, at Sochi on Friday. Miller had the fastest time most of the way down the hill, but an error near the finish […]

Bode Miller finishes first in Olympic downhill training

Bode Miller finishes first in Olympic downhill training

Bode Miller had the fastest time in the first Olympic downhill training run on Thursday at Rosa Khutor, in Sochi. The five-time Olympic medalist won downhill bronze at the 2010 Winter Olympics and is representing the United States for the […]

Julia Mancuso finishes third in controversial downhill training run

Julia Mancuso finishes third in controversial downhill training run

Julia Mancuso finished third in the first Olympic downhill training run at Rosa Khutor, Sochi on Thursday. The American, who won downhill silver in Vancouver in 2010, had a time of 1:42.11, trailing Anna Fenninger by 0.38 seconds and Fraenzi […]

The best skiers not representing their country: Team Snub

The Winter Olympic Alpine events start on Sunday, with the men’s downhill. The men and women that will be competing for medals in Sochi have won more than 90% of the 35,000 World Cup points that have been earned this […]

Olympic notebook—Skiers settling in

Olympic notebook—Skiers settling in

Skiers hit the Sochi slopes for the first time on Wednesday, working on a light training slope. The first official training run—for men’s and women’s downhill—is scheduled for Thursday. Overall, the athletes are satisfied with the accommodations in Sochi—on and […]

Alberto Tomba–20 years after Lillehammer

Alberto Tomba was a slalom legend who was just as legendary off the slopes. Twenty years ago, Tomba won silver in Lillehammer, capping a six-year span where he won three golds and two silvers in the Winter Olympics. His career […]

Marlies Schild kidnapping threat sent to Austrian officials

Marlies Schild kidnapping threat sent to Austrian officials

The Austrian Olympic Committee received an anonymous threat targeting athletes who will be competing in the Sochi Games, including slalom legend Marlies Schild. An anonymous letter, apparently sent from Russia, arrived at the Committee’s office in Vienna on Monday. It […]

Sochi or Bust? Lindsey Vonn heads up Team Injury

Sochi or Bust? Lindsey Vonn heads up Team Injury

In the first four months of the 2013-14 Alpine season, 259 skiers have earned a total of 35,132 World Cup points. Just over 90% of those points were earned by skiers headed to Sochi this week, for the start of […]

Mikaela Shiffrin stumbles, Frida Hansdotter earns first win

Mikaela Shiffrin stumbles, Frida Hansdotter earns first win

Mikaela Shiffrin led after one run of the slalom at Kranjska Gora, Sunday, and Frida Hansdotter took advantage. The performance earned Hansdotter her first career World Cup win after her eight previous appearances on the podium were all second place […]

Ted Ligety wins the final race before Sochi

Ted Ligety wins the final race before Sochi

Ted Ligety battled through fog to turn in the fastest time in both runs of the World Cup GS, Sunday at St. Moritz. Ligety took a 1.28 second lead over Alexis Pinturault with a 1:18.80 first run, then turned in […]

World Cup takes a snow day on Saturday as men and women are cancelled

Weather continued to play havoc with the World Cup schedule as the men’s and women’s events scheduled for Saturday were both cancelled. Snow, fog and wind forced the women’s GS at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia to be cancelled. Three hundred miles […]

Mikaela Shiffrin — No longer racing for hot chocolate and fries

Mikaela Shiffrin had been on the US Olympic Alpine team for less than a day, when she was asked to participate in a USOC conference call, fielding questions from USA Today and newspapers around the nation. At one point, Shiffrin […]

19-year-old Henrik Kristoffersen wins dramatic, emotional slalom

Henrik Kristoffersen was on the verge of doing something that hasn’t been accomplished in eight years. He’s not going to complain about falling short, however. In the first six World Cup slaloms of the season, the 19-year-old Norwegian had earned […]