OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — Unusually warm weather has prompted a third straight weekend of World Cup skiing to be canceled.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced on Sunday that parallel events for women and men planned for Lech, Austria next weekend have been wiped out because colder weather over the last few days came “too late” in order to prepare the course.
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) — The new women’s cross-border downhill races in Zermatt-Cervinia scheduled for Nov. 5-6 have been canceled because of “unseasonably warm” conditions, organizers in Switzerland and Italy announced on Tuesday.
Two men’s World Cup downhill races next weekend that start in Switzerland and finish in Italy were called off Saturday due to a lack of snow on the final 300 meters of the course following an unseasonably warm fall.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Rain and snowfall wiped out the first women’s race of the Alpine skiing’s World Cup season Saturday and made the men's event for the next day doubtful.
Wet snow on the Austrian glacier affected the visibility on the softened course and made a safe race impossible.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — If FIS President Johan Eliasch needed a reminder of the long road ahead to his desired centralization of Alpine skiing’s media rights, he got it on Friday.
Less than three hours before Eliasch was going to speak at the FIS Forum Alpinum about his organization’s marketing rights management, the Austrian Ski Federation announced a two-year TV and streaming deal with NBC.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing’s World Cup produced three different overall champions in the past three seasons, on the men’s and women’s sides.
Few expect the streaks to continue this season as defending champions Marco Odermatt and Mikaela Shiffrin are widely regarded as the main favorites again.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — For all that Lindsey Vonn accomplished in a glittering career, one of the skiing great's dreams has never become a reality — racing against men.
At the peak of her career, Vonn announced her plan to compete in Canada in a men’s World Cup downhill at Lake Louise in November 2012.
SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — Olympic slalom champion Petra Vlhová is hoping to put two draining seasons behind her when Alpine skiing’s World Cup 2022-23 starts this week.
The Slovakian star, who has been Mikaela Shiffrin’s closest competitor in recent years, said Thursday she struggled to find motivation for summer training after winning gold in Beijing had left her “a little bit empty.”
Mikaela Shiffrin heads into the World Cup season that begins Saturday in Austria with 74 career wins on the circuit, putting her within shouting distance of Lindsey Vonn’s 82, the most for a woman, and Ingemar Stenmark’s overall mark of 86.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two-time Olympic skiing champion Aksel Lund Svindal underwent surgery after being diagnosed with testicular cancer, the Norwegian said on Saturday.
GENEVA (AP) — Nordic Combined will remain the only Olympic event without women at the 2026 Winter Games.
The International Olympic Committee decided on Friday not to add a women’s event on the skiing program at the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo Games in four years' time.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday the ski federations of Austria, Germany, Croatia and Switzerland have appealed the re-election of Johan Eliasch as president of the International Ski Federation because they say the election was faulty.
Nordic combined, which uniquely tests skiers on jaw-dropping jumps and heart-pounding trails, has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1924. Its time might be up.
Eileen Gu, the California-born athlete who won two gold medals for China in freestyle skiing at the recent Beijing Olympics, has signed on to work for Salt Lake City's bid for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, Michelle Kwan, Mia Hamm, Billie Jean King and the late Pat Summitt are among the nine individual women who will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame this summer, along with Michael Phelps and hurdling great Roger Kingdom.
GENEVA (AP) — Re-elected to lead skiing and snowboarding through the 2026 Olympics, Johan Eliasch believes his mandate for change trumps pushback from traditionalists.
Eliasch was unopposed on the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) ballot but some in the room and online for the election meeting in Milan challenged the voting rules and a few delegates walked out.
LONDON (AP) — Russian Olympic athletes who participated in a rally supporting President Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine are facing a backlash, with one losing a sponsorship deal and facing a disciplinary investigation.
Far away from her mystifying struggles at the Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin soared back to the summit of Alpine skiing Thursday.
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Vincent Kriechmayr won the super-G at the World Cup Finals on Thursday, one day after his downhill victory on the same Eclipse course that will stage the men’s races at the 2023 skiing world championships.
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won skiing’s overall World Cup title for the fourth time on Thursday, fueled by speed races that turned her expected duel with Petra Vlhová into a runaway success.
It was clear — crystal globe clear — that skiing's power couple had a rewarding day in the French Alps.
Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde excelled Wednesday in Courchevel in their first races of the World Cup Finals — the week when all the crystal globe trophies are awarded in men's and women's skiing.
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Warming up to their duel this week for Alpine skiing’s World Cup overall title, Mikaela Shiffrin was faster than Petra Vlhova in downhill training on Monday.
Shiffrin placed third in the opening practice run in the French Alps and Vlhova was more than two seconds slower back in 23rd.
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Marco Odermatt was cautiously accepting congratulations Sunday for winning the Alpine skiing World Cup overall title.
The Olympic champion from Switzerland finished third in the penultimate giant slalom of the season, which was won by Henrik Kristoffersen, and extended his lead in the overall standings to 329 points with four races left.
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — On a freezing day in late February, a racer clicks into his skis along Notorious Blair Street, ready to race. He tightly grips a cotton rope that’s tethered to a cowboy’s saddle, anticipating a sharp jolt before the horse sets off down the snow-covered straightaway, reaching 40 miles per hour in a mere few gallops.
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin stretched her lead in the overall World Cup standings Sunday by finishing fourth in a giant slalom after closest rival Petra Vlhová failed to finish the first run.
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde anxiously jumped up from the leader's chair several times, but on each occasion he sat down again and puffed out his cheeks in relief as none of his rivals managed to beat the Norwegian's time in the penultimate World Cup super-G of the season on Sunday.
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Dominik Paris dominated the penultimate men’s World Cup downhill of the season Saturday to keep his slim chance alive of winning the discipline title.
The Italian skier mastered the Olympiabakken course to beat home crowd favorite Alexander Aamodt Kilde by 0.55 seconds.
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — After a stressful and surprisingly tough Beijing Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin is happy just to enjoy her skiing again.
That approach paid off Saturday as Shiffrin took a clear lead in the World Cup overall standings by placing second in a tricky super-G won by the unheralded Romane Miradoli.
GENEVA (AP) — More and more sports are following the appeal of the International Olympic Committee and banning Russian athletes from competing in the wake of the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
GENEVA (AP) — Russian skiers are not welcome to compete in Norway because of “violations of international law and attacks on the Ukrainian people,” the Nordic country's ski federation said Saturday.
GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee urged sports bodies Friday to cancel or move all events they plan to hold in Russia and Belarus, and stop using the countries' flags and national anthems.
DENVER (AP) — Ben Finley’s first exposure to skiing was comical in any telling. He was on a date to Yosemite National Park in 1963 with a woman who, on the way home, suggested they visit the ski area in the park.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Norwegian great Therese Johaug won her third gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on Sunday and Jessie Diggins took silver for the best result by an American in an individual cross-country skiing event since 1976.
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Beijing Games:
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — The gold medalist, Nico Porteous, had blood caked to his ear.
The silver medalist, David Wise, was tired — as much from skiing as from running halfway up the Olympic halfpipe to check on a teammate after a nasty fall.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Gus Kenworthy lifted his jacket to reveal a logo written across his gray shirt: “Openly British.”
That was his farewell to the Olympics. That, along with a thank-you to the sport of freestyle skiing.
BEIJING (AP) — The last Alpine skiing race of the Beijing Olympics was moved from Saturday to Sunday because of too-strong wind, making Mikaela Shiffrin wait to get one last chance to bring home a medal from China.
BEIJING (AP) — Eileen Gu turned the Beijing Olympics into her own personal playground.
In the city. In the mountains. Spinning, flipping and flying above three different venues.
The American-born Gu came into the Games hoping to win three gold medals in freestyle skiing while representing China, where her mother was born.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Pure joy on the halfpipe looked like this on a sunny, windswept day at the Beijing Olympics:
—It was multinational freeskiing sensation Eileen Gu learning her gold medal was secure, then falling to her knees at the top of that halfpipe, covering her mouth with her mittens and screaming “Oh my God!”
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Friday, Feb. 18, at the Beijing Games:
BEIJING (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Friday, Feb. 18, at the Beijing Games:
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Ryan Regez went from downhill skier to apprentice as a structural draftsman to skicross racer to his latest endeavor — an Olympic gold medalist.
“What a crazy way,” he said of his unconventional journey.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Cassie Sharpe shared the podium Friday with her Canadian teammate Rachael Karker.
These halfpipe skiers know they're never alone up there. Another member of their Canadian family, the late Sarah Burke, is the reason they were given this chance.
BEIJING (AP) — A United States team led by Mikaela Shiffrin is leaving the Beijing Olympics with just one of the 30 individual medals in Alpine skiing.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Norway won Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team competition on Thursday, overcoming the COVID-related loss of Jarl Magnus Riiber.
BEIJING (AP) — There was simply no way to predict this. Not for anyone, including Mikaela Shiffrin herself.
That the American skier would go 0 for 5 in individual races at the Beijing Olympics, leaving without a medal from any and with a best showing of ninth place, was hard enough to imagine beforehand.