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Women's Jumping World Cup to Debut

12/01/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 1) - Ski jumping will hit another milestone this weekend with the debut of the International Ski Federation's World Cup for women. Jessica Jerome, Sarah Hendrickson, Alissa Johnson and Abby Hughes (all Park City, UT) will represent the USA on the 1994 Olympic jumps in Lillehammer.

Miller 4th in Birds Training Opener

11/30/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Swiss veteran Didier Cuche was the fastest skier down the Birds of Prey downhill course today in Beaver Creek, Colo. for the first training run after yesterday’s run was canceled for last-minute course work.

Cuche is...

Vonn 3rd, Smith 5th in 2nd Trainer

11/30/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Nov. 30 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The World Cup women were back on the Lake Louise downhill course for a second training run today (Nov. 30) ahead of their speed season opener Friday.

Swiss racer Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden lead the field of 61 women...

Beaver Creek to Host More Races

11/30/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) - The International Ski Federation announced Wednesday that three Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races which could not be held next week at Val d'Isere, France will be moved to Beaver Creek. A men's giant slalom and slalom, plus a women's super G, will now be held next Tuesday through Thursday at Beaver Creek. The...

Opening Birds DH Training Pushed

11/29/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The first training run of the of the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup men's downhill, scheduled for today (Nov. 29) in Beaver Creek, Colo has been canceled to allow course workers time to make adjustments to the course.

Vonn Fast in Opening Downhill Trainer

11/29/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Nov. 29 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Call it Lake Lou-Lindsey.

Lindsey Vonn has raced 20 times at Lake Louise and won eight of those. She's been on a Lake Louise podium 14 times.

Aspen Top 10 for Shiffrin

11/27/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 27) - Sixteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was calm, cool and collected as the notched a top-10 finish in only her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Sunday's Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Shiffrin, who has yet to get her drivers' licence, turned a bib 37 start into a stunning eighth place finish and...

Bode Miller Leads Strong USA Attack

11/27/2011

Randall Sixth in Ruka Triple Stage Race

11/27/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 27) - Another strong early season performance Sunday by the U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put her in sixth place in the Ruka Triple mini stage race in Kuusamo. Randall was 16th fastest in the finale pursuit to finish strongly among the powerhouse athletes of the sport in the three-day event, also keeping her...

Mancuso Breaks Aspen Podium Jinx

11/26/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 26) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CO) broke a seven-year jinx, taking the number three podium spot with two brilliant GS runs at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational.  Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) battled back from a tough first run (21st) to finish 12th. It was the first U.S. podium in Aspen since Kristina...

Bode Miller Leads USA in Downhill Opener

11/26/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 26) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) led three Americans into the points Saturday in the opening Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Lake Louise. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 24th and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) 27th. Swiss Didier Cuche began defense of this downhill title with a strong win. Miller, an early racer in...

Demong, Fletcher Move up in XC

11/26/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 26) - The weatherman dealt a tough break to the Americans Saturday. High winds forced cancelation of the nordic combined jump, with officials reverting to Friday's provisional round for seeding. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up in the cross country race to finish 19th and...

Randall, Brooks Strong in 5k

11/26/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 26) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) continued her strong season start, finishing 12th in a 5k freestyle race in the second leg of the weekend-long Ruka Triple in Kuusamo. The finish left her in fifth place in both the Ruka Tripla and FIS World Cup behind Norway's Marit Bjoergen, who swept to her third straight win...

Fletcher Leads USA in Opener

11/25/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 25) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 18th in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Kuusamo. Fletcher jumped to 11th but dropped back seven spots in cross country. Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), meanwhile, moved up nine spots from 29th...

Randall Scores Best Classic Sprint

11/25/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 25) – The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored a career best classic sprint finish, coming in fourth in the first stage of the Ruka Triple in Kuusamo, high up on the Arctic Circle of Finland. Qualifying 15th, Randall powered through to the finals after beating Poland's Justyna Kowalczak to the line in the...

Porino's Points: Another View on Aspen

11/23/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 23) – Olympic medalist and NBC analyst Christin Cooper weighed in on the upcoming Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, but it's always good to have a second opinion when it comes to experts.

Meet Steve Porino, fellow NBC Olympics expert and U.S. Ski Team alum. He took a look at Cooper's notes and has a few of his own to...

Cooper Files: NBC Olympics Expert on Aspen

11/22/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 22) – It's been a month since Olympic downhill – yes downhill – champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) arced the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom victory of her career. So, what do we have to look forward to when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational rolls into Aspen this weekend – NBC Olympics analyst and 1984 Olympic...

SmartWool Extends Partnership with USSA

11/21/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has extended its partnership with ski sock manufacturer SmartWool, for an additional eight years, as its official sock provider.  As a part of the...

Randall Leads USA in Relay

11/20/2011

SJUSJOEN, Norway (Nov. 20) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied to second in her leg, recording one of the fastest times of the day, as the USA finished ninth in the 4x5k mixed technique relay in Sjusjoen. Randall, skiing the second classic leg, was 13.5 seconds back. Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT) was sixth fastest in her third...

Randall, Stephen Open With Career Bests

11/19/2011

SJUSJOEN, Norway (Nov. 19) – The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored a career best non-sprint finish as the FIS Cross Country World Cup opened in Sjusjoen. Randall, who was third in the season-long World Cup sprint standings last year, was eighth in the opening 10k freestyle technique race. Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT) matched her...

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