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Kasper, Ligety Land 6-7 in Bansko Slalom

02/19/2012

BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 19) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) produced strong second runs to finish sixth and seventh at an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in...

Unstable Snow Claims Sochi Super Combi

02/19/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 19) - The Sochi organizing committee made every effort to prepare the 2014 Olympic speed track, but overnight snow and warm temperatures made the surface too unstable to host the third Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined. The race will not be rescheduled later in the season, therefore...

Giant Slalom Lead Slips from Ligety

02/18/2012

BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) survived a near crash in his second run dropping him from first to 27th on the day and out of the lead of the giant slalom standings for the first time this season. In a stumble he missed a gate that whipped him...

Randall In Career Best Classic Finish

02/18/2012

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Feb. 18) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied to a career best classical technique distance event, finishing eighth in a 10k FIS Cross Country World Cup in Szklarska Poreba. Thousands of Polish fans turned out to see national hero Justyna Kowalcyk win a day after Randall knocked her out in the quarterfinals of the sprint...

Fletcher Top Result for USA

02/18/2012

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Feb. 18) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA Saturday in Klingenthal, Germany, posting 17th after jumping to 14th and skiing to make up a...

Record Four Americans in DH Top 10

02/18/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb.

Historical Fifth Downhill Title for Vonn

02/18/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 18) - With a month still remaining in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) clinched a record fifth straight dowhill title with a third place finish in Rosa Khutor on the 2014 Olympic course. Vonn now holds a 231 point lead over Germany's Maria...

Randall Survives Crash for Third

02/17/2012

SZKLARSKA POREBA, POLAND (FEB. 17) - World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered her way back into the race to finish third after an early crash in the finals. Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter took the win - her second of the season - as Randall extended her World Cup lead in the final skating sprint of the season. Canadian...

Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named

02/16/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 16) – Teen rocket Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who landed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium this winter, headlines a strong group of 14 athletes slated to compete at the Junior World Ski Championships March 1-9 in Roccaraso,...

Ford Defends U.S. Downhill Championship

02/15/2012

ASPEN, CO (Feb. 15) - Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) won her second straight U.S. downhill championship and her fifth consecutive race to sweep the women's speed series in Aspen. Ford locked two NorAm super G races and a pair of NorAm downhills to move within one point of...

USA Nordic Junior Worlds Team Announced

02/15/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 15) – The U.S. Ski Team named 11 ski jumping and nordic combined athletes to its 2012 FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championship Team. The Junior Worlds will be held Feb. 19-26 in Erzurum, Turkey. Among the athletes is ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) who comes into Junior Worlds leading the FIS Ski Jumping World...

Big Sixth Win for Hendrickson

02/12/2012

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) left no doubt as she soared to a pair of hill records and a nearly 13-point victory to win her sixth FIS Ski Jumping World Cup of the season Sunday in Ljubno. Hendrickson, who won a close battle with Japan's Sara Takanashi on Saturday, took command on the opening jump and broadened...

Record Relay for U.S. Women

02/12/2012

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Feb. 12) - A strong team effort, combined with a stunning anchor leg by Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), sent the U.S. women into fifth in a 4x5k classic technique relay at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Nove Mesto. It is the best U.S....

Vonn 8th as Women Move to Sochi

02/12/2012

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 12) - Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was hit by gusts of swirling wind, yet powered to eighth in the Soldeu giant slalom. Tessa Worely of France won to overtake the giant slalom points...

Kostelic Secures Super Combined Title

02/12/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 12) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rocketed to fourth in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but was bounced out of the slalom as Croatian Ivica Kostelic won to secure the season-long Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined title. Swiss...

Kearney Claims Record 15 World Cup Wins

02/12/2012

BEIDA LAKE, CHINA (Feb.12) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won her 15th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup Sunday in Beida Lake, China to eclipse alpine legend Ingemar Stenmark as the record holder for the longest FIS World Cup win streak in...

Fifth Win for Sarah Hendrickson

02/11/2012

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 11) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) went head-to-head with Japan’s Sara Takanashi in the final jump in Ljubno to come away with her fifth World Cup win of the season despite a hill record set by third place finisher Daniela Iraschko of Austria. Hendrickson led after the first jump and stayed calm after a second jump...

Diggins Leads USA in Mass Start

02/11/2012

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Feb. 11) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA to 33rd in a 15k mass start FIS Cross Country World Cup in Nove Mesto. It was a rare day without an American in the points. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Poland’s Justyna...

Shiffrin Rips to 10th in Wind Buffed Slalom

02/11/2012

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 11) - Relentless gusting winds and blowing snow couldn't slow 16-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) from jumping from 20th to 10th in the final run at the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held in Andorra.

Miller 4th in Olympic Downhill Test

02/11/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 11) - With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the crowd, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rode a razor sharp line to finish fourth by a mere two hundredths of a second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup test of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games downhill....

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