Hoffman Tops for USA in Skiathlon


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 9) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into the top spot for the USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the Olympic skiathlon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Swiss skier Dario Cologna earned gold in the 15k classic x 15k freestyle race with Marcus Hellner of Sweden and Martin Johnsrud Sundby taking silver and bronze....

Ganong Fifth in Olympic Downhill Debut


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) charged to fifth on the steep and fast course of the 2014 Sochi downhill on Sunday, pulling out the best finish of his career during his first-ever Olympic appearance. Ganong skied into the lead but was then bumped by Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who took bronze behind gold winner...

Kearney Takes Moguls Bronze


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – One kick-out at the top of a rugged moguls course stole gold from Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT). The veteran Kearney reigned in a wild run to earn an Olympic bronze medal during a fierce women’s moguls super final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday night. While she didn't win a...

First Women’s Ski Jumping Training


ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 8) – U.S. women ski jumpers took their first training jumps Saturday at the RuSki Gorki Jumps in anticipation of the historic debut of women’s Olympic ski jumping Tuesday Feb. 11. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) had the best round result for the USA, soaring to seventh on her third jump while Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT)...

Miller Claims Final Downhill Training


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) finished .66 seconds ahead of Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal to take the victory in the final downhill training run Saturday at the Sochi Olympic venue. Miller also won the opening training run and was sixth in the second, solidifying him as a favorite in Sunday's medal event. Joining...

Ross and Wiles Join Downhill Starters


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) earned a downhill start by finishing fifth in her third and final downhill training run Saturday at the Sochi Olympic venue. U.S. Ski Team Rookie Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) finished fourth, and, despite missing a gate high on the run, she earned her career first Olympic start for the Feb....

Diggins Eighth in Opening Sochi Skiathlon


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 8) – First-time Olympian Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied into an impressive eighth and secured the top spot for Team USA in the women’s skiathlon Saturday, the opening Olympic cross country event at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Norwegian powerhouse Marit Bjoergen took her fourth career Olympic gold in the...

Kearney Leads Sochi Qualifications


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 6) – Women's moguls kicked off Thursday with the first round of Olympic qualifications. Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the top spot and Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) finished fourth, automatically advancing them to the semifinal round of 20. Kearney is gunning for her second gold medal and...

Todd Lodwick Honored as Flag Bearer


SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 5) - The U.S. Ski Team's Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA. The Olympic silver medalist and World Champion in nordic combined will lead the American team into the stadium Friday at his record sixth Winter Olympics. No other...

U.S. Moguls Squad Talks Sochi Venue


KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 3) - A vibrant U.S. Freestyle Moguls squad expressed confidence in their abilities on the Rosa Khutor venue at an opening press conference Monday at the Gorki Press Center. Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) and Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO) talked about their first Olympic experiences. Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) revealed tips...

Vail Introduces World Championship Mascots


VAIL, CO (Feb. 2) — When the world returns to the Vail Valley for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, athletes, media, spectators and families will be welcomed by two of Vail and Beaver Creek’s newest ambassadors of fun, Pete and Earl.

Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints


TOBLACH, Italy (Feb. 2) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered to fifth in the Toblach freestyle sprints, the final World Cup before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Marit Bjoergen of Norway took the victory with current World Cup overall sprint leader Denise Herrmann of Germany finishing second. The...

Ligety Wins in St. Moritz Giant Slalom


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 2) - Four-time World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) blasted through thick fog to win the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom before the Olympics by a massive 1.51 second margin over Marcel Hirscher of Austria. Ligety masterfullly arced to a 1.28 second first run lead, then...

Shiffrin Seventh in Pre-Olympic SL


KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Feb. 2) - Reigning World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was leading after the first run but struck a deep rut in her second run, slowing her to seventh in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Swede Frida Hansdotter, who has eight previous World Cup podiums to her...

One Year to Vail Beaver Creek Worlds


VAIL, CO (Feb. 1) As the world prepares for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships’ clock was also ticking for Vail and Beaver Creek Saturday, February 1, as the two resorts hosted “Countdown 2-15” festivities to celebrate the one-year mark until world’s best skiers return to the...

Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k


TOBLACH, Italy (Feb. 1) – Olympian Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied into the top spot for the USA in 11th during the warm and rainy FIS World Cup 10k classic race Saturday, less than a week before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Therese Johaug went one-two in the race, while World Cup sprint...

Weather Cancels Alpine World Cups


ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 1) - Heavy snow over the past 36 hours mixed with fog during the day Saturday canceled both the men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Moritz and the women's giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Nearly two feet of snow fell at both venues Friday forcing organizers to pull the final men's downhill...

Miller and Shiffrin Land Sports Illustrated Covers


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PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 30) - Storied alpine veteran Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and meteoric alpine young gun Mikaela...

Vonn Committed to 2018 Olympics


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 29) - Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail. CO) has committed to returning to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour in hopes of racing for gold at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek, CO and says she'll compete through the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme


VAL DI FIEMME, ITALY (Jan. 29) - World Champion Jessie Diggins scored a freestyle sprint silver medal at the U23 World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Diggins, who partnered with teammate Kikkan Randall last year to claim the first-ever U.S. cross country World Championships gold on the same course, finished second to...