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Ganong Lands First World Cup Podium

02/28/2014

KVITJELL, Norway (Feb. 28) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) knifed through rugged snow and limited visibility Friday to earn the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium finish of his career with third in the first of two Kvitfjell downhills. Fresh off what was a career-best fifth at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games downhill in Sochi, Ganong wiped...

Sochi Olympic Winter Games Recap

02/23/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – A record-matching 17 Team USA skiers and snowboarders left the Sochi Olympic Winter Games with medals, including a record eight gold. From Sage Kotsenburg’s opening day slopestyle snowboarding gold to teen Mikaela Shiffrin’s brilliant slalom win under the lights Friday night, the American athletes electrified Sochi...

Vote for the 2014 Best of U.S. Olympic Awards


02/23/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 23) – The United States Olympic Committee today announced the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games finalists for Best of U.S., a new awards program that recognizes outstanding performances from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as determined by fan vote.

For the Sochi Games, winners will be selected in each of the...

Kasper 13th in Wild Sochi Slalom

02/22/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 22) – The dramatic conclusion of alpine skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday featured an impressive 13th by Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) to top the results for Team USA during an incredibly difficult slalom finale. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied into sixth place in his first run and put forth a heroic...

Historic Slalom Gold for Shiffrin

02/21/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 21) – Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in women’s slalom history Friday with her victory under the lights at Rosa Khutor. The World Champion capped off the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games for the women’s U.S. Alpine Ski Team with two stunning performances,...

Bowman Golden in Olympic Debut

02/20/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) became the first-ever women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Thursday, taking gold in the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Bowman boosted to the top spot with her first run, and then extended her lead in a second round that saw Marie Martinod of France earn...

USA Skis to Sixth in Team Combined

02/20/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 20) – Team USA left it all out on the course Thursday, finishing sixth in the team Gundersen large hill 4x5k competition, the final nordic combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The four-man team, including six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO), jumped into eighth place on the large hill...

Sochi Studio: Julia Mancuso

02/20/2014

First-Ever GS Gold For Ligety

02/19/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 19) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) laid down a truly Olympic performance Wednesday to earn the first-ever giant slalom gold medal for the USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Ligety led by 0.93-seconds after his first run at the sunny Rosa Khutor venue, where he was able to become the second American in history to...

Wise First Olympic Halfpipe Champion

02/18/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – David Wise (Reno, NV) became the first-ever Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Tuesday night, winning gold at the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Heavy snow didn’t slow down Wise, as he put down an unbeatable run in the first round and scored a 92.00 ahead of silver winner Mike Riddle of...

Shiffrin Fifth in Rainy Olympic Debut

02/18/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to fifth Tuesday during her first-ever Olympic appearance at the women’s giant slalom of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Heavy rain pelted the 18-year-old World Champion during her second run, but she reigned in a world-class performance to land in the top five behind...

Deibold Bronze in Rainy SBX

02/18/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 18) - Team USA's Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, VT) waited patiently for the right time, making a strategic move late in the finals to take bronze in the Olympic snowboardcross on a rainy Tuesday in Rosa Khutor. France's Pierre Vaultier took gold with Russia's Nikolay Olyunin silver. The snowboardcross race will air...

Bohonnon Fifth in First Olympics

02/17/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) pulled out an impressive fifth Monday during his first-ever Olympic appearance at the men’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. The USSA Team Academy student landed a full double full full, but did not advance to the four-man super final, where Anton Kushnir of Belarus earned gold....

Silver and Bronze for Weibrecht and Miller

02/16/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) - In an historic and seemingly improbable finish, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) took silver and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khutor Sunday. After taking the lead out of the number 13 start, Miller watched in wonderment as teammate Weibrecht put down a...

Springtime at Laura for 10k

02/13/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 13) - Temperatures topping 50 degrees made for soft conditions and tank top skiing as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the USA in the 10k classic at the Laura Cross Country Center. Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk won the race as athletes skied in short sleeves and hatless in the relentless sun. The 10k race...

USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut

02/13/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 13) – It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took the sport’s first-ever gold medal with his good friends Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) earning silver and...

Impressive Olympic Debut for Women

02/11/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 11) – Thirty women from 12 countries soared into the history books Tuesday night during an impressive Olympic debut of women’s ski jumping at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, a marquee event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The depth of talent in the field yielded an intense battle with eight different nations in...

White Fourth In Sochi Halfpipe Upset

02/11/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 11) – Two-time Olympic champion Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) put it all on the line Tuesday during the men’s halfpipe snowboarding final in an effort to win his third Olympic gold medal but ultimately fell short, finishing fourth and earning the top spot for the USA. White’s second run score of 90.25 put him just off the...

Logan Lands Slopestyle Silver in Olympic Debut

02/11/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 11) – Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) made history Tuesday earning a silver medal in the thrilling debut of slopestyle skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. A solid first run shot Logan into second behind Canadian Dara Howell, who went on to win the first-ever gold medal with her teammate Kim Lamarre taking...

Deneen Sixth in Moguls

02/10/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) - Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) skied his way into the medal finals, ending up sixth in the Olympic moguls competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Canada's Alex Bilodeau made history, becoming the first freestyle athlete to repeat gold. His teammate Mikael Kingsbury won silver with Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev...

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