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SOCHI DAILY NEWS: Sunday Feb. 9

02/08/2014

Momentum is an important ally! Saturday’s two medals will go a long way in motivating other Team USA athletes in the coming days. What a great way to open the Games with gold for Sage Kotsenburg. Sage is the perfect ambassador for the new sport of slopestyle - growing up riding rails and hucking himself off huge features. While a bronze medal...

Slopestyle Gold for Sage Kotsenburg

02/08/2014

ROSA KHOTUR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) scored an historic victory to open the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, winning the first ever slopestyle snowboarding gold medal. Kotsenburg, who failed to qualify in Thursday's opening rounds, made his way into the finals Saturday morning then put down a remarkable first run which held...

Voisin Out for Slopestyle

02/07/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) - Team USA slopestyle skier Maggie Voisin suffered an injury to her right ankle after falling on a rail feature Friday. The injury will keep her out of Tuesday's Olympic slopestyle debut. Voisin, 15, a student at the USSA Team Academy, was one of the top qualifiers in the battle for spots on the debut Olympic...
Lodwick Leads Team USA

02/07/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 7) – Six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) led Team USA amidst a thunderous applause from the packed crowd at the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony Friday at Fisht Stadium in Sochi. Team USA’s 230 athletes is the largest team to ever participate in any Olympic Winter Games. Coverage of the Opening Ceremony airs...

Gold Map to Attract New Skiers and Snowboarders

02/06/2014

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 7) – With its Olympic broadcasts reaching millions of Americans, NBC Olympics, in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee and national governing bodies including the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, has created a ground-breaking initiative, the Olympic Gold Map, to promote grassroots youth involvement in Olympic...
Todd Lodwick Honored as Flag Bearer

02/05/2014

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...

Ligety Wins in St. Moritz Giant Slalom

02/02/2014

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...

Anderson and Gold on Sports Illustrated Cover

01/30/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 30) - Storied alpine veteran Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) Snowboarding Coverand meteoric alpine young gun Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), along with snowboarders Jaime Anderson...

Miller and Shiffrin Land Sports Illustrated Covers

01/30/2014

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

Justin Reiter Makes Olympic Team

01/27/2014

Justin Reiter discovered Tuesday morning at 10:30 that living out of his truck for the summer had been worth it.

He sat in his favorite coffee shop in Steamboat Springs, CO, working on thank you notes and eating a breakfast burrito.

Still not certain of his athletic future, he was struggling to thank his supporters. So Reiter...

Ligety Second in Kitzbuehel Super Combined

01/26/2014

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 26) – Reigning super combined world champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) skied an inspired slalom run to take second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined in Kitzbuehel, the final race of the U.S. Olympic qualification period. The U.S. Alpine Ski Team nominations to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team will be announced...

Cook Fifth Again in Cortina

01/25/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 25) - The U.S. Ski Team speed women continued to storm toward the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podum Saturday as Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) finished fifth and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) seventh in the second of two Cortina downhills. With less than two weeks to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the pair...

Cook 5th in First Cortina Downhill

01/24/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 24) - With just two weeks to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) posted her best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup finish of the season with fifth in the first of two downhills slated for Cortina. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) also showed her speed with ninth and young...

First Olympic Halfpipe and Slopestyle Athletes Announced

01/18/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18) – Freeskiing took another historic step towards its Olympic debut as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 11 halfpipe and slopestyle skiing athletes Saturday night at the conclusion of the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. The events will be contested for the first...

Miller Fifth in 84th Lauberhorn Downhill

01/18/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18) - Olympic gold medalist Bode MIller (Franconia, NH) finished fifth, a mere .35 behind winner Patrick Kueng of Switzerland in a wind shortened running of the 84th Lauberhorn downhill. The race start was lowered as high winds ravaged the upper half of the fabled course, cutting over a full minute from the normal leg...

Ligety Victorious in Wengen Super Combined

01/17/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured the 20th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory of his career Friday with a stunning super combined victory in Wengen. Ligety is the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in combined and the reigning World Champion in super combined, but until today had not won a World Cup race in any...

Believe in U.S.: Travis Ganong

01/13/2014

“In our sport there are so many people that are involved in helping us out on every single level, and people believing in us is how we end up believing in ourselves to compete on the highest level.” – Three-time U.S. Champion Travis Ganong. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi...

Believe in U.S.: Heather McPhie

01/06/2014

“I am so grateful for so many people along my path. I’ve had a lot of very instrumental, supportive people in my career. It is an individual sport, but when I stand in the gate, it’s a whole crew of people that has helped make that moment happen and help me be prepared to do my best.” – Olympian Heather McPhie. Believe in U.S. is the...

Shiffrin Wins Career Sixth Slalom

01/05/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 5) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sliced through sloppy snow and rain to win the Bormio slalom for her third straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three finish. It was the sixth World Cup slalom victory of her young career and comes just 33 days before the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia....

Tour Stage Win for Simi Hamilton

12/31/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Dec. 31) - Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led qualifying and powered his way through the heats for an historic win, taking a World Cup stage victory in the Tour de Ski at Lenzerheide. It was the first win ever by an American man in the grueling Tour. Hamilton's victory was the first for a U.S. men on the World Cup tour in...

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