Sochi 2014 Olympic Ski and Snowboarding News

Shiffrin Gets a Vail 2015 Welcome Home Party

03/29/2014

VAIL, CO (March 28) - A large crowd of residents and guests of the Vail Valley got the opportunity to welcome home their newest Olympic champion Friday evening, March 28, as the Vail Valley Foundation and the Town of Vail hosted the “Gold Rush” celebration for Mikaela Shiffrin. 

USSA Sweeps Individual Athlete of the Month Awards

03/06/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 6) - Inspiring gold medal performances at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games earned alpine skiers Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Athlete of the Month honors for the month of February. Fellow U.S.

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...

Hoffman Skis Impressive 50k Finale

02/23/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 23) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into 26th after an impressive performance Sunday at the warm and sunny 50k mass start freestyle cross country race, the final event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Hoffman stuck with the lead pack for much of the race, topping out in second before falling back in 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...

Heartbreak for Reiter in Sochi PSL Debut

02/22/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 22) – World Championships silver medalist Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) showed potential Saturday in the Olympic debut of snowboarding parallel slalom before he was disqualified in the seeding round, ending his chance for a medal at the 2014 Sochi Games. Reiter narrowly missed a gate in his first seeding run...

Stephen Leads USA in Sochi 30k

02/22/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 22) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) led Team USA Saturday when she skied to 24th in the 30k mass start freestyle race, the final women’s cross country event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Spring-like temperatures settled on the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Norway earned a commanding sweep and...

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...

Teller 28th in Sochi Skicross

02/20/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) skied strong in a competitive heat Thursday but crashed during a pass attempt, finishing 28th in the skicross event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Team USA’s sole skicross athlete was edged out of his heat by Jean Frederic Chapuis and Jonathan Midol of France, who went on...

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: Nick Goepper

02/20/2014

Sochi Studio: Julia Mancuso

02/20/2014

Sochi Studio: Nate Holland

02/20/2014

Reiter Rides to 24th in Sochi PGS

02/19/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 19) – Team USA’s sole alpine snowboarder Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished 24th Wednesday during the parallel giant slalom event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. U.S. born Russian Federation athlete Vic Wild earned the gold medal. The men’s event is set to air on NBC’s Late Night Olympic coverage at...

USA Sixth in Team Sprint Classic

02/19/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 19) – Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) anchored Team USA with Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) to ski into sixth place Wednesday during the men’s team sprint classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The women’s team, featuring rookie Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and anchor Kikkan Randall (Achorage), finished eighth in...

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...

Sochi Studio: Andrew Weibrecht

02/19/2014

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