The F.I.S. Alpine World Ski Championships are coming to Beaver Creek, Colorado, for the first time since 1999. Time to break out the cowbells. America, at long last, is a ski-racing nation.
The last time Lindsey Vonn got a shot at downhill racing immortality, a painful crash left her icing her knee in Colorado while the world’s fastest scorched the slopes at the Sochi Games. At Krasnaya Polyana, her Olympic downhill crown got split in two by Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin, who tied for the 2014 gold.
Miller, Ligety, Mancuso and first-time Olympian Shiffrin headline what may be strongest American ski squad ever.
Even without the injured Lindsey Vonn, winner of 59 World Cup races, the American alpine racing Olympic team looks one of the strongest ever. The U.S. Ski Team announced its Sochi team Sunday. It includes proven medal winners like Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso along with an Olympic newcomer—18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin—who’s already demonstrated that she’s the woman to beat in slalom and has been making impressive inroads in GS. The Games begin in just two weeks, starting with the men’s downhill on Feb. 9 and the women’s super combined on Feb. 10.
Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso, and Lindsey Vonn are training for this weekend's World Cup races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and Lake Louise, Alberta.
Americans Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished strong in Tuesday’s downhill training for the upcoming Audi FIS World Cup speed events at Beaver Creek, CO and Lake Louise, AB this weekend.
On Dec. 3, 4, and 5, the men will compete in Downhill, Super G, and Giant Slalom, respectively, at Beaver Creek’s famous Birds of Prey course.
Vonn won best female athlete and best female U.S. Olympian on a night filled with snowsports stars.
Lindsey Vonn won female athlete of the year at the 2010 ESPYs, knocking out Serena Williams, basketball player Diana Taurasi, and others.Vonn’s success on the World Cup circuit over the 2009-10 season, and her dominant performances at the Vancouver Olympic games earned her the title of best female athlete, as well as best Olympic female athlete.
The Olympic and World Cup champ has reinstated his annual contract with the US Ski Team.
Bode Miller won’t be pursuing tennis any longer. The almost 33-year-old skier has signed and submitted an annual team contract with the US Ski Team. After a two-year breakaway from the team, Bode’s back, and he’s poised for success.