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Vancouver 2010: Freestyle Skiing Events

Vancouver 2010: Freestyle Skiing Events
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As skin-tight speed suits attest, it’s not how good you look but how fast you go that wins you Olympic medals in the alpine disciplines. But in freestyle, style counts too.

Moguls Moguls competition, an Olympic event since 1992 (Albertville), rewards technical execution, artistic expression and speed. Competitors pinball down a steep bump field that’s interrupted by two kickers, one near the top and one near the bottom. Five judges award points for precise turns—knees together, skis in constant contact with the snow, shoulders parallel to the finish line—and two judges score the aerial maneuvers for difficulty, amplitude, execution and landing.

X Games Hit Aspen, Jan. 22-25

Get out your twin-tips and temporary tattoos: The X Games are hitting Aspen, Colorado again, January 22-25, 2009. This year, skip the snowmobiles for the demolition derby of Skier X (a.k.a. skiercross) – four to six skiers simultaneously careening down a motocross-like course of rollers, bumps, banks, and ridges.

The International Olympic Committee recently announced that the sport will be included in the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler, B.C.

Daron Rahlves Returns from Dubai

Rahlves helped with ski clinics for the U.S. Ski Team and Spyder, skiing indoors

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA), the reigning X Games ski cross champion, has won the fabled Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria, as well as the World Championship super G. But, while doing ski clinics for U.S. Ski Team and personal sponsor Spyder at an indoor ski facility in Dubai recently, he had to answer a question he had never thought about before: "Hey, Daron, what's it like to ski outdoors?"



Rahlves, the 2001 World Champion, spent a few days in Dubai doing clinics with kids and adults in the world's largest indoor ski facility.


48STRAIGHT Jeep King Of The Mountain Grand Finale Set For March 14-16 In Sun Valley

48STRAIGHT Jeep King Of The Mountain Grand Finale Set For March 14-16 In Sun Valley

Americans Shaun Palmer and Lindsey Jacobellis lead Snowboard Cross Standings, with Errol Kerr, Daron Rahlves and Jenny Owens all resting in Top Three of Ski Cross standings.

SIRIUS Satellite Radio to cover World Cup this weekend

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SIRIUS to air all men's alpine events from Kitzbuehel, Austria plus women's downhill from Cortina, Italy.

Nyman Podiums in Birds of Prey DH

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Steven Nyman (Provo, UT), whose first World Cup podium came at Beaver Creek a year ago, "nailed the line" Friday to finish second in downhill during a snowstorm at the Charles Schwab Birds of Prey races.

Miller Takes Lauberhorn DH for 25th Win

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Bode Miller blazed through the longest downhill on the World Cup tour Saturday, to capture the 77th Lauberhorn. The win brings him within two victories of Phil Mahre.

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