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ski racing

[ Fri, 2009-12-18 20:56 ]
Maier Crash
The debate about ski racing's safety has heated up. We remember one of the sport's most horrifying crashes: Hermann Maier at the '98 Olympics

After an early season full of some season-ending (and in some cases, life-threatening) crashes on ski racecourses, a big debate has sprung up among racers, spectators and the sport's governing body about how to make ski racing more safe while keeping it

Speed Week with Doug Lewis

Speed Week with Doug Lewis
Speed Week with Doug Lewis
Doug Lewis's clinic at Sugarbush will satisfy your need for speed.

THE LAB: Former U.S. Ski Team downhiller Doug Lewis didn’t have to think long about where he’d stage a citizen’s downhill race—and pre-competition race clinic—on his home hill.

[ Fri, 2009-12-18 12:47 ]
Vonn Giant Slalom Are 2009
American ski star Vonn wins super combined World Cup in Val d'Isere, France, is now tied for first place overall

No bloody lip this time: Lindsey Vonn took the super combined World Cup race today in Val d'Isere, France. It was her third win of this season, and her 25th career win. Germany's Maria Riesch was second at 1.16 seconds behind; Vonn and Riesch now share the overall lead, with 521 points apiece.

[ Tue, 2009-12-08 15:33 ]
Lindsey Vonn Racing
American World Cup superstar finished first in both downhills this weekend, narrowly misses a third top spot in the super G. This is the 11th time Vonn has podiumed at Lake Louise.

You'll have to tell us when you're sick of reading about Lindsey Vonn. Because until that time—and maybe after it—we're going to keep telling you about her. This weekend was a big one for America's sweetheart on skis: Vonn stomped the Lake Louise World Cup downhill on Friday, and then did it again on Saturday.

[ Tue, 2009-12-08 15:08 ]
Jean-Baptiste Grange at Beaver Creek
Reigning World Cup champion Grange and compatriot Thomas Fanara are both out for the season after falls; no Winter Olympics for either.

Bad news for France out of Beaver Creek. At this weekend's Birds of Prey World Cup stop, Jean-Baptiste Grange, the reigning World Cup champ, popped his knee during the giant slalom.

[ Wed, 2009-11-04 14:04 ]
Lindsey Vonn Training at Vail on Nov 3, 2009
USST superstar hits the Colorado resort's Golden Peak in preparation for World Cup campaign

We don't know which news is better: the fact that enough of Vail Mountain is skiable that Lindsey Vonn can train on it; or that Vonn is training in Vail, where some of us wannabes can go gawk as she scorches the local course. The U.S.

[ Wed, 2009-10-28 08:07 ]
Lindsey Vonn Racing
Conan O'Brien brings the reigning queen of American skiing to late night

 

[ Wed, 2009-10-14 08:25 ]
Maier Retires
Four-time World Cup champ says it's time to "relax a little"

Well that didn't take long. One of ski racing's most anticipated comebacks is coming to an end -- even if the anticipation lasted a mere week. After announcing his return to ski racing on October 6th, Austrian god Hermann Maier has changed his mind and will stay in retirement.

[ Tue, 2009-10-06 14:08 ]
Hermann Maier Is Back
Austria's ski-racer god Hermann Maier returns to the slopes this season

Move over, Lance Armstrong. The comeback king of skiing is planning yet another return: Austrian Hermann Maier has resumed training for a run at the 2010 World Cup after a killer knee injury sidelined him last March. Maier plans to miss the season's first few races but return by the end of November, at the Cup's Lake Louise stop.

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