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  • Factbox: 2015 alpine skiing world championships

    (Reuters) - Here are some facts and figures of the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships that will be held from Feb. 2-15 in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado. ...

  • US Skier Steven Nyman on a roll heading into world champs

    Just before the season, American skier Steven Nyman made a $20,000 investment to bankroll a 30-something downhiller he believed could still be one of the best in the world. Just before that, he took third during a downhill in Beaver Creek, Colorado, site of the world championships that begin next…

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  • Asian nations face long run to become competitive

    China and South Korea have produced world class athletes in several winter sports, but alpine skiing events are notable exceptions. As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, it is a situation the host country might be keen to change, but one former ski champion believes it is too…

  • AirBnB Wire: New Airbnb Cable Car Let's You Sleep 9,000 Feet in the Air

    For short-term rental powerhouse Airbnb's latest promotional competition, the lodging company has transformed a French cable car near the town of Courchevel into a luxurious apartment fit for four. Though it normally transports skiers to the top of the...

  • Vonn ready to put worlds in spotlight

    Alpine skiers kick off their own Super Bowl on Monday when the world championships return to the United States, providing a rare opportunity to put the White Circus in the American sporting spotlight. A day after the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots clash in the Arizona desert to decide…

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  • Russian cross-country skier receives doping ban

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency says a Russian cross-country skier has served a three-month ban after testing positive for a banned substance.

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  • Alpine skiing-Hirscher, Jansrud set to prosper at worlds

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes Jan 29 (Reuters) - Slalom world champion Marcel Hirscher and downhill expert Kjetil Jansrud head the World Cup standings and both men are expected to thrive at the Feb. 2-15 world championships on the snow of Beaver Creek and Vail in Colorado. Austrian Hirscher, winner of the…

  • No place like home, but Europe ready for challenge

    Home advantage will be essential in Beaver Creek for the U.S. team as will be their extra motivation for medal events. Yet Austria, led by three times World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher, still remain the leading ski nation and they have a revenge to take. Two years ago in Schladming, Hirscher…

  • Two Skiers Crash Attempting Same Backflip

    When three skiers attempted a backflip in the exact same spot, the first person made the trick look so easy, the two behind though they would have no problem. However, the jump ultimately proved to be unlucky and the remaining skiers flipped and crashed one after the other.

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  • Poland's Stoch gets 2nd ski jump World Cup win of season

    WILLINGEN, Germany (AP) — Kamil Stoch of Poland won a ski jump World Cup event Friday for his second victory of the season.

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  • Alpine Skiing

    Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin highlight the US alpine team which will compete on home snow for the first time in 16 years at February's world ski championships. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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