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  • Vonn within 10 of Stenmark's record after Garmisch downhill win

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn put in a devastating display to win the women's downhill in Garmisch on Saturday and claim her 76th World Cup victory to edge closer to Ingemar Stenmark's record. The US ski queen obliterated the field, building up speed down the Kandahar course…

    AFP
  • Five Czech skiers killed in Austrian Alps avalanche

    Five skiers from the Czech Republic were killed Saturday in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps that also engulfed 17 other people, police said. The five fatalities, men and women, belonged to two groups of off-piste skiers in a valley south of Innsbruck in western Austria. Around mid-day, a third…

    AFP
  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup women's standings

    Feb 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Cup Women's on Saturday DownhillPoints 1. Lindsey Vonn (U.S.) 500 2. Larisa Yurkiw (Canada) 328 3. Cornelia Huetter (Austria) 294 4. Fabienne Suter (Switzerland) 293 5. Lara Gut (Switzerland) 250 6. Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany) 206 7. Kajsa…

    Reuters
  • Wind whisperer: US skier Nyman 3rd in Olympic downhill test

    Steven Nyman couldn't have picked a better place to post his first podium result of the season: on the downhill course that will be used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. The American skier finished third behind Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Dominik Paris of Italy on Saturday in the opening test…

    The Associated Press
  • Conquer Mont Blanc from Your Couch with Google Street View

    It's now possible to scale the brilliant, snowcapped peaks of Mont Blanc, one of Europe's tallest mountains, from the comfort of your couch.

    LiveScience.com
  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup Jeongseon men's downhill results

    Feb 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Jeongseon Men's Downhill on Saturday 1. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 1:41.38 2. Dominik Paris (Italy) 1:41.58 3. Steven Nyman (U.S.) 1:41.79 4. Peter Fill (Italy) 1:41.85 5. Beat Feuz (Switzerland) 1:41.87 6. Otmar Striedinger (Austria) 1:41.90 7.…

    Reuters
  • Alpine skiing-Vonn chalks up World Cup win number 76

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb 6 (Reuters) - American Lindsey Vonn continued her record-breaking spree with her 76th World Cup race win on Saturday, mastering a bumpy downhill course that bothered her rivals. Vonn, already the most successful woman in World Cup history, is now 10 victories…

    Reuters
  • No mountains? Unique French ski resort runs on old slag heap

    Nœux-les-Mines (France) (AFP) - France's busy little ski resort of Noeux-les-Mines is also its most unusual. It has no mountains, no snow, runs all year round and is built on a decades-old slag heap. The big mound is in the flat, far north of France, a short ride from the Channel ports and the…

    AFP
  • Jansrud wins downhill at test event for Pyeongchang Olympics

    JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Kjetil Jansrud confirmed he's the skier to beat on the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, winning the test event by a comfortable margin Saturday.

    Associated Press
  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup Garmisch-Partenkirchen women's downhill results

    Feb 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Garmisch-Partenkirchen Women's Downhill on Saturday 1. Lindsey Vonn (U.S.) 1:40.80 2. Fabienne Suter (Switzerland) 1:42.31 3. Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany) 1:42.37 4. Larisa Yurkiw (Canada) 1:42.60 5. Laurenne Ross (U.S.) 1:42.77 6. Tina…

    Reuters
  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup men's standings

    Feb 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Cup Men's on Saturday DownhillPoints 1. Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 436 2. Peter Fill (Italy) 365 3. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 327 4. Adrien Theaux (France) 301 5. Guillermo Fayed (France) 273 6. Carlo Janka (Switzerland) 252 7. Hannes Reichelt…

    Reuters
  • Lindsey Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn is feeling very much at home in this southern German resort, on and off the hill. Vonn, the overall World Cup leader, won a downhill on a demanding course by a big margin on Saturday, becoming the first woman to win multiple downhills on the…

    The Associated Press