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  • Lindsey Vonn claims 61st World Cup win in Val d'Isere

    Val-d'Isère (France) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn notched up her 61st World Cup win with success in the women's downhill at Val d'Isere on Saturday. The four-time overall World Cup champion claimed her latest race by clocking a time of 1min 44.47 sec to edge Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Austria's…

    AFP
  • Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska backcountry skier walked away uninjured after being completely buried under a 350-foot-wide avalanche, and survived because he was initially able to dig his head out of the snow, officials with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said.

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  • Hirscher overtakes Klammer with giant slalom win

    Austria's triple overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher claimed Sunday's giant slalom in Alta Badia to overtake his legendary compatriot Franz Klammer in number of World Cup wins. This fourth success of the season took Hirscher's tally to 27, one clear of Klammer, the former Olympic champion…

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  • World Cup races moved within Austria due to lack of snow

    VIENNA (AP) -- The International Ski Federation is moving two women's World Cup races in Austria from Semmering to Kuehtai because of a lack of snow.

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  • Lamy Chappuis wins 1st Nordic combi WCup in 1 year

    RAMSAU, Austria (AP) -- World champion Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won a Nordic combined World Cup event Sunday for his first victory in a year and 27th overall.

    The Associated Press
  • Super-G crash makes Vonn wait in bid for record

    VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — American Lindsey Vonn's bid for a record-equaling 62nd World Cup win will have to wait a little while longer.

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  • Vonn will have to wait until 2015 for record

    By Manuele Lang VAL D'ISERE, France (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn will have to wait until the New Year for a record-equalling women’s World Cup victory after she crashed in a Super-G won by Austria’s Elisabeth Goergl on Sunday. The race in Val d'Isere was the American's first chance of matching the…

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  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup women's standings

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Cup Women's on Sunday Super GPoints 1. Lara Gut (Switzerland) 150 2. Elisabeth Goergl (Austria) 122 3. Tina Maze (Slovenia) 120 4. Anna Fenninger (Austria) 112 5. Julia Mancuso (U.S.) 80 5=. Lindsey Vonn (U.S.) 80 7. Cornelia Huetter (Austria)…

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  • Jansrud has an explanation for his speed domination

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) -- Some critics have attributed Kjetil Jansrud's domination of speed skiing to the injuries to Aksel Lund Svindal, Bode Miller and Erik Guay.

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  • Alpine skiing-Vonn still keen to race the men

    VAL D'ISERE, France, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn, back in winning form after a one-year injury break, said she was still intent on one day competing with the men. One victory short of becoming the most successful female skier in history, the American said she had not given up on the suggestion…

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  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup Alta Badia men's giant slalom results

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Alta Badia Men's Giant Slalom after run 2 on Sunday Run 1 Run 2 Overall 1. Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 1:16.71 1:13.46 2:30.17 2. Ted Ligety (U.S.) 1:18.04 1:13.58 2:31.62 3. Thomas Fanara (France) 1:16.88 1:14.77 2:31.65 4. Alexis Pinturault…

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  • Billion-dollar Sochi Games a sporting success

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics have gone down in history as the most expensive sports event ever organized with a staggering cost of more than $51 billion. The legacy left by Russia's first winter Games is one of gleaming purpose-built arenas with little or no…

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  • Bjoergen, Pellegrino win cross-country sprints

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Marit Bjoergen of Norway won her 84th career cross-country skiing World Cup event and Federico Pellegrino of Italy got his first in sprint races on Sunday.

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  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup Val Gardena men's super g results

    Dec 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Val Gardena Men's Super G on Saturday 1. Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 1:33.87 2. Dominik Paris (Italy) 1:34.33 3. Hannes Reichelt (Austria) 1:34.41 4. Vincent Kriechmayr (Austria) 1:34.43 5. Christof Innerhofer (Italy) 1:34.46 6. Carlo Janka…

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  • Ligety beaten by Hirscher again in GS race

    ALTA BADIA, Italy (AP) — Ted Ligety needs some training.

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  • Olympian faces mischief charge in car vandalism

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) -- An Olympic medalist from southeastern Indiana faces a charge of criminal mischief after police say he threw rocks at vehicles and caused more than $8,000 in damage.

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  • Semmering cancels World Cup skiing races

    The alpine skiing World Cup calendar was dealt a further blow Sunday as organisers in a snowless Semmering in Austria cancelled two planned women's races on December 28-29. "Because of the precarious snow situation we had to cancel the races in Semmering with no replacement," said Markus Mayr,…

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  • Nyman in a hurry to land leading role

    By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Steven Nyman wants to become more than a one-race wonder. The 32-year-old claimed a third career World Cup downhill victory on Friday, all of which have come on the testing Saslong course at the Italian resort of Val Gardena. Now, the man who used to…

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  • Alpine Skiing-World Cup Val d'Isere women's super g results

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the World Cup Val d'Isere Women's Super G on Sunday 1. Elisabeth Goergl (Austria) 1:25.42 2. Anna Fenninger (Austria) 1:25.47 3. Tina Maze (Slovenia) 1:25.55 4. Lara Gut (Switzerland) 1:25.65 5. Nadia Fanchini (Italy) 1:25.75 6. Julia Mancuso (U.S.) 1:25.98…

    Reuters