Alpine skiing

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2008, file photo, skiers ride up Al's Run lift at the Taos Ski Valley, in Taos County, N.M. Some resorts are closing enclosed gondolas or aerial trams while others are encouraging skiers to ride lifts with only people they know as they adhere to social distancing guidelines. Nearly every resort is promising extra cleanings of public spaces, more hand sanitizer stations and vowing to follow guidelines from the Centers for Diesel Control and Prevention. Taos Ski Valley, has decided to close for the season early on March 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, File)
March 15, 2020 - 12:08 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As ski resorts across the United States grappled with how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus without having to close, industry giants Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company decided Saturday they would shutter 49 of North America's most well-known resorts. Vail...
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Fans and media watch during an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Syracuse at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The ACC announced it will close the remainder of its men's basketball tournament to spectators, beginning with Thursday's quarterfinals, amid the emerging threat of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 12, 2020 - 1:17 am
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel,...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
March 11, 2020 - 4:16 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will not get a chance to defend her overall ski title. The last races of the women's Alpine skiing World Cup season were canceled Wednesday amid public health concerns related to the spread of the new coronavirus, handing Federica Brignone the overall title ahead...
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Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde celebrates after finishing second in a alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
March 07, 2020 - 11:55 am
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde seized the lead in the overall World Cup standings by finishing second in Saturday's downhill won by Matthias Mayer. Kilde picked up 80 points to take a lead of 54 over Alexis Pinturault, who was outside the top-30 scoring places in his first...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 28, 2019 file photo, Colombia's Egan Bernal, left, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center, races on the Champs Elysees during the Tour de France cycling race in Paris. The team of reigning Tour de France champion Egan Bernal has withdrawn from all races over the next three weeks amid the spread of the new virus outbreak and following the death of one of its sports directors. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
March 06, 2020 - 5:49 pm
MILAN (AP) — The alpine skiing World Cup Finals and major Italian cycling races were among the latest sporting events to be canceled on Friday because of the escalating virus outbreak. Also, an unnamed Scotland Women's rugby player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and the Women's Six Nations...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands in the fish Rea after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
March 06, 2020 - 2:18 pm
Mikaela Shiffrin’s chances of extending her three-year reign as overall champion took another hit when the alpine skiing World Cup Finals in Italy were canceled on Friday because of the virus outbreak. Shiffrin already lost her lead in the standings because of a month-long absence following the...
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A view of the course after an alpine ski, women's World Cup combined was canceled following a heavy snowfall, in La Thuile, Italy, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
March 01, 2020 - 7:24 am
LA THUILE, Italy (AP) — Federica Brignone has won the Alpine combined World Cup title on Sunday without clicking into her skis. And the Italian might end up winning the overall and giant slalom globes as well without any further racing this season. Heavy snowfall caused the cancellation of the...
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France's Alexis Pinturault competes during the super-G portion of an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined, in Hinterstoder, Austria, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
March 01, 2020 - 5:46 am
HINTERSTODER, Austria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault finished second in the super-G portion of a men’s World Cup Alpine combined race Sunday, positioning himself for his fourth discipline title. A fifth-place finish would guarantee the Frenchman the top spot in the season rankings. In the super-G run on...
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In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, cross-country skiers from around Vermont compete in races at U-32 Middle & High School in East Montpelier, Vt. The ski racing community worldwide is starting to back away from the use of fluorinated waxes that contain chemicals that pose threats to human health and impact the environment. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
February 28, 2020 - 1:35 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains potentially hazardous chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The...
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An AS Roma fan wears a sanitary mask as he watches the Italian Serie A soccer match between Roma and Lecce at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Four Serie A matches were postponed in Northern Italy for concern on possible spreading of the COVID-19 viral illness. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
February 24, 2020 - 5:09 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian government is moving toward having soccer matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe. Thursday’s Europa League match at San Siro between Inter...
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