Alpine skiing

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin feeds a reindeer during the podium ceremony after winning an alpine ski, women's slalom in Levi, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
November 23, 2019 - 9:24 am
LEVI, Finland (AP) — Coming off a record-breaking season with 17 race wins, Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t need much time in the new campaign to reach yet another milestone. The American set the all-time World Cup record for most slalom wins by any skier on Saturday, after earning her 41st career victory...
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France's Alexis Pinturault celebrates in the finish area winning an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
October 27, 2019 - 11:18 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Widely regarded a main candidate to succeed retired Marcel Hirscher as World Cup overall champion, Alexis Pinturault passed his first test with flying colors on Sunday. He beat teammate Mathieu Faivre to lead a French 1-2 finish in the World Cup season-opening giant slalom...
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New Zealand's Alice Robinson celebrates winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
October 26, 2019 - 11:18 am
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — A coach who helped Lindsey Vonn become the winningest female skier of all time guided one of the sport's biggest prospects to her first World Cup victory on Saturday. Led by Chris Knight, New Zealand teenager Alice Robinson edged Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin to win the...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:37 pm
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — The Alpine skiing World Cup is entering its most unpredictable season in many years. The retirement of Marcel Hirscher has opened up the fight for the overall championship again, with a handful of racers tipped as main candidates to succeed the record eight-time overall...
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FILE- In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Ted Ligety, of the United States, competes during a ski World Cup men's Giant Slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland. The 35-year-old American has decided to reduce his workload this season and will only race in giant slalom.(AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka, File)
October 25, 2019 - 2:37 pm
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — "Mr. GS" is becoming "Mr. GS only" this season. Finally feeling healthy again after years of hip and back issues, two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety is reducing his workload. Gone are the days like last season, where he competed in eight giant slaloms, two Alpine combined...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo silver medalist in the women's combined Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, celebrates during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Shiffrin will be counted on to carry her sport even more with the retirements of such big names as Lindsey Vonn, Marcel Hirscher and Aksel Lund Svindal. That's a lot of pressure for the 24-year-old who's coming off a season in which she recorded a record 17 World Cup wins. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
October 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — With Mikaela Shiffrin's dominance in the Alpine skiing World Cup increasing each year, some of her main competitors don't seem to hold out much hope of beating the American standout for the overall title. Like Wendy Holdener, who was runner-up to Shiffrin two years ago and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Lindsey Vonn competes in the women's combined slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea. Retirement hasn’t slowed down Lindsey Vonn. The all-time winningest female skier in World Cup history has found new adventures like cliff diving with boyfriend and NHL defenseman P.K. Subban, finishing her memoir set to be published next year and serving as an executive producer of a film with Robert Redford. Vonn’s never been one to sit back and take it easy. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
August 08, 2019 - 2:48 am
DENVER (AP) — Lindsey Vonn's certainly dived right into retirement — off a cliff and splashing into a lake feet first. That's one of the many post-racing adventures for the all-time winningest female skier in World Cup history. Never one to sit back, she's still going at top speed since competing...
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Colombia's Egan Bernal wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates on the podium after the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 59,5 kilometers (36,97 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Val Thorens, France, Saturday, July 27, 2019. AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 27, 2019 - 1:34 pm
VAL THORENS, France (AP) — Perpetuating the tradition of great Colombian climbers, Egan Bernal left his mark on the Tour de France in the mountains. But unlike his flashy predecessors, he is also poised to win cycling's biggest race. At just 22. Bernal kept the yellow jersey Saturday after the last...
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France's Julian Alaphilippe wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey climbs the Galibier pass during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — With the Alps spread like giant teeth in front of him and rivals speeding away, seeking to steal the precious yellow jersey off his shoulders, Julian Alaphilippe switched off the part of the brain that stops normal people from taking death-defying risks...
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The new headquarters building of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The inauguration of the Olympic House will take place on June 23, during the celebration of Olympic Day. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 8:31 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday's ballot to pick the 2026 host. The contest is formally a choice between Milan-Cortina and Stockholm-Are. Effectively it is northern Italy against Sweden and Latvia as...
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