Skiing

FILE - This Feb. 6, 2014, file photo shows Bode Miller during the U.S. ski team's news conference at the Gorki media center at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Olympic ski racing champion Bode Miller is launching a winter sports academy to help produce the next wave of standouts on the snow. Miller’s partnering with the Institute for Civic Leadership Academy to open an online learning program geared toward students in grades 7-12. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 16, 2020 - 1:10 pm
Bode Miller's go-for-broke, risk-taking style on the slopes put him in a class by himself. Now, school is in session for that sort of knowledge — a crash course in avoiding those crashes on the course. The retired Olympic champion ski racer will partner with the Institute for Civic Leadership...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, Mikaela Shiffrin gets low in her turn during a downhill training run at Copper Mountain, Colo. Shiffrin and the U.S. women's ski team, along with the men's Europa squad, returned to snow for a June camp in Copper Mountain, Colorado. It was a chance to go fast on the slopes again after the season abruptly ended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily via AP, File)
June 27, 2020 - 2:49 am
Mikaela Shiffrin rode the chair lift to the top of Copper Mountain on a sunny June day and took in a sight she hadn’t seen in a while: A freshly groomed, snow-packed course just waiting to be skied. Paradise. A little tropical, too, given the warm weather that had the carefully manicured slopes...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, then-Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25) warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Reporters from The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen athletes from around the globe -- representing seven countries and 11 sports -- to get a sense of how concerned or confident they are about resuming competition. Thompson is an NFL running back. He’s also the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. “If I go practice or play and I come back home with the virus, she’s not strong enough yet to fight something like that. For me, that’s my biggest worry,” said Thompson, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars this month after seven seasons with the Redskins. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 28, 2020 - 2:54 pm
Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts matters more to him when he ponders eventually returning to work amid a pandemic. “If I go practice or play and I come back home with the virus ... that’s my biggest worry,” said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather speeds down the course as a banner advertising the ski world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo is seen in the background, during an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) announced Sunday, May 24, 2020 that it would like to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina until March 2022 in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened due to the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, file)
May 25, 2020 - 1:09 pm
Italian officials made a formal request on Monday to postpone the 2021 alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022. Considering the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic, Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò said “this is the best solution” in...
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FC Cologne's Anthony Modeste shoots at goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (Thilo Schmuelgen/pool via AP)
May 25, 2020 - 12:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to...
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The 'Matterhorn-Express' gondola lift is pictured in front of Matterhorn mountain in the ski resort Zermatt, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. On March 16 the Swiss authorities proclaimed a state of emergency until April 19, 2020 in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19 disease. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2020 - 8:27 am
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) — A downhill ski race that would be the longest in the World Cup is being planned to join the men’s circuit on a course connecting Switzerland and Italy near the Matterhorn mountain. Officials in Zermatt told Swiss daily NZZ a 5-kilometer (3-mile) race could be ready to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 file photo, Monaco's Arnaud Alessandria speeds down the course during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill in Wengen, Switzerland. The signature Alpine skiing race in Switzerland risks being dropped from the World Cup schedule in a money dispute with the national ski federation. Organizers traded statements with Swiss-Ski on Wednesday May 20, 2020, and confirmed their ongoing legal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
May 20, 2020 - 11:56 am
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — The signature Alpine skiing race in Switzerland risks being dropped from the World Cup schedule because of a money dispute with the national ski federation. Organizers of the Lauberhorn men’s downhill in Wengen traded statements with Swiss-Ski on Wednesday and confirmed...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 16, 2020 - 7:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, showing Simon Ammann of Switzerland competing during the Individual K120 ski jump at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. Ammann won the gold in the event. Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann said Wednesday April 8, 2020, he aims to continue his career through the 2022 Beijing Olympics, when he will be aged 40. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, FILE)
April 08, 2020 - 8:16 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann will try to go for another gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The 38-year-old Ammann, who would be 40 at the time of the next games, won both individual ski jumping gold medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. He...
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FILE -- In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, Italy's Federica Brignone celebrates taking second place in an alpine ski, women's World Cup Super G, in La Thuile, Italy. Amid a worldwide suspension of sports events, Brignone was awaiting a special delivery which arrived last month, with three crystal globes: the big 9-kilogram (20-pound) prize for her first overall World Cup triumph — she’s the first Italian woman to win the coveted honor in the 53-year history of the competition -- plus two smaller 3.5-kilogram (8-pound) globes for her season-long giant slalom and Alpine combined titles. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
April 06, 2020 - 5:13 am
ROME (AP) — The package that Italian skier Federica Brignone anxiously awaited while in isolation wasn’t from Amazon or the local supermarket. Amid a worldwide suspension of sports events because of the coronavirus pandemic, the heavy trunk held something every bit as precious: trophies honoring a...
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