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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the men's combined competition, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships. Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on...
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Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates with the dog Lucy after the flower ceremony of the women downhill race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 12:53 pm
The temperature: absolutely freezing. The time: barely after sunrise. The place: the bottom of a training hill in Vail, Colorado, waiting for Lindsey Vonn to finish a few runs to test her surgically repaired knee just before the 2014 Sochi Games — an Olympics she ended up missing because of that...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates after taking third place during the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 10, 2019 - 8:45 am
A look at the life of Lindsey Vonn, who has retired from skiing after winning bronze in downhill at the world championships: ___ 1984: Born Oct. 18 in Minnesota, as Lindsey Kildow. 1996: Moves with family to Vail, Colorado, to advance her skiing career. 1999: At age 14, becomes first American...
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Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, left, silver medal, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, right, gold medal, celebrate after the flower ceremony after the men downhill race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 1:45 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal stretched out his arms and looked to the snow-filled sky, soaking in a big skiing atmosphere one last time as thousands of flag-waving Norwegians cheered their idol at the finish area. Didn't matter that he'd been beaten to gold — by 0.02 seconds, no less — by...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after finishing her run in the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday Feb. 10, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning.(AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 09, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. The Associated Press has covered her exploits, from the Olympics to the world championships to the annual World Cup circuit, from the beginning...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during the downhill portion of the women's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 09, 2019 - 11:25 am
Lindsey Vonn once celebrated a downhill win by attempting to spray a bottle of bubbly that turned out to be broken. Things went downhill fast with Vonn slicing her thumb on the jagged glass. From elation to ouch in an instant. But that moment at the 2009 world championships in France — she needed...
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Norway's Kjetil Jansrud competes during the men's downhill at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb.9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 09, 2019 - 8:39 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local): 2:35 p.m Kjetil Jansrud narrowly beat Norwegian teammate Aksel Lund Svindal in the final race of Svindal's career. Amid a crowd of thousands of flag-waving Norwegian fans, Jansrud finished 0.02 seconds ahead...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2009 file photo, Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, left, and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, smile as they show their Alpine ski World Cup overall title trophies, in Are, Sweden. For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle _ back to the site of their first major championship successes more than a decade ago. Vonn claimed the first medals of her career, two silvers, at the freezing 2007 worlds in Are, while Svindal claimed his first golds a dozen years ago by winning the downhill and giant slalom. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
February 03, 2019 - 6:19 am
For Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal, the world championships beginning this week in Are, Sweden, will mark the end of an era. The event will also bring Vonn and Svindal full circle — back to the site of their first major championship successes more than a decade ago. Vonn claimed the first...
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FILE -In this Feb. 20, 2010 file photo, bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn of the United States hold the Stars and Stripes during the flower ceremony for the Women's super-G at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Vonn announced Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 01, 2019 - 4:52 pm
Lindsey Vonn transcended her sport in a way only a handful of Olympic athletes could even imagine. She was about more than skiing. She was about more than medals. She was about more than winning. She was often in the spotlight, appearing in the pages of mainstream and sports magazines, walking the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
February 01, 2019 - 3:03 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of...
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