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Remarkable Shiffrin Wins Third Slalom

01/15/2013

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 15) - Seventeen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) spent the day doing high school homework, then she won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup night slalom in Flachau for a historic third win of her incredibly young career. The stunning...

Ford Out With Fractured Femur

01/15/2013

ANNECY, France (Jan. 16) – U.S. Ski Team athlete Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) is recovering at a hospital in Annecy after surgery on a fractured right femur. Ford suffered the injury while freeskiing Tuesday in La Clusaz. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, he was...

Chodounsky Career Best Top 10

01/13/2013

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - The U.S. Ski Team's David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) came out with skis blazing, laying down the second fastest final run for a career best tenth in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Adelboden. Austria's Marcel Hirscher was the only faster skier on the second run as he took the win to extend is...

Vonn Hundredth Off Podium

01/13/2013

ST. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 13) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came ever so close to the podium Sunday in St. Anton, finishing fourth just a hundredth of a second out of third. Slovenia's Tina Maze continued her total dominance on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup with the win...

Ligety Gets Win in Adelboden

01/12/2013

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12) - Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finally got the win that had eluded him, taking a victory on the Chuenisbärgli GS in Adelboden. Ligety claimed the win after first run leader Marcel Hirscher went out near the bottom of the second run while in the lead. Universal Sports TV will...

McKennis Leads Dominant USA with Win

01/12/2013

ST. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 12) - Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) came out of the number four start position to pickup a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win in a challenging downhill in St. Anton. McKennis led three Americans into the top six - five in the first 15 - on a dominating day for the U.S. Ski Team, becoming the ninth...

Ligety Wins USOC Award Again

01/10/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Jan. 10) – On the heels of two blistering Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom wins in December, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been named the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month for the second time in 2012. After locking the award...

U.S. Ski Team 36 with Ted Ligety Debuts on NBC

01/08/2013

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Jan. 8) – What does Ted Ligety, the most dynamic giant slalom skier in the world, do in the 36 hours leading up to one of the most prestigious Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races of the season? On Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC will take you deep into the Italian Dolomites for the debut broadcast of U.S. Ski Team 36...

Chodounsky 18th in Foggy Zagreb

01/06/2013

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 6) - Dartmouth Ski Team alum David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) sliced through fog and rain to lead the U.S. Ski Team with 18th in a heavily rutted Zagreb slalom. First run leader Jens Byggmark of Sweden was dominated by the deteriorating...

Historic 1.19 Second Victory for Shiffrin

01/04/2013

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 4) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) thrilled an overflowing crowd in Zagreb and millions watching across the world on television with a stunning 1.19 second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom victory to take the prestigous Snow Queen...

Vonn Returns to Snow Training

01/04/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 4) – Olympic and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) returned to on snow training Thursday in Europe. “It feels great to be back and I can’t wait to start racing again,” commented Vonn on Facebook....

Neureuther Wins Munich City Event

01/01/2013

MUNICH, Germany (Jan. 1) - Hometown hero Felix Neureuther and Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia put on a New Years Day show for 25,000 fans with victory in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup City Event. It was the first win of the season for Neureuther and the second in four days for Velez Zuzulova, who claimed the first victory of her 12 year...

Head to Head Racing Hits Munich

12/31/2012

MUNICH, Germany (Dec. 31) - Head-to-head alpine racing, featuring Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and...

Shiffrin Straddles in Semmering Slalom

12/29/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 29) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), fourth after the opening run, was charging for back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom wins, when she got stuck leaning back, hooked an edge, hiked and eventually straddled in the night...

Thrilling 7th for Ganong in Bormio

12/29/2012

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) delivered a gutsy run on the grueling Stelvio downhill to finish a career best seventh in Bormio. The second longest downhill on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour, the Stelvio is known for its leg...

Career Best GS Finish for Shiffrin

12/28/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 28) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) battled a rugged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Semmering to finish a career best eighth in giant slalom and leap into 10th in the overall World Cup standings....

Shiffrin World Cup Win Q&A

12/20/2012

Hours after electifying the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour with a near flawless slalom victory under the lights in Are, Sweden, 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin spent some time with Olympic journalists in America. Still bouncing from the win, Shiffrin spoke about her upbringing and how she mentally prepared herself for her first World...

Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Wins

12/20/2012

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 20) - Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) scored an historic first victory in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, taking a slalom win under the lights in Are. The 17-year-old Shiffrin came back from a .15 deficit to ski a literally flawless second run and...

Simoncelli Upsets Ligety at Rockfest

12/20/2012

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 20) - Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park Ctiy, UT) was upset by Italian Davide Simoncelli in the winner-take-all 70,000 Euro Alpine Rockfest exibition event Thursday. Ligety posted the fastest times in the first and second rounds before crashing out in the final. The stunning spectator event was...

Alpine Rockfest LIVE 6:00 a.m. EST

12/19/2012

ANDALO-TRENTINO, Italy (Dec. 20) - Defending champion Ted Ligety takes on the world Thursday as the USSA Network brings live coverage to America beginning at 6:00 a.m. EST.

 

Three-time World Cup giant slalom champion Ted LIgety and overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal...

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