Alpine

Struggling Goetschl has storied history in Cortina

By Pete Rugh

Renate Goetschl has dominated on the Olympia delle Tofane course for the last several years. This season, nobody is quite so sure what to expect from the Austrian. Read more...

Kitzbühel: Slalom course changes prove controversial

By Pete Rugh

Bode Miller recently criticized organizers of the Hahnenkamm races for changing the classic slalom course.     “The Kitzbühel slalom is such a great, classic race because nothing changed for about 20 years,’’ Miller said. ‘‘The old course had a great dynamic, but now they are taking history away from it.”     Well, it’s actually 77 […] Read more...

Sirius to air radio broadcasts of Kitzbühel, Cortina events

By Pete Rugh

Sirius Satellite Radio will offer comprehensive coverage of this weekend’s World Cup alpine ski races in Kitzbuehel, Austria and Cortina, Italy, featuring the world’s best men and women skiers competing in the super G, downhill and slalom events. Read more...

Europa Cup: Weibrecht takes fifth in combined

By Pete Rugh

America's Andrew Weibrecht placed fifth today in the Europa Cup super combined in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Italy's Stefan Thanei took the top step with a two-run total time of one minute, 58.06 seconds. Austria's Bernhard Graf and Italy's Siegmar Klotz finished second and third, respectively. Other top Americans were Kevin Francis in 13th and Chris Beckmann […] Read more...

Cortina: Emily Brydon wins first trainer

By Pete Rugh

Emily Brydon clocked the fastest training time in the first test down the Cortina, Italy, downhill track Friday. Austria's Elisabeth Goergl was second, Italian Daniela Merighetti third and Swedish star Anja Paerson fourth.     Lindsey Vonn led the U.S. skiers in sixth. Britt Janyk was 13th for Canada and Julia Mancuso 14th for the U.S. […] Read more...

Kitzbuehel: Buechel edges Maier for SG win

By Pete Rugh

Marco Buechel collected his fourth World Cup win and second in super-G at Kitzbuehel Friday ending, by .16 of a second, a two race win streak in the event for Hermann Maier. Didier Cuche and Mario Scheiber tied for third place.     Maier has won five of the nine super G's held at Kitzbuehel, including […] Read more...

Aksel Svindal meets with reporters

By Pete Rugh

Fresh from having received Norway's Athlete of the Year Award in Hamar, Aksel Lund Svindal has met with friends and the media at Kitzbuehel, vowing to return to World Cup ski racing, but certainly not this year.     Speaking to reporters during a press conference arranged on by his ski company Atomic, Svindal said the […] Read more...

Vonn, Mancuso carry confidence into Cortina

By Pete Rugh

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — The U.S. Ski Team can thank their Swiss counterparts that they didn't spend all afternoon trekking back to town amid a blizzard. Read more...

NCAA: Dartmouth's Chodounsky to get Europa Cup starts in February

By Pete Rugh

Dartmouth’s Dave Chodounsky will miss a pair of NCAA college carnival events in February to compete in a series of Europa Cup races in Slovenia, Germany and Italy. Read more...

Kitzbühel: Officials decide on lower super G start

By Pete Rugh

Race officials in Kitzbühel are optimistic that the program will be run in full despite the fact that heavy snow has fallen on the upper stretches of the Streif course and rain has pelted the lower sections in the past 24 hours.    Plans now call for the start of Friday’s super G to be […] Read more...