Alpine

Aspen: Women’s alpine team to hold fundraiser

By Pete Rugh

Partially funded athletes on the women’s alpine team are holding a fundraiser in Aspen on Tuesday, Dec. 4, during the Aspen Winternational Women’s World Cup stop.

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Lake Louise: Jan Hudec fulfills dream in Canada

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Jan Hudec fulfilled his dream by clinching his first World Cup win Saturday at the Bombardier Winterstart World Cup in Lake Louise. He was the second Canadian to win a downhill in Canada since 1989.

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Panorama: Karbon rallies for GS victory

By Pete Rugh

Italy’s Denise Karbon made it 2-for-2 in World Cup giant slalom races this season, taking Saturday’s event at Panorama in dramatic fashion after first-run leader Nicole Hosp faltered badly early in her second run.    Julia Mancuso led the U.S. Ski Team in 10th, improving from 21st after run No. 1. Resi Stiegler finished tied for […]

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Lake Louise: Hudec wins DH, American Sullivan 2nd

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Jan Hudec notched the first World Cup win of his career, and American Marco Sullivan finished second in the best showing of his career to lead a 1-2 North American finish on home snow Saturday in the World Cup men’s downhill at Lake Louise.      "I've been skiing fast in the last few weeks […]

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Panorama: Hosp leads GS after first run

By Pete Rugh

Reigning World Cup overall champion Nicole Hosp holds better than a half-second lead after the first run of Saturday’s World Cup giant slalom at Canada’s Panorama resort.     Hosp, who also captured the GS globe last season, clocked a time of 1 minute, 22.22 seconds on the 53-gate course. A trio of Italians follow Hosp, […]

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Lake Louise: Training run is tight at the top

By Pete Rugh

Canada’s Jan Hudec topped Friday’s second downhill training run at Lake Louise, leading a tightly bunched field where the top 26 finishers were separated by less than 1 second.     Hudec posted an official time of 1 minute, 42.72 seconds to nip Austria’s Klaus Kroell (1:42.80) and American Bode Miller (1:42.82). Didier Cuche, winner of […]

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FIS gives go-ahead for Beaver Creek races

By Pete Rugh

The FIS on Friday morning gave the go-ahead for next week’s men’s World Cup races to proceed as scheduled at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado.     A snow control assessment was conducted, and due to recent cold temperatures and snowfall that moved through the Colorado Rocky Mountains earlier this week the four-race schedule was confirmed, […]

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FIS bans Austrian racers for role in doping scandal

By Pete Rugh

   The FIS banned three Austrian cross-country skiers for two years Thursday for their role in the doping scandal at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy.     Martin Tauber, Johannes Eder and Roland Diethart were suspended and deprived of all their results and prize money won since Feb. 16, 2006.

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Lake Louise: Cuche tops first training run

By Pete Rugh

Swiss veteran Didier Cuche won the opening downhill training run of the season, edging Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein by eight hundredths of a second down the men's Olympic Downhill Run at Lake Louise, Alberta, Thursday. Austrian Andreas Buder finished third and Canadian Manuel Osborne-Paradis was fourth.

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Lake Louise: FIS gives go-ahead for women's races

By Pete Rugh

The FIS on Thursday approved snow conditions and gave the go-ahead for next weekend's women's World Cup speed races at Lake Louise. 

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