Alpine

World Cup GS openers will include 15 U.S. racers

By Pete Rugh

The opening World Cup giant slalom races this weekend in Sölden, Austria, will include eight U.S. starters for the women and seven U.S. men. The women starters are Julia Mancuso, Lindsey (Kildow) Vonn, Resi Stiegler, Stacey Cook, Caitlin Ciccone, Katie Hitchcock, Megan McJames and Lauren Ross.

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VanderBeek breaks wrist in glacier training

By Pete Rugh

Canadian alpine standout Kelly VanderBeek suffered a broken wrist in training Oct. 18 and will be wearing a cast for a month as the injury heals.

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Lalive suffers major knee injury, out for '07-'08

By Pete Rugh

The comeback of three-time Olympian Caroline Lalive was cut short this week when she suffered a season-ending knee injury while training in Pitztal, Austria. Lalive, 28, had made dramatic progress in her comeback from a 2006 pre-Olympic injury and was ready to start the 2007-08 season in Lake Louise in late November.     The training […]

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Paralympic vets headline 2008 U.S. Disabled Team

By Pete Rugh

Stephani Victor, Laurie Stephens and Chris Klebl headline a group of 15 Paralympians named to the 2008 U.S. Disabled Ski Team by Program Director Sandy Metzger. The team accounted for 12 victories and 18 other World Cup podiums last winter.

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Injured Sullivan will be ready to go at Lake Louise

By Pete Rugh

Marco Sullivan, one of the top downhill racers for the U.S. men’s team, suffered a heel fracture during training camp in Chile this last month, but he vows to be back for the first downhill World Cup race of the season in late November.

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Skyping and Sölden with Caitlin Ciccone

By Pete Rugh

Thanks to Skype video chatting, Ski Racing was nearly in bed with Caitlin Ciccone, Katie Hitchcock and Hailey Duke of the U.S. alpine team. The girls — who are in Sölden, Austria, training at a glacier camp through Oct. 22 — were Skyping Ski Racing from their hotel beds on Monday.    Through video chat, the […]

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2008 FIS masters World Cup opens in Chile

By Pete Rugh

Ninety-seven racers from 12 nations gathered on the slopes of La Parva and Valle Nevado, Chile, from Sept. 15-19 for the opening of the 2008 masters World Cup season. Thirty-two U.S. masters, led by 2007 World Cup champions Anne Nordhoy and Dennis Wilhelmsen, got a jump on the FIS season. The masters World Cup starts […]

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Men's Alpine Team to hold fundraiser Oct. 10

By Pete Rugh

The Men's Alpine Team will host a golfing bash at The Jeremy Golf & Country Club in Park City, Utah, on Oct. 10.

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Italy's bid to move Bormio DH met with disbelief

By Pete Rugh

In a baffling move, the Italian Ski Federation withdrew the classic New Year’s downhill from Bormio and asked to have the race transferred to an unknown Italian venue in the Valle d’Aosta, La Thuile, throwing the 2008-09 FIS World Cup alpine calendar into chaos.     In addition, the Italian Ski Federation requested a slalom be […]

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Picabo Street featured on Nikewomen.com

By Pete Rugh

Former U.S. Ski Team member Picabo Street and U.S. Snowboarding rider Gretchen Bleiler have teamed with Nike, the official glove provider of U.S. Snowboarding, to collaborate with pro athletes from across women's athletics. The result is a television ad campaign with the simple message "Judge me as an athlete."

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