Alpine

FIS will stay vigilant of Val d'Isere 2009 progress

By Pete Rugh

The resignation of Jean-Claude Killy from his position as president of the board of directors of the organizing committee for the 2009 World Alpine Ski Championships in Val d’Isère has helped to bring the project back on course and shed light on the most urgent issues.

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Course modifications ongoing for 2010 alpine events

By Pete Rugh

The world-famous Whistler Mountain Resort will host 10 alpine skiing medals events at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Consistently ranked one of the top ski resorts in North America, it welcomes more than 2 million visitors each year. It also has solid experience hosting FIS World Cup competitions, having carried out 13 women’s […]

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Paralympic great Michael Milton battling cancer

By Pete Rugh

One of Australia's most successful sportsmen, Paralympic alpine champion Michael Milton, announced Thursday that he has been diagnosed with a squamous cell tumor in his oesophagus (oesophageal cancer).

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Alpine nationals return to Sugarloaf for 2008

By Pete Rugh

Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso, World Championships double medalist Lindsey Kildow and emerging star Steven Nyman will be looking to hold off challengers when the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships return to the East for the second time in three seasons with title races March 22-26 at Sugarloaf/USA.

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Masters: Summer Fun Nationals on deck

By Pete Rugh

Summer Fun Nationals are on the horizon for masters racers. The 19th annual Rooly Summer Fun Nationals is at Mount Hood, Oregon, from July 20-22. Soak up lots of sun and enjoy the snow. Government Camp is hopping with ski and equipment companies offering their latest gear.

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Swiss veteran Bruno Kernen retires at 35

By Pete Rugh

Bruno Kernen, one of the glorious veterans of the Swiss ski team, announced Friday his decision to retire after a 20-year international career on the junior and World Cup tours.     The former downhill world champion (Sestriere 1997) and Olympic bronze medalist (2006 also in Sestriere) turned 35 on July 1 and decided afterward it […]

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Miller lures McBride, Carey as personal coaches

By Pete Rugh

Bode Miller’s search for personal coaches has landed him two of the most logical choices – former U.S. Ski Team coaches Johno McBride and Forest Carey.     Miller helped lure McBride out of retirement last season for the position of World Cup men’s combined coach, and Miller has been a longtime friend of Carey.

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Frustrated Killy leaves Val d'Isere 2009 board

By Pete Rugh

Triple Olympic champion Jean-Claude Killy has stepped down from his role as executive president of the Organizing Committee for the 2009 Alpine FIS Ski World Championships, citing a lack of progress in planned construction projects. FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper said the event may be in jeopardy at Val d'Isere unless progress is made.

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Ciccone rehabbing MCL tear of right knee

By Pete Rugh

Alpine racer Caitlin Ciccone got some good news recently. It wasn’t being officially named to the U.S. B team for the 2007-08 season on June 18. It was hearing the letter “M” instead of “A” at a recent doctor’s visit.

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Koz knows the challenge Bode Miller faces

By Pete Rugh

One former top-notch racer has some insight on what life might be like this season for the enigmatic Bode Miller, who is embarking on a career independent of the U.S. Ski Team. Kristina Koznick split from the national team in 2001, largely due to her romantic involvement with her coach, Dan Stripp. The two are […]

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