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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Aaron Blunck led the United States' domination in the qualification for the men’s ski halfpipe final at the Pyeongchang Olympics with the Americans securing the top three spots on Tuesday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - As the dust settled following the ladies ski halfpipe final on Tuesday, thoughts turned to the woman who deserves most of the credit for making the sport an Olympic event.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer set the pace in the final training run for the women's downhill on Tuesday but Lindsey Vonn's bid to reclaim the Olympic gold remained on course as she registered a top five time for the third day in a row.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin said she was relieved that the decision to reschedule the combined event to Thursday from Friday had effectively ruled her out of competing in the downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Abuse on social media would not silence Lindsey Vonn from voicing her own personal political opinions or stop her from engaging with her fans online, the American has said.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American world champion Jonathon Lillis took to the hill for the Olympic aerials final on Sunday wearing the ski suit of his late brother Mikey, who died in October at the age of 17.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Martin Fourcade became France's most successful Olympian of all time on Sunday with a brilliant display of shooting and skiing to win the men's 15km mass start biathlon race in a photo finish at the Alpensia resort for his fourth Olympic gold.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years after being too scared to make a public display of affection at Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday and was thrilled it was broadcast to the world.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics began on Feb 9, Magnus Strom and his Reuters colleague Sylvain Marchandise, both experienced skiers, spent five days on a frigid mountain, skiing to locations on the alpine skiing course. They laid hundreds of meters of cable a day so Reuters journalists can send pictures and text stories down from the slopes to editors in the media center.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The super-G is the first speed event of the women's Alpine skiing program at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Here's a short guide to what to expect on Saturday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Tonga's bare-chested flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua crossed the finish line in 114th place, almost 23 minutes after the winner in the Olympic men's 15km freestyle race on Friday, but he still claimed a moral victory.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Frida Hansdotter won gold in the women's slalom as defending champion and clear favorite Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States failed to even reach the podium.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sweden's Frida Hansdotter was in the gold medal position in women's slalom at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with only the also-rans left to ski, as defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States fell short of the podium.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Australian Lydia Lassila took a huge breath, looked down at her coach and then went for it, the final jump of an illustrious career that spanned five Olympic Games.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin put on a show of grace, power and consistency to win her first gold of the Pyeongchang Olympics in the women's giant slalom on Thursday, in the best possible start to her quest for a handful of medals.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Switzerland's Lara Gut crashed into a photographer after a spectacular wipeout in the women's giant slalom on Thursday but neither of them were hurt and the speed specialist said she would be fine for the super-G in two days' time.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Lara Gut crashed out of the first leg of the women's Olympic giant slalom on Thursday, in an incident that saw the Swiss downhill specialist veer into photographers at the side of the course. No one appeared to be hurt, however.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The fierce winds that have postponed the majority of Alpine skiing events may be keeping Olympic athletes sidelined, but course workers are pulling in overtime shifts to ensure the slopes are ready for action when the gusts finally subside.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stina Nilsson swept aside the field in the Olympic women's sprint classic final on Tuesday, powering to victory in a time of 3:03.8 to secure Sweden's second cross-country gold of the Games.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher, the greatest skier of his generation, ended his long wait for an Olympic gold medal when the Austrian claimed top spot in the men's combined event after a blistering slalom run on Tuesday.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Germany's Thomas Dressen posted the fastest time in the downhill stage of the men's combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday but Austria's Marcel Hirscher is well placed to make a push for his long-awaited first Olympic gold in the slalom.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury demolished the field to win Olympic gold in the men’s moguls at Phoenix Snow Park on Monday four years after finishing as runner-up in Sochi.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Alpine skiing organizers are trying to be creative to get the Olympic program up and running after the first two days of competition were postponed because of high winds.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Icy winds tore through the mountains at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday, wreaking havoc at a snowboard final, forcing the postponement of the Alpine skiing for a second successive day, and raising questions about athlete safety.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second attempt to get the Alpine skiing underway at the Pyeongchang Olympics failed on Monday when the women's giant slalom was postponed because of high winds, adding to the scheduling woes of race organizers.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - None of the highly-rated members of the American women’s mogul team made it through to Sunday’s Olympic final in Pyeongchang, yet the foursome remain positive of future success.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Gus Kenworthy hopes the growing number of openly gay athletes at the Olympics will one day ensure the topic of sexuality barely merits a mention at the Games but the U.S. skier says there is still a long way to go.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany's Laura Dahlmeier put on a superb skiing performance and shot a perfect 10 from 10 to win Olympic gold in the women's 7.5km biathlon sprint on Saturday, with Norway's Marte Olsbu taking silver and Veronika Vitkova of the Czech Republic the bronze.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - A trio of Norwegian raiders -- "a joker and two pretty good cards" in the words of one of them -- have a chance to erase one of Alpine skiing's greatest anomalies in the men's downhill at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is rested and ready to bounce back from the uncharacteristic slump that marked her lead up to the Pyeongchang Olympics, where she is a favorite to win multiple medals in alpine skiing.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The most successful woman skier in World Cup history, American Lindsey Vonn says she wants to end her Olympic career on a high when she gets her fourth Games underway next week.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang's relatively benign downhill and super-G courses will favour skiers with natural ability and punish those trying to make up time with risky maneuvers, former Olympic champion Bode Miller told Reuters this week.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Austria dominated the Alpine skiing in the Sochi Winter Olympics four years ago and Matthias Mayer is hoping to trigger a similar medal avalanche when he defends his men's downhill title at the Pyeongchang Games on Sunday.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Olympic silver medalist David Morris had to "man up" at the age of 33 to nail one of the hardest tricks in freestyle skiing, a breakthrough he hopes will deliver the aerials gold at the Pyeongchang Games.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - It has been over 40 years since they won a cross-country skiing medal at the Winter Olympics, but the current crop of skiers from the United States of America are sure that drought will end in Pyeongchang.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Brutally cold conditions in Pyeongchang are warping skis and forcing some athletes to toss them out after training runs, an Alpine skiing course worker told Reuters on Wednesday.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The biting cold in Pyeongchang may be bothering some in the build-up to the Winter Games, but for Canadian mogul skiing favorite Mikael Kingsbury the weather is a blessing in his bid to clinch his first Olympic gold.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. ski team members and coaches on Tuesday said they are confident that the hard, fast snow in Pyeongchang will allow them to bring their "American style" of skiing to the pistes of Pyeongchang when they battle for gold this month.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Recent revelations about doping may have cast a cloud over cross-country skiing, but clean athletes can still win at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, cross-country skier Alex Harvey told reporters on Tuesday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sub-zero temperatures on the South Korean slopes will favor U.S. skiers at this month's Winter Olympics because they are accustomed to brutal conditions at home, men's head coach Sasha Rearick said on Tuesday.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - American ski racer Ted Ligety is all in favor of North Korean athletes competing at this month's Winter Games in Pyeongchang and says one of the key goals of the Olympics is to help countries overcome their differences through sport.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Ted Ligety said on Tuesday he would take part in the Alpine skiing team event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if Mikaela Shiffrin did - a dream team that would hugely enhance the appeal of the event on its debut appearance at the Games.
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Skiing against Mikael Kingsbury has proved a fruitless "cat and mouse game" for his rivals in recent years but the Canadian moguls sensation will be "beatable" at the Winter Olympics, according to Australia's Matt Graham.
(Reuters) - American ski racer Jacqueline Wiles has been ruled out of this month's Winter Olympics after sustaining serious leg injuries in a crash during a World Cup downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on Saturday.
(Reuters) - American alpine skiing downhill contender Steven Nyman will miss next month's Winter Olympics after tearing a ligament in his right knee during a training run in Germany last week, U.S. Ski & Snowboard said on Monday.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher again showed his dominance in the slalom with a resounding win at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday while American Ted Ligety managed his first top three finish for more than two years.
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin missed out on her seventh successive World Cup slalom win when she lost her balance meters from the finish line on Sunday, handing victory to Slovakia's Petra Vlhova.
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Tessa Worley won her first World Cup race for over a year on Saturday to provide a timely reminder she will be a contender at next month's Winter Olympics while American Mikaela Shiffrin struggled again.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Swiss Beat Feuz won his third downhill of the season with a late surge at Garmisch on Saturday to establish himself among the favorites to win a gold at next month's Winter Games.
(Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety were named to join a host of promising young athletes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month, U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced on Wednesday.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Norway's double Olympic cross-country skiing gold medalist Petter Northug will not be going to Pyeongchang for next month's Winter Olympics after failing to recover from a recent illness.
SCHLADMING, Austria (Reuters) - Local favorite Marcel Hirscher edged out Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen at the World Cup slalom in Schladming on Tuesday after his great rival had snowballs thrown at him.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa may be more associated with sun than snow, but the country has made strides in recent years as a popular destination for professional skiers to compete in the European summer.
KRONPLATZ, Italy (Reuters) - Runaway World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin made a rare slip on Tuesday when she skidded off the course and failed to complete the first leg of the giant slalom at Kronplatz in Italy.
(Reuters) - Double Olympic gold medallist Petter Northug will not take part in this weekend's World Cup cross-country skiing competition in Planica, Slovenia, and is almost certain to miss next month's Olympics in Pyeongchang.
WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The irrepressible Marcel Hirscher stayed on course for his seventh successive overall World Cup title and sounded a warning to his Olympic rivals with another dominant win on Sunday, this time in the slalom at Wengen.
BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Reuters) - Sofia Goggia completed a double for Italy at Bad Kleinkirchheim by winning Sunday's shortened downhill in difficult conditions to follow up Federica Brignone's win in the Super G on Saturday.
WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss Beat Feuz led from the front on Saturday to win the downhill at Wengen, one of the oldest and most prestigious races of the World Cup skiing season, for the second time.
LONDON (Reuters) - Marie Martinod ended her prolific freestyle skiing career 11 years ago to start a family at the age of 22, before the Frenchwoman was lured back after a five year hiatus when the event was included in the Olympics for the first time in 2014.
LONDON (Reuters) - The devastating knee injury suffered by teenager Kelly Sildaru just five months before the 2018 Winter Games has not only dented Estonia's medal hopes for Pyeongchang but it has robbed the Olympics of a freestyle skiing superstar.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Few athletes will arrive in Pyeongchang bearing the same weight of expectation as Charlotte Kalla, with Sweden hoping that their two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion can stem the flow of gold to neighbors Norway.
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Austrian Marcel Hirscher continued his seemingly inevitable march towards a seventh overall World Cup title by winning the giant slalom at Adelboden on Saturday, despite nearly crashing near the end of his second run.
LONDON (Reuters) - While many athletes dream of competing at successive Winter Olympics, American freestyle skier McRae Williams knows that at the age of 27, next month's Games in Pyeongchang could be his first and last shot at Olympic glory.
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher enjoyed a milestone 50th alpine skiing World Cup victory after winning a thrilling men's slalom ahead of fellow Austrian Michael Matt and Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen in Croatia's capital on Thursday.
ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - Widely seen as Switzerland's great hope for a skiing gold at the 2018 Games, Lara Gut is still struggling to regain race fitness after suffering a knee injury a year ago.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn has vowed not to take the safe option at what are likely to be her last Winter Olympics next month despite being dogged by questions about her health after recent crashes.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin relishes the opportunity to be a multiple-medal threat at the Olympics in Pyeongchang next month and is brimming with confidence after a dominant run through World Cup events in the lead up to the Games.
ALTA BADIA, Italy (Reuters) - Austrian Marcel Hirscher destroyed the field to win the giant slalom by a massive 1.7 seconds at Alta Badia on Sunday - the fifth year in a row he has won the race at the Italian resort.
VAL D'ISERE, France (Reuters) - Olympic champion Anna Veith won her first race since suffering a serious knee injury more than two years ago when she took the Super G at Val d'Isere on Sunday while American Lindsey Vonn withdrew due to a sore knee.