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Alpine skiing: Beyond Vonn and Goggia, challengers hope for a downhill upset

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A glance at the form book and women's downhill race at the Pyeongchang Olympics looks all about Lindsey Vonn v Sofia Goggia.

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Freestyle skiing: United States dominate ski halfpipe qualifying

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.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn faces last downhill gold chance - barring miracles

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn, the most successful World Cup woman skier of all-time, is "99.9 percent sure" that Wednesday will mark her final Olympic downhill race.

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Freestyle skiing: Burke legacy lives on with Sharpe reminder in Pyeongchang

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.

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Alpine skiing: Siebenhofer fastest but Vonn on pace in downhill training

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.

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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin's schedule headache cured by combined move

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.

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Alpine skiing: Frenchman Faivre kicked out of Games for lack of team spirit

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.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event

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.

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Alpine skiing: Venier sets women's downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail

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.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn to defy online 'bullies'

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Sharpe sets pace in halfpipe qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe laid down the two highest-scoring runs of the competition as the Canadian topped the qualifying standings for the ski halfpipe final on Monday.

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Freestyle skiing: Lillis dons late brother's ski suit in his memory

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.

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Biathlon: Fourcade wins biathlon to make French record

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Kenworthy seals tough Games with long-awaited kiss

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.

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Wind, snow and frozen phones: How to survive the coldest Olympics

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.

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Pyeongchang winds return to delay women's super-G

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The high winds which wreaked havoc on the Alpine skiing schedule at Pyeongchang Olympics earlier this week returned on Saturday to delay the women's super-G race.

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Freestyle skiing: Huskova wins aerials gold for Belarus

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Hanna Huskova won the Olympic women's aerials to give Belarus their first gold medal of at the Pyeongchang Games on Friday.

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What to look out for in the women's super-G

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.

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Cross-country skiing: Smiling Tongan mulls watersport challenge

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.

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Alpine skiing: Swede Hansdotter wins gold, no medal for Shiffrin

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.

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Alpine skiing: Swede Hansdotter set for gold, no medal for Shriffin

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Five-times Olympian Lassila bows out in disappointment

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.

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Blistering Boe wins individual biathlon gold for Norway

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe put in a blistering skiing performance to claim victory in the men's Olympic 20km individual biathlon event on Thursday.

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Alpine skiing: Schleper relishes Games return with Mexico

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Mexico's Sarah Schleper is relishing her return to the Olympics after representing the United States in her four previous appearances at the Winter Games.

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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin wins giant slalom gold in perfect start

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.

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Olympics-Alpine skiing-Gut feeling fine after getting close-up with photographer

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.

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Alpine skiing: Gut crashes out of women's giant slalom

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.

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Alpine skiing: Weather delays put Pyeongchang course workers to the test

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.

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Cross-country skiing: Stina takes sprint gold for Sweden

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.

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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin won't give up slalom gold easily

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin will enter the record books if she can win Wednesday's Olympic women's slalom event at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre.

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Alpine skiing: Brilliant Hirscher claims elusive first gold medal

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.

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Alpine skiing: Dressen fastest, Hirscher well-placed in combined

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Kingsbury seals long-awaited moguls crown

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Canadian Kingsbury takes moguls gold

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.

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Organizers get creative as winds threaten day three

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.

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Ill-wind blows no good for Pyeongchang games

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.

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Women's giant slalom switched to Thursday

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Young Americans vow to return from mogul disappointment

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Kenworthy doesn't want Pence 'distraction'

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.

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It’s Crazy Mikaela Shiffrin Will Aim for 3 Skiing Golds. It’s Crazier She May Get Them.

Already the world’s best in the slalom events, the 22-year-old has set her sights on all the Alpine races.

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On-target Dahlmeier takes gold in women's biathlon sprint

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.

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Norwegian racers out to erase downhill anomaly

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.

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Athletes defy gravity in aerial skiing event

Team USA aerial skier Jon Lillis is a world champion in this gravity-defying sport, which combines skiing, gymnastics and freestyle.

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Recharged Shiffrin ready for Pyeongchang

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.

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Alpine Skiing: Vonn ready to bow out of Olympics on a high note

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.

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Alpine skiing: Taking risks could backfire in Pyeongchang - Milller

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.

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Alpine skiing: Meillard ruled out after suffering knee injury

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Swiss Alpine skier Melanie Meillard has been ruled out of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after she crashed in training and suffered a knee injury on Thursday.

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Alpine skiing: Mayer looking to trigger Austrian medal avalanche

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.

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Freestyle skiing: Australia's Morris 'mans up' to nail trick

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.

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Americans aim to end cross-country drought

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.

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Cold weather turning skis to garbage 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.

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Preserving skiing's origins in China's remote west

KHOM, China (Reuters) - On the western edge of China, Sulita straps on his skis and heads out into a winter morning. The temperature is -30 degrees Celsius (-22 Fahrenheit).

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Freestyle skiing: Cold weather brings joy for moguls favorite Kingsbury

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.

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Alpine skiing: U.S. team to bring 'American-style' to Pyeongchang

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.

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Cross-country skiing: Clean athletes can still beat dopers - Harvey

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.

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Alpine skiing: Cold will favor U.S. skiers, men's coach says

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.

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Alpine skiing: Ligety pleased to see North Koreans compete in Pyeongchang

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.

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I'll ski team event if Shiffrin does: Ligety

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.

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Freestyle: Kingsbury beatable, says Australia's Graham

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.

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Alpine skiing-American Wiles ruled out of Pyeongchang after crash

(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.

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Mikaela Shiffrin: I'm chasing the world

Mikaela Shiffrin, reigning Olympic and world slalom champion, shares her hopes for Winter Olympic success in alpine skiing.

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Top U.S. downhill contender Nyman out of Olympic Games

(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.

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Alpine skiing: Resounding win for Hirscher, Ligety back on podium

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.

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Alpine skiing: Vlhova wins slalom after Shiffrin slips up

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.

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Alpine skiing: Worley claims first win of season, Shiffrin struggles

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.

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Alpine skiing: Feuz wins third downhill of the season

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.

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Alpine Skiing: Holdener wins World Cup combined in Lenzerheide

(Reuters) - Wendy Holdener took first place for host nation Switzerland in the ladies' World Cup combined race in Lenzerheide on Friday, ahead of Italian Marta Bassino and Slovenia's Ana Bucik.

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Warren Miller, Ski Bum Turned Filmmaker, Is Dead at 93

Skiing was a niche pursuit when he began filming it in the 1940s. His movies popularized the sport and helped create a multibillion-dollar industry.

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Alpine skiing: U.S. send gold-laden Alpine team to Pyeongchang

(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.

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Cross-country skiing's Northug out of Norwegian team for Pyeongchang

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.

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Alpine skiing: Hirscher wins again, snowballs aimed at Kristoffersen

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.

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Alpine skiing: Hong Kong teenager set for snowy first at Olympics

(Reuters) - Hong Kong will have an athlete competing on snow for the first time at a Winter Olympics after 16-year-old Alpine Skier Arabella Ng secured her place for next month's Pyeongchang Games.

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Alpine Skiing: South Africa aims to become winter wonderland for skiers

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.

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Alpine skiing: Shiffrin skids out in Kronplatz after rare slip

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.

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Kristoffersen adds a touch of spice to skiing

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Winning an Alpine skiing race can involve a long, agonizing wait in front of the cameras to see if any rivals can better the racer's time.

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Norway's Northug almost certain to miss Olympics

(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.

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Alpine skiing: Irrepressible Hirscher wins fifth slalom of the season

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.

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Alpine skiing: Goggia completes Italian double in Austria

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.

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Feuz leads from front to win for second time at Wengen

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.

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Alpine skiing: Muffat-Jeandet wins first World Cup race

WENGEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Frenchman Victor Muffat-Jeandet claimed the first World Cup victory of his career at the age of 28 when he was a surprise winner of the combined at Wengen on Friday.

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A beach for skiing and sledding

Sailing across the clear blue sea from the west coast of Greenland, a lush green island surrounded by dazzling white icebergs comes into view.

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Martinod looks to crown unconventional career with gold

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.

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Injury robs Pyeongchang of teen slopestyle phenom Sildaru

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.

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Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin wins fifth World Cup race in a row

FLACHAU, Austria (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin left her rivals trailing again as she won the slalom in Flachau to claim her fifth successive World Cup race victory on Tuesday.

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Kalla carries Sweden's golden cross-country hopes

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.

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Unstoppable Shiffrin wins fourth alpine skiing race in a row

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Reuters) - Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin won her fourth race in a row on Sunday, storming to victory in the slalom at Kranjska Gora by a huge 1.64 seconds.

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Alpine skiing: Hirscher survives scare in giant slalom to win again

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.

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Irrepressible Shiffrin wins eighth alpine skiing race of the season

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Reuters) - Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin continued her remarkable run by winning the giant slalom at Kranjska Gora on Saturday, her eighth win of the season.

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Freestyle Skiing: Williams hoping for last chance at Olympics, yet heart remains in backcountry

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.

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Indomitable Hirscher celebrates 50th win

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.

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Alpine skiing: Gut battling for full fitness after knee injury

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.

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Alpine skiing: Speed queen Vonn ready for battle in Pyeongchang

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.

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Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin sees herself as multiple medal threat

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.

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Alpine skiing: Snow chance? Outsiders compete against the odds

LONDON (Reuters) - Most of the top Alpine skiers have grown up on snow, which is something of a disadvantage for those whose countries see little of the stuff.

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Alpine skiing: Speed merchants still kings of the hill

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic downhills have a special allure, with the fastest and bravest Alpine skiers going full tilt for gold and a place in history.

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Alpine skiing: Dominant Shiffrin wins again

LIENZ, Austria (Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin continued to dominate the women's World Cup season when she won the slalom at Lienz on Thursday, her fifth win of the season.

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Alpine skiing: Hirscher destroys field to win again in Alta Badia

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.

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Alpine skiing: Veith wins first race since injury, Vonn pulls out

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.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn pulls out of Super G with sore knee

VAL D'ISERE, France (Reuters) - American Lindsey Vonn pulled out of the World Cup Super G race at Val d'Isere with a sore knee on Sunday, one day after winning her first race of the season.

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Alpine skiing: Svindal storms to another downhill win

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal stormed to his second World Cup downhill win of the season after destroying the field at Val Gardena on Saturday.