Norwegian skier Braathen wins men’s World Cup slalom titleMarch 19, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Norwegian skier Lucas Braathen fought back tears after wrapping up the men's slalom season title Sunday, finishing runner-up in the last race at the World Cup Finals.
The globe capped an emotional campaign for Braathen, which included two slaloms victories and five podium results.
Ilka Stuhec edges Sofia Goggia for World Cup downhill winMarch 15, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — One year after almost quitting Alpine skiing in frustration, Ilka Štuhec was back at the peak of her form on Wednesday.
The two-time world champion completed her downhill season by beating Sofia Goggia, the season's standout speed racer, for victory at the World Cup Finals.
Kriechmayr wins last downhill of men’s World Cup seasonMarch 15, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — It’s been the script all season long in men’s World Cup downhills: If Aleksander Aamodt Kilde doesn’t win, then Vincent Kriechmayr will.
Kriechmayr took advantage of Kilde being slightly off his game at the World Cup Finals on Wednesday to take his fourth race win of the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin gets new head coach in female pioneer HarjoMarch 13, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Two days after becoming the most successful World Cup skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin marked her 28th birthday with the appointment of a new personal head coach on Monday in the hopes of getting “a fresh and new way of thinking” moving forward.
Swiss skier Odermatt wins GS, secures discipline titleMarch 12, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Olympic champion Marco Odermatt capped what he called “a perfect season” by securing his second straight World Cup title in giant slalom Sunday.
The Swiss skier won the penultimate GS of the season, beating his only rival for the GS title before the race, Henrik Kristoffersen, by 0.32 seconds.
Mikaela Shiffrin sets World Cup skiing record with 87th winMarch 11, 2023 GMT
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Two minutes after earning her 87th career win, Mikaela Shiffrin finally understood the significance of setting the record for most World Cup victories.
Mikaela Shiffrin’s journey to the summit of Alpine skiingMarch 10, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years.
The American skier won her record-tying 86th victory Friday in her 245th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition for the best skiers on the planet.
Mikaela Shiffrin gets her record 86th World Cup victoryMarch 10, 2023 GMT
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Moments after winning her record-tying 86th World Cup race, Mikaela Shiffrin was asked by a Swedish broadcaster to directly address Ingemar Stenmark, the skiing standout who had promised to watch at home on television.
Odermatt wins World Cup super-G, secures title in disciplineMarch 5, 2023 GMT
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Marco Odermatt of Switzerland wrapped up another World Cup super-G title by winning the race in Aspen on Sunday with a smooth run through a challenging course.
Odermatt has been dominant all season in the super-G, taking five of the seven World Cup races.
Shiffrin’s quest for win 86 moves to Stenmark’s SwedenMarch 5, 2023 GMT
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 's quest to tie Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 career World Cup victories now moves to his home country.
Kilde’s 6th World Cup downhill win earns discipline titleMarch 4, 2023 GMT
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde earned his second consecutive World Cup downhill title by winning Saturday's race by more than a half-second.
Shiffrin misses out in super-G, still chasing 86th victoryMarch 3, 2023 GMT
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 's hunt for a record-tying 86th career victory was extended for at least another day.
US downhiller Ganong retires, plans include even more skiingMarch 2, 2023 GMT
As a kid, American downhill racer Travis Ganong had an enchanting view of the mountains from his bedroom window.
So it's really no surprise the snow-covered hills cast such a powerful spell over him.
Sofia Goggia wins World Cup downhill, closes on season titleFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Sofia Goggia raced toward another World Cup downhill title with a fifth win in her dominating season on Sunday.
Goggia raced through lightly falling snow and was fastest on the lower section of the Mont Lachaux course to finish 0.15 seconds ahead of Federica Brignone, her Italy teammate who matched a career-best result in downhill.
Ginnis’ skiing silver is Greece’s 1st big winter sport medalFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — AJ Ginnis’ long journey to skiing glory began on the relatively obscure slopes of Mount Parnassus north of Athens, took him briefly to the Austrian Alps as a teenager, then over to Vermont and eventually a spot on the U.S.
Shiffrin’s worlds: 1 gold, 2 silvers and ‘every emotion’February 18, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — One gold. Two silvers.
St-Germain surprises Shiffrin with slalom gold for CanadaFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Canadian skier Laurence St-Germain isn't used to winning big races. Or even getting to the podium for that matter.
That's why she had no idea what to do while leading the slalom at the world championships on Saturday with only Mikaela Shiffrin still to come down.
Moltzan to miss slalom at skiing worlds with broken handFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — American skier Paula Moltzan will miss the slalom race at the world championships on Saturday after breaking her left hand again.
Odermatt wins 2nd gold at worlds -- just like ZurbriggenFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Marco Odermatt was still a 5-year-old boy when his father first met Swiss skiing great Pirmin Zurbriggen in 2002.
Walter Odermatt was thinking about starting a ski school and exchanged ideas with Zurbriggen, the 1988 Olympic downhill and four-time world champion, who had successfully set up an academy for talented skiers after his retirement.
Shiffrin wins gold, thanks former coach after surprise splitFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin covered her mouth with her fluorescent orange mittens and then collapsed to the snow, still breathing heavily as her entire body pulsated from the exertion of her gold medal-winning run.
Odermatt draws Federer comparison after downhill goldFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — Competing with an elegance that makes the sport look easy. Technically brilliant. Highly successful. Humble. And Swiss.
Marco Odermatt has plenty in common with Roger Federer.
Italian ski team mourns Fanchini after 2 golds at worldsFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — One moment, Marta Bassino was getting a gold medal draped around her neck. The next, she was being told that former teammate Elena Fanchini had died at the age of 37 from a tumor.
Italian skier Elena Fanchini dies at 37 from tumorFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — Italian skier Elena Fanchini, whose career was cut short by a tumor, has died.
Bassino edges Shiffrin as Italy goes 2-for-2 at ski worldsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Two days after Federica Brignone won the gold medal in the combined to open the skiing world championships, Italian teammate Marta Bassino added another in the super-G by edging Mikaela Shiffrin.
Brignone wins worlds combined race after Shiffrin straddlesFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Leaning on her ski poles and shaking her head, Federica Brignone thought she had squandered her chance for a gold medal in the women's combined.
Zenhaeusern beats Greek skier Ginnis to win World Cup slalomFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
CHAMONIX, France (AP) — Ramon Zenhaeusern threw his ski poles in the air Saturday right after finishing the last men’s World Cup slalom before the world championships.
The Swiss skier had just beaten unheralded AJ Ginnis, who was just as pleased with his second place.
Ski standout Braathen has surgery on appendix before worldsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
ZELL-AM-SEE, Austria (AP) — World Cup slalom standings leader Lucas Braathen left hospital on Thursday after surgery for appendicitis ahead of the world championships.
The 22-year-old Norwegian will miss a World Cup slalom on Saturday in France and has only a slim chance of racing in two weeks' time at the worlds in Courchevel and Meribel.
Shiffrin must wait for record win 86 but takes slalom titleJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — A shake of the head, lips pouting... but then all smiles.
Mikaela Shiffrin was quick to take the positives after realizing she had to wait for at least five more weeks before tying the World Cup record for most career wins with victory No.
Swiss skier Odermatt wins super-G for 2nd win in 2 daysJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt overcame a tricky course setting to win a men’s World Cup super-G Sunday for his second victory in two days, just over a week before the start of the world championships.
Shiffrin wins slalom, moves within 1 win of World Cup recordJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin celebrated with a shoulder wiggle and a bright smile Saturday after dominating a slalom and moving within one victory of the 34-year-old World Cup record of 86 wins.
Swiss skier Odermatt wins super-G on return from injuryJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt won a men’s World Cup super-G on Saturday in a triumphant return from his injury layoff, 10 days before the start of the world championships.
From the start, Shiffrin showed she was the skier to beatJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years.
The American skier won her record-breaking 83rd victory Tuesday in her 238th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition for the best skiers on the planet.
Shiffrin’s record follows 2 decades of US skiing successJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
It seemed like pure Hollywood fantasy when Robert Redford’s character beat the favored Austrian to win Olympic gold in the classic Alpine skiing film “Downhill Racer,” a movie released more than half a century ago.
Kilde wins Kitzbuehel for 5th downhill victory of seasonJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde turned around his Kitzbuehel weekend Saturday, winning the second men’s World Cup downhill on the demanding Streif course after overcoming two eventful days in the posh Austrian ski resort.
‘100 or more’: Shiffrin’s idol expects her to keep winningJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
FLACHAU, Austria (AP) — While Mikaela Shiffrin is set to continue her quest for a record-setting 83rd women’s Alpine skiing World Cup win next week, her biggest idol sees even larger milestones coming up for the American.
Shiffrin vs Vonn: Different strengths but similar approachJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin is the perfect technical skier.
Austrian 3-time Olympic ski champion Matthias Mayer retiresDecember 29, 2022 GMT
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Austrian skier Matthias Mayer, who won gold at three consecutive Olympics, announced his retirement with immediate effect Thursday.
Mayer surprisingly made the announcement shortly before a men's World Cup super-G in an interview with Austrian TV after he returned from the course inspection and said he would not compete in the race.
Kriechmayr edges Odermatt in shortened Val Gardena downhillDecember 15, 2022 GMT
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — A double world champion two seasons ago. The winner in Wengen last winter. Vincent Kriechmayr has added victory in the classic Val Gardena downhill to his growing list of career accomplishments.