Alpine skiing

France's Alexis Pinturault competes during the super-G portion of an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined, in Hinterstoder, Austria, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
March 01, 2020 - 4:46 am
HINTERSTODER, Austria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault finished second in the super-G portion of a men’s World Cup Alpine combined race Sunday, positioning himself for his fourth discipline title. A fifth-place finish would guarantee the Frenchman the top spot in the season rankings. In the super-G run on...
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In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, cross-country skiers from around Vermont compete in races at U-32 Middle & High School in East Montpelier, Vt. The ski racing community worldwide is starting to back away from the use of fluorinated waxes that contain chemicals that pose threats to human health and impact the environment. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
February 28, 2020 - 10:17 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski...
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People queue outside a supermarket in Casalpusterlengo, Northern Italy, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Italy scrambled to check the spread of Europe's first major outbreak of the new viral disease amid rapidly rising numbers of infections and a third death. Road blocks were set up in at least some of 10 towns in Lombardy at the epicenter of the outbreak, including in Casalpusterlengo, to keep people from leaving or arriving. (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)
February 24, 2020 - 4:34 am
ROME (AP) — The first board meeting for the Milan-Cortina Olympics was changed to a video conference Monday as authorities sought to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe. Instead of meeting in Milan, members of the newly created board of...
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/Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
February 16, 2020 - 4:30 am
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Swedish skier Anna Swenn Larsson took a big lead in the opening run of a women’s World Cup slalom on Sunday, positioning herself for a first career win. Swenn Larsson could snap the three-year-long winning streak of Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova, who combined have...
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Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super G, in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 14, 2020 - 8:05 am
SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde got his first win of the season Friday in a men’s World Cup super-G, sending the Norwegian to the top of both the discipline and overall standings. Racing on a shortened course with run times of under a minute, Kilde finished 0.15 seconds...
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In this Dec. 3, 2009, photo, Dave McCoy, founder of Mammoth Mountain ski area, poses for a photo in Mammoth Lake, Calif. McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. He was 104. Rusty Gregory, former chief executive of the resort, said McCoy "died peacefully in his sleep" at his home in the eastern Sierra Nevada community of Bishop. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times via AP)
February 09, 2020 - 7:19 pm
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — Dave McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, has died at 104. Rusty Gregory, former chief executive of the resort, said McCoy “died peacefully in his sleep” at...
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Switzerland's Corinne Suter reacts in the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 09, 2020 - 7:06 am
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — A month ago Corinne Suter had not won a women's World Cup downhill or super-G race in her career, now the Swiss skier is leading the season standings in both disciplines. Suter got her first win in a super-G on Sunday, four weeks after winning her first...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands in the fish Rea after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 03, 2020 - 11:35 am
Two-time Olympic champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin says her father, Jeff, has died. He was 65. “My family is heartbroken beyond comprehension about the unexpected passing of my kindhearted, loving, caring, patient, wonderful father,” the family posted on Shiffrin’s social media accounts. The U.S Ski...
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Italy's Federica Brignone competes in an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2020 - 3:52 am
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race on Sunday, strengthening her runner-up position in the standings. The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally. The American three-time...
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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 8:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The international ski federation on Wednesday canceled the first World Cup races scheduled for the...
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