Alpine skiing

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Gian Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation, speaks during a press conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. A group of winter sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. Climate advocacy group Protect Our Winters put out an open letter Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, calling on 75-year-old Gian Franco Kasper to step aside. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 4:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world's biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The climate advocacy...
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Wendy Holdener speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the women's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 9:57 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4:55 p.m. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland retained her Alpine combined title after beating Petra Vlhova by 0.03 seconds at the world championships. In fifth place after the downhill leg, Holdener lost time in the...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn meets journalists during a news conference at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 3:30 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday's Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career. Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday's downhill race, after which she will retire...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, Lindsey Vonn poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange as she arrives for a visit. Lindsey Vonn is planning to “take on the world” after retiring from skiing after the world championships in Sweden. That is set to include becoming a businesswoman, getting into the movie industry _ both behind and in front of the camera _ and becoming a mother. She says one of the reasons she is calling an end to her sports career now is so she doesn’t damage her body even more, to the extent that she wouldn’t be able to go skiing with her own children.2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2019 - 10:03 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. "Next goal, take on the world," Vonn said, perhaps jokingly — but who'd put it past her? — when discussing what the...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn arrives at the finish area after crashing during the women's super G during the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 07, 2019 - 7:59 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The red marks around her puffed-up right eye made Lindsey Vonn look like a roughed-up boxer. And that was nothing next to the purple-colored bruises and scrapes on U.S. teammate Laurenne Ross' backside. All from one day's work as a downhill skier. "Downhill is not a healthy sport...
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Italy's Dominik Paris poses with his gold medal after the men's super-G at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 06, 2019 - 12:40 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Dominik Paris shook his head as he crossed the finish line. The third skier to start in the super-G, he had made technical mistakes requiring some corrections near the end of his run and was sure he would be coming up short once again at a major championship. Not this time. The...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut competes during a women's downhill training at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
February 06, 2019 - 9:01 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4 p.m. Lindsey Vonn was all smiles as she showed off the shiner she got in her crash at the world championships. In pictures Vonn published on her social media accounts Wednesday, the American skier had a...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates at the end of the women's super G during the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 05, 2019 - 7:34 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The celebratory smile on Mikaela Shiffrin's face quickly turned to a look of serious concern for American teammate Lindsey Vonn. Seconds after Shiffrin completed her winning run in the super-G at the skiing world championships Tuesday, Vonn was involved in a nasty crash. Vonn...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn comes down the slope after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
February 05, 2019 - 6:33 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn has crashed in the super-G at the world championships, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. Last week, the all-time leader in women's World Cup wins...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, wearing a tape to protect his face from the cold, celebrates after taking the gold medal in the Men's Downhill at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 05, 2019 - 5:40 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal is approaching the final days of his skiing career with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Maybe some apprehension, too. "Saying it out loud is really scary," the 36-year-old Norwegian said of his impending retirement after 17 years of World Cup...
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