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Egle wins women's luge race; USA Luge grabs relay silver

Nov. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EST

YANQING, China (AP) — Madeleine Egle of Austria won the first World Cup women’s singles gold medal of her career, prevailing Sunday in the season opener on the track built for this winter’s Beijing Olympics. USA Luge got its first medals of the World Cup season...

Ludwig dominant in luge World Cup, leads German men's sweep

Nov. 20, 2021 11:10 AM EST

YANQING, China (AP) — Johannes Ludwig has quickly made himself the favorite for men’s luge gold at the Beijing Olympics. Ludwig led a German sweep of the men’s medals Saturday on the newly built Olympic track in China, winning a World Cup race by the biggest margin...

‘Looking ugly’: Why skiing might ditch its combined event

Oct. 06, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

When skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Marco Schwarz won the world titles in Alpine combined last February, they didn’t expect to have just one more such race in their careers. But the 2022 Beijing Olympics might be the last time top-level skiers compete in the traditional...

Ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria retires

Sep. 21, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four...