Latest Women's skiing News

US names 223 to Olympic team; 4 athletes are 5-timers

Jan. 24, 2022 23:58 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The 223-person U.S. Olympic roster revealed Monday includes four athletes making their fifth trip to the Games: Shaun White and Lindsey Jacobellis in snowboarding, Katie Uhlaender in skeleton and John Shuster in curling. There are 114 men, 108 women...

Finding the 'happy bubble': Mental health key for Olympians

Jan. 24, 2022 11:11 AM EST

MIDWAY, Utah (AP) — Sean McCann peered at the targets through a spotting scope and used a hand-held magnetic board to mark where the bullets hit. He showed the results to the athlete as they left the range and then grabbed a broom to sweep shell casings off the mat before the next skier arrived....

Olympic dreams come true for Kosovo skier Kiana Kryeziu

Jan. 24, 2022 04:49 AM EST

BROD, Kosovo (AP) — Competing in the giant slalom at the Beijing Olympics will be a giant step for 17-year-old Kiana Kryeziu and her country of Kosovo. Kryeziu is the first female athlete from Kosovo at the Winter Games after she met the qualifying standard during races held in...

44 Australians heading to Beijing for Winter Olympics

Jan. 23, 2022 21:33 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia will send 44 athletes to the Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 4 in Beijing — 23 women and 21 men in 10 disciplines. The Australian Olympic Committee said Monday that snowboarder Scotty James and mogul skier Britt Cox will compete at their fourth Olympics,...

Curtoni wins, Goggia crashes in mixed day for Italy ski team

Jan. 23, 2022 13:55 PM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — There were mixed emotions within the powerhouse Italian ski team when Elena Curtoni won a super-G on Sunday while Sofia Goggia crashed again with the Beijing Olympics less than two weeks away. For the second victory of her career in her 230th World...

It's men only in Nordic combined at the Olympics for now

Jan. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Like her brother, Annika Malacinski dreams of going to the Olympics in Nordic combined. As wintry weather settled in at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg last fall, she and Niklas trained together in this tiny town that hosted the 1980...

Shiffrin leads US Olympic ski team nominations; Nyman out

Jan. 21, 2022 19:22 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin leads the 17-member list for the U.S. Alpine skiing team nominated Friday for the Beijing Winter Games. There are nine first-time Olympians on the roster, which still awaits confirmation from the U.S. Olympic and...

White 1 of 4 US snowboarders to defend Olympic titles

Jan. 21, 2022 18:45 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Shaun White is one of four defending gold medalists named to the U.S. snowboarding team Friday, along with Chloe Kim, Jamie Anderson and Red Gerard. Only White had to sweat out his spot on the team after a difficult month of qualifying that included a bout with...

Teen Kai Owens makes Olympic moguls team, returning to China

Jan. 21, 2022 18:19 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — American moguls skier Kai Owens has made her first Olympic team, giving the 17-year-old a chance to return to the country where she was born to compete for a gold medal. Owens was abandoned at a town square in a province of China as an infant. Taken to an...

Olympic star Shiffrin: Loss of father 'still pretty painful'

Jan. 20, 2022 12:29 PM EST

Mikaela Shiffrin glances over her right shoulder at the photo of her late father, Jeff, hanging on a wall in her Edwards, Colorado, home. She smiles. Then she bows her head, sighs and begins speaking, occasionally pausing between words, perhaps because it simply still just doesn’t seem real,...