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Messi likened to skiing great Alberto Tomba by Poland coach

Nov. 29, 2022 11:02 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz delved into the worlds of skiing and tennis when assessing the task facing his players in stopping Argentina great Lionel Messi at the World Cup. A draw for Poland in Wednesday’s game at Stadium 974 will secure a place in the...

Holdener's wait for a slalom victory is finally over

Nov. 27, 2022 18:19 PM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Wendy Holdener’s lengthy wait for a slalom victory came to an end on Sunday although the Swiss skier had to share top spot with Anna Swenn Larsson. Mikaela Shiffrin was bidding for a sixth straight win in Killington, Vermont, and the American was fastest in...

Gut-Behrami claims 1st WCup GS win in 6 years; Shiffrin 13th

Nov. 26, 2022 15:55 PM EST

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — World champion Lara Gut-Behrami improved with her second run Saturday to win her first World Cup giant slalom in more than six years, with Mikaela Shiffrin finishing 13th. Gut-Behrami was third in the opening run on the course in Killington, Vermont, but just...

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins 2nd WCup slalom in 2 days

Nov. 20, 2022 10:44 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Overall World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States wasted no time in taking control of a new season, sweeping the two season-opening races on Sunday. Shiffrin posted the fastest time in both runs on the way to her 49th slalom victory, just a day...

Mikaela Shiffrin wins season-opening World Cup slalom

Nov. 19, 2022 10:51 AM EST

LEVI, Finland (AP) — A smiling Mikaela Shiffrin said it's hard to explain what her 75 World Cup victories mean to her because “it's a pretty big number, actually." The American was clear about her most-recent one, though. “I’m really happy with the feeling...

Olympic GS champion Odermatt dominates ski WCup opener

Oct. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — After dominating the season-opening men’s World Cup race Sunday, Marco Odermatt took off his race helmet and pointed at the Red Bull logo. The Swiss skier's victory came a day after Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder and owner of the Austrian energy drink...

'Something's wrong': Eliasch seeks TV rights control for FIS

Oct. 21, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

SÖLDEN, Austria (AP) — If FIS President Johan Eliasch needed a reminder of the long road ahead to his desired centralization of Alpine skiing’s media rights, he got it on Friday. Less than three hours before Eliasch was going to speak at the FIS Forum Alpinum about his...

Shiffrin gaining on Vonn, Stenmark as World Cup season opens

Oct. 20, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

Mikaela Shiffrin heads into the World Cup season that begins Saturday in Austria with 74 career wins on the circuit, putting her within shouting distance of Lindsey Vonn’s 82, the most for a woman, and Ingemar Stenmark’s overall mark of 86. As Shiffrin’s total increases — she...

New Zealand ski areas lacking snow face possible bankruptcy

Oct. 11, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Two of New Zealand's largest ski areas on Tuesday were placed into a type of bankruptcy proceeding following a disastrous winter season with barely any snow. The Tūroa and Whakapapa ski areas, which are both owned by Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, entered...

Ski jumping World Cup returns to US for 1st time since 2004

Sep. 22, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

Ski Jumping's top circuit is returning to the United States for the first time in nearly two decades. The International Ski and Snowboard Federation men's ski jumping World Cup will be held in February in Lake Placid, New York Ski jumping's last World Cup in the U.S....