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Salt Lake City bids for 2nd Olympics in changed climate

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 21:59 Last update: about 16 hours ago Associated Press

When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace....

Skier-snowboarder Ledecka upset with worlds schedules

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 17:54 Last update: about 16 hours ago Associated Press

Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a similar haul of world titles this season. That's because...

Sochi Olympic champion Sandro Viletta retires with injury

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 17:20 Last update: about 16 hours ago Associated Press

Olympic champion Sandro Viletta has retired from skiing because of persistent injuries. The 32-year-old Swiss racer said Tuesday he no longer had full confidence in his skiing after twice...

Skiing: Stuhec wins after giving up on Olympic dream due to injury

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 15:50 Last update: about 16 hours ago Associated Press

It was just about a year ago when Ilka Stuhec gave up on her dream of competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Coming off a career season that included a gold medal in the downhill at the world...

Skier-snowboarder Ledecka finding more success after golds

Monday, 17 December 2018, 17:25 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in February is finding her groove again. Ester Ledecka led the second training session for a World Cup...

Skiing: Vonn plans to return to racing next month, says coach

Monday, 17 December 2018, 00:37 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the U.S. Ski Team's head coach. "That's what we're hopeful for....

Salt Lake City gets go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 02:50 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop...

Skiing: FIS intends to strip Luitz of win for using oxygen mask

Friday, 14 December 2018, 17:44 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

The International Ski Federation intends to strip German racer Stefan Luitz of his first World Cup win for using an oxygen mask but will not seek further punishment. FIS secretary general Sarah...

Skiing: Svindal claims record-extending 7th victory in Val Gardena

Friday, 14 December 2018, 17:06 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Aksel Lund Svindal hasn't felt this good in nearly three years, even though he still has metal support pieces inside his surgically repaired left thumb. The Norwegian veteran extended his record...

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