Posts Tagged Alpine skiing

US skier Shiffrin leads World Cup GS in 1st run

Skiracer Mikaela Shiffrin of the US smiles during the FIS annual Alpine Forum at the alpine skiing World Cup in Soelden, Austria, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The alpine skiing World Cup season 2014/2015 will be opened on Oct. 25, 2014 in Soelden. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin had the fastest first run in the season-opening women’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday, underlining her ambition to start winning races in the discipline.

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FIS postpones introduction of air bags in skiing

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Alpine skiing’s governing body has postponed the introduction of an air bag system aimed at improving safety in speed racing.

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Ski champ Svindal injured while playing soccer

VIENNA (AP) — Downhill world champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway will likely miss the entire ski season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer.

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