Posts Tagged Austria

Hirscher leads Ligety after 1st run of WCup GS

Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine men's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher sent a clear message to his rivals for the men’s overall title on the opening day of the season, winning a giant slalom with a massive 1.58-second margin on Sunday.

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US skier Shiffrin leads World Cup GS in 1st run

Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, left, and Austria's Anna Fenninger celebrate in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Shiffrin and Fenninger tied for the first place. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wasted no time fulfilling her ambition to start winning giant slaloms this season.

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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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