Posts Tagged By ERIC WILLEMSEN

Olympic slalom champion Matt seeks turnaround before worlds

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Olympic champion Mario Matt has one last chance to get his slalom season on track before the Alpine skiing world championships.

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Italy’s Paris beats Mayer, Streitberger for 1st super-G win

Dominik Paris, of Italy, center, winner of an alpine ski, men's World Cup super-G, celebrates on the podium with second placed Matthias Mayer, of Austria, left, and third placed Georg Streitberger, of Austria, in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Italian skier Dominik Paris won his first career World Cup super-G, and Alexis Pinturault of France dominated the combined event for his eighth victory on Friday.

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US skier Miller skips Kitzbuehel downhill after back surgery

Bode Miller, of United States, is airborne as he takes a jump during training for Saturday's men's World Cup downhill's in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Bode Miller will not compete in a downhill in Austria on Saturday, leaving him without a World Cup race this season before the world championships in the U.S. in 10 days.

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Years after bad crashes, finish jump returns in Kitzbuehel

Bode Miller, of United States, is airborne as he takes a jump during training for Saturday's men's World Cup downhill's in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — The disputed and sometimes dangerous jump at the end of the Kitzbuehel course is back.

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Back problems solved, Reichelt seeks another win on Streif

FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, taken with a wide angle lens, Austria's Hannes Reichelt is airborne on his way to win an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Wengen, Switzerland. Hannes Reichelt of Austria spoiled Switzerland's big day to win the host nation's signature World Cup downhill on Sunday. Reichelt took victory ahead of three Swiss former winners here by completing the grueling 4.4-kilometer (2.7-mile) Lauberhorn course in 2 minutes, 36.14 seconds. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka, FILE)

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — On Saturday, Hannes Reichelt will only focus on winning one of the most important races of the World Cup season.

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