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  • Pierra Menta ski race 2018 – in pictures

    Each year since March 1986, Arêches-Beaufort in Savoie, in the heart of Beaufortain, France, has played host to the Pierra Menta, an international ski mountaineering competition for elite athletes Continue reading...

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  • Olympic champion Hirscher wins season-ending giant slalom

    Olympic champion Marcel Hirscher won the season-ending men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday for his 58th career victory. The Austrian had already locked up the season title in the discipline and his seventh straight overall championship two weeks ago. On Saturday, he became only the...

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  • Oksana Masters: from Chernobyl to Pyeongchang Paralympics golds

    Born with defects attributed to radiation from Chernobyl, the skier will be taking two gold medals home to the US woman who adopted her After finally winning a first Paralympic gold medal in Pyeongchang this week the USA’s Oksana Masters said: “I did not believe this would happen. I’ve been chasing this gold medal and this feeling for such a long time.” And on day eight of the Games she added a second gold - winning the women’s 5km sitting in the biathlon. The 28-year-old suffered mixed fortunes...

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  • Predators clinch playoff spot with 4-2 win over Avalanche

    Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg each scored twice, backup goaltender Juuse Saros stopped 33 shots and the Nashville Predators became the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot this season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Friday night. The streaking Predators are 13-0-1 in their...

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  • Skiers flung from malfunctioning lift in Georgia ski resort – video

    At least eight people have been injured after a malfunctioning ski lift hurled them from their seats in the Georgian ski resort of Gudauri, local media reported. Video shot by people next to the lift showed skiers jumping or falling from the carriages, as horrified onlookers shouted in panic. The lift appeared to be moving backwards and dangerously fast, leading to a pile-up of broken and twisted chairs at the lift’s lowest point Continue reading...

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  • Weirather retains World Cup super-G title as Goggia wins

    Vincent Kriechmayr made it two wins in two days by taking the final World Cup super-G of the season on Thursday. In a shortened race, the Austrian finished a narrow 0.04 seconds ahead of Christof Innerhofer, while Aksel Lund Svindal and Thomas Dressen tied for third, 0.08 behind. It was...

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  • South Korean ski federation bans 2 moguls skiers for life

    South Korea’s skiing federation has banned for life two male mogul skiers who competed at the Pyeongchang Olympics for harassing and assaulting two female teammates at a World Cup event last week in Japan.

    Washington Post
  • Goggia takes World Cup downhill title; Vonn gets win No. 82

    Beat Feuz finished ahead of Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal to win the season-long World Cup downhill title Wednesday. Austrian teammates Vincent Kriechmayr and Matthias Mayer shared the race win at the World Cup finals, finishing 0.04 seconds ahead of Feuz and 0.12 ahead of Svindal. ...

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  • Shucks, Finns: Finland tops 2018 global happiness index

    HELSINKI (AP) — Fans of skiing, saunas and Santa Claus won't be surprised to hear Finland is the happiest place to live. The World Happiness Report published Wednesd

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  • Graham Bell's guide to Paralympic skiing

    Unsure of how the Winter Paralympics ski events work and how they're scored? Olympian Graham Bell gives us a run-down of the rules

    The Telegraph
  • Jansrud wins super-G to secure World Cup discipline title

    Kjetil Jansrud stretched Norway's winning streak in the men's World Cup super-G to a record-equaling seven seasons on Sunday. Jansrud secured his third discipline title in four years by winning the penultimate race of the season. His Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal (2012-14) and...

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  • Shiffrin wins 5th slalom globe in 6 seasons

    Mikaela Shiffrin has won her fifth slalom globe in the last six seasons. The American wrapped up the title after victory in the penultimate women's World Cup slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin stretched her lead over the only remaining challenger, Petra Vlhova, to 225 points with just the...

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  • Winter Paralympics 2018: Millie Knight wins silver for Britain on day one

    Knight and guide Brett Wild secure second spot in downhillGolds for USA and Neutral Paralympic Athlete delegationParalympicsGB won their first medal at Pyeongchang 2018 as Millie Knight secured silver in the visually impaired women’s downhill category. Alongside guide Brett Wild, Knight finished 0.86 seconds behind the victorious Slovakian Henrieta Farkasova and her guide Natalia Subrtova. Continue reading...

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  • Drama in red and neutrals on Oscars red carpet

    Looks in neutrals, reds and purples brought the drama Sunday on the Oscars carpet at Hollywood's biggest fashion show. Salma Hayek looked like exotic royalty in a custom Gucci gown in lilac. It was heavily jeweled and had a busy, ruffled tiered skirt. Rita Moreno, meanwhile, honored Academy...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: closing ceremony – live!

    Latest updates as the curtain comes down in PyeongchangEmail [email protected] | Tweet: @NickMiller79Final medal table from Pyeongchang 11.04am GMT The performers out there are dressed all in white, with splashes of primary colours doused liberally over their outfits. It’s a bit like those hoodies you see in the Topman sale. They gather to form the Olympic rings, which is always an impressive bit of choreography, and then we have our first fireworks of the ceremony. Big ones....

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  • In the final event of the Winter Olympics, an Austrian cross-country skier took a wrong turn, got lost, and blew a shot at a medal

    Quinn Rooney/Getty Images The Winter Olympics concluded on Sunday with the ladies' 30km mass start classic. Teresa Stadlober of Austria was in a good position to win a medal when she took a wrong turn. The wrong turn took her up a hill and by the time she figured out what happened, she fell from second to eighth and out of medal contention. The Winter Olympics concluded on Sunday with the ladies' 30km mass start classic. Among the skiers to compete in the event was Teresa Stadlober of...

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  • What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

    NBC can count on making a profit for its 18 days of telecasting the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The network's ratings started strong and slipped a bit as the games went on, and executives say it will end up about where they expected. Young viewers are flocking to their devices to...

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  • Shiffrin jokes about whether Vonn's Olympic career is over

    Mikaela Shiffrin is not quite convinced Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is done.

    Washington Post
  • Mikaela Shiffrin never had to be the Michael Phelps of skiing

    The pressure on the 22-year-old to deliver a haul of golds at these Winter Olympics was immense. But now she has time and experience on her side By no sane metric could Mikaela Shiffrin’s second Olympics, which concluded on Thursday afternoon with her silver medal in the alpine combined to go with last week’s giant slalom gold, be fairly assessed as anything but a success. She competed in three events in Pyeongchang after the weather conspired to spoil her ambitious bid for a record-breaking...

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  • Winter Olympics day 13 – in pictures

    Max air, troublesome equipment and a happy family: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading...

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