December 2, 2005 |
Hannes Reichelt of Austria won a super-G race yesterday for his first World Cup victory less than nine months after tearing knee ligaments, while Bode Miller skied off-course in snowy and windy conditions. Miller failed to navigate a gate about halfway down the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, Colo. It was the third straight disappointing showing for the reigning super-G and overall World Cup champion. A bobsled accident that left a German coach with head and leg injuries at the Turin Olympic course is being investigated by Olympic organizers.
March 13, 2009 |
Lindsey Vonn won the super-G season finale at the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden, becoming the first American woman to capture the championship title in the discipline. Vonn earned her third crystal globe this season, tying the U.S. record set by Phil Mahre in 1982. The 24-year-old Vonn finished the Olympia course in 1 minute, 20.63 seconds. A day earlier, she clinched the World Cup overall title for the second straight year by winning downhill. "I was hoping so much that I could win today and get the super-G globe; no American female has ever done that," Vonn said.
March 2, 2009 |
Lindsey Vonn won her fourth straight super-G yesterday at the women's World Cup event in Bansko, Bulgaria. The 24-year-old won the super-G a day after clinching the downhill title, joining her idol, Picabo Street, as the only Americans to win back-to-back titles in the discipline. The defending overall World Cup champion, Vonn widened her lead in the standings to nearly 400 points. Steven Holcomb was the class of the field on all four runs of the four-man competition at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y., and piloted the USA-1 four-man bobsled to the gold medal.
March 17, 2006 |
Bode Miller and Daron Rahlves led a 1-2 American finish in the World Cup super-G finale yesterday after both failed to medal in the Turin Olympics last month. Miller covered the Olympia course in Are, Sweden, in 1 minute, 27.78 seconds for his first super-G win of the season and second podium finish in the World Cup finals. He was second in Wednesday's downhill. Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway clinched the super-G title with a third-place showing. Janica Kostelic of Croatia captured the women's World Cup overall title with a fourth-place finish in a super-G won by Nicole Hosp of Austria in 1:19.
December 17, 2005 |
Bode Miller isn't off to the same flying start as last season. The American finished eighth in a World Cup super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, yesterday, and lost his short-lived lead in the overall standings. Hans Grugger of Austria won his first career super-G, and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway finished fifth to regain the lead he lost to Miller a week ago. Miller, though, trails by just two points. Miller has won only one race this season, a giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colo.
December 1, 2008 |
Hermann Maier won a super-G yesterday at Lake Louise, Alberta, for his 54th career World Cup win. Maier, who last won a World Cup race in January 2006 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, won in 1 minute, 29.84 seconds. "To win here is a great feeling," said "The Herminator," whose training was hampered since September because of a disc problem in his lower back. "Today I risked. You can't win a race without risk. " Canada's John Kucera was second in 1:30.43, and Switzerland's Didier Cuche was third in 1:30.
February 13, 1998 |
Olympic organizers resisted the urge to celebrate yesterday's rare sunshine by making the skiers complete all the Alpine events in one day, so yes, there is still action left for tonight. Barring any more weather disasters, the main event will be live, prime-time coverage of the women's downhill. That means if Picabo Street backs up her gold medal in the Super-G with another, you won't have to wait 24 hours to watch it. This should do wonders for CBS's ratings, which have been so paltry the network is considering throwing an episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" into their slow evenings.
January 23, 2010 |
Already perfect in the downhill this season, Lindsey Vonn looks unstoppable in the super-G, too. She won for the seventh time this season, regained the lead in the overall standings - perhaps for good - and sent a clear signal that she is indeed ready as the Vancouver Olympics near. "Sometimes people just get this feeling that everything is clicking and everything is working well together," she said. Vonn sped down the twisting Olympia delle Tofane course in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, yesterday in 1 minute, 21.74 seconds.
December 21, 2009 |
Franzi Aufdenblatten posted her first World Cup victory in leading a 1-2 Swiss finish in a super-G in Val d'Isere, France, and Lindsey Vonn placed third to retake sole possession of the lead in the overall standings. The 28-year-old Aufdenblatten upset the favorites to finish in 1 minute, 26.43 seconds on the Oreiller-Killy course, 0.23 seconds ahead of Nadia Styger . Aufdenblatten's previous best World Cup result was the third place she twice took in downhills. "Somebody told me that it happened after more than 200 races," Aufdenblatten said of her winning drought.
March 5, 2013
Dogs bolted out of the chute in Willow, Alaska, on Sunday to launch the 41st running of the Iditarod Trail Sled-Dog Race. Sixty-five teams will make their way through punishing wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska's western coast 1,000 miles away. The first musher to reach Nome will win a new truck and a cash prize of $50,400. The rest of the $600,000 purse will be split among the next 29 mushers to cross the finish line. The competitors include defending champion Dallas Seavey and four-time winners Lance Mackey, Jeff King , and Martin Buser . SKIING: World Cup-winning skier Tina Maze was placed under police protection for a super-G race after an e-mailed death threat against her. The Slovenian finished fourth and had two bodyguards close by after the race was won by Anna Fenninger of Austria.