Skiing

In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, cross-country skiers from around Vermont compete in races at U-32 Middle & High School in East Montpelier, Vt. The ski racing community worldwide is starting to back away from the use of fluorinated waxes that contain chemicals that pose threats to human health and impact the environment. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
February 28, 2020 - 5:50 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threatens human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski...
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An AS Roma fan wears a sanitary mask as he watches the Italian Serie A soccer match between Roma and Lecce at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Four Serie A matches were postponed in Northern Italy for concern on possible spreading of the COVID-19 viral illness. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
February 24, 2020 - 4:12 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian government is moving toward having soccer matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe. Inter Milan is scheduled to host Ludogorets in the Europa...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 21, 2020 - 6:21 am
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Lara Gut-Behrami won a World Cup downhill race on Friday for her first victory in more than two years. Gut-Behrami led a 1-2 Swiss finish on the Mont Lachaux course, beating downhill standings leader Corinne Suter by 0.80 seconds. Stephanie Venier of Austria was...
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/Sweden's Anna Swenn Larsson speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
February 16, 2020 - 5:30 am
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Swedish skier Anna Swenn Larsson took a big lead in the opening run of a women’s World Cup slalom on Sunday, positioning herself for a first career win. Swenn Larsson could snap the three-year-long winning streak of Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova, who combined have...
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Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super G, in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 14, 2020 - 9:20 am
SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde got his first win of the season Friday in a men’s World Cup super-G, sending the Norwegian to the top of both the discipline and overall standings. Racing on a shortened course with run times of under a minute, Kilde finished 0.15 seconds...
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February 09, 2020 - 5:18 pm
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — Dave McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, has died at 104. Rusty Gregory, former chief executive of the resort, said McCoy “died peacefully in his sleep” at...
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Switzerland's Corinne Suter reacts in the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Garmish Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 09, 2020 - 8:06 am
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — A month ago Corinne Suter had not won a women's World Cup downhill or super-G race in her career, now the Swiss skier is leading the season standings in both disciplines. Suter got her first win in a super-G on Sunday, four weeks after winning her first...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands in the fish Rea after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 03, 2020 - 12:35 pm
Two-time Olympic champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin says her father, Jeff, has died. He was 65. “My family is heartbroken beyond comprehension about the unexpected passing of my kindhearted, loving, caring, patient, wonderful father,” the family posted on Shiffrin’s social media accounts. The U.S Ski...
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Italy's Federica Brignone competes in an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2020 - 4:52 am
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AP) — Federica Brignone won a women’s World Cup super-G after overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin sat out the race on Sunday, strengthening her runner-up position in the standings. The win left the Italian 270 points short of Shiffrin’s leading tally. The American three-time...
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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 9:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The international ski federation on Wednesday canceled the first World Cup races scheduled for the...
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