Latest Alpine skiing Stories

2006-02-22 08:58:20

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Croatian Janica Kostelic, who sealed her title as the most successful woman Olympic Alpine skier in history in Turin, bids on Wednesday for her third medal at a Games marred by a doping scandal engulfing the Austrians.

2006-02-21 16:05:00

Wearing a helmet while skiing, as many competitive alpine skiers and snowboarders are required to do, could reduce injuries among recreational skiers, Norwegian researchers said on Tuesday.

2006-02-21 06:46:10

By Simon Evans SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Bode Miller, the most high-profile skier in the world, has been more successful at scurrying away from journalists than completing his races at the Winter Olympics. His reluctance to speak in public is symbolic of the humbling of the U.S.

2006-02-20 12:59:26

By Bill Barclay SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Bode Miller let his mediocre skiing do the talking once more on Monday when the U.S. men's team failed to win a medal in the giant slalom.

2006-02-20 11:24:17

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - He might not be as mighty as Hermann Maier once was or as fashionable as Bode Miller now is, but Benjamin Raich completed an impressive collection of medals by winning the Olympic gold in the men's giant slalom on Monday.

2006-02-20 08:24:36

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - A group of war orphans from Sarajevo, host city of the 1984 Winter Games, were given a tour of the Olympic athletes' village on Monday before watching the men's Alpine skiing giant slalom.

2006-02-20 06:18:22

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Canada's Francois Bourque surprised even himself by taking the lead after the first leg of the men's Alpine skiing giant slalom at the Turin Olympics on Monday.

2006-02-20 04:26:03

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE (Reuters) - The start times of Monday's two Alpine ski races at the Turin Olympics have been put back to allow workers to clear snow from the pistes, organisers said. Heavy snow had fallen all day on Sunday, forcing a postponement of the women's super-G by 24 hours.

2006-02-19 19:09:49

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - The focus of the Winter Games shifts to the mountains again on Monday as outspoken Bode Miller continues his quest for his first medal of the fortnight.

2006-02-19 11:22:57

By Bill Barclay SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Zip your top up properly, leave the wig and false mustache in your chalet and, whatever you do, do not sip the wrong kind of cola.

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