Latest skiing Stories

2006-03-19 10:58:46

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Overall champion and double Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Raich helped Austria to victory in the first ever mixed team event at the World Cup finals on Sunday.

2006-03-18 09:52:55

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Italian Giorgio Rocca celebrated winning the World Cup men's slalom title on Saturday despite skiing out when leading on the second run in the final race of the season.

2006-03-14 13:38:00

By Patrick Lang ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Michael Walchhofer looks more than ready to capture his second consecutive World Cup downhill title on Wednesday in the opening competition of the 2006 finals.

2006-03-10 04:10:25

SHIGA KOGEN (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Benjamin Raich all but secured his first overall World Cup title with slalom victory in Japan on Friday.

2006-03-05 06:22:47

By Patrick Lang YONGPYONG, South Korea (Reuters) - A well-rested American Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety continued his run of good form with a first World Cup victory after a storming second run in the weather-delayed giant slalom event on Sunday.

2006-03-04 02:47:13

By Patrick Lang YONGPYONG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italy's Davide Simoncelli celebrated the second World Cup win of his career with victory in the giant slalom on Saturday.

2006-03-03 23:59:49

YONGPYONG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italy's Davide Simoncelli won the men's World Cup giant slalom in Yongpyong on Saturday with a time of two minutes, 13.63 seconds, according to provisional results.

2006-03-03 22:12:02

By Patrick Lang YONGPYONG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's super-G specialist Aksel Lund Svindal took a surprise lead in the first leg of a World Cup giant slalom race in Yongpyong on Saturday.

2006-03-03 11:25:56

MILAN (Reuters) - An avalanche swept down a mountain in the western Italian Alps during an international ski competition on Friday, injuring at least seven people and leaving one person missing, officials said.

2006-02-28 20:45:00

By Lindsay Beck HONGHUALIANG, China (Reuters) - Li Chenlong learned to ski the hard way, by climbing a mountain, strapping on his skis, and figuring out for himself how best to get down.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.