Ski Alpin

While men dominate the sports world by being paid more than women, there's one sport where women are dominating instead - alpine skiing.   A new report from the Internation Ski Federation found that its top-earning athlete is skier Mikaela...
02/08/2018
After several years on the Swiss C-team, 23-year-old Ian Gut and his team have decided to compete for Liechtenstein in future ski seasons. The creation of a new environment should breathe new life into the former Swiss skier’s career.   “Ian Gut...
22/06/2018
What a shock for former ski racer Maria Höfl-Riesch! After a boat accident on Lake Garda, the 33-year-old had to be hospitalized.   The shock diagnosis: A broken elbow, bruises and a cut on her eye. Höfl-Riesch had to undergo an operation on...
29/05/2018
It was in Sochi, after all, where Hudec broke Canada’s 20-year alpine skiing podium drought when he barrelled across the finish line and claimed a bronze medal in the super-G.   Hudec, though, doesn’t want his entire career to be defined by that...
21/04/2018
Carmen Thalmann (born 11 September 1989) from Austria, has surprised everyone. Via her Instagram page she announced her retirement from alpine ski racing at the age of 28. Here is what she said in her own words:   "It was a wonderful chapter in my...
09/04/2018
In a season she dedicated to her late grandfather who died in November, Lindsey Vonn crashed in the season’s first downhill four weeks later, irritating her surgically repaired right knee. Two days later she crashed again in super-G. She’s still...
29/03/2018
Shortly before Hirscher won a World Cup night race on Tuesday, his Norwegian rival had snowballs thrown at him by spectators during his final run.   None of the projectiles hit Kristoffersen but the Norwegian was furious as he reacted with wild...
24/01/2018
After winning a women’s World Cup super-G, Federica Brignone dedicated her victory to Italian teammate Elena Fanchini on Saturday. The 32-year-old Fanchini had to end her season because of a tumor, forcing her out of her fourth Olympics in...
14/01/2018
For Mikaela Shiffrin it was another overpowering victory on the World Cup, and once again it carried historic implications.   On Saturday Shiffrin posted her 39th career World Cup victory, giving her exactly half of Lindsey Vonn’s total (78) which...
08/01/2018
Aleksandr Viktorovich Khoroshilov gained his first victory in 2015 in the slalom at Schladming and became the first Russian male to win a World Cup race in 34 years, since Aleksandr Zhirov of the Soviet Union in 1981.   Russia has never been an...
27/12/2017
Although Svindal has won the overall World Cup title twice, his career has also been marked by a series of major injuries. His latest knee problem in January turned out to be more complex than expected as a meniscus had ripped off the bone and...
18/12/2017
Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G in extreme pain and was treated by race doctors for a back injury on Saturday. The American star crossed the finish line in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow...
11/12/2017