SKIING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Suter and Gut go 1-2 in downhill training; Vonn 5th

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) Swiss skiers Fabienne Suter and Lara Gut went 1-2 in World Cup downhill training while overall leader Lindsey Vonn was fifth on Friday. Suter led Gut by 0.08 seconds on the Mont Lachaux course with Laurenne Ross of the United States third, 0.09 behind. Vonn was 0.30 back. In the overall, Vonn holds an 87-point lead over Gut, who led Thursday's...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Olympian Picabo Street to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

SALT LAKE CITY -- A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street says she will be cleared of domestic violence and assault charges because she was defending herself a December fight with her father.Attorney Joe Wrona said Thursday that he will demand a jury trial in the misdemeanor case against her.Prosecutors say Street threw her 76-year-old father down the stairs and locked...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former gold medalist Picabo Street allegedly beat up her father

A former U.S. Olympian went to jail recently. Picabo Street, a 2002 Gold medalist skier, was arrested last month and later charged with assault, according to the Associated Press, citing charging documents. The 44-year-old reportedly locked her 76-year-old father in the basement before calling authorities. She told police that her father had pulled her hair as a result of a fight...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alpine skier Marcel Hirscher almost hit by falling drone

During a night slalom run at the Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, alpine skier Marcel Hirscher was almost taken out by a falling drone that carried a camera. Hirscher, the four-time World Cup overall champ, was unharmed in the close encounter with the drone, but it could have been a disastrous accident. See for yourself. Hirscher went on to have a terrific run, finishing in second...
Via Sportsnaut
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bode Miller busted at Masters over a quesadilla?

It’s safe to say that Bode Miller’s experience at The Masters is going downhill. The Olympic ski racer had his day — or at the very least, his meal — ruined at Augusta National on Thursday when he was nabbed trying to bring a quesadilla onto the golf course. Miller and his wife, professional beach volleyball player and occasional model Morgan Beck (who took a golf ball to...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bode Miller defends NBC reporter for interview that caused emotional breakdown (video)

An interview that occurred after Bode Miller won a bronze medal in the Super G on Sunday is generating more attention than the veteran skier’s impressive performance through which he secured is sixth Winter Olympics medal. Shortly after the final skiers finished and the results were final, Miller was approached by NBC reporter Christin Cooper […]The post Bode Miller defends NBC...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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