SKIING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Prosecutors move to drop domestic violence charges against skier Picabo Street

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah prosecutors moved to drop domestic violence charges against Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street after she was accused of throwing her father down the stairs and locking him in the basement of her home.Street faced misdemeanor domestic violence and assault charges after the fight with her 76-year-old father near Park City. Her lawyer contends that she was...
Via Associated Press
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn hurt again, has hairline fracture in knee

Lindsey Vonn is injured again. The U.S. Olympian suffered a hairline fracture in her left knee when she crashed during a World Cup super-G ski race Saturday in Andorra. Vonn had to be carried down the course in a sled after the incident. She announced the news via her Instagram, with a caption that read: “Got caught in the soft snow today and crashed pretty hard. X-rays showed...
Via NESN.com
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Vonn on body paint pic: ‘Athletic women can be beautiful’

Lindsey Vonn attracted a lot of attention this week when she took to social media to post a video of herself doing pull-ups while “wearing” only body paint during a photo shoot for the latest edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Even on set I never stopped training...now it's back to work. Excited to race this wknd in Italy! @SI_Swimsuit pic.twitter.com/hhQiLMnUob...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 19, 2016  |  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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