SKIING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vonn and others have pulled out of Alpine combined race due to dangerous conditions

Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, along with other American teammates on the World Cup tour have pulled out of the Alpine combined race due to dangerous conditions, the Associated Press reported on Friday. Vonn, who has faced several injuries was not willing to risk another one on Friday. The first three racers on the course all crashed, and one was taken off in a stretcher. â...
Via Excelle Sports
10 hours ago

Vonn criticizes ski officials after pulling out of race

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) Lindsey Vonn wasn't about to risk another injury, and neither was Mikaela Shiffrin. Vonn and Shiffrin, along with some of their American teammates on the World Cup tour, pulled out of the Alpine combined race on Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course. The first three racers all crashed, and one was taken away on a stretcher with a...
Via Associated Press
11 hours 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

With back on the mend, Bode Miller set to return at world championships

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- Bode Miller's no longer being held back by a herniated disk. He's cleared himself to race again. Just in time for the world championships, too, which was his target all along after undergoing surgery in November. The six-time Olympic medalist hopes to compete in the super-G, downhill and possibly even the super-combined. First, though, U.S. men's coach Sasha...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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