Ski rules tweak helps Ligety, Austrian team; Vonn, Miller not yet in clear

The International Ski Federation tweaked its Olympic qualification rules Tuesday to allow racers like Ted Ligety and some high-profile Austrians to compete in the super-combined at next month's Sochi Games. FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis told The Associated Press that instead of requiring at least three super-combi finishes over the qualification period of this season and last...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rules could keep Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi races

Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other medal contenders held out of some of their favorite disciplines.
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic status “up in the air” says coach

getty images Whether or not Lindsey Vonn competes in the Olympics remains to be seen. “She’s recovering and preparing and everything is [up] in the air,” said U.S. women’s ski team coach Alex Hoedlmoser, according to the AP. ”Right now it’s a total open book.” Vonn has not trained since Dec. 21 when she aborted a race run after her right knee gave out. “We would like...
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Vonn likely to skip races in Austria; Olympic availability uncertain

Lindsey Vonn has not skied for two weeks and will "most likely" skip next weekend's World Cup speed races in Austria, her head coach said on Saturday, leaving her status for the Sochi Olympics up in the air. Vonn remains in the United States after aggravating her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in Val d'Isere, France, on Dec. 21. "She's recovering and preparing...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

No date set for Vonn's return ahead of Sochi Winter Games

Lindsey Vonn's head coach says no date has been set for the injured skier's return to the World Cup, and that she might not compete at all before the Sochi Olympics in February. Vonn flew back to Vail, Colorado, last week after hurting her surgically repaired right knee at a downhill race in France. U.S. women's head coach Alex Hoedlmoser says "her knee was swollen again after...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Canada's Guay leads Bormio downhill training; Miller 5th

Aiming for back-to-back victories, Canada's Erik Guay was fastest in World Cup downhill training Saturday on the physically demanding Stelvio course. Guay clocked 1 minute, 52.81 seconds for a 0.27 advantage over Hannes Reichelt of Austria, with overall leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway third, 0.31 back. Bode Miller, still aiming for his first speed podium of the season at a...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Canada's Guay earns World Cup downhill win, Miller is fifth for U.S.

Canada's Erik Guay won the World Cup downhill on Saturday, while Bode Miller was fifth in his best finish in a speed event this season. A year after missing out on the victory because of changing weather, Guay finished in 1 minute, 56.65 seconds down the Saslong course. He made up time over the last few gates to edge Kjetil Jansrud of Norway by 0.12 seconds. "It is sweet," Guay...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn 2nd in France downhill training, speeding up return

Lindsey Vonn had the second-fastest run in World Cup downhill training Thursday as she increased the pace in her comeback from injury. The American finished only 0.04 seconds behind Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, who clocked 1 minute, 49.07 seconds on the Oreiller-Killy course. Defending overall champion Tina Maze was third, 0.16 behind. The downhill race is scheduled for Saturday...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Vonn to skip World Cup race in St. Moritz, return Dec. 21

The U.S. Ski Team says Lindsey Vonn will skip this weekend's World Cup races in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and is planning to compete in a downhill on Dec. 21 at Val d'Isere, France. Vonn returned to racing last week at Lake Louise, Alberta, 10 months after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in that leg during a crash at the world championships. She finished...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Skier Bode Miller, ex-flame agree in NY to share time with son

Skier Bode Miller and a former flame agreed on Monday to share time with their infant son for the next four months, calming a court fight over him as Miller heads toward the Winter Olympics. The temporary arrangement isn't the final word in a custody clash that has become a public drama for the skier and a cause of concern among women's rights activists. But the pact is in place...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vonn rebounds with 11th-place finish in second race back from injury

Saying she felt "much more like myself" than in her season debut a day earlier, Lindsey Vonn finished 11th in a World Cup downhill Saturday. The four-time overall World Cup champion and 2010 Olympic downhill gold medalist came down the hill with a far more attacking style in the second race of a comeback from reconstructive surgery on her right knee in February. "That was much...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Knee on mend, Bode Miller feeling fit on course

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Bode Miller banged his way through the giant slalom course as only he can, scraping his knuckle in a fall and later bloodying his elbow after a collision with a gate. As anyone paying attention to skiing over the past dozen or so years knows by now, the five-time Olympic medalist simply does not hold back...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn completes first World Cup training since crash

Ten months since she last competed, Lindsey Vonn returned to a World Cup course for downhill training Wednesday and said afterward her surgically repaired right knee felt "stable." Vonn said she will decide after the training run scheduled for Thursday whether to race this week for the first time since a high-speed crash at the world championships in February tore two ligaments...
Via Fox Olympics
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

US Ski Team: Vonn cleared for downhill training

Updates with details, quotes from team's release. With AP Photos. By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer Lindsey Vonn was cleared to get back on a World Cup course for downhill training, the latest step as she works to return from a right knee injury and get ready for the Sochi Olympics. Now Vonn - and the rest of the skiing world - will wait to find out whether she'll actually be...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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