downhill skiing

In downhill skiing, danger is always one moment away

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When you're launching off hills while rocketing down a snow-covered slope, there's the never-ending risk of having a potential medal-winning run end in a crash. [more]

Defending Olympic downhill champ Defago faces tough battle

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U.S. downhill skier Bode Miller and Swiss counterpart Didier Defago, both 36 years old, are the oldest competitors in this year’s Olympic field. But while Miller topped the first day of downhill training on Rosa Khutor’s alpine course, 2010 Olympic champ Defago had a rough one, placing 26th in the session. Defago had come into [more]

Vonn looks great in training; still wants to race men

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Lindsey Vonn is thankfully feeling better on and off the slopes. She reached speeds of 84-mph and beat the rest of the women’s field by nearly a full second Tuesday during her training runs at Lake Louise. And if this is how she skis after only a week of recovery, imagine how the Olympic gold [more]