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February 23, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. media members covering Alpine skiing were in attack mode through five Olympic races. The United States had one medal, Julia Mancuso's unexpected bronze in the women's super combined, headed into the men's super-giant slalom Feb. 16. Patrick Riml, U.S. alpine director, was called upon to answer for the team's slow start. Riml was adamant it was too soon to render a final verdict. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "The Games aren't over yet, we're halfway through," Riml said.
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February 23, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- U.S. media members covering Alpine skiing were in attack mode through five Olympic races. The United States had one medal, Julia Mancuso's unexpected bronze in the women's super combined, headed into the men's super-giant slalom Feb. 16. Patrick Riml, U.S. alpine director, was called upon to answer for the team's slow start. Riml was adamant it was too soon to render a final verdict. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "The Games aren't over yet, we're halfway through," Riml said.
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May 13, 2007 | Robyn Norwood, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Olympic medalist and World Cup champion Bode Miller is leaving the U.S. ski team, ending his contentious relationship with the federation that oversees the sport in this country. The fiercely independent Miller has been at odds with the association for years, and there long had been rumblings that he would leave the team. U.S. officials have been unhappy with Miller's late-night partying and his outlandish public comments. But he was by far the best skier on the team.
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February 17, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
The only thing not completely stupefying about Sunday's men's Olympic super giant slalom was that Norway won. Kjetil Jansrud became the fourth straight Norwegian to claim the super-G gold, so just go ahead and pencil in a Kjetil, Aksel or Lasse for 2018. Everything else about Sunday's result was pulled out of a magician's hat. America's Andrew Weibrecht, four years after stunningly taking super-G bronze in Vancouver, and having done absolutely nothing since, stole silver from his back-of-the-snowpack No. 29 start position.
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April 11, 1991 | BOB LOCHNER
Dennis Agee, director of skiing at Mammoth Mountain, was named Alpine program director of U.S. Skiing Wednesday, and will guide American ski racing efforts in the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France, as well as the development of future talent. The appointment was announced in Park City, Utah, by Howard Peterson, president of U.S. Skiing, who acted as interim Alpine director after the firing of John McMurtry last fall. "Dennis brings U.S.
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January 31, 2005 | From Associated Press
Julia Mancuso gave the U.S. ski team its second medal in two days at the world championships. She earned the bronze medal Sunday in a super giant slalom won by Sweden's Anja Paerson. The third-place finish came a day after Bode Miller took the gold in a men's super-G to open the competition. The team's goal of eight medals, split evenly between the men and the women, now looks as if it could be surpassed with nine events remaining.
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March 14, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hilary Lindh, who became a world champion by taking advice from her coach, stopped listening Thursday. Lindh, 27, who won the downhill gold medal in the world championships in February, said this season, her 13th on the U.S. ski team, is her last. The ski team's women's coach, Herwig Demschar, "talked to me an hour and a half yesterday, trying to convince me that I should hold off on my decision," Lindh said after Thursday's races in the World Cup Finals at Vail, Colo.
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February 3, 1998 | From Associated Press
Downhill medalist Picabo Street, season surprise Kristina Koznick and comeback veteran Julie Parisien head the women's portion of the U.S. Alpine ski team, picked Monday for the Nagano Winter Olympics. Leading the men's team was Daron Ralves, who comes into the Games off a season-best seventh-place finish in a World Cup Super-G last weekend. Also on the men's squad are 1994 downhill gold medalist Tommy Moe and veteran AJ Kitt.
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December 11, 1996 | BOB LOCHNER
It's off to Europe now for the Alpine World Cup troupe, and the going isn't likely to get any easier for the U.S. ski team, which left its star performer in Vail, Colo., on crutches. With Picabo Street out for the season and Hilary Lindh still hampered by a sore back, the only question remaining is whether the once-potent American men's speed squad has recovered enough from injuries and just plain slow skiing to provide at least one or two shining moments in an otherwise bleak winter.
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February 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Dan Bean, an Alpine select team coach for the U.S. Ski Team, died today from head injuries suffered in a car accident on an icy mountain highway. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon as Bean and his wife, Lisa, both of York, Me., were driving in a caravan with team members from Winter Park to Crested Butte for the U.S. Alpine Championships, which begin Friday. Their car went out of control on icy U.S.
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February 17, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - Tiger Woods at age 20 used his first pro tournament, the Greater Milwaukee Open, to say, "Hello, world. " Eighteen years later, a month shy of her 19th birthday, U.S. ski team star Mikaela Shiffrin sat down at the Gorki Media Center and announced similar intentions. She had been in Sochi for 18 hours but acted as though she had been raised around the corner. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Her Olympic debut, the women's giant slalom, was three days away.
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February 15, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - The U.S. Alpine medal calculation for Sochi changed the second the ink dried on Lindsey Vonn's statement saying knee surgery would render her unable to compete. Sochi was not going to be Vancouver, when Team Alpine USA won eight medals and, on the way out, almost offered the Austrians ski lessons. Yet, Sochi wasn't supposed to be Nagano 1998, either, when Picabo Street claimed the only U.S. medal (gold) in a super-G she won by a hundredth of a second. The halfway point of the Sochi Games has left the U.S. Ski Team at a crossed-tips crossroads.
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February 14, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia -- The last two Olympic combined champions, both Americans, couldn't get out of the snowplow's way Friday. After lead-footing his morning downhill, defending gold medalist Bode Miller drove his slalom run like a bumper-car ride and later admitted the course "was too tough for me. " Ted Ligety, the 2006 gold winner and current world champion in the event, let the mountain play him. "I respected the course too much," he said....
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January 31, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
Bode Miller can't get his toddler to sit still. The 9-month-old boy is squirming around the hotel room as if he's ready to jump in the start gate of the Sochi Olympic downhill. If you tell the kid to do one thing, Bode explains, he does the opposite. The kid is determined to have his own way. "He's like a salmon," Miller said, "he wants to swim against the stream. " Right on cue, as if directed by Martin Scorsese, Miller's wife, Morgan, looks up and says what everyone is thinking: "I wonder where he gets that from?"
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January 26, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Five-time medalist Bode Miller leads the 20-member U.S. Alpine roster announced Sunday for the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Miller, at 36, will compete in his fifth Winter Games, four years after taking gold, silver and bronze medals at the Vancouver Games. Miller is one of three Americans who have already won Olympic gold as the team heads to Russia. Miller won the super combined in Vancouver, while Ted Ligety (super combined) and Julia Mancuso (giant slalom) won gold at the 2006 Turin Games.
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December 4, 2013 | By David Wharton
It seems that Lindsey Vonn has created her own 24-hour news cycle, with daily and sometimes hourly reports on her quest to be healthy for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Now the U.S. Ski Team has announced that she has been cleared to begin downhill training in preparation for this week's World Cup races at Lake Louise, Canada. "A decision on her participation in downhill competitions Friday and Saturday, along with super G on Sunday, will be made after the final official training session Thursday," the statement said.  The American ski star badly injured her knee early this year and spent the summer recuperating from surgery.
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March 7, 1988 | Bob Lochner
The United States has become a third-rate skiing power. That's the only conclusion that can be drawn from the XVth Olympic Winter Games, which mercifully came to an end last Sunday. Despite the millions of dollars in corporate and individual financing that the sport has received since the 1960s, this country's showing at Calgary represented an all-time low in terms of medals and top-10 placings: zero and one, respectively. All six U.S. medals, two of them gold, were won by skaters.
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