December 6, 2009 |
Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup downhill for the second straight day, giving her seven victories on the Lake Louise, Canada, course since 2004. Saturday's victory marked the first time the 25-year-old Vonn has won two downhills in two days at Lake Louise. The U.S. Ski Team said it was the best overall showing for American women in a World Cup downhill since March 16, 1991, at Vail, Colo. Alice McKennis -- a 20-year-old in her third career World Cup race -- finished 10th, Stacey Cook 11th, Julia Mancuso 12th, Leanne Smith 23rd and Chelsea Marshall 25th.
September 25, 2009 |
Ready or not, world, Bode is back. Bode Miller, the enigmatically-talented and bombastic ski racer who bombed out at the 2006 Turin Olympics before splitting with the U.S. Ski Team, announced at a Thursday news conference at Staples Center that he was returning to the squad in advance of the 2010 Vancouver Games. "This is an opportunity for me to have the best runs of my life," he said. A self-proclaimed nonconformist, Miller left the team in an acrimonious parting after the 2006 Olympics during which he failed to medal in five events and spent many nights cavorting at drinking establishments in the Italian Alps.
February 23, 2008 |
WHISTLER, Canada -- Lindsey Vonn lost a World Cup ski race on Friday by one-hundredth of a second on the Whistler Mountain downhill course that will be used for the 2010 Vancouver Games. Bummer? Hardly. Sometimes in ski racing you win when you lose, and this was definitely one of those times for the U.S. skier.
January 21, 2008 |
Bode Miller overtook Phil Mahre as the most successful American skier by getting his 28th win with the combined title for the slalom and Saturday's downhill at the traditional Hahnenkamm World Cup races in Kitzbuehel, Austria . "It's a nice record, something you dream about as a kid," Miller, 30, said. "As a professional skier, you're more focused on winning each individual race. Before the season, it was my target to break that record, and it's a really good feeling if you reach your goals."
May 13, 2007 |
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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May 13, 2006 |
Corey Engen, 90, who was captain of the U.S. Nordic ski team at the 1948 Winter Olympics and, with his brothers, helped popularize skiing in Idaho and Utah, died from complications of pneumonia Tuesday at a nursing home in Provo, Utah. A ski jumper and cross-country skier in Norway, Engen followed his two older brothers, Alf and Sverre, from Norway to Utah in the early 1930s. Engen taught skiing during the early years of the Sun Valley Resort in Ketchum, Idaho.