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United States Skier Ted Ligety Captures Gold in Giant Slalom
February 20th, 2014 at 10:04 AM
After completing his second run in the giant slalom on Wednesday, Ted Ligety made Olympic history by becoming the first American to win gold in the event. Ligety, who was the overwhelming favorite to win the gold, finished with a time of 2:45:29 in the two-run combined event. Steve Missillier and...

Julia Mancuso Slaloms Her Way to Bronze in Women’s Super Combined; Finishes Eighth in Downhill
February 12th, 2014 at 2:39 PM
***PHOTO1***After sitting in first place after the downhill run, Julia Mancuso knew she had to pull out something special in the slalom to find herself on the medal stand for the women's super combined. "I really thought I was blowing it in slalom," Mancuso said after her bronze medal performance. "I had...

Jamie Anderson Claims Gold for US in Slopestyle
February 10th, 2014 at 8:33 PM
After Jamie Anderson finished her nearly perfect run in the women's inaugural slopestyle event, she almost certainly solidified herself as one of the greatest of her time.  ***PHOTO1*** With the gold medal, the US swept gold in the event. Sage Kotsenburg took home the gold in the men's slopestyle event earlier in the...

Bode Miller Struggles in Downhill, Falls Short of Medal
February 10th, 2014 at 6:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** After practice and qualifying runs were completed in the men's downhill run, Bode Miller looked like the guy to beat. But the 36-year olds quest to become the oldest Alpine gold medalist fell short as he finished in eighth place.  "This can be a tough one to swallow today, having skied...

Canada’s Alexandre Bilodeau, Mikael Kingsbury Capture Gold and Silver in Men’s Moguls
February 10th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada's Alexandre Bilodeau is a gold medalist.  The 26 year old from Montreal, Quebec successfully defended his crown in the men's moguls, showing the world exactly why he's the best at his sport.  This marks the first time a moguls skier has repeated as...

Bad Starts and Injuries Plague Team USA on Day One in Sochi
February 7th, 2014 at 8:02 AM
Day one of Sochi is in the books and with just a few events down, Team USA was not off to a blazing start. Team Figure Skating The inaugural team figure skating competition began yesterday and Team USA got off to a less than stellar start.  U.S. champions Jeremy Abbott as well as...

Trying to Avoid Injury, Shaun White Withdraws from Slopestyle
February 5th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** When two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White met with reporters on Wednesday, the press conference didn't go as many expected. Just a day before the Olympic Games were set to begin, the biggest name in snowboarding withdrew from the slopestyle event citing he wanted to prevent any risk of injury. "After...

Lindsey Vonn Announces She Will not Participate in Sochi Olympics
January 8th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Less than a year since having reconstructive surgery on her right knee, it looked as if Lindsey Vonn would be defending her Gold medals in skiing. But following multiple setbacks it was announced yesterday that Vonn would not participate in the Sochi Olympics scheduled to begin February 7.  ***PHOTO1*** Vonn has become...