Skiing


No farmers here now, we’re going Olympic

IT may be hot outside but that doesn’t stop doctors and former shepherds on skis snowploughing on giant white treadmills on the outskirts of Beijing — part of the battalions of workers learning the sport ...

September 23, 2018, Sunday


IOC has confidence in Beijing’s Olympics plan

THE International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it was “extremely confident” in Beijing’s preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics, praising a three-fold increase in the number of skiers in China ...

September 20, 2018, Thursday


Goggia, Feuz take downhill titles

SOFIA Goggia followed up her Olympic downhill gold medal by claiming the season-long World Cup title in the discipline yesterday. Lindsey Vonn narrowly beat Goggia to win the race at the World Cup finals ...

March 15, 2018, Thursday


Injured Olympic champion Hanyu to miss worlds

OLYMPIC champion Yuzuru Hanyu will not compete in this month’s world championships in Italy due to injury, Japan’s Skating Federation said yesterday. Hanyu requires “two weeks of rest and three months ...

March 8, 2018, Thursday


Hirscher wins overall title

DOUBLE Olympic champion Marcel Hirscher clinched a seventh overall World Cup title with victory in the slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, yesterday. The Austrian 29-year-old can no longer be caught by ...

March 5, 2018, Monday


Bruised, not beaten, White is back again

THE picture on Shaun White’s phone is not for public consumption. His upper lip is a torn-up mash of blood and gristle and bone. He took the selfie shortly after bashing his face into a halfpipe while ...

February 11, 2018, Sunday


Vonn tunes up for Games with downhill double

AMERICAN ski queen Lindsey Vonn chalked up her 81st World Cup win yesterday to complete the downhill double at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in the final races before the Winter Olympics. Vonn clocked ...

February 5, 2018, Monday


WCup season-opener nixed

THE first race of the men’s Alpine skiing World Cup season in Soelden, Austria, has been canceled because of bad weather conditions. Organizers say they have called off the giant slalom “with the updated ...

October 30, 2017, Monday


Johaug dope ban extended

NORWEGIAN cross-country skier Therese Johaug’s doping ban has been extended by five months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said yesterday, dashing her hopes of competing in the Olympic Games next ...

August 23, 2017, Wednesday


Austrian Goergl retires

AUSTRIAN skier Elisabeth Goergl, the oldest woman to win a World Cup race, announced her retirement yesterday aged 36. Goergl won two World Championship golds, both of them at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in ...

June 13, 2017, Tuesday




 

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