Skiing


Shiffrin, ski team return to snow for camp

MIKAELA Shiffrin rode the chair lift to the top of Copper Mountain on a sunny June day and took in a sight she hadn’t seen in a while: a freshly groomed, snow-packed course just waiting to be skied. Paradise. ...

July 4, 2020, Saturday


Music is Shiffrin’s passion away from slopes

ONLY seconds in and ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin was nearly out of breath. The two-time Olympic champion quickly settled into a rhythm and breezed through her rendition of a song popularized by Amy Winehouse ...

May 24, 2020, Sunday


Reaching the summit, breaking barriers

WHEN Marion Haerty was a child, she saw her brother snowboarding and dreamed of having a go herself. Today, she is the world freeride champion and a groundbreaking star in a breathtaking sport. “I’ve ...

March 7, 2020, Saturday


2-time Olympic medalist carves new life

ANDREW Weibrecht steers his pickup truck off the main drag of the Olympic village where he grew up and heads down a narrow, wooded dirt road to water’s edge, grabs a fishing pole and gazes out at windswept ...

October 14, 2018, Sunday


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




 

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