Tag Archives: World Cup

Downhill: Transforming experience … into results

UPDATED (July 21) – For over two decades the Canadian Rockies have been a picture-perfect backdrop for athletes, coaches and volunteers working tirelessly to deliver one of the most reliable race blocks on the FIS calendar. Over a three-week period … Continue reading

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Downhill … where are we going?

Downhill has always been at the cutting edge of alpine ski racing. Bold, brassy and bullish – always pushing the limits of excitement. From the spectacular recoveries of Toni Sailer on the Tofana in the 1956 Cortina Olympics to Franz … Continue reading

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Fresh adrenaline: boost for the speed events

One of the hotter topics this past week at the FIS Congress was the debate over a new starting format for speed events of downhill and super G. Under a very clear directive from FIS Council, the alpine community was … Continue reading

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Cancun: Ski capital of the world (this week)

I admit it. Since my first FIS Congress, we’ve traveled to some pretty interesting locations. Well known cities like Rio, Melbourne and Vancouver. Historic cities like Dubrovnik, Prague and Capetown. But while my passport has a few exotic stamps, but … Continue reading

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Bravo Larisa. Thank you.

The wise athlete knows best. Larisa Yurkiw has proved this both on and off the snow throughout her remarkable career. Continue reading

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Courageous, but not so unusual anymore

(Updated Apr. 20) In early January, The Denver Post profiled US Ski Team athlete Hig Roberts after his World Cup debut in Soelden, Austria. It was a pretty typical move into the big leagues. Hig earned four starts and didn’t … Continue reading

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A journey continues ….

Nearly a year ago we started on an independent pathway in the world of ski racing. In a sport where the tradition of “Team” runs deep, to embark on this new journey was intimidating to say the least. Several weeks … Continue reading

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