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Norway’s Olympic downhill stars aim to rebound

January 17, 2019 — WENGEN, Switzerland — Only by Norway's stellar standards in men's alpine skiing has this World Cup speed season been low key. Less than a year after long-time stars Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud finished 1-2 in the Pyeongchang Olympic downhill watched by Norway's crown

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Olympic double gold medalist Ledecka chooses alpine over snowboard

January 17, 2019 — CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — After months of agonizing over a decision she would have preferred not to have to make, skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka has finally chosen to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds. The Czech athlete who

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Denver man finds meaning in adaptive sports after accident left him without his right arm and leg

January 17, 2019 — In the most excruciating moment of his life, Gary Verrazano remembered what a military nurse had once told him: Keep talking and don't fall asleep. The accident came in June of 2012. Verrazano was working at the time as an operations manager at NASCAR events,

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Team Frisco welcomed home from Lake Placid International Children’s Games

January 16, 2019 — "Eagles were meant to fly, and so was Nina Schamberger." That was Rodney Robinson's favorite quote from last week's International Children's Games at Lake Placid. It was delivered in a thick British accent by the event's emcee, Stuart Hemsley, as he called the finish of

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Lindsey Vonn to start an injury-delayed final full season in Cortina

January 16, 2019 — CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to open her injury-delayed final full season on the skiing World Cup circuit — and she couldn't be happier to do it in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Vonn says, "If there's a place — minus Lake Louise —

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Summit High boys basketball picks up tempo to top Moffat County

January 16, 2019 — The Summit High School varsity boys basketball team (5-8, 0-2 4A Western Slope) ended a five-game losing skid on Tuesday night with a 66-60 home win versus Moffat County (2-9, 0-2). The Tigers rode improved ball handling, ball security and stingy second-half defense to the

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Shiffrin finally conquers Kronplatz giant slalom

January 15, 2019 — SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy — Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory — or even a podium finish — had eluded

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Colorado Mountain College Leadville to host Colorado Cup races Jan. 26

January 15, 2019 — This year's Colorado Cup races at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville will feature 5K and 10K sprint and medley snowshoe races, a 6.4-kilometer skate ski race and an 8K fat-tire bike race. This year's competitions are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, at CMC's Leadville campus.

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Breckenridge cyclist Taylor Shelden wins Ullr fat bike race

January 15, 2019 — More than a foot of fresh snow at the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge resulted in soft, packed-powder conditions for more than 35 cyclists to pedal through during Saturday's Ullr Fat Bike Race. In the event's fifth year, the competition returned to the Nordic

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Frisco invites Summit County community to celebrate ‘Team Frisco’

January 14, 2019 — The town of Frisco will host a celebration for the "Team Frisco" International Children's Games contingent from 5:30-7 p.m., on Tuesday at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge. Appetizers and beverages will be provided at the event. It will honor the dozen Team Summit and

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Silverthorne snowboarder Chris Corning podiums at Austria World Cup slopestyle

January 14, 2019 — Chris Corning podiumed this past weekend at a World Cup slopestyle event in Austria, his first event since finishing an impressive second at last month's Dew Tour at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The 19-year-old Silverthorne snowboarder earned another second-place finish on the slopestyle course in Kreischberg,

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Free ski clinics to kick off next month’s Summit County 50+ Winter Games

January 14, 2019 — Three free senior ski racing clinics will be offered as part of next month's Summit County 50+ Winter Games, which are scheduled at several venues in Summit County from Feb. 5-7 and 10-12. In its 39th year, the games will take place across the county,

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World Anti-Doping Agency to rule on Russia doping data as visit continues

January 13, 2019 — MOSCOW — World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors' bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue. WADA reinstated the Russian anti-doping agency in September

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Austria’s Hirscher wins slalom for World Cup record 9th win at same venue

January 13, 2019 — ADELBODEN, Switzerland — Once more in Marcel Hirscher's stellar career he was racing against Alpine skiing's history book Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at

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Shiffrin doesn’t win, and the world keeps spinning

January 12, 2019 — Here's a question: Is it bigger news when Mikaela Shiffrin wins a World Cup slalom or does not win a World Cup slalom? We actually debated this in the Vail Daily newsroom when laying out our Wednesday cover. To be clear, it's not like the

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Olympic Committee marketing chair from Japan investigated for corruption

January 12, 2019 — PARIS — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee's efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Takeda, who is also the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, was placed

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Summit Cove’s Vailles turn son’s snowshoe world championship win into experience for everyone

January 11, 2019 — A glance around the Vaille family living room tells the story. In one corner, there is a towering LEGO Eiffel Tower. In another, there's an intricate London Tower Bridge. And across the room, there are even more LEGO masterpieces, such as a replica of Venice,

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2026 Olympics: Milan-Cortina hopes Italian bid can revolutionize games

January 11, 2019 — ROME — It starts with the name — featuring two cities as opposed to the usual one — and involves venues dotted across a large swath of northern Italy stretching from Milan to the Dolomites. The Milan-Cortina bid for the 2026 Olympics has the potential

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Russian court lets Alexander Zubkov keep Olympic titles

January 11, 2019 — MOSCOW — Russian bobsledder Alexander Zubkov won a Moscow court ruling on Friday that could make it harder for the International Olympic Committee to recover his gold medals. The Russian flagbearer at the 2014 Sochi Olympics was stripped of his two gold medals from those

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German skier stripped of Beaver Creek Birds of Prey win for oxygen tank use

January 10, 2019 — OBERHOFEN, Switzerland — The International Ski Federation has disqualified Stefan Luitz from his first World Cup win for inhaling from an oxygen tank between giant slalom runs. The federation says the German racer will lose his prize money of $46,000 and 100 World Cup points

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