World Cup (Skiing)

Breezy Johnson Will Miss the Olympics With Injured Knee

The American ski racer Breezy Johnson, a top contender for a gold medal at next month’s Beijing Olympics in the women’s downhill, said on Monday that she would not compete in the Games because of torn right knee cartilage she sustained in the second of two high-speed training crashes this month. Saying she was heartbroken, […]

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Skier Mikaela Shiffrin, Top Medal Contender in Beijng, Tests Positive

Mikaela Shiffrin, the two-time Olympic champion skier and a top U.S. medal contender at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, said Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss World Cup races Tuesday and Wednesday in Lienz, Austria. The result complicated Shiffrin’s preparations for the Beijing Games and showed how a surge […]

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On Cue, Skiing Re-enters the Spotlight Ahead of Olympics

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Pretty much everywhere besides the Alps, ski racing tends to fly under the radar most of the time. And then, every four years, an Olympic Games approaches, and with the flick of a switch, ski racers once more capture the imagination of anyone who catches a glimpse of the high-speed daredevilry […]

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