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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins World Cup Giant Slalom in Kronplatz

After finishing fifth in 2017 and failing to complete the first run in 2018 at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Kronplatz (ITA), American Mikaela Shiffrin proved that the third time was the charm on Tuesday as she claimed a decisive 1.21-second victory over Tessa Worley of France. It was Shiffrin's first win at the Italian resort, and she was thoroughly pleased to have finally mastered the demanding Erta slope.Tessa Worley gave the closest challenge in order to collect her third podium in the past thr...
Tags: France, Sport, Skiing, Fis, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski Italy, Worley, Shiffrin, Federica Brignone, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Giant Slalom, Audi FIS, Tessa Worley, Marta Bassino, Kronplatz


9th win for Marcel Hirscher in Adelboden

The slalom showdown from Adelboden took place today under continuous snowfall but whatever the conditions, Marcel Hirscher seems to master the Chuenisbärgli the best. He took his 67th World Cup win ahead of Clément Noel and Henrik Kristoffersen.Like in the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Zagreb, Marco Schwarz laid down the fastest second run but couldn't bring it down in the second leg. This opened the door for the podium, and as usual, Marcel Hirscher pushed hard to ski the fastest splits from t...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Zagreb, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Pyeongchang, Ski Switzerland, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Slalom, Kitzbuehel, Marco Schwarz


By A Boot String, U.S. Finishes Dresden City Team Sprint in 4th, Sweden For the Win

American Sophie Caldwell (far left) lunges to the line with Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla and Sweden’s Jonna Sundling. Caldwell ended up fourth, while Sundling took second and Fall third. Sweden’s Maja Dahlqvist 9not shown) crossed first for the win. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) If the Grand Prix were to host a ski race, it might look like the Team Sprint in Dresden, Germany. With 10 teams racing the 6 x 1.6-kilometer final and the racetrack style, three-lap loop situated in t...
Tags: Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Results, Slovenia, Norway, Fis, Sargent, David Brown, Julia, Kern, Dresden Germany, Caldwell


Skar Takes First Win of the Season in Dresden; Newell 25th, Bolger 29th

Norwegian Sindre Bjørnestad Skar (c) after taking first in the men’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle race on Saturday. Russia’s Gleb Retivykh placed second, while Norway’s and Erik Valnes placed third. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) The white ribbon of snow created a stark contrast to the green grass and gothic architecture along the bank of the River Elbe for the second year of city sprints in Dresden, Germany. As is typical in these events, the 1.6-kilometer out and back course was predo...
Tags: News, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Dresden, Fis, River Elbe, Andy, Dresden Germany, Pellegrino, Newell


Marcel Hirscher Wins World Cup GS in Adelboden

It was a very exciting race, full of goosebumps moments, on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden. The Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom race ended with Marcel Hirscher grabbing a 4th win in this discipline on this course, winning ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen and Thomas Fanara.After the first run, Norwegian tech whiz Henrik Kristoffersen was leading a tight field, with Marcel Hirscher (+0.12) and Alexis Pinturault (+0.18) not far behind. So all racers had to push hard in the second round, and the...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Switzerland, Fis, Oslo, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Alta Badia, Thomas Fanara, Ski Switzerland, Adelboden, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault


Sweden takes 1, 2 and 3, with Nilsson Leading the Way in Dresden City Sprint; Caldwell 5th

  An all Swedish podium, from left to right: Jonna Sundling, Stina Nilsson and Maja Dahlqvist after the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint in Dresden, Germany. (Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) With the 2019 Tour de Ski complete, World Cup athletes returned to competition on Saturday for a 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint. The race took place in the city of Dresden, Germany–an icy, two lap sprint course along the Elbe river  offered racers the non-traditional backdrop of cathedrals and o...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Switzerland, Slovenia, Beatty, Dresden, Fis, Elbe, Sargent, Nilsson, Lillehammer, Julia


Tara Geraghty-Moats, the Undefeated Women’s Nordic Combined Pioneer

Tara Geraghty-Moats  winning the first 2018/2019 women’s nordic combined Continental Cup held in Steamboat Springs, CO. (Photo: Ben piper) Tara Geraghty-Moats started ski jumping when she was nine years old. Fearless for sure, but all part of the multisport athlete’s mojo. But after suffering multiple knee injuries when she was 16, Geraghty-Moats was forced to take a break from ski jumping. That hiatus was a four-year jumping drought that only served to push her into other aspects of nordi...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, Interviews, Sport, Skiing, New York Times, Park City, Fis, Continental, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat, Lillehammer, Ben, International Ski Federation FIS, Steamboat Springs Colo


Cancelled Ladies' Downhill from St. Anton to be rescheduled in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Due to heavy snowfall, the ladies' Audi FIS Ski World Cup Super-G and Downhill races scheduled in St. Anton (AUT) for 12th-13th January 2019 have been canceled. The canceled Ladies' Audi FIS Ski World Cup Downhill from St. Anton (AUT) will be rescheduled in Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA) on 18th January 2019, with the following programme: Downhill (St. Anton), Friday, 18.01.2019, (12:00 CET)Downhill, Saturday, 19.01.2019, (10:30 CET)Super-G, Sunday, 20.01.2019, (11:15 CET) The races will take place...
Tags: Sport, Best, Austria, Skiing, Italy, Alps, Lindsey Vonn, St. Anton, Fis, Alpine, Downhill, Regina, Cortina, Olympia delle Tofane, Anton, Ski Italy


Why Atlanta Is the Next Great Place for Fintech Entrepreneurs

By Charlie Whitfield Fintech is one of the fastest-growing technology sectors, and Atlanta is emerging as one of its top locales. One recent sign of that emergence is the FinTech Academy, a statewide talent development initiative launched through a collaboration between the University System of Georgia and local fintech companies. The University System, along with private sponsors, plans to invest more than $20 million into the program during the next three years, as reported by the Atlanta Jour...
Tags: Florida, New York, Technology, California, Finance, Sales, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Silicon Valley, Fintech, Fis, Georgia Tech, Valley, Georgia State University, SBA


German skier stripped of World Cup win for oxygen tank use

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — The International Ski Federation has disqualified Stefan Luitz from his first World Cup win for inhaling from an oxygen tank between giant slalom runs. FIS says the German racer will lose his prize money of 45,000 Swiss francs ($46,000) and 100 World Cup points for the Dec. 2 victory in Beaver […]
Tags: News, Sports, Fis, International Ski Federation, OBERHOFEN Switzerland, Stefan Luitz


Why Atlanta Is the Next Great Place for Fintech Entrepreneurs

By Charlie Whitfield Fintech is one of the fastest-growing technology sectors, and Atlanta is emerging as one of its top locales. One recent sign of that emergence is the FinTech Academy, a statewide talent development initiative launched through a collaboration between the University System of Georgia and local fintech companies. The University System, along with private sponsors, plans to invest more than $20 million into the program during the next three years, as reported by the Atlanta Jour...
Tags: Florida, New York, Technology, California, Finance, Sales, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Silicon Valley, Fintech, Fis, Georgia Tech, Valley, Georgia State University, SBA


Petra Vlhova Wins World Cup Slalom in Flachau

Petra Vlhova of Slovakia overcame a 0.31-second deficit after the first run and skied the fastest second run to claim her first Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom victory since January of 2018 under the lights in Flachau (AUT). It was her fifth career slalom win to make her the most successful female World Cup slalom skier from Slovakia after passing the retired competitor Veronika Velez-Zuzulova – who was on site to witness the emotional event. Petra Vlhova had finished as runner-up behind Mikaela...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Slovakia, Fis, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski Austria, Shiffrin, Vlhova, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Flachau, Petra Vlhova, Veronika Velez Zuzulova


Klæbo Holds Off Ustiogov to Become the Youngest Winner of the Tour de Ski; Lustgarten 42nd

Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo exhaustedly crosses the line at the top of Alpe Cermis in Stage 6 of the 2018/2019 Tour de Ski. (Photo: Instagram screenshot @johanneshk) “It was just full speed to the finish and I am not stopping until the finish line now,” Johannes Høsflot Klæbo told the International Ski Federation (FIS) after his victory in Stage 6. With the 45 bonus seconds he gathered from his win in both the overall event and the bonus sprint in yesterday’s 15-kilometer classic race, Klæb...
Tags: News, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Switzerland, Norway, Fis, David Brown, Kruger, International Ski Federation FIS, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Matt Whitcomb, US Ski Team


Back-to-Back Wins for Klæbo With Stage 6 Val di Fiemme 15 k Classic Victory

Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (r) crossing ahead of Italy’s Francesco de Fabiani to secure his fourth win of the 2019 TdS. He placed first in the men’s 15-kilometer classic event on Saturday in Val di Fiemme, Italy. (Photo: fis-ski.com screenshot) The final stages of the Tour de Ski (TdS) often bring drama: the attrition of some athletes leaving opportunity for others. Among the 45 male competitors who chose to start Saturday’s TdS Stage 6 of 7–a 15-kilometer classic mass start in Val di ...
Tags: General, News, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Results, Norway, Fis, Great Britain, ZDF, Oberstdorf, Andrew Musgrave, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Hans Christer Holund


It’s All In the Timing, Bratrud Garners Third U.S. Nationals Title In World Championships Year

Kyle Bratrud (c) after winning the men’s 15-kilometer classic race on Thursday at U.S. nationals in Craftsbury, Vt. Second place finisher Adam Martin (l) and third place finisher Kris Freeman. (Photo: John Lazenby) If there’s one skier on the U.S. domestic circuit who knows how to time his wins, it’s Kyle Bratrud. The 25 year old now has three U.S. Cross Country Championship titles to his name–his most recent coming on Thursday in the men’s 15-kilometer classic race in Craftsbury, Vt–with all ...
Tags: General, News, Minnesota, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Results, Houghton, Fis, Pat, Midway Utah, Martin, Freeman, Scott Patterson


Klæbo and Ustiugov Duel in Oberstdorf; Klæbo Prevails at the Line

Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo takes the Stage 5 win over Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov in the final straight (Photo: fis-ski.com screenshot) The crux of today’s Tour de Ski (TdS) Stage 5 15-kilometer freestyle pursuit came down to a simple yet taxing pulse of energy. That move occurred well into a race as the day’s main narrative was established by the two charging off-the-front. Norway’s Johannes Høsflot Klæbo began the pursuit in the blue bib as the Tour’s overall leader.  Under overcast sk...
Tags: News, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Norway, Fis, Harvey, Sergey, Alex Harvey, Oberstdorf, International Ski Federation FIS, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Bob Thompson, Dario Cologna


Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Continues in Zagreb

Next weekend, the first one of the new year, the world’s top male and female skiers will gather in Zagreb for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup "Snow Queen Trophy" 2019 races, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 5 and 6 January 2019, respectively. Sljeme's "Crveni spust" Slalom course in Zagreb is ready for the Ladies and Men's races. The Snow Queen Trophy races have been taking place since 2005. That year the Croatian Ski Association (HSS) organized the first ladies’ World Cup slalom race, t...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Croatia, Audi, Fis, Zagreb, Marcel Hirscher, Mikaela Shiffrin, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Sljeme, Medvednica, Vip Snow Queen Trophy, 2018-2019 Winter Season, Croatian Ski Association HSS, Zagreb Ski Area


Iversen Wins Tight Oberstdorf Mass Start; Canada’s Harvey 13th

Emil Iversen (center) of Norway celebrates his victory atop the podium inStage 4 of the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf, Germany. Francesco de Fabiani (L) of Italy took second, followed by Sergey Ustiugov (R) of Russia in third. Photo: FIS/Nordic Focus Screenshot Temperatures near freezing, high humidity, and snow falling heavily in large flakes – a trifecta that can be difficult for kick waxing – greeted racers in Oberstdorf, Germany during Stage 4 of the Tour de Ski. The 15-kilometer classic race ...
Tags: News, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Fis, David Brown, Ben, Harvey, Alex Harvey, Oberstdorf, U S Ski Team, International Ski Federation FIS


Iversen Wins Tight Oberstdorf Mass Start; Canada’s Harvey 13th (updated)

The men’s podium from Stage 4 of the Tour de Ski, a 15 k classic mass start Emil Iversen (center) of Norway celebrates his victory atop the podium in in Oberstdorf, Germany. Francesco de Fabiani (L) of Italy took second, Norway’s Emile Iversen (c) placed first, Sergey Ustiugov (R) of Russia was third. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) Temperatures near freezing, high humidity, and snow falling heavily in large flakes – a trifecta that can be difficult for kick waxing – greeted racers in Oberstdorf...
Tags: News, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Fis, David Brown, Ben, Harvey, Alex Harvey, Oberstdorf, U S Ski Team, International Ski Federation FIS


Just Getting Started, Klæbo Wins TdS Opening Sprint in Toblach; Bolger 21st (Updated)

The men’s podium from Toblach, Italy’s first stage of the 2018/2019 Tour de Ski — a 1.3 k skate sprint.Richard Jouve (left) from France placed second, Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (center) of Norway was first, and Lucas Chanavat of France (right) was third. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) *Note: This article has been updated to include comments from U.S. Ski Team B-Tean member, Kevin Bolger Without the visual of the grey and white U23 marker next to his name on an FIS results sheet, it’s easy to forg...
Tags: General, News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Results, Poland, Norway, Fis, Hamilton


Just Getting Started, Klæbo Wins TdS Opening Sprint in Toblach; Bolger 21st

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (bib 1) from Norway leading France’s Lucas Chanavat (bib 2) during the men’s 1.3-kilometer freestyle sprint in Toblach, Italy, the first stage of the 2018/2019 Tour de Ski. (Photo: ZDF screenshot) Without the visual of the grey and white U23 marker next to his name on an FIS results sheet, it’s easy to forget Norwegian Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is still under 23 years of age. As the Tour de Ski (TdS) celebrates its 13th edition this year, the twenty-two-year-old Klæbo (he ce...
Tags: General, News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Results, Poland, Norway, Fis, Hamilton


Men's Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Goes to the Stelvio in Bormio

The Stelvio slope is considered to be one of the most technical and spectacular slopes all over the world.The "Stelvio", which is almost 3,230 meters long with a 986-meter difference in altitude and a maximum gradient of 60%, is a notoriously unforgiving track and is the only one where the finish area can clearly be seen from the starting gate.It was inaugurated in 1982 for the first edition of the World Series. The course hosted two editions of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships: in 1985 an...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Italy, Audi, Fis, Kitzbuhel, Downhill, Streif, Livigno, Santa Caterina, Ski Italy, Valtellina, Bormio, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing


Mikaela Shiffrin Wins World Cup Slalom in Courchevel

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. continued her winning streak at Courchevel (FRA) on Saturday with her fourth consecutive victory at the venue after also sweeping last year's races there. The win marked her 50th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup victory in just eight seasons competing on the tour. Petra Vlhova of Slovakia gave series chase and sat just 0.04 seconds behind Shiffrin heading into the second run. Although Shiffrin lost time on her heading into the bottom flat, the American pulled ahead by t...
Tags: Sweden, France, Sport, Skiing, Slovakia, Courchevel, Fis, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski France, Frida Hansdotter, Shiffrin, Vlhova, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Petra Vlhova


Daniel Yule Wins Last Slalom of 2018 in Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio is the oldest Italian World Cup venue, as they hold a Slalom in 1966/67, the year of the foundation of the World Cup. More than 50 years later, the event is still running and attracting thousands of people for the traditional night race on 22nd of December. Today the night Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio delivered a surprising podium, with Daniel Yule claiming the first victory in career and the two Austrians Marco Schwarz and Michael Matt rounding out the podium. After the ...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Fis, Madonna Di Campiglio, Marcel Hirscher, Henrik Kristoffersen, Kristoffersen, Hirscher, Schladming, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Slalom, Kitzbuehel, Marco Schwarz, Michael Matt


Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Giant Slalom in Courchevel

Mikaela Shiffrin battled through a raging snowstorm on the second run and overcame a 0.08-second deficit to win her 49th career Audi FIS Ski World Cup race on Friday in Courchevel (FRA). It was also her third consecutive victory at the French resort with the slalom race yet to come on Saturday. She credited a short rest period as one of the keys to her success, as she made the strategic decision to skip the speed races rescheduled in Val Gardena Gröden (ITA) earlier in the week.Viktoria Rebensbu...
Tags: France, Germany, Sport, Skiing, Courchevel, Fis, Lake Louise, Viktoria Rebensburg, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski France, Shiffrin, Federica Brignone, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom


Best Season Start for Salomon Nordic Athletes

FIS CROSS-COUNTRY WORLD CUP FIS WORLD CUP #1 – RUKA (FIN) Winter kicked off in Lapland, with a great surprise from Maja Dahlqvist (SWE) who came second and signed her first FIS World Cup podium in classic. FIS WORLD CUP #2 – LILLEHAMMER (NOR) In the homeland of nordic, Sjur Røthe (NOR) signed an amazing victory on the 15 km skating, The three races in the norwegian resorted were rewarding a mini tour ranking. Sjur placed second, after a final sprint for the victory. In the same week-end ...
Tags: Usa, News, Germany, Sport, Skiing, Lapland, Fis, Sophie, Lillehammer, Alex Harvey, Salomon, Sophie Caldwell, Ger, FRA, Marketa Davidova, Sponsor News


Gus Schumacher Leads the Way in First Besh Cup Weekend

The Chugach Mountains and a winter sunrise, seen in this file photo view from the parking lot at Government Peak Recreation Area, Palmer, Alaska, in February 2018. (photo: Gavin Kentch) Note: FasterSkier is accepting submissions for regional race reports, including for juniors racing. If you would like to see a particular race circuit covered and have the writer with the will to do it, please have them email [email protected] Be sure to include a link to results, and preferably a few origi...
Tags: General, News, Australia, Sport, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Palmer, Finland, Aws, Ncaa, Fis, Donaldson, Dartmouth College, Amy, Wasilla


Marcel Hirscher Claims Victory in Alta Badia Parallel Giant Slalom

There aren’t too many things that Austrian Marcel Hirscher hasn’t done in his illustrious career and after today he can check another accomplishment off his list as he won his first career Parallel Giant Slalom.Under the lights in Alta Badia tonight, where he won yesterday’s giant slalom, Hirscher finally got the elusive Parallel Giant Slalom win, topping surprise finalist Thibaut Favrot (FRA) in the big final. Third place went to Favrot’s teammate Alexis Pinturault, marking the second time in a...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Skiing, Italy, Audi, Fis, Marcel Hirscher, Hirscher, Ski Italy, Alta Badia, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alexis Pinturault, Annemarie Moser Pröll, Matts Olsson


2019 Canadian Ski Championships, Mar 13-20 Gatineau, Quebec

2019 Canadian Ski Championships, Mar 13-20 Gatineau, Quebec (Press Release) Link to Press Release in French From March 13 th to 20 th , the 2019 Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships will be held in Gatineau, Quebec (near Ottawa) at Nakkertok Nordic ski club. The event will be run by ENGNE, the organizers of the Gatineau World Cup stop on the 2016 Ski Tour Canada. This is the 93 rd edition of the event and will crown the National Champions in both Junior and Senior age classes a...
Tags: Sport, Racing, Skiing, Norway, Fis, Ottawa, Ontario, Quebec City, University College, Continental Cup, Cross Country Canada, Nakkertok, Gatineau Quebec, Canadian National Championships, Gatineau Quebec Press Release Link, Nakkertok Info


Another Victory for King Marcel Hirscher in the Giant Slalom of Alta Badia

The Austrian phenom dominated today's race on the Gran Risa slope to take a record sixth straight win in the Alta Badia GS. Hirscher ends up with a massive 2.53 seconds ahead of Thomas Fanara, with Alexis Pinturault 2.69 behind in third. Hirscher already built up a healthy lead after the first run as he was ahead of Matts Olsson by a solid 0-94 margin. Third place after the first run was the Swiss surprise Marco Odermatt, who ultimately attacked the second run a little too hard and did not finis...
Tags: Sport, Skiing, Italy, Fis, Marcel Hirscher, Olsson, Hirscher, Ski Italy, Alta Badia, Thomas Fanara, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Giant Slalom, Alexis Pinturault, Stenmark