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Marlies Schild retires; impact on Mikaela Shiffrin

Austrian skier Marlies Schild announced her retirement Tuesday, going out as the all-time leader in World Cup slalom wins.

“I’ve lived a dream that I’d held on to since I was a little girl,” Schild said in a Vienna press conference, according to Agence France-Presse. 385 more words


Hartman takes Sochi adventure with U.S. Paralympic Team

The Sochi Games were always a part of Katie Hartman’s plan.

Having grown up in the mountain town of Breckenridge, Colo., Hartman wore her first pair of skis before she was two and entered her first race at age five. 786 more words


Lindsey Vonn inspired by Adrian Peterson in injury rehab

The comparisons between Lindsey Vonn and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson began when Vonn crashed on Feb. 5, 2013, blowing out her right knee about one year before the Sochi Olympics. 292 more words


Maria Hoefl-Riesch has no second thoughts about retirement

HARRISON, N.J. — Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Lindsey Vonn were both in the New York City area on Thursday. The longtime friendly rivals had only exchanged emails and texts since Vonn’s last race in December. 524 more words


Lindsey Vonn, Roger Federer play tennis in the Alps (photos)

One had to wonder what Lindsey Vonn and Roger Federer were up to when they Skyped two weeks ago.

As it turns out, they were arranging a sponsor-related tennis exhibition in the Alps, about two miles above sea level in Jungfraujoch, Switzerland. 179 more words


Vanessa-Mae's Olympic skiing qualifying results rigged, official says

Violinist Vanessa-Mae‘s results to earn a berth at the Olympics were “fixed at the behest of Thai ski officials to meet her qualifying criteria for Sochi,” the president of the Slovenian Ski Association… 203 more words