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Slovenia Probes Vanessa Mae’s Olympic Qualifying Races

Vanessa Mae (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach) (Reuters) – Four Slovenian officials have been suspended for ‘irregularities’ in Alpine ski races used by pop violinist Vanessa Mae to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics, the national skiing association said on Friday. “We discovered there were a number of irregularities in the competition in which Vanessa Mae qualified,” Slovenian […]

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Men’s Giant Slalom

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing along with the Olympic Winter Games and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Nora, Slovenia: Men’s Giant Slalom (Mobile)

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing along with the Olympic Winter Games and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Slalom (Mobile)

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Slalom

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Giant Slalom (Mobile)

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

2014 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia: Women’s Giant Slalom

The anniversary 50th edition of the women’s Golden Fox Alpine Skiing World Cup meet has been moved from its traditional Pohorje slope in Maribor to Kranjska Gora. These will be the last women’s World Cup races before the February Olympics in Sochi.

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Planica: Slovenia wins

Jurij Tepes posted two big jumps that helped Slovenia win the final team event. Solvenia would finish 4th of the season.

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Willingen: Slovenia wins Team

Peter Prevc (SLO), with the biggest jump on the day at 143 meters, helps his teammates Jurij Trepes, Jaka Hvala and Robert Kranjec win by 19.4.

Vote for Biles for WSF Sportswoman of the Year

Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Reigning U.S. and World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, is one of 10 women nominated for this year’s Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year. Please place your vote at wspr.tc/VoteSOY2014. Voting is open now and concludes at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 8, 2014. The […]

Olympians in 2014 Stanley Cup Final

Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown played for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports) By Seth Rubinroit Less than four months after winning an Olympic gold medal, one pair of NHL stars will hoist the Stanley Cup. Both the Los Angeles Kings (Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty) and New York Rangers […]

Mikaela Shiffrin Wins FIS Alpine World Cup Slalom Title

Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin mathematically clinched her second straight FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title by winning her her fourth World Cup slalom of the season on Saturday in Are, Sweden. Shiffrin, at the age of 18, became the youngest woman to reach eight World Cup slalom wins. “I’m just really comfortable on slalom skis,” Shiffrin […]

2014 FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing: Kranjska Gora: Ligety interviews

Ted Ligety (USA) talks about this 6th Giant Slalom win in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Ligety and Shiffrin Named USOC’s Athletes of the Month

After their gold medal performances at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, alpine skiers Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin were named the U.S. Olympic Committee Athletes of the Month for February. Ligety became the first American male to win Olympic gold in giant slalom. Shiffrin, at the age of 18, became the youngest Olympic gold medalist […]

Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin Returns to World Cup

Photo by Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images American Mikaela Shiffrin, the youngest woman to win an Olympic slalom gold medal, will race in the FIS Alpine World Cup for the first time since the Winter Games Thursday at 10 AM ET LIVE  in the women’s giant slalom from Are, Sweden. Fellow Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso (USA) […]

Protest group crashes Russia’s Olympics party, Norway strike gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SHAMIL ZHUMATOV (Reuters) – Members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot crashed the Sochi Olympic party on Tuesday when they were detained at a police station, briefly diverting the world’s gaze from snowboarders and skiers who braved thick fog and rain to race. Five group members were among those held for around three hours […]

Injured skater Plushenko retires from Games, overshadows men’s hockey

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON (Reuters) – Russia’s flamboyant figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko pulled out of the Winter Olympics through injury on Thursday in a shock twist that immediately deflated home fans pumped up by an opening victory for their beloved men’s ice hockey team. At the Iceberg Skating Palace, there was disbelief when the announcement came over the […]

Drama in Russian mountains as Winter Games get first downhill tie

  PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH (Reuters) – In a finish a Hollywood scriptwriter would struggle to match, the women’s downhill at Russia’s Winter Olympicsproduced a tie for gold for the first time on Wednesday, in a thrilling start to the fifth full day of competition. Despite clear skies and mild temperatures, complaints about slushy snow conditions in […]

FIS Alpine World Cup: Schladming, Austria: Men’s Slalom

The 48th FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season began in Sölden, Austria, and will conclude at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, in March 2014. The defending overall champions are Marcel Hirscher of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia.

FIS Alpine World Cup: Schladming, Austria: Men’s Slalom (Mobile)

The 48th FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season began in Sölden, Austria, and will conclude at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, in March 2014. The defending overall champions are Marcel Hirscher of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia.

2014 World Cup Ski Jumping: Sapporo: Damjan wins day 2

On the second day with many big names missing, 30 year old Jernej Damjan leads a Slovenian sweep, with the biggest jump of the day at 138 meters in round one, getting his first World Cup win.

2014 FIS Skiing World Cup: Cortina d’Ampezzo: Maze wins

Last year’s overall winner Tina Maze picked up her 1st win of the season and became the Slovenian ever to win in Cortina after she won the women’s downhill with a time of 1:37.79. Maze now sits in 4th place in the overall with 11 races left to go.

Hoax threats before games play on Sochi security fears

CREDIT: REUTERS/ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK (Reuters) – At least five European countries’ Olympic committees and the United States received letters in Russian on Wednesday making a “terrorist threat” before the Sochi Games, but Olympic chiefs said they posed no danger. Despite the assurances, the letters to committees in Italy, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia and Slovakia briefly caused alarm and underlined nervousness […]

2014 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Zakopane: SLO wins

Led by skier Jernej Damjan, Slovenia finished with a total score of 1059.6 to win the men’s team ski jump. Damjan posted the high scores of 132.5 for his first run and 134.8 for his 2nd run.

U.S. hoping experience can lift them to Sochi gold

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS (Reuters) – Ryan Miller, the most valuable player at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, and Stanley Cup MVP Patrick Kane will head to Sochi looking for gold after being named to the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team on Wednesday. The U.S. roster includes 13 Olympians, who lost to Canada in the gold medal […]

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Men’s HS 138

The 2013–14 Ski Jumping World Cup is the 35th World Cup season for men and the 3rd World Cup season for women. It will begin on 23 November 2012 in Klingenthal, Germany, and end on 23 March 2013 in Planica, Slovenia.

2013 Ski Jumping World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: Men’s HS 100

The 2013–14 Ski Jumping World Cup is the 35th World Cup season for men and the 3rd World Cup season for women. It will begin on 23 November 2012 in Klingenthal, Germany, and end on 23 March 2013 in Planica, Slovenia.

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Lillehammer, Norway: HS Mixed Team

The 2013–14 Ski Jumping World Cup is the 35th World Cup season for men and the 3rd World Cup season for women. It will begin on 23 November 2012 in Klingenthal, Germany, and end on 23 March 2013 in Planica, Slovenia.

Universal Sports’ 13 in ’13: No. 7

 No. 7: Tina Maze Shatters Alpine World Cup Season Record Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “13 in ’13″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2013 moments. Slovenia’s Tina Maze absolutely dominated the 2012-2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season breaking records for most podium finishes with 24, 11 of […]

2013 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Klingenthal: SOL wins

Slovenia won the men’s ski jumping competition with a total of 540.6 points after the final round was canceled. Robert Kranjec lead the way for Slovenia with a run that scored 149.7.

Sarajevo Winter Games venues crumble into oblivion

Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj (Reuters) – Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1992-95 conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. One set of photographs shows the venues gleaming with state of the art […]

Universal Sports Network Unveils Extensive Multi-Platform Coverage of 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will present extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2013-2014 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season both on air and at universalsports.com. Television coverage begins this Saturday, October 26, at 6 AM with a season preview show followed by live coverage from Soelden, Austria, at 6:30 AM ET […]

2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Women’s & Men’s Elite: Downhill

The 2013 UCI MTB World Championships kicks off with the Women’s Cross-Country race from Pietermaritzburg. Tanja Zakelj of Slovenia, the current World Cup leader, will be the favorite to take the title in what is expected to be a contested event.

2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships: Women’s & Men’s Elite

The 2013 UCI MTB World Championships kicks off with the Women’s Cross-Country race from Pietermaritzburg. Tanja Zakelj of Slovenia, the current World Cup leader, will be the favorite to take the title in what is expected to be a contested event.

Vincenzo Nibali Takes Overall Lead At Vuelta

By Alasdair Fotheringham ALTO DO MONTE DA GROBA, Spain | Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:30pm BST (Reuters) – Favourite Vincenzo Nibali seized the lead in the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday’s first mountain top finish as Ireland’s Nicolas Roche clinched a solo stage victory and moved into second overall. After overnight leader and Astana team […]

Peter Sagan Wins Stage Seven; Impey Retains Yellow Jersey

By Julien Pretot ALBI, France | Fri Jul 5, 2013 5:53pm BST (Reuters) – Peter Sagan thrashed his rivals in the fight for the green jersey when he won the seventh stage of the Tour de France after a fine tactical move by his Cannondale team on Friday. Sagan outsprinted German John Degenkolb and Italian […]

Giovanni Visconti Wins His Second Stage Of The Giro d’Italia

VICENEZA, Italy (Reuters) – Italian Giovanni Visconti recorded his second stage win of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday to give his Movistar team their third straight victory and their fourth overall in the 2013 race. His compatriot Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race reached its crucial final three mountain stages. Visconti, who […]

Cavendish Wins Successive Stages

CHERASCO, Italy, May 17 – A series of small but challenging climbs late on Friday’s stage of the 2012 Giro d’Italia could not stop Britain’s Mark Cavendish taking his fourth stage win and second in two days. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remained overall leader but it was sprinter Cavendish who stole the show again after compatriot […]

Cavendish Wins Stage 12, Wiggins Fades

(Reuters) – Britain’s Mark Cavendish racked up the 100th win of his career on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday but Bradley Wiggins’s hopes of overall victory were in tatters when he lost time on the main bunch. Tour de France champion Wiggins, who has been suffering from a chest infection, was dropped in the […]

More chaos at Giro as German Degenkolb wins stage five

John Degenkolb of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Cosenza to Matera, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Degenkolb sprinted to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, following a crash near the finish, as Italian Luca Paolini retained the overall […]

2013 Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop: Spilak wins

Last year’s winner Moreno Moser (Cannondale) was moments from repeating when Simon Spilak attacked and took the win, a first for Katusha and a Slovenia.

Maze ends record-breaking season with victory

Slovenia’s Tina Maze kisses the alpine ski World cup overall trophy in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Sunday 17, March 2013. (AP photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 17 (Reuters) – World Cup winner Tina Maze ended her record-breaking season by winning the final giant slalom of the winter in Lenzerheide on Sunday. The Slovenian, who […]

Shiffrin ends perfect season with trophy

Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. kisses the women’s Slalom trophy following the season’s last race at the Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in Lenzerheide March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SKIING) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 16 (Reuters) – Mikaela Shiffrin proclaimed her position as the world’s number one slalom specialist […]

Hirscher has hand on cup after race is cancelled

Slovenia’s Tina Maze, left, and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal pose with their trophies after winning the alpine skiing super-G overall World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland,Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 14 (Reuters) – Austrian Marcel Hirscher was assured his second Alpine skiing overall World Cup on Thursday after […]

Vonn wins downhill title as fog ruins Maze’s hopes

Slovenia’s Tina Maze warms up prior to the women’s downhill training for the finals of the Alpine skiing World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 13 (Reuters) – Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal and injured American Lindsey Vonn won the men’s and women’s downhill World […]

Fog hands Svindal downhill World Cup

Part of the finish area of the Alpine skiing World Cup finals, in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, lies in dense fog, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The jury had to cancel the men’s final downhill race due to the heavy fog. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 13 (Reuters) – Fog on the piste forced […]

Maze wins slalom to keep grand slam chances alive

Tina Maze of Slovenia celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, women’s World Cup slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany, Sunday, March 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta) By Manuele Lang OFTERSCHWANG, Germany, March 10 (Reuters) – Tina Maze won her duel with world champion Mikaela Shiffrin in a women’s World Cup slalom on Sunday […]

Kostelic wins first slalom of the season

Croatia’s Ivica Kostelic celebrates at finish line after winning an alpine ski men’s World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Sunday, March 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Patrick Lang KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia, March 10 (Reuters) – Ivica Kostelic used all his experience to win the men’s World Cup slalom race in Kranjska Gora on […]

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s SL1 & SL2

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s SL1 & SL2 (mobile)

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

Fenninger keeps up late form with another win

Anna Fenninger, of Austria, competes during the first run of an alpine ski women’s World Cup giant slalom, in Ofterschwang, Germany, Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta) By Manuele Lang OFTERSCHWANG, Germany, March 9 (Reuters) – Anna Fenninger kept her end-of-season momentum going to win a women’s Alpine ski World Cup giant slalom race […]

Ligety wins giant slalom Cup in Kranjska Gora

Ted Ligety of the United States passes a gate during the first run of an alpine ski men’s World Cup giant slalom, in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka) By Patrick Lang KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia, March 9 (Reuters) – Taking risks paid off for American Ted Ligety as he won the […]

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s GS1 & GS2

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

2013 FIS Alpine World Cup: Kranjska Gora: Men’s GS1 & GS2 (mobile)

Geographically, Kranjska Gora is positioned near Slovenia’s border with both Italy and Austria in the north-west of Slovenia, covering an area of 256.3 square km.

Tina Maze looking to elevate her career beyond the mountain through song

Per Wikipedia: While in primary school, in addition to skiing, Maze also played the piano. During preparations for the 2013 season she recorded her first song “My Way Is My Decision”. She also blogged about the story of her trip into music.The news of Maze becoming a “popstar” or “rockstar” was a celebrity news in […]

 
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