CANCELLED: 1st men’s downhill training in Lake Louise 2017 CANCELLED

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The men’s first downhill training in Lake Louise had to be cancelled because of heavy snowfall. The 2nd downhill training is planned for tomorrow, 8.15 p. m. CET (local time 12.15 p. m.).
Lake Louise – The speed racers had to give up the first trial run at the “Mens Olympic Downhill Run” in Lake Louise on Wednesday. Already in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday more than 10 cm of snow fell on the racetrack. Already in the early morning the starting time was …

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Interview with Andreas Sander:”I am well prepared for the upcoming races”

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It sounds paradoxical: If you want to go uphill in alpine skiing, you have to go downhill as fast as possible. Andreas Sander is one of them. The skier daringly plunges down the mountain since childhood to fulfil his life’s dream: the dream of his own gondola.
This coming weekend, skier Andreas Sander from the SG Ennepetal will once again take part in the World Cup action. In Lake Louise, Canada, the 28-year-old from Burgberger takes part in the local speed competitions.
Andi, on the weekend …

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CANCELLED: 1st men’s downhill training in Lake Louise 2017 CANCELLED

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The men’s first downhill training in Lake Louise had to be cancelled because of heavy snowfall. The 2nd downhill training is planned for tomorrow, 8.15 p. m. CET (local time 12.15 p. m.).
Lake Louise – The speed racers had to give up the first trial run at the “Mens Olympic Downhill Run” in Lake Louise on Wednesday. Already in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday more than 10 cm of snow fell on the racetrack. Already in the early morning the starting time was …

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No Sölden replacement 2017 for Marcel Hirscher and Co.

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Oberhofen – Now it’s fixed. Soelden’s men’s giant slalom, cancelled at the end of October, will not be made up for. The FIS rejected this. Nevertheless, we are still thinking about a solution for the future. At the moment, if you believe the rules, races that are cancelled at the opening of the World Cup season or at the end of the season will not be made up for.
In Lake Louise, however, FIS race director Markus Waldner emphasised that they are looking for solutions …

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In Killington, everyone wants to see Mikaela Shiffrin.

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Killington – Killington is a small town with just over 800 inhabitants. But when Mikaela Shiffrin drives, everything is on its feet. More than 30,000 fans have confirmed their attendance. The town in the state of Vermont is upside down, in a state of emergency, so to speak.
Former ÖSV head Herwig Demschar, who is keeping his fingers crossed for Eva-Maria Brem in the giant slalom, manages to organise perfect races. He deserves much praise for this. In less than 45 minutes all grandstand seats …

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Matthias Mayer takes on the role of athlete’s spokesman in Lake Louise

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Lake Louise – The race week at Lake Louise in Canada is marked by sadness. A few days ago, Frenchman David Poisson died in a training fall. It is not easy for anyone, and it is especially difficult for FIS race director Markus Waldner to find the right words.
All the French people were treated psychologically for a long time. In memory of their teammate, they want to start in Canada. They are shielded from the media. If you don’t want to drive at short …

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Norwegian ski team targets the podium in Lake Louise and Killington

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Killington/Lake Louise – It’s time for the World Cup. At the women’s giant slalom in Killington six Norwegian women will be competing. These are Ragnhild Mowinckel, Nina Haver-Løseth, Kristin Anna Lysdahl, Kristine Haugen, Mina Fürst Holtmann and Maren Skjøld.
In the slalom, Mowinckel, Haver-Løseth, Lysdahl and Skjøld want to qualify for the final round and score many points. The Viking speed team consists of Mowinckel, Maria Tviberg and Kajsa Vickhoff Lie.
The men’s speed squad is composed of Aksel Lund Svindal, Kjetil Jansrud, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, …

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Re-read Irene Curtoni sets off overseas

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Killington/Copper Mountain/Madesimo – Italian ski racer Irene Curtoni is also on a plane that takes her to the USA. A giant slalom and a goal-scoring run are scheduled for the weekend in Killington. At the season opener in Sölden she finished 14th; due to persistent back pains she was not present at the slalom in Levi.
In the giant slalom of Killington, Sofia Goggia, Federica Brignone, Manuela Mölgg and Marta Bassino are in action alongside Curtoni. The azure-blue ladies don’t cover all the launch sites. …

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Werner Heel wants to bite his way through this winter

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Walten – In the 2017/18 Olympic season, the South Tyrolean ski racer Werner Heel is his own serviceman. And he knows it’s not easy when you have to rely on yourself. However, the Passeirer wants to learn from the servants he had. If you look back on the past few seasons, his career has become somewhat mixed, and this is the reason why.
But the Passeirer, after all already 35 years old, wants to know again. Full of verve, he wants to attack. After all, …

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European Cup: Vivien Insam and Co. train in Scandinavia

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Kvitfjell/Funafjallen – The European Cup winter 2017/18 is about to begin, and the young azure blue athletes have already set off to the far north of Europe. There they want to train something until the first race starts. Among the participants are Roberta Melesi, Teresa Runggaldier, Nadia Delago, Sofia Pizzato, Luisa Bertani, Valentina Cillara Rossi, Marta Giunti, Elena Dolmen, Carlotta Saracco and Lara Della Mea. All are supervised by head coach Heini Pfitscher and his colleagues.
Saracco and Della Mea are not available until 28 …

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Anna Veith is safe in Lake Louise

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Lake Louise – Austrian ski racer Anna Veith will celebrate her comeback in Lake Louise, Canada. That’s what she told Facebook and Instagram in the social media. She also wrote that she loves to feel this passion. The training runs are going well and the knee is also doing well.
The woman from Salzburg would like to try it in Canada. As reported several times, she had broken off early last season. She underwent surgery and was not in action at the start of the …