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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[22 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
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 …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Conny Hütter is burning for her comeback

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Killington/Lake Louise – The Austrian trio, consisting of Cornelia Hütter, Eva-Maria Brem and Anna Veith, want to get back on track. All three red-white-red ski racers celebrate their comeback in the World Cup.
Their goal is to take significant steps forward. Brem will start in giant slalom, which is scheduled for Killington. One week later, the other two meet at the speed races in Canada.
For Veith it is the comeback after the comeback. She was already able to compete in some races last winter after …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Hannes Reichelt wants to confirm training performances at the first races

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Beaver Creek/Lake Louise – The speed season 2017/18 is just around the corner. Of course, David Poisson’s fatal training accident is still in the back of his mind, but we try to suppress it. In the Rocky Mountains Marcel Hirscher, Anna Veith, Cornelia Hütter and Eva-Maria Brem want to catch up again. The quartet was sometimes injured and could not always train well.
Hirscher knows that he has a large test and training gap due to the new ski tailoring. He benefits from the fact …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Injury Witch mercilessly strikes back at Mirena Küng

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Ebenalp – Swiss ski racer Mirena Küng recently returned to the training piste. She had recovered from one of her many injuries and wanted to regain her strength. But during a trial run in Zinal, the injury witch struck again.
The largest female ski racer in the World Cup circus with a height of 184 cm was injured on her forearm. The woman from Appenzell went under a knife in Zurich. Now it has to wait again until it is fully operational.
The 29-year-old Mirena Küng …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Not only Erik Guay wants to convince at his home race

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Lake Louise – Soon, the men’s and women’s speed races will take place in Lake Louise, Canada. Erik Guay, who was the first to climb a podium in his country in 2003, is something of a team leader. Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Dustin Cook are also in use. The latter delighted the experts by winning the silver medal in the World Championship two years ago.
Ben Thomson comes back from an injury and feels strong. Many good rankings in the past give it a boost. 23-year-old …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Federica Brignone wants to sniff “racing air” in Killington

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Killington/Pfelders – The Italian ski racer Federica Brignone is looking forward to skiing again. In the USA, it does not look primarily at the result. Rather, she wants to get the best out of herself, especially since she was unable to do anything for two months.
She trained in the South Tyrolean Passeier Valley, or more precisely in Pfelders. She did similar things in the Schnals Valley. She is in good spirits and hopes that she will be able to put her good training into …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Peter Fill’s will to win continues unabated

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Castelrotto – South Tyrolean ski racer Peter Fill has remained modest despite winning two small downhill crystal balls. He does not think about the achievements of the past, but wants to continue to be successful. In this way he wants to continue at the same high level as last time. He also wants to keep the Norwegian speed aces in check. Maybe there’s the third ball in a row and an Olympic medal to sprinkle it on?
The season is long. It starts overseas. The …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
ÖSV Team also starts in Lake Louise with mourning flor

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Lake Louise/Copper Mountain – The international ski world is still shocked by the fatal training fall of Frenchman David Poisson. The Austrian Speedherren will start in Lake Louise with funeral pile. In this way, in addition to a letter of condolence, Poisson is to be respected in a sporty way.
A total of 14 ÖSV runners will be present in Canada, ten of them will be allowed to start in the departure area. ÖSV men’s race sport leader Andreas Puelacher reports that each of the …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
David Ketterer narrowly misses the podium at NorAm Slalom in Copper Mountain

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Copper Mountain – In the US city of Copper Mountain on Monday, the men’s and women’s teams competed in a giant slalom race. The FIS points awarded are also counted in the NorAm Cup ranking.
In the men’s event, the Canadians celebrated a one-two victory. Phil Brown won in a time of 1m38.47s and relegated his compatriot Trevor Philp to second place by 0.16 seconds. The hosts were delighted with Mark Engel’s third place (+0.27).
The German David Ketterer, who recently showed a good World Cup …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Charlotte Chable and the difficult way back

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Villars-sur-Ollon – Young Swiss Charlotte Chable is an up-and-coming skier. When she seriously injured herself after a training fall in January, she wants to attack again. In her Instagram account, the Swiss woman writes that life with skis on her feet is much nicer.
The slalom in Levi took place without the Vaud woman. She doesn’t know when she’s ready for a comeback yet. When she returned to the snow, she trained in giant slalom because it was easier for her and she felt less …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Laura Pirovano has to cancel Killington launch

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Killington – The Italian ski racer Laura Pirovano will not appear on the starting list when the ski races in Killington will take place this weekend. As reported, the 20-year-old has contracted a bone bruise in a training fall. The persistent pain makes it impossible to start.
The young athlete from Trentino will therefore fly home.
After a further investigation and a consultation of the FISI medical commission, the ski racer decided to renounce the races and go home. It does not want to imprudently worsen …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Tessa Worley leads the French women’s team in Killington

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Killington/Lake Louise – French ski racer Tessa Worley, who is always on top form in giant slalom, leads the women’s selection in Killington. The women will be competing in a slalom and giant slalom at the weekend. In addition to Worley, Taïna Barioz, Anne-Sophie Barthet, Adeline Baud-Mugnier, Clara Direz, Marie Massios and Nastasia Noens are also in action.
As announced on Sunday, the French men’s team will compete in Lake Louise. Nils Allègre, Matthieu Bailet, Johan Clarey, Guillermo Fayed, Nicolas Raffort, Maxence Muzaton, Brice Roger …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Swiss-Ski News: Lara Gut wants to score points in Killington

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Killington – Two World Cup races are also scheduled for the Swiss women ski racers this weekend in Killington, USA.
On Saturday, Lara Gut, Wendy Holdener, Simone Wild and Mélanie Meillard will compete in the giant slalom for the Swiss team. The Liechtenstein skier Tina Weirather, who is always busy training with the Swiss Ski-Girls, will do everything in her power to score the first World Cup points at the second giant slalom of the 2017/18 season. Weirather and Gut were eliminated at the season …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Lindsey Vonn wants to concentrate 100 percent on the Olympic Games

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Copper Mountain – Despite numerous injuries, Lindsey Vonn loves skiing. The 33-year-old US-American is looking forward to the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, after watching her injury in Sochi almost four years ago.
Vonn was seriously injured at the World Ski Championships in Schladming in 2013. A few months later, the injury witch struck again. But the American, who won 77 World Cup races in her career, is not afraid. She has respect when the conditions are not so good. It is ambitious and does …

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[21 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Lauberhorn News: More quality at Girmschbiel

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With a new marquee underneath Minschinkel and Canadian Corner, the OC of the International Lauberhorn Races breaks new ground. Thanks to an innovative solution, everyone at Girmschbiel benefits.
When the world’s best ski racers jumped over Hundschopf and Minschkante, the hospitality marquee under the Girmschbiel has never been lacking. The prerequisite for the construction of the tent, however, was that there was always enough snow on the high moor of national importance. This was not the case for the first time in January 2017 – …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Canadian Trevor Philp celebrates victory at the 2nd Nor-Am Cup Giant Slalom in Copper Mountain

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Another giant slalom was on the agenda at the Copper Mountain Resort on Sunday, as part of the Nor-Am Cup. The previous day’s runner-up, Trevor Philp, proved his good form. The Canadian prevailed in a total time of 2:31.22 minutes and relegated the American Tommy Ford (+ 0.51) and the Finnish Torsti Samu (+ 1.50) to second and third place.
Behind the US-American Ryan Cochran-Siegle (+ 1.71) the South Tyrolean Simon Maurberger (+ 1.92) finished fifth.
With Radamus River (+ 2.01) in sixth place and the …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Les Bleus starts for David Poisson

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Paris/Lake Louise – The French Ski Federation announced today that its athletes will participate in the first World Cup speed events in Lake Louise at the beginning of this week, despite David Poisson’s accidental death. The 35-year-old crashed a week ago in a training crash in Nakiska, Canada.
It was also announced that all members of the French cadre received psychological support. All athletes decided to participate in the races at Lake Louise on November 25th and 26th. Johan Clarey, Guillermo Fayed, Adrien Theaux, Maxence …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Felix Neureuther and Vicky Rebensburg arouse ski fever in Germany

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Munich – Only three races were held this winter. And the German Ski Association can be more than satisfied with two victories. And Felix Neureuther and Viktoria Rebensburg were responsible for this. And Lena Dürr’s sixth place is not from bad parents either.
Let’s take a look at the last season. Neither Neureuther nor Rebensburg won this victory. The only one hundred was entered by Linus Straßer in the parallel slalom in the Swedish capital Stockholm.
And when we get back to the present, the German …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Eva-Maria Brem wants to get hungry for success again

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Münster in Tyrol/Killington – After almost exactly 400 days, the Austrian giant slalom specialist Eva-Maria Brem will give her World Cup comeback in Killington. The three-time winner of a World Cup race tells us that she has not yet felt ready for the start of the season in Sölden. But now she wants to face a race again. Then she can see where she stands and in which area she still has to work. However, there is no doubt about their skills.
On Monday we …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Sara Hector is completely satisfied with her life

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Stockholm – Swedish giant slalom specialist Sara Hector is undoubtedly one of the medal candidates for the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, which will take place in February next year.
From an early age, the Northern European knew that she wanted to become a ski racer. In addition to skiing, the 25-year-old is studying economics. The Swede tells us that she likes to do something so that her brain is strained. Otherwise, it runs the risk of over-analysing every detail in sport and creating problems …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Gian Franco Kasper wants to continue to swing the FIS sceptre

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Oberhofen – At the FIS Council in Oberhofen, the 73-year-old Swiss Gian Franco Kasper underlined his intention to run again at the FIS Congress in May 2018.
Kasper, known for his open opinion and strong statements, has held the high position since 1998. Before the turn of the millennium, the sports official living near Thun replaced his compatriot Marc Hodler. A term of office as FIS President lasts four years.
Kasper is also a member of the Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). At …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Hahnenkamm News: A race track is growing

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In November, the high season starts for the snow team KitzSki of Bergbahn AG. However, even the weeks before this is diligently worked on all corners and ends. After a sufficient amount of snow cover, the riders of the snow groomers start.
During the summer months, the complex snowmaking equipment was serviced and the water reservoirs filled. In October, the snow guns were positioned and connected to the pipes. The work requires a great deal of know-how. An even more delicate touch is needed in …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
World Cup Gröden is looking forward to many supporting members

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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary there is a new opportunity to experience and support the Ski World Cup races in Val Gardena. Supporting members can use a financial contribution to underline the great importance of the races in Val Gardena and benefit from unique offers.
Supporting member number 1 is Peter Fill from Castelrotto, World Cup winner in the downhill race of the last two years. During the anniversary celebration on 2 September, President Rainer Senoner handed over the first membership card. “It’s …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Phil Brown wins NorAm Giant Slalom at Copper Mountain Resort

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A men’s FIS giant slalom was on the agenda at the Copper Mountain Resort on Saturday, as part of the NorAm Rennsiere. 120 km west of Denver, Canadian Phil Brown prevailed in a total time of 2:23.36 minutes, just ahead of his team mate Trevor Philp (+ 0.06 seconds) and US American Tommy Ford (+ 0.20).
Behind the US-Americans Ryan Cochran-Siegle (4th place – + 0.62) and Brian McLaughlin (5th – + 1.07), as well as before Hig Roberts (7th – + 1.50) the Austrian …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Federica Brignone will tackle giant slalom in Killington

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The Italian Ski Association was able to announce good news on Saturday afternoon. Federica Brignone, who was on tour in the Val Passiria for training purposes, was able to successfully complete the units.
After the stress test in Pfelders (Passeier), the 27-year-old gave the green light for the upcoming giant slalom in Killington, North America. Brignone will travel to the USA, where he will compete in the giant slalom on Saturday, November 25th, before returning to Italy. In Europe, she will undergo further advanced training …

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[20 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Thomas Dreßen’s shape curve is right and whets the appetite for more

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Copper Mountain – Young German Thomas Dreßen can be satisfied with his record of the FIS descents in Cooper Mountain. At the first race he finished sixth. At the second downhill, only Olympic champion Matthias Mayer from Austria was faster.
In one week starts for Dreßen and Co. At the latest after these good results we can expect a lot from the young DSV athlete in this season. The FIS races can be regarded as the last standings immediately before the start of the season.
Experienced …

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[19 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Coralie Frasse-Sombet refrains from racing in Killington

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Killington – French Coralie Frasse-Sombet will not be competing at the giant slalom in Killington, USA. She hopes that she will be ready for action at the Courchevel home race.
She went to the doctor yesterday. She has to be patient after her injury in October. Even if it is painless, the inflammation levels are still too high. Therefore, she will not be able to ski again until the beginning of December.
Shortly before Christmas the races in France are scheduled. Frasse-Sombet reports that despite the …

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[19 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Skiing siblings Carole and Semyel Bissig want to bite through each other

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Nidwalden – About a week ago, the first slaloms of the new season were on the agenda in Levi, Finland. The ski siblings Carole and Semyel Bissig made their world cup debut. The brother, who won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in 2017, retired in the first round. His sister turned 43 after the first run, but it was not enough for a final qualification.
Both were very pleased to start in Lapland. Carole was very happy to be driving at the …

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[19 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Swiss Ski News: FIS Oerlikon slalom on the Diavolezza

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The FIS Oerlikon Slalom races on November 16th and 17th at Diavolezza also marked the opening of the season for the Swiss FIS races in the 2017/18 season.
A total of 160 athletes competed in the last two days. Already at the start of the season, the slalom riders showed sport at a very high level. The event in the Diavolezza also served as a platform for a premiere: On the same day, both men and women competed in a double race.
The teams were able …

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[17 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Green light for world cup race in Beaver Creek

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After Lake Louise and Killington, FIS Race Director Markus Waldner has now given the green light for the speed races in Beaver Creek, USA. From 29.11 to 03.12.2017 a Super-G, a downhill and a men’s giant slalom race on the infamous “Birds of Prey” is scheduled for the World Cup 2015 venue.
Last year the races had to be cancelled due to lack of snow. In the 2015/16 season, Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal prevailed over his team-mates Kjetil Jansrud and Frenchman Guillermo Fayed in the …

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[17 Nov 2017 | bisher kein Kommentar | ]
Eva-Maria Brem greift in Killington an

Killington/Münster in Tirol – Die österreichische Riesentorlaufspezialistin Eva-Maria Brem wird in einer runden Woche ihr Weltcupcomeback feiern. Im US-amerikanischen Killington wird die 29-jährige Tirolerin beim Riesenslalom an den Start gehen.
Vor fast genau 54 Wochen zog sich die sympathische Skirennläuferin beim Slalomtraining einen Waden- und Schienbeinbruch im linken Unterschenkel zu. An eine Teilnahme bei den Welttitelkämpfen 2017 in St. Moritz war nicht zu denken. Somit verpasste sie im Winter 2016/17 bis auf das Auftaktrennen vor heimischer Kulisse in Sölden die ganze Saison.
Vor zwei Saisonen sicherte sie sich die kleine Kugel und …