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Lindsey Vonn Crashes in Downhill Training

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – American ski racer Lindsey Vonn, back on the World Cup ski racing circuit from a severe arm fracture for only two races, skied off course and crashed into the safety netting during today’s second downhill training in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Vonn skied down to the bottom of the course on her own … Continue reading Lindsey Vonn Crashes in Downhill Training

Behind the Gold: Joy of Coming Home

Lake Placid, NY – The Olympic village of Lake Placid, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, holds a special charm. The site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics, it’s a town where the legacy of the Games lives on – a place where memories have been made for athletes over decades. Freestyle aerials … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Joy of Coming Home

Behind the Gold: Hard-Earned Tears

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – Over the past decade, Lindsey Vonn has established herself as one of the world’s most notable athletes. People on the street know Lindsey Vonn. They recognize her as an accomplished ski racer and cultural hero of her time – a glamorous woman whose image has graced every level of global media. What they … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Hard-Earned Tears

Pro Snowboarder Jeremy Jones Seriously Injured in Backcountry Accident

Salt Lake City, UT – Professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones has sustained serious injuries in an accident in the Utah backcountry, a GoFundMe page has revealed. But just to be clear, there are two well-known professional snowboarders named Jeremy Jones. This isn’t big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones from Truckee, Calif., founder of Jones Snowboards and Protect Our … Continue reading Pro Snowboarder Jeremy Jones Seriously Injured in Backcountry Accident

Season Over for Svindal

Oslo, Norway – Norwegian ski racing powerhouse Aksel Lund Svindal is out for the remainder of the World Cup season — and the World Championships — following knee surgery. Like American Ted Ligety, Svindal has opted for surgery to relieve nagging physical complaints. In Svindal’s case, it’s his knee. “Here we go again,” Svindal posted … Continue reading Season Over for Svindal

Hedda: What Makes a Champ

Copper Mountain, CO – For U.S. Ski Team athletes, it was just like any other day at Copper Mountain, Colorado, training at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center: wake up, warm up, breakfast, super G session, NASTAR Pacesetting Trials, giant slalom session, lunch, dryland, video, autograph signings, dinner, bedtime. Repeat. But for Hedda, Saturday, November 19 … Continue reading Hedda: What Makes a Champ