Alpine skiing

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather speeds down the course as a banner advertising the ski world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo is seen in the background, during an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) announced Sunday, May 24, 2020 that it would like to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina until March 2022 in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened due to the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, file)
May 25, 2020 - 2:58 am
The Italian Winter Sports Federation was making a formal request on Monday to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò revealed the plans during an interview with RAI state TV on Sunday night...
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The 'Matterhorn-Express' gondola lift is pictured in front of Matterhorn mountain in the ski resort Zermatt, Switzerland, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. On March 16 the Swiss authorities proclaimed a state of emergency until April 19, 2020 in an effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus and Covid-19 disease. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2020 - 5:27 am
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) — A downhill ski race that would be the longest in the World Cup is being planned to join the men’s circuit on a course connecting Switzerland and Italy near the Matterhorn mountain. Officials in Zermatt told Swiss daily NZZ a 5-kilometer (3-mile) race could be ready to...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 16, 2020 - 2:47 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Breeders’ Cup is donating cash to help racetrack backstretch communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Lexington, Kentucky-based organization gave $25,000 to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
March 27, 2020 - 9:05 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March...
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Fans and media watch during an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Syracuse at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The ACC announced it will close the remainder of its men's basketball tournament to spectators, beginning with Thursday's quarterfinals, amid the emerging threat of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 11, 2020 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel,...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
March 11, 2020 - 3:22 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin will return to World Cup racing this week, ending a break from the sport of more than six weeks following the death of her father. The three-time overall champion said Wednesday that she plans to start in a parallel giant slalom on Thursday, and a giant slalom...
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Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde celebrates after finishing second in a alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
March 07, 2020 - 8:55 am
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Aleksander Aamodt Kilde seized the lead in the overall World Cup standings by finishing second in Saturday's downhill won by Matthias Mayer. Kilde picked up 80 points to take a lead of 54 over Alexis Pinturault, who was outside the top-30 scoring places in his first...
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France's Alexis Pinturault competes during the super-G portion of an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined, in Hinterstoder, Austria, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
March 01, 2020 - 2:46 am
HINTERSTODER, Austria (AP) — Alexis Pinturault finished second in the super-G portion of a men’s World Cup Alpine combined race Sunday, positioning himself for his fourth discipline title. A fifth-place finish would guarantee the Frenchman the top spot in the season rankings. In the super-G run on...
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In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, cross-country skiers from around Vermont compete in races at U-32 Middle & High School in East Montpelier, Vt. The ski racing community worldwide is starting to back away from the use of fluorinated waxes that contain chemicals that pose threats to human health and impact the environment. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
February 28, 2020 - 8:17 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski...
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An AS Roma fan wears a sanitary mask as he watches the Italian Serie A soccer match between Roma and Lecce at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Four Serie A matches were postponed in Northern Italy for concern on possible spreading of the COVID-19 viral illness. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
February 24, 2020 - 8:34 am
ROME (AP) — The Italian government is moving toward having soccer matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe. Serie A president Paolo Dal Pinto sent a letter to the...
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