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United States' Lindsey Vonn smiles in the finish area after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 10, 2019 - 4:43 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Lindsey Vonn has won the bronze medal in downhill in the final race of her career. It's a medal that brings Vonn full circle: the American's two silvers at the 2007 worlds on the same course in Are...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 13, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, poses with all the Olympic medals and Women's World Cup skiing trophies she won in her career, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)
February 10, 2019 - 1:21 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — After heavy early-morning snowfall, the skies have cleared for Lindsey Vonn's final race. Vonn is retiring after the downhill at the world championships Sunday. The race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) with Vonn starting third in a field of 37 skiers. Battling pain...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 file photo Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Lindsey Vonn is planning to compete in her last race on Sunday, ending a ski career in which she has made herself one of the greatest athletes of all time. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 09, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — What the world of skiing and beyond said about Lindsey Vonn, who is retiring from skiing after the downhill at the worlds championships on Sunday: ___ Bode Miller, retired U.S. skier "There are so many different ways to measure the best of all time and she basically checks every...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP, File)
February 09, 2019 - 10:58 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Anyone expecting Lindsey Vonn to take it easy in her last race should think again. Doesn't matter if she's still banged up from a crash with a black eye, a sore rib — not to mention the pain in both of her knees that forced her to move up her retirement. "Whether I'm ready or not...
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal reacts in the finish area after the men's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 09, 2019 - 8:53 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — If anyone had to beat Aksel Lund Svindal in his final race, he seemed just fine with it being Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud. After an emotional moment when he leaned back, stretched his arms out and looked to the sky, Svindal was all smiles despite finishing a close second in...
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal arrives to inspect the course prior to the start of the men's downhill at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Saturday, Feb.9, 2019. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
February 09, 2019 - 4:46 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on the Alpine skiing world championships (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Aksel Lund Svindal has come down in second place behind Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud after the final run of his career. Svindal was the eighth skier on course and will have to wait until the...
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Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal concentrates as he inspects the course prior to the men's super-G at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 09, 2019 - 1:49 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Norwegian great Aksel Lund Svindal bids skiing goodbye in the downhill at the world championships on Saturday. Norwegian fans, including Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, are traveling over the border to see Svindal race for the last time before he retires. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Gian Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation, speaks during a press conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. A group of winter sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. Climate advocacy group Protect Our Winters put out an open letter Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, calling on 75-year-old Gian Franco Kasper to step aside. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 2:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world's biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The climate advocacy...
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Switzerland's Wendy Holdener smiles after winning the women's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 08, 2019 - 9:07 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Everything fell into place for Wendy Holdener. Her two biggest challengers — Mikaela Shiffrin and Michelle Gisin — weren't competing in the Alpine combined at the skiing world championships. Then the downhill portion of the event was shortened because of poor visibility, giving...
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Wendy Holdener speeds down the course during the slalom portion of the women's combined, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 7:57 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4:55 p.m. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland retained her Alpine combined title after beating Petra Vlhova by 0.03 seconds at the world championships. In fifth place after the downhill leg, Holdener lost time in the...
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