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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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United States' Lindsey Vonn meets journalists during a news conference at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 1:30 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday's Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career. Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday's downhill race, after which she will retire...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 1:25 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training again, two days after her crash in the super-G at the world championships. Vonn got the wind knocked out of her after hitting the safety nets and was left with bruises on her face and a puffy right eye . Vonn's spokeswoman Claire Abbe...
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Italy's Dominik Paris poses with his gold medal after the men's super-G at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 06, 2019 - 10:40 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Dominik Paris shook his head as he crossed the finish line. The third skier to start in the super-G, he had made technical mistakes requiring some corrections near the end of his run and was sure he would be coming up short once again at a major championship. Not this time. The...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin poses with her gold medal of the women's super-G, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 06, 2019 - 7:25 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Following a stressful Olympic year, Mikaela Shiffrin has been scaling back her schedule at every opportunity this season. Her latest move involved leaving the site of the world championships in Sweden soon after her super-G victory Tuesday to recharge and prepare for next week's...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut competes during a women's downhill training at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
February 06, 2019 - 6:27 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 3:15 p.m. Former overall World Cup champion Lara Gut-Behrami led the second downhill training session at the world championships, which was shortened because of the men's super-G. Swiss teammate Joana Haehlen...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 9:06 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — One of the hallmarks of Lindsey Vonn's career has been the way she bounces back from major crashes time and time again. So perhaps it's fitting that the most successful female skier of all time will enter her last race before retiring following yet another tumble into the safety...
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