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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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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates winning the women's super G during the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 05, 2019 - 9:04 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — As Mikaela Shiffrin hopped atop the podium to receive another gold medal, Lindsey Vonn was nearby on the sidelines of the finish area, stretching her ailing knees and explaining just how she wound up entangled in a safety net halfway down the course. Definitive proof, not that it...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, wearing a tape to protect his face from the cold, celebrates after taking the gold medal in the Men's Downhill at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 05, 2019 - 3:40 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Aksel Lund Svindal is approaching the final days of his skiing career with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Maybe some apprehension, too. "Saying it out loud is really scary," the 36-year-old Norwegian said of his impending retirement after 17 years of World Cup...
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Race officials dismantle the course after an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom was canceled due to weather conditions, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
February 03, 2019 - 2:19 am
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Heavy snow in Germany has forced organizers to cancel the last World Cup skiing race before the world championships. Organizers on Sunday called off a men's giant slalom at Garmisch-Partenkirchen a day after they also had to cancel a downhill for the same...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, ice and snow blanket a restaurant close to the start of the courses of the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 03, 2019 - 2:09 am
Alexandra Coletti, a veteran of more than 200 World Cup races, once came dangerously close to losing the big toe on her right foot to frostbite. Ivica Kostelic burned skin off of his face while hurtling down the frigid downhill course in Lake Louise, Alberta, at minus-35 degrees Celsius (minus-30...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates at the end of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Maribor, Slovenia, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2019 - 5:58 am
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won the last women's World Cup slalom before the world championships on Saturday for her personal-best 13th victory of the season. "I am really proud of this whole season. My team has done a great job. And here we are," the two-time overall champion said. "...
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FILE -In this Feb. 20, 2010 file photo, bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn of the United States hold the Stars and Stripes during the flower ceremony for the Women's super-G at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Vonn announced Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
February 01, 2019 - 9:04 am
Lindsey Vonn has only two races remaining on her aching knees. The women's all-time leader in World Cup wins announced Friday that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. The 34-year-old Vonn had been planning to retire in December but changed her plans...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, right, and Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, left, both winners of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, celebrate on the podium in Maribor, Slovenia, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 01, 2019 - 7:55 am
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin and Petra Vlhova added a draw to their season-long rivalry Friday, sharing victory in the final women's World Cup giant slalom before the world championships. Shiffrin, the Olympic champion in the event, held a lead of 0.48 seconds over Vlhova after the...
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