International Ski Federation official cites “perfect” organization and “incredible” venues at Beijing 2022 Games

FIS secretary general Michel Vion emphasizes the smooth execution and scheduled delivery of most, but not all, Olympic ski and snowboard events, despite frequent imposing winds. He says the Chinese sports venues are planned for use at future World Cup competitions

Shiffrin hits back at critics on social media after another disappointment in Beijing

The American was favored to win potentially three medals in Beijing but has been a non-factor in her five individual events

DAY #11 SPORTS FOCUS: Swiss Suter surpasses Goggia for downhill victory becoming Switzerland’s unprecedented fourth Olympic alpine skiing gold medalist at Beijing 2022

Corinne Suter joins Swiss teammates Lara Gut-Behrami, Beat Feuz and Marco Odermatt as 2022 Olympic champions. Switzerland rewrites the Olympic record books becoming the first nation to have four alpine skiers winning gold medals at one Games. Italian “Boss” Sofia Goggia charged fearlessly and courageously, while fighting off a knee injury, but comes up short in a bid to defend her Olympic title.

DAY #9 SPORTS FOCUS: Erin “Speedy” Jackson speeds to maiden Olympic gold, while snowfall wreaks havoc on skiing events

Through the sacrifice of a teammate, and a blistering fast skate, U.S. speed skater Erin Jackson put the cherry on top of a heartwarming story by claiming victory in the women’s 500m. The action on ice may have been hot, but outside temperatures were cold as snow fell throughout the competition zones for Beijing 2022

DAY #7 SPORTS FOCUS: ‘Swiss Miss’ Gut-Behrami charges to maiden Olympic victory, skier/snowboarder Ledecka a bit short in bid for fourth gold

Ski racing veteran Lara Gut-Behrami adds super-G gold to her already illustrious career achievements. Ledecka a solid fifth, just three days after winning snowboard gold. Shiffrin back on the horse, pushing hard to a top ten and a few smiles also. Meanwhile, snowboard icon Shaun White calls it a career

No comment! Mikaela Shiffrin done speaking to the media after latest disqualification

The gold medal favorite on the slopes has been disqualified from her first two events

DAY #3 SPORTS FOCUS: Forty-one-year-old Frenchman Clarey becomes oldest alpine skier to race to an Olympic podium

Age is just another number in downhill racing. Johan Clarey proved that true, taking risk on ‘The Rock’ piste, finishing just .10 seconds behind Swiss gold medalist Beat Feuz. The three medalists, including Sochi 2014 downhill champ Matthias Mayer, combine as the oldest podium in Olympic ski racing history.

Winter Sports World: Uncertainty persists, but alpine skiing race directors assure that everything is on course for Beijing 2022

International Ski Federation women’s race director Peter Gerdol provides an update about final onsite preparations at the Yanqing alpine ski venue. Ski racers attempt to embrace the unknown elements that they will encounter in China

Bormio downhill course provides stern test looking ahead to Milano-Cortina 2026 Winter Games

The notoriously icy, bumpy and dark Stelvio track will be home to the men’s Olympic alpine speed races in 2026. Bormio World Cup super-G cancelled due to mild conditions on Thursday

WINTER SPORTS WORLD: Jamaica has a bobsled team and now also an Alpine ski racer with Olympic aspirations

Benjamin Alexander has hopes of qualifying for Beijing 2022 as Jamaica’s first Olympic Alpine skier. Has been inspired by four-time Olympian and Jamaican bobsleigh pilot Dudley Stokes

WINTER SPORTS WORLD Alpine skiing’s parallel event shunned by top ski racers, poses challenges, dilemma for FIS

World Cup parallel races lack identity and athlete’s respect, ahead of Beijing 2022 mixed team parallel event. After years of lobbying to IOC by Gian Franco Kasper, event to be contested at second Olympic Winter Games.

#ICYMI: Skiers Cast a Cautious Eye Toward Beijing 2022

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Alpine Skiers Cautiously Look Ahead to Beijing 2022

Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin says "all we can do is try to get a little bit back to normal".

Olympic Spirit Burns Bright in Greek Alpine Skier

Ioannis Antoniou, first torchbearer for Sochi 2014, races down Cortina's slopes with an eye on qualifying for Beijing 2022.

Cortina 2021 at the Starting Gate

(ATR) Organizers persevered through five bids, three Italian governments and a pandemic to make the event a reality.

Paul Smith's College announces re-launching of alpine ski program

Chinese Alpine World Cup Races Cancelled

(ATR) The International Ski Federation has been told that the women’s races in Yanqing in February cannot proceed as planned.

Lausanne 2020: Modification of the alpine skiing course for events in Les Diablerets

Milan-Cortina 2026: Alpine Venues

(ATR) Italian bid may have to make a difficult decision should it win the IOC bid to host 2026 Olympics.

Golden 25: #22 -- Winter Fed Leaders Lewis, Caithness

(ATR) Two women lead their sports to new lands.

Big Week for Paralympics, Panam Sports in Lima -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: FIFA Council meets March 16; PanAm Sports leaders head to Lima.

Super-G Surprise As Snowboarder Stuns -- PyeongChang 2018 Update

(ATR) Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka shocks skiing world with a stunning super-G victory in PyeongChang.

Vonn, Miller, Davis, White Among New Topps Olympic Trading Cards

Alpine skiing Ones to Watch announced

U.S. Olympic Committee announces Team USA WinterFest presented by HERSHEY'S, starting with 100 Day Countdown event

Ski Federation Family to Convene in Slovenia

(ATR) The FIS Strategic Plan and potential rules changes among agenda items at annual Calendar Conference.

U.S. Olympic Committee Announces Best of March Finalists for Team USA Awards Presented by Dow

Monthly finalists automatically qualify for 2017 Best of the Year consideration.

The 2017 Special Olympics Are Here!

(ATR) Athletes already competing ahead of opening ceremony on March 18 in Austria. 

Czech Chasing Olympic First

(ATR) World champion snowboarder Ester Ledecka also has her sights set on alpine skiing competition in PyeongChang.

New Hotels Being Built Near PyeongChang Alpine Skiing Venue

(ATR) FIS officials have expressed concern over lack of accommodations in Jeongseon for 2018 Winter Games.

First Golds for Alpine Skiing at 2017 AWG -- Photodesk

(ATR) The 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games run through Feb. 26. Click here for photos.

Japan Showcases Alpine Skiing Strength at Asian Winter Games

(ATR) Young Japanese ski racers claim gold and bronze in alpine skiing at the Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games.

Almaty Hosts 28th Winter Universiade -- Photodesk

(ATR) 175 athletes from 57 countries are competing in 12 different sports. 

KT Tape Signs Olympic Champion Skier Julia Mancuso as Brand Ambassador

Mancuso joins US Speedskaters Mia Manganello and Thomas Hong as first winter sports athletes in KT Tape family. 

PyeongChang 2018, Agitos Foundation Supports More Than 30 Nations with LISKI Winter Para Sport Equipment

More than 30 NPCs received a special boost in their efforts to develop winter Para sports. 

Over 750 Hours of FIS World Cup Skiing on NBC Sports Group this Season

Coverage includes 50 hours on NBCSN, triple the amount that aired on the network during the 2015-16 FIS World Cup season. 

Hectic Day at Hafjell Ski and Snowboard Venues

(ATR) It was a busy day on the mountain at the Hafjell venues as five sets of Youth Olympic Games medals were awarded. 

The Competitions of Lillehammer 2016 -- Photodesk

(ATR) Three traditional sports headlined the early competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer.

WADA Independent Commission Will Deliver Second Report -- Monday Memo

(ATR) Also: Olympic qualifying events for the Asian Football Confederation and women's basketball take place...

Para-snow sports launch call for World Championships hosts

IPC Alpine Skiing and Snowboard and IPC Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon have launched the bidding process for their 2019 and 2021 World Championships.