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  Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot.
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lift infrastructure was developed at mountain resorts to tow skiiers back to the top of slopes, thus making it possible to repeatedly enjoy skiing down steep, long slopes that would be otherwise too tiring to climb up.
Professional alpine skiers compete on the World Cup circuit in Slalom, Giant Slalom[?], and Downhill races held at various sites in Europe, the United States, and Canada.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/al/Alpine_skiing.html   (251 words)

 ISHA: History of the World Cup
The World Cup was to be brought into being by a near-perfect conjunction of events and the support of a handful of important people.
In skiing alone-including jumping and cross-country - there are half a dozen, all inspired by the name and, sometimes, by the spirit and the formula of the Alpine skiing World Cup which my colleagues and I created.
Even in Portillo, Chile, where the Alpine World Cup was effectively born a few months later, I found myself on the edge of the downhill course at 10 am-listening to the soccer final between England and West-Germany at Wembley.
www.skiinghistory.org /worldcuphistory.htm   (4024 words)

 World Cup ski season opens in Finland - Boston.com
The start of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in slalom for men and women is due this weekend in Levi.
He also was the 2001 super-G world champion and a double medalist at the 2005 worlds.
Paerson had surgery on her knee after the World Cup finals and returned to skiing in July after four months of rehab.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/skiing/articles/2006/11/09/world_cup_ski_season_to_open_in_finland   (682 words)

 Nordic Culture > 2003/2004 FIS World Cup Results - Scandinavica.com
The Finns dominated the Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined races with two gold medals and one bronze medal, with another bronze medal at the ladies' Cross Country Skiing world cup.
Skiing is the Nordic countries' national sport, and most particularly the disciplines of Nordic skiing and ski jumping, where Norway and Finland often dominate the competitions.
Alpine skiing is also a very popular sport, although not as much as in the Alpine countries (Austria, Germany, Slovenia..) because alpine skiing is geographically limited by the low altitude hills or flat lands of most of Sweden and Finland.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/sports/fis-ski.htm   (528 words)

 ipedia.com: Alpine Skiing World Cup Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The World Cup is a circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions regulated by the FIS.
The World Cup is held every year, and is considered the premier competition for alpine ski racing after the tetrannual Winter Olympics.
1998 - Hermann Maier (AUT) - 1998 Alpine Skiing World Cup
www.ipedia.com /alpine_skiing_world_cup.html   (614 words)

 Skiing — FactMonster.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Besides alpine skiing, which takes place on steep hills, women now compete in cross-country skiing, the biathlon and freestyle.
Freestyle skiing is also made up of two events—skiing over moguls, and aerials, where competitors ski up a ramp and do twists and turns in the air.
Skiing - Skiing Did you know that skiing was originally a form of transportation in the mountains of Europe,...
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0771554.html   (416 words)

 The Epoch Times | Poutiainen Wins Women's World Cup Slalom, Kostelic Out
ZAGREB - Finland's Tanja Poutiainen won a Women's World Cup slalom on Thursday but the Croatian fans were left disappointed when Janica Kostelic failed to finish the first leg of the race on her home ground.
Kostelic, who learned to ski on the slopes of Mount Sljeme which was hosting Croatia's first World Cup race, straddled a gate just 17 seconds into her run.
Defending overall champion Anja Paerson, who was greeted with a chorus of boos from the crowd, made a mistake and although she finished the course the Swede did not qualify for the second run.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-1-20/25881.html   (499 words)

 Top 20 Encyclopedia
Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing when ski lift infrastructure was developed at mountain resorts to tow skiers back to the top of slopes, thus making it possible to repeatedly enjoy skiing down steep, long slopes that would be otherwise too tiring to climb up.
Various alpine skiing competitions have developed in the history of skiing, and elite competitive skiers participate in the annual World Cup series, as well as the Winter Olympic Games.
Professional alpine skiers compete on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill races held at various ski areas around the world.
encyc.connectonline.com /index.php/Alpine_skiing   (836 words)

 World Cup Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup - The 2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup is scheduled to commence on October 23, 2005 and end on March 18, 2006.
As Bode Miller, skiing superstar, players will feel at home on just about any slope: they can take on the Kandahar ski-run or put their skill to the test on Saslong, the world cup run in Groden.
Connect turns in a majority of the trail of world cup skiing, and freestyle events and everything from skis at the cast!.
www.vertigomag.com /worldcupskiing.html   (570 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Latest News - Kostelic's absence opens up alpine skiing World Cup
It was the first time since her World Cup debut in 1998 that Paerson had suffered an injury, leaving her unsure about her form for the new season.
Kathrin Zettel, 20, has yet to win a World Cup race but had seven podium finishes in the technical events last season and her coaches believe it is only a matter of time until she makes the breakthrough.
Few, though, would bet against Paerson making a fighting recovery from her injury both for the World Cup and for the world championships on home snow in Are in February.
sport.scotsman.com /latest.cfm?id=1572632006   (898 words)

 1999 World Cup Alpine Skiing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
All the greatest ski racing action is happening at the World Cup finals in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
After more than 15 years skiing on the World Cup circuit, Anita Wachter won the 2nd GS in Are, Sweden and put the young guns in their places.
From the two-week Vail Worlds, Kalle Palander won Findland's first men's gold, and Lasse "The Dominator" Kjus landed himself five medals in the last great alpine ski party of the 20th century.
classic.mountainzone.com /ski/worldcup/99/index.html   (840 words)

 FIS-Ski - Home Page
The second round of the World Cup season in Kuusamo was cancelled due to high winds.
Anja Paerson begins the defence of her World Cup giant slalom title in Aspen.
November 25th, 2006 - This is to inform that the Ladies DH and Super Combined scheduled in St. Moritz (SUI), due to lack of snow and warm temperatures.
www.fis-ski.com   (287 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kostelics complete first Alpine skiing World Cup sweep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Janica Kostelic won a World Cup slalom on her 21st birthday Sunday, then watched on TV with her father as her brother captured a slalom in Slovenia.
She is the overall World Cup leader and in Salt Lake City became the first Alpine skier to capture four medals in a single Olympics.
While stretching her World Cup overall lead to 1,055 points — almost double that of second-place Karen Putzer — Kostelic also proved herself the woman to beat in next month's world championships at St. Moritz, Switzerland.
usatoday.com /sports/olympics/winter/2003-01-05-alpine-worldcup_x.htm   (1073 words)

 Alpine Skiing Winter Sports Sports
Seattle Post IntelligencerZettel claims maiden World Cup winCNN International - 12 hours agoASPEN, Colorado (Reuters) -- Austria's Kathrin Zettel took the first World Cup win of her career in the first giant slalom of the Alpine skiing season on...
Alpine skiing is expensive, but many hills offer deals that defray the costs.
Alpine Skiing/Riding conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier traffic and other factors.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Sports/Winter_Sports/Skiing/Alpine   (676 words)

 2001 World Cup Alpine Skiing on ski.mountainzone.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
During the next two years, these two medal events, the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, will be the last chances for a generation of famed veterans to grab glory.
Wearing a blue snowboard racing suit, Hermann skied in his first World Cup event in January '96.
Twice clocking excellent—unofficial— times at that event, and after subsequent years of struggling, Maier has since become one of the most impressive talents in alpine ski racing.
ski.mountainzone.com /2001/worldcup/alpine/html/preview.html   (130 words)

 Alpine skiing World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The alpine skiing World Cup is a circuit of alpine skiing competitions regulated by the FIS.
Held at ski resorts across Europe and Scandanavia, south-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the continental US, and Canada, competitors compete to achieve the best time in four disciplines: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill.
Many consider the World Cup to be a more valuable title than the Olympics or the biannual World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several disciplines throughout the season (and not just in one race).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alpine_skiing_World_Cup   (255 words)

 ABC News: Kostelic's absence opens up alpine skiing World Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kostelic and Paerson have between them won the last four overall World Cups.
Both are still only 24 and could be expected to continue their rivalry for years to come.
Just a week after clinching the giant slalom World Cup, and a month after winning the Olympic slalom title, Paerson underwent surgery on her left knee.
www.abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=2601486   (402 words)

 The Alpine Season: Mostly Downhill
Even when the skiers got the chance to ski, the news was sometimes gloomy.
Six days later, the Americans struck a blow for consistency by protesting the results of a downhill in Kvitfjell, Norway, which was halted after 37 of 74 competitors had skied and ruled official by the race jury.
His favorite resort will host the world championships in 1997, and though he sounded weary of fame and the Italian media this Christmas, the charismatic 28-year-old indicated Sunday that he will not retire and head home to his well-stocked wine cellar in Bologna.
www.iht.com /articles/1995/03/21/ski_2.php   (857 words)

 World Cup Alpine Skiing (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Promotes alpine skiing for youth in the South Okanagan and based at the Apex Ski Resort.
A World Cup Alpine Ski Racer; includes his interests outside of skiing, primarily photography.
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 1998 / 99, ski world cup, downhill, slalom, super-g...
www.herculescf.com.cob-web.org:8888 /world-cup-alpine-skiing.html   (233 words)

 Bode Miller Regains World Cup Alpine Skiing Points Lead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Val d'Isere, France (Saturday, December 10, 2005) - Downhill world champion skier Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH) reclaimed the World Cup Alpine skiing points lead Saturday as he finished in a tie for seventh place in a World Cup downhill, while World Cup champion Michael Walchhofer led Austrians to a podium sweep.
Walchhofer's time in the seventh win of his ski career was 2:00.15 with Olympic DH champ Fritz Strobl second in 2:00.67 and Hans Grugger third.
But I kind of hopped over it and then I knew when I was in the air that I was going into the powder.
www.firsttracksonline.com /news/stories/113427719946773.shtm   (559 words)

 SKI in Bulgaria
MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) _ The alpine skiing World Cup has been left in the lurch with the sudden withdrawal of its official timekeeping sponsor Swatch, the International ski Federation said on Monday.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) says it could have to pay out up to four million euros a season for time-keeping at World Cup Alpine skiing races following the sudden withdrawal of current sponsor Swatch.
Under that deal, Swatch was due to organise timing and data services at all the World Cup races in return for on-screen television sponsorship rights - an arrangement which the Austrians argued would short-change individual race organisers.
www.xtdev.com /ski/wmview_en.php?ArtID=599   (929 words)

 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup -- watch it this weekend! - The Barking Bear Forums
The FIS is putting live and on-demand coverage on the World Championship Sports Network (WCSN)...includes full World Cup coverage with Men’s and Woman’s Super G, snowboarding, nordic combined, freestyle and ski jumping events, starting Nov. 11.
We love skiing, we live for it...sorry to say, for 99% of the people out there it is just an "activity".
We are the 1%'ers, the (skiing) lunatic fringe.
forums.epicski.com /showthread.php?t=46680   (931 words)

 Sports News : Alpine skiing World Cup opener stopped due to heavy rain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alpine skiing World Cup opener stopped due to heavy rain
The opening World Cup races in Soelden, Austria have been cancelled due to heavy rain and warm temperatures, organisers said on Tuesday.
The season had been due to start with a giant slalom for women on Saturday and a men's race on Sunday on the Rettenbach glacier above Soelden.
www.keralanext.com /news/?id=886769   (158 words)

 Alpine Skiing World Cup '98
Check out the World Cup '94 and World Cup '93 Archive provided by our friend Elfie Sieder.
The World Cup 98 has ended, crowning Hermann Maier and Katja Seizinger with the World Cup title.
Visit his site for further info on the World Cup.
www.tlc.polito.it /~casetti/ski/index.html   (250 words)

 'Bode Miller Alpine Skiing' Screens | Killer Betties
Merscom Hits the Slopes With "Bode Miller Alpine Skiing"; World Cup champion to land in stores prior to XX Olympic Winter Games.
December 7, 2005 - CHAPEL HILL, NC - Merscom LLC today announced that "Bode Miller Alpine Skiing", the only game that thrusts you into the highly competitive sport of alpine skiing as Olympic medallist and FIS World Cup champion Bode Miller, will ship to retailers nationwide in January.
A skiing sports game featuring 32 slopes spanning 18 world-famous venues, "Bode Miller Alpine Skiing" lets you train with your coach, buy ski gear and score lucrative sponsorship deals as you rise to the top of the industry.
www.killerbetties.com /bode_miller_alpine_skiing_screens   (563 words)

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