2014 medal projections: Alpine skiing

Updated Jan. 14 and Feb. 4 Lindsey Vonn is hurt. Tina Maze (Slovenia) dominated last year but hasn’t been as strong this year. Here we go … DOWNHILL Men Gold: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) Silver: Erik Guay (Canada) Bronze: Dominik Paris (Italy) Also considered: Patrick Küng (Switzerland), Klaus Kröll (Austria), Bode Miller (USA), Christof Innerhofer (Italy), Adrien Theaux (France). Removed HannesContinue reading “2014 medal projections: Alpine skiing”

World Cup spring, USA vs. Maze: “I want that globe”

Slovenia’s Tina Maze has the overall World Cup Alpine title in hand, more than doubling her closest pursuer (2,254 points to 1,065 for Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch. The only suspense remaining in the women’s standings: Can Maze complete an unheard-of sweep of the globes handed out in each discipline? Not if the U.S. Ski Team canContinue reading “World Cup spring, USA vs. Maze: “I want that globe””

Alpine update: Maze sweeping, USA rotating

Today’s Alpine skiing news goes beyond what I can sum up on Twitter: First, let’s talk about Tina Maze. Last season, she finished second to the dominant Lindsey Vonn, but she didn’t win a single race. This year, she has won nine races. She has been on the podium 20 times, tying U.S. great Phil Mahre forContinue reading “Alpine update: Maze sweeping, USA rotating”