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US ski coach gets 4 months for money laundering (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: April 24, 2014, 10:11 am]
A regional court in Austria has sentenced the downhill coach of the U.S. Alpine ski team to four months in prison plus 20 months on probation for his role in a money laundering scheme involving his former girlfriend in Austria. The Salzburg court has found Andreas Evers guilty of the laundering of 1.7 million euros ($2.35 million), which his ex-girlfriend allegedly stole from a computer company she worked for from 2001-05. Evers, who has partly confessed to the laundering according to his attorney Kurt Jelinek, can appeal the verdict.

Skier Miller, son's mom make custody pact, for now (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: April 21, 2014, 12:07 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- Olympic skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller and former Marine Sara McKenna have reached a temporary truce in their New York custody fight over their 14-month-old son.

Flavio Roda stays in charge of sports federation (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: April 12, 2014, 12:23 pm]
Flavio Roda has been re-elected president of the Italian Winter Sports Federation, winning over half the votes. Roda, who is Alberto Tomba's former coach, received 57,279 votes on Saturday, against 27,868 for Pietro Marocco and 12,173 for Manuela Di Centa. The 65-year-old says ''there is a large number of associates who still believe I can still do something good for this federation.'' Roda, who has been in charge for the past two years, will remain in the post until 2018. Roda was Tomba's coach from 1996-98 during the final seasons of the three-time Olympic champion's career.

Andreas Puelacher becomes Austria men's head coach (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: April 11, 2014, 5:38 am]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) -- The Austrian ski federation has appointed Andreas Puelacher as head coach of the men's Alpine team, replacing Mathias Berthold.

Abplanalp takes over as US women's speed coach (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: April 10, 2014, 12:21 pm]
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- The U.S. ski team has brought in Stefan Abplanalp (Ahb-plahn-allp) to take over as the women's speed coach.

Bode Miller's ex discusses child custody fight (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: April 2, 2014, 7:44 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman engaged in a New York court fight with champion skier Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller over custody of their 13-month-old son says she hopes they can work it out.

Vonn hopes to return to racing in early December (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 29, 2014, 2:35 pm]
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn says the rehab on her surgically repaired right knee is ''slow going'' and that she doesn't anticipate a return to racing until December.

Former skiing champion Killy resigns from IOC (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: March 28, 2014, 11:39 am]
Former Olympic skiing champion Jean-Claude Killy, who oversaw preparations for the Sochi Games and was an International Olympic Committee member for two decades, bowed out on Friday. Frenchman Killy, best known for winning three gold medals at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics, had been an IOC member since 1995. "On behalf of the entire Olympic movement I would like to express our sincere thanks and great appreciation for Jean-Claude's outstanding achievements throughout his Olympic career," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement.

Gagnon, Chodounsky win slalom titles at US champs (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 22, 2014, 4:46 pm]
Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin failed to finish the first leg of the slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships, and Marie-Michele Gagnon of Canada won the title by a hundredth of a second on Saturday. I just let it go a little bit too much and got a little bit out of balance,'' said Shiffrin, who turned 19 on March 13. ''I'm bummed that I don't get a second run.'' Athletes from other countries are allowed to enter races at the U.S. Alpine Championships, and Gagnon completed the two runs in 1 minute, 39.61 seconds. That allowed her to edge Resi Stiegler of Jackson Hole, Wyo., who led after the first leg but wound up second in 1:39.62.

Colorado's Chodounsky win US slalom championship (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 22, 2014, 2:53 pm]
SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colo., won his second U.S. Alpine Championships slalom title Saturday.

Tim Jitloff wins giant slalom at US Alpine Champs (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 21, 2014, 3:58 pm]
Olympian Tim Jitloff won the giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships by more than 1 1/2 seconds Friday, when Sochi Games gold medalist Ted Ligety failed to finish. ''I'm beat up physically and pretty 'over it' mentally.'' Jitloff earned his fifth national title, including a second consecutive in giant slalom. Jitloff was 15th behind Ligety in the Olympic giant slalom last month.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins giant slalom at US champs (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 20, 2014, 5:23 pm]
SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Olympic slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin won the giant slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships by nearly 2 seconds on Thursday.

Alpine skiing-Olympic champion Hoefl-Riesch, 29, retires (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: March 20, 2014, 9:39 am]
* German quits after Sochi Games triumph * Hoefl-Riesch won four Olympic medals (Adds details, quotes, reaction) By Karolos Grohmann March 20 (Reuters) - Olympic combined champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany ended her Alpine skiing career on Thursday, quitting a month after adding a third gold medal to her collection. The four-times Olympic medallist told reporters in Munich that she initially thought of skiing for one more season after winning gold and silver at the Sochi Winter Games last month. "In the end I decided to end my career now," said Hoefl-Riesch who also won two golds at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Olympic champion Hoefl-Riesch, 29, retires (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: March 20, 2014, 8:37 am]
(Reuters) - Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany ended her Alpine skiing career on Thursday, quitting a month after adding a third gold medal to her collection. The four-times Olympic medalist told reporters in Munich that she initially thought of skiing for one more season after winning gold and silver at the Sochi Games in February. "In the end I decided to end my career now," said Hoefl-Riesch who also won two golds at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She was one of a handful of athletes to live up to expectation in Sochi as Germany picked up just over half of their 30 predicted medals.

German Hoefl-Riesch ends glittering career (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: March 20, 2014, 8:12 am]
Germany's Olympic Alpine skiing champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch officially ended her sporting career on Thursday, leaving a month after adding a third gold medal to her collection. The 29-year-old four-time Olympic medalist told reporters in Munich she had thought of skiing for one more season after winning gold and silver at the Sochi Olympics in February.

Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch retires (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 20, 2014, 7:59 am]
MUNICH (AP) -- Three-time Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany is retiring from Alpine skiing.

5 things to know about the Alpine World Cup season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 16, 2014, 1:25 pm]
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) -- The international season in Alpine skiing ended Sunday with the final races of the five-month World Cup campaign.

Austria's Hirscher, Fenninger sweep at WCup Finals (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 16, 2014, 11:29 am]
The powerful Austria team justified its reputation Sunday with Austrian prodigies Marcel Hirscher and Anna Fenninger sweeping the last races and titles, in slalom and giant slalom, respectively. Still, Hirscher's win in a testy slalom duel with Felix Neureuther sparked fury from the Germany team, and the United States and France camps. ''The most unfair nation,'' Germany's Alpine director said of Austrian tactics. ''Ridiculous,'' said American Ted Ligety.

Fenninger wins WCup giant slalom race and title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 16, 2014, 6:46 am]
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) -- World Cup overall champion Anna Fenninger added the giant slalom title on Sunday by winning the season-ending race.

Hirscher beats Neureuther for WCup slalom title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: March 16, 2014, 5:19 am]
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) -- Marcel Hirscher beat Felix Neureuther in a testy Austria vs. Germany duel for the World Cup slalom title on Sunday.





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