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Ted Ligety wins men's giant slalom by 2.04

ALTA BADIA, Italy, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- American Ted Ligety turned in a blistering first run Sunday and cruised to victory in the World Cup men's giant slalom at Alta Badia, Italy.

Vonn sets point record at women's slalom

SCHLADMING, Austria, March 17 (UPI) -- Mikela Kirchgasser of Austria won Saturday's women's slalom at the FIS World Cup championships, and American Lindsey Vonn set a single-season points record.
Another World Cup title for Vonn

Another World Cup title for Vonn

SCHLADMING, Austria, March 15 (UPI) -- Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg won the women's final super-giant slalom race Thursday but American Lindsey Vonn wrapped up the season championship.
Vonn sets record with 12th race victory

Vonn sets record with 12th race victory

SCHLADMING, Austria, March 14 (UPI) -- American skier Lindsey Vonn collected her record 12th World Cup race victory and fifth downhill win of the season Wednesday in Austria.
'Herminator' retires from skiing

'Herminator' retires from skiing

VIENNA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Austrian Hermann Maier, a four-time world champion who won two Olympic gold medals in 1998, Tuesday announced his retirement from competitive skiing.

Maier wins 54th World Cup ski race

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Austria's Hermann Maier won the super-G at Lake Louise, Alberta, Sunday, his 54th World Cup victory.

Buechel wins super-G in Austria

KITZBUEHEL , Austria, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein skied to a World Cup super-G victory in Austria Friday on a course that was shortened because of fog and high winds.

Norway's Aksel Svindal wins Super G

ARE, Sweden, March 16 (UPI) -- Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal topped Austrian Hermann Maier by 0.09 of a second to win the World Cup Super-G season title at Are, Sweden.

Raich wins first Olympic gold

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Benjamin Raich, who is set to win the first overall World Cup title of his career, won his first Olympic gold medal Monday in the giant slalom.

Olympic Medal: Men's Giant Slalom

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Benjamin Raich of Austria won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the men's giant slalom.

Saturday's Olympic Highlights

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Highlights from Saturday's action at the Winter Olympics.

Aamodt wins duel of alpine heroes

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- In a battle of aging alpine heroes, Norway's Kjetil Andre Aamodt edged Austria's Hermann Maier Saturday to win the Olympic super-giant slalom.

Olympic Medal: Men's Super-Giant Slalom

SESTRIERE, Italy, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the super-giant slalom.

Maier wins giant slalom

BORMIO, Italy, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Austrian Hermann Maier won the giant slalom Thursday in the Alpine World Championships in Italy.
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Hermann Maier
Austria's Hermann Maier listens to coach in racers corral at the men's World Cup alpine giant slalom on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, Colorado December 3, 2005. Maier finished in eighth place. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Hermann Maier (born December 7, 1972, in Altenmarkt im Pongau) was an Austrian alpine ski racer.

Maier has won four overall World Cup titles (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004), two Olympic gold medals (both in 1998), three World Championship titles (1999: 2, and 2005) and 54 races on the World Cup circuit. He was nicknamed the "Herminator".

Maier ranks among the finest alpine ski racers in history, which includes Toni Sailer, Jean-Claude Killy, Gustav Thöni, Ingemar Stenmark, Franz Klammer, Phil Mahre, Marc Girardelli, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Alberto Tomba, Lasse Kjus and Kjetil André Aamodt.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Hermann Maier."
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