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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.

Miller wins third straight World Cup race

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Bode Miller became the first skier ever to win the first three World Cup races in a season Sunday, capturing a super G event.

Maier winds super-G, pads World Cup lead

SESTRIERE, Italy, March 11 (UPI) -- Austria's Hermann Maier won the final World Cup super-G race of the season Thursday in Italy and increased his lead in the overall standings.

Bode Miller of U.S. wins slalom in Austria

ST. ANTON, Austria, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Bode Miller of the United States won a slalom race in Austria Sunday and moved up to third place in the World Cup standings.

Maier regains World Cup lead

ST. ANTON, Austria, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Hermann Maier regained the lead in the overall World Cup standings Saturday by leading an Austrian sweep of a men's downhill.

Maier takes World Cup lead

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Hermann Maier of Austria took the overall World Cup standings lead Sunday by winning the super giant slalom in Germany.

Solbakken records first World Cup win

BEAVER CREEK, Colo., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Norway's Bjarne Solbakken earned a super-G triumph Sunday, registering his first World Cup win while denying Hermann Maier a birthday present.

Maier continues remarkable comeback

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Hermann Maier added another chapter to his comeback Sunday, leading an Austrian sweep of the top four places in the first super-G of the World Cup season.

Walchofer wins surprise gold at Worlds

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Austria's Michael Walchhofer upset his renowned compatriots and the home fans to win a men's downhill Saturday at World Championships.

Miller goes after combined gold

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The World Alpine Skiing Championships resume Thursday with the men's combined, where American Bode Miller, if he can finish the competition, has a good chance o

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