CSPI objects to soft drink linked to Olympic success

CSPI objects to soft drink linked to Olympic success

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Washington food advocacy groups questions Coca-Cola's TV ad suggesting Olympic skier Ted Ligety's success is due to his consumption of it soft drink.

Olympic Roundup: Russia moves to top of heap in home Games

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The next-to-last day of the Sochi Olympics was one of record achievements by nations and individuals. It was also a day of what might have been for U.S. hockey.

Austria goes 1-2 in Olympic men's slalom

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Wednesday's Olympic Highlights

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U.S. skier Ted Ligety wins second Olympic gold medal

U.S. skier Ted Ligety wins second Olympic gold medal

SOCHI , Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. skier Ted Ligety won his second Olympic gold medal in the in giant slalom event Wednesday.
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Ligety comes through with Olympic gold in giant slalom

Ligety comes through with Olympic gold in giant slalom

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- American Ted Ligety built a huge lead in the giant slalom Wednesday and then held on to bring the United States its first alpine gold medal of the Olympics.

Olympic Medal: Men's Giant Slalom

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ted Ligety of the United States won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the men's giant slalom.

Ted Ligety of U.S. wins giant slalom in St. Moritz

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Ski Team ended its pre-Olympic campaign on a high note Sunday with Ted Ligety's victory in the World Cup men's giant slalom in Switzerland.
Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics set to begin in Russia

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics set to begin in Russia

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Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso named to U.S. ski team

Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso named to U.S. ski team

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller highlighted a slate of 20 competitors chosen Sunday for the U.S. alpine skiing team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

France's Pinturault takes men's super combined

KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Alexis Pinturault of France parlayed a solid slalom Sunday night into victory in the men's World Cup super-combined.

Germany's Neureuther wins Kitzbuehl slalom

KITZBUEHL, Austria, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Felix Neureuther of Germany won the men's World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehl Friday after first-run leader Marcel Hirscher straddled a gate on his second trip.
Ted Ligety of United States wins World Cup super-combined

Ted Ligety of United States wins World Cup super-combined

WENGEN, Switzerland, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Ted Ligety of the United States won the first men's super-combined of his World Cup career Friday with a narrow victory over France's Alexis Pinturault.

Marcel Hirscher wins third consecutive men's slalom

ADELBODEN, Switzerland, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Austria's Marcel Hirscher added to his World Cup points lead Sunday with a victory in the men's slalom in Switzerland.
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Ted Ligety
France's Stephane Tissot (L) hugs USA's Ted Ligety (R) in the racer's corral waiting for the conclusion of the men's World Cup alpine slalom on the Birds of Prey course in Beaver Creek, Colorado December 4, 2005. Tissot finished second with Ligety finishing in third. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Theodore Sharp "Ted" Ligety (born August 31, 1984, in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American alpine ski racer. He was the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in combined and the two-time World Cup champion in giant slalom (2008 and 2010). Ligety won the gold medal in the giant slalom at the 2011 World Championships. As of February 2011, he has eight World Cup victories (all in giant slalom), 24 podiums, and 64 top-ten finishes.

Growing up in Park City, Utah, Ligety began skiing at two and racing at eleven. He attended The Winter Sports School and graduated in 2002. He was named to the U.S. Skiing Development Team and won a silver medal in slalom in the Junior World Cup in 2004. He made his first start in a World Cup event during the 2004 World Cup season in the giant slalom at Park City, and he was added to the U.S. Ski Team full-time in the 2005 season, during which he had four top-15 finishes in slalom, placing 24th overall in the discipline.

Ligety recorded his first World Cup podium finish in the first slalom of the season, at Beaver Creek in December, and followed that up with a second and a third during the next three slaloms. Ligety's first major victory of his professional career came at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, held at Sestriere. Ligety won the gold medal in the men's combined event, a major upset after the two racers favored to win the event failed to finish the slalom portion. At age 21, he became the first American man to win an Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing in a dozen years, since Tommy Moe won the downhill at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Ligety also became just the fourth American male skier to win Olympic gold, along with Moe, Phil Mahre (slalom, 1984) and Bill Johnson (downhill, 1984). At Turin, Ligety also participated in the giant slalom and the slalom, but he failed to complete either event. Following his Olympic victory in the combined, Ligety recorded his first World Cup victory, a win in the giant slalom in Yongpyeong, South Korea. He finished ninth in the overall World Cup standings for the year, marking the first time that three American men had placed in the top 10 (along with Bode Miller in third and Daron Rahlves in fourth), despite the fact that he did not compete in downhill or Super G that year.

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