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May 13, 2007
Former Olympic medalist and World Cup champion Bode Miller is leaving the U.S. ski team, ending his contentious relationship with the federation that oversees the sport in this country. The fiercely independent Miller has been at odds with the association for years, and there long had been rumblings that he would leave the team. U.S. officials have been unhappy with Miller's late-night partying and his outlandish public comments. But he was by far the best skier on the team. The 29-year-old Miller won two silver medals at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, but was shut out at the 2006 Turin Games despite being a favorite in nearly every Alpine discipline.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
When Matt Strackbein was seeking inspiration for the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team's uniforms, he thought back to his Maryland roots. The suits, which will be worn by the team in Sochi, Russia, beginning this week, needed to convey patriotism. They also needed to give the athletes a feeling of speed and power. "What's patriotic, but also fast and dynamic?" said Strackbein, production manager for the Boulder, Colo.-based ski wear company Spyder Active Sports Inc. "The Star-Spangled Banner.
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BUSINESS
October 22, 1990
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (Reuters) -- Yugoslav ski maker Elan has gone bankrupt with debts of over $250 million and closed its alpine skiing competition team.The news was confirmed Saturday by the manager of the company's skiing competition program, Bostjan Gaser.He said Elan would not participate in the World Cup events in the new season and would pull out of the Yugoslav Ski Pool, effectively the Yugoslav national ski team, as both main sponsor and technical supplier.Elan has been in production and organization difficulties since last year and all attempts to save the ski, boat and gymnastics equipment factory in Begunje proved unsuccessful.
NEWS
July 28, 2012
Oh please, Penn Staters, get over yourselves. I went to University of Vermont, and while we didn't have a football program, we had a world class ski team, an idyllic campus, a strong community, and yes, Susan Reimer , even an outstanding dairy bar that made its own ice cream that was better than Ben & Jerry's, as any local can tell you ("Why they wept for Penn State," July 26). But if our ski team coaches had done anything as remotely disgusting and horrible as the coaches at Penn State, I would expect them to not just get the slap on the wrist the Penn State football program received.
SPORTS
February 18, 1992
The chief executive officer of the U.S. ski team, Howard Peterson, disclosed that he is looking for short basketball players who might be interested in becoming ski jumpers."
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
When Matt Strackbein was seeking inspiration for the U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team's uniforms, he thought back to his Maryland roots. The suits, which will be worn by the team in Sochi, Russia, beginning this week, needed to convey patriotism. They also needed to give the athletes a feeling of speed and power. "What's patriotic, but also fast and dynamic?" said Strackbein, production manager for the Boulder, Colo.-based ski wear company Spyder Active Sports Inc. "The Star-Spangled Banner.
SPORTS
May 6, 1991
BaseballU.S. ski team -- Named Ernst Hager women's downhill coach.
SPORTS
January 27, 1997
SkiingU.S. Ski Team: Announced in Innsbruck, Austria, that Olympic downhill champion Tommy Moe of Girdwood, Alaska, had surgery to repair a severed tendon in his hand and will miss up to six weeks of competition, including the World Alpine Ski Championships next week.Pub Date: 1/27/97
NEWS
July 28, 2012
Oh please, Penn Staters, get over yourselves. I went to University of Vermont, and while we didn't have a football program, we had a world class ski team, an idyllic campus, a strong community, and yes, Susan Reimer , even an outstanding dairy bar that made its own ice cream that was better than Ben & Jerry's, as any local can tell you ("Why they wept for Penn State," July 26). But if our ski team coaches had done anything as remotely disgusting and horrible as the coaches at Penn State, I would expect them to not just get the slap on the wrist the Penn State football program received.
SPORTS
By ALAN ABRAHAMSON and ALAN ABRAHAMSON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 25, 2006
No evidence of doping was detected in samples from 10 Austrian skiers who had to submit to surprise drug tests last weekend, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday. Urine tests conducted on the skiers - six cross-country skiers and four biathletes - turned up no evidence of the use of stimulants, anabolic steroids or even micro-doses of the synthetic blood-doping hormone called erythropoietin, or EPO, the IOC said. Follow-up blood tests either have been conducted or will be conducted on members of the Austrian team, the chair of the IOC's medical commission, Arne Ljungqvist of Sweden, said.
SPORTS
By Chris Dufresne and Tribune Newspapers | February 10, 2010
W hat's good for Bode Miller is good for America. What? Ridiculous as that reads, four years after his enfant terrible turn at the 2006 Turin Olympics, there might be a ski tip of truth to it. With the Vancouver Olympics opening Friday, we'd like to report Miller is reciting acts of contrition while negotiating a couch summit with Oprah to explain his boorish behavior in Italy, where he failed to win anything or anybody over - unless...
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and candy.thomson@baltsun.com | January 24, 2010
When the weekend began, just one-third of the 18 Olympic slots had been filled by members of the U.S. freestyle skiing team. Although the entire squad won't be nominated until Tuesday, the roster picks have been made a lot easier for team officials after four days of World Cup competition against much of the same international field that will be in Vancouver next month. But the sorting-out process also includes the sobering realization that the path to the podium, in some cases, is blocked by juggernauts.
TRAVEL
By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | December 31, 2006
My son and his girlfriend are planning a ski vacation to Chile next year but have time for only a three-night stay in Portillo. Are there alternatives to the seven-night lodging requirement? Portillo is a ski mountain, with nothing else nearby. You can find alternative lodging in Los Andes, an hour's drive away. Try the Plaza Hotel (chile-hotels.com) or the Termas Jahuel Hotel & Spa (jahuel.cl) in San Felipe. Daily shuttles also travel to locations in Santiago, although the drive is more than two hours each way. Find them at gochile.
SPORTS
By ALAN ABRAHAMSON and ALAN ABRAHAMSON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 25, 2006
No evidence of doping was detected in samples from 10 Austrian skiers who had to submit to surprise drug tests last weekend, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday. Urine tests conducted on the skiers - six cross-country skiers and four biathletes - turned up no evidence of the use of stimulants, anabolic steroids or even micro-doses of the synthetic blood-doping hormone called erythropoietin, or EPO, the IOC said. Follow-up blood tests either have been conducted or will be conducted on members of the Austrian team, the chair of the IOC's medical commission, Arne Ljungqvist of Sweden, said.
NEWS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | January 14, 2006
ST. LOUIS -- Citius, altius and fortius, meet sex, booze and drugs. Less than a month before the Feb. 10 opening ceremony for the Winter Games, athletes preparing for sports that will be contested in Turin, Italy, are predictably making headlines -- but not in predictable ways and certainly not in the way that U.S. Olympic officials might have liked. "The spotlight is on. The Winter Olympics are here, and everything that happens is magnified about 1 million percent," says Bob Condron, a U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2002
DEER VALLEY, Utah - For every kid who ever grew up with two left feet, Jeremy Bloom's life must seem unfair. For starters, he's got a black belt in karate, which he earned at age 12. Then there's football, where, despite being only 5 feet 9, 155 pounds, he averaged 23.3 yards a catch at Loveland (Colo.) High School to earn a scholarship from the University of Colorado. He also just so happens to be, at 19, the best moguls skier in the world. So life's not so bad, to say the least. (Need we mention that USA Today also referred to him as a "bona fide Olympic heartthrob?"
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By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | December 31, 2006
My son and his girlfriend are planning a ski vacation to Chile next year but have time for only a three-night stay in Portillo. Are there alternatives to the seven-night lodging requirement? Portillo is a ski mountain, with nothing else nearby. You can find alternative lodging in Los Andes, an hour's drive away. Try the Plaza Hotel (chile-hotels.com) or the Termas Jahuel Hotel & Spa (jahuel.cl) in San Felipe. Daily shuttles also travel to locations in Santiago, although the drive is more than two hours each way. Find them at gochile.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2002
DEER VALLEY, Utah - For every kid who ever grew up with two left feet, Jeremy Bloom's life must seem unfair. For starters, he's got a black belt in karate, which he earned at age 12. Then there's football, where, despite being only 5 feet 9, 155 pounds, he averaged 23.3 yards a catch at Loveland (Colo.) High School to earn a scholarship from the University of Colorado. He also just so happens to be, at 19, the best moguls skier in the world. So life's not so bad, to say the least. (Need we mention that USA Today also referred to him as a "bona fide Olympic heartthrob?"
SPORTS
January 27, 1997
SkiingU.S. Ski Team: Announced in Innsbruck, Austria, that Olympic downhill champion Tommy Moe of Girdwood, Alaska, had surgery to repair a severed tendon in his hand and will miss up to six weeks of competition, including the World Alpine Ski Championships next week.Pub Date: 1/27/97
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