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By Chris Dufresne and Tribune Olympic Bureau | February 27, 2010
Men's slalom, the last Olympic Alpine event, also provides last chances for Bode Miller and the Austrians. Miller has already won three medals at the Vancouver Games, three more than the entire Austrian men's team. Winner of the gold in super combined, silver in super G and the bronze in downhill, Miller was last seen last Tuesday skiing back to his condo after skiing out of the giant slalom. As for his chances in today's slalom, think back to Dave Kingman's strikeout-to-home run ratio.
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From Sun staff reports | April 5, 2014
Fabien Lefevre of Bethesda and Ashley Nee of Darnestown made the U.S. team that will compete at the ICF Slalom World Championship on Sept. 16-21 in McHenry, the first time the event will be held on American soil in 25 years. Lefevre, a two-time Olympic medalist for France, will compete in men's K-1 with Michal Smolen of Gastonia, N.C., and Rick Powell of Parkesburg, Pa., and in men's C-1 with Casey Eichfeld of Drums, Pa., and Zach Lokken of Durango, Colo. Nee will compete in women's K-1 with Dana Mann of Washington and Anna Maria Ifarraguerri of McLean, Va. Other members of the team announced last week by USA Canoe/Kayak are Colleen Hickey of Okawville, Ill., Micki Reeves of Grand Junction, Colo., and Tracy Hines of Mount Holly, N.C., in women's C-1 and Eichfeld/Devin McEwan of Salisbury, Conn., Jeff Larimer of Marietta, Ga./Eric Hurd of Woodstock, Ga., and Benn Fraker of Peachtree City, Ga./Scott McCleskey of Sylva, N.C., in men's C-2. The squad has a combined eight Olympic appearances: Lefevre (2008 and 2004 for France)
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 13, 1998
NAGANO, Japan -- Once, he was La Bomba, a brash young racer whose merry-go-round life revolved around skiing, wine and women.Now, he is 31, with flecks of gray in his hair and circles forming beneath his eyes. He talks of retirement and marriage, discusses impending movie deals, and sounds like a jaded, jet-lagged traveler who laments being on the road for 10 months a year.Yet Alberto Tomba of Italy is still racing, still chasing after medals.Tomba is at the Winter Olympics, making one last bid for greatness.
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Sports on TV | February 22, 2014
Chs. 11, 4 2:30-6 p.m. — Women's snowboarding — parallel slalom gold-medal final; women's cross-country — 30 km freestyle gold-medal final; men's biathlon — 4x7.5 km relay gold-medal final; men's snowboarding — parallel slalom competition 8-11:07 p.m. — Men's Alpine skiing — slalom gold-medal final; four-man bobsled competition; figure skating — gala exhibition; men's snowboarding — parallel slalom gold-medal final; men's and...
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By JEMELE HILL | February 26, 2006
SESTRIERE, Italy -- There is one piece of good news for Bode Miller. He can't ski in any more events. Miller was disqualified from the slalom yesterday for straddling a gate, meaning the impetuous American finished the Winter Olympics without any medals. It was a disappointing end to a dreadful Olympics for the World Cup champion, who some predicted would medal in all five of the events he entered. Miller's disqualification occurred just a few seconds into his run. After that, he skied off course.
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By CHRIS DUFRESNE and CHRIS DUFRESNE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 25, 2006
SESTRIERE, Italy -- It was a gold-medal run you didn't have to see to believe because you couldn't really see it. Julia Mancuso, a shadowy figure representing the United States, descended from the starting gate into a snowstorm and ultimately emerged at the foggy bottom as the winner of the women's Olympic giant slalom yesterday. Mancuso's time of 2 minutes, 09.19 seconds flashed onto the leader board between snow squalls, and it was clear enough to earn the American the victory by .67 of a second over Tanja Poutianen of Finland.
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Sports on TV | February 22, 2014
Chs. 11, 4 2:30-6 p.m. — Women's snowboarding — parallel slalom gold-medal final; women's cross-country — 30 km freestyle gold-medal final; men's biathlon — 4x7.5 km relay gold-medal final; men's snowboarding — parallel slalom competition 8-11:07 p.m. — Men's Alpine skiing — slalom gold-medal final; four-man bobsled competition; figure skating — gala exhibition; men's snowboarding — parallel slalom gold-medal final; men's and...
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Writer | February 22, 1994
RINGEBU, Norway -- It was a gallant effort by Picabo Street, but not enough to overcome a major advantage for slalom specialists.Street, 22, from Sun Valley, Idaho, finished 10th in the women's combined race yesterday, two days after capturing a silver medal in the downhill.Street had a time of 3 minutes, 10.15 seconds. Pernilla Wiberg won the gold medal in 3:05.16, giving Sweden its first medal of the Winter Games.Switzerland's Vreni Schneider, a double gold medalist at the 1988 Games, won the silver in 3:05.
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By CHRIS DUFRESNE and CHRIS DUFRESNE,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 18, 2006
SESTRIERE, Italy -- The wind may not be blowing America's way yet in the Olympic alpine events, but it's definitely blowing. With 3 1/2 events completed in the mountains, the United States has one medal, Ted Ligety's gold in combined, with possibly more wind chill to come. Severe winter weather turned Wednesday's women's combined event upside down. High winds forced the postponement of the shortened downhill in San Sicario Fraiteve after one racer, Croatia's Nika Fleiss, took off on a jump and almost got flipped upside down by a gust.
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September 7, 1995
Baltimoreans Fritz and Lecky Haller failed to make the finals in the two-man canoe slalom event in the World Championships in Nottingham, England.They hit a wall and missed a gate in the qualifying round and were penalized by almost a minute, eliminating them from the competition. The Gilman grads still have a chance to qualify for the Olympics in races next spring.Bethesda's Davey Hearn, 36, the oldest entrant in men's single canoe slalom, won a gold. He has two golds and five silvers in World Championships events dating to 1985.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2013
Once thought to be a somewhat out-of-the-way spot for winter ski trips and summer getaways from the scorching heat, Deep Creek Lake and the adjacent Wisp Resort could become "the No. 1 - bar none - adventure sports destination spot in the world" if Todd Copley has anything to do with it. Toward that goal, Copley's Deep Creek 2014 LLC will be helping run next weekend's USA Canoe Kayak Slalom Team Trials there, as well as the sport's world championships in...
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By From Sun staff reports | May 26, 2011
The 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships will be held Sept. 16-21 in Western Maryland. The International Canoe Federation has awarded the event to Adventure Sports Center International over competing entries from Vienna, Austria and Krakow, Poland. ASCI, located in Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, is home to the world's only mountaintop man-made whitewater course and has taken more than 44,000 people paddling since it opened in 2007. The championships will return to the United States for the first time since 1989, when they were held on the Savage River, also in Garrett County.
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By Chris Dufresne and Tribune Olympic Bureau | February 27, 2010
Men's slalom, the last Olympic Alpine event, also provides last chances for Bode Miller and the Austrians. Miller has already won three medals at the Vancouver Games, three more than the entire Austrian men's team. Winner of the gold in super combined, silver in super G and the bronze in downhill, Miller was last seen last Tuesday skiing back to his condo after skiing out of the giant slalom. As for his chances in today's slalom, think back to Dave Kingman's strikeout-to-home run ratio.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | July 20, 2008
McHENRY - After hearing cheers in Athens and absorbing the spectacle that is the Olympics, kayaker Scott Parsons wasn't sure he wanted to do it again. So he took a year off, paddling just once a day to stay in shape and have fun on the water. The passion returned, and the Bethesda resident is on his way to Beijing, the anchor of a team that consists of a 38-year-old woman dropped from the British team, two gee-whiz teens and boyhood friends from Pennsylvania who are finding success paddling together as one, and a rail-thin Georgian with a literary bent who sets himself apart from the crowd with black-painted fingernails and a tasteful touch of mascara.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | June 2, 2007
McHenry-- --To whitewater rafters and kayakers, the sound of music whooshes down the narrow gorge, roars over rocks and slaps against the shore. Water, millions of gallons of it, creates cascades and holes perfect for both vacation play and practice of the highest caliber. Set snugly in mountaintop trees and framed in boulders, Garrett County's $24 million artificial whitewater course opened last weekend, 18 years after someone first asked, "What if?" Adventure Sports Center International is a public-private partnership to bring more tourism to Western Maryland and cement the region's position as an outdoors lover's paradise.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,Sun reporter | April 1, 2007
The Poly boys figured they had the "petite slalom" all sewn up when their robot was the only one to clear the first heat without jostling any cones - in a blistering 18 seconds. Likewise, last year's "mystery course" champions from Hereford High School were predicting an easy repeat victory - a full hour before the secret course was unveiled. "I'm pretty sure we're going to win," said Justin Zelinsky, 15, with a shrug, as he plunked a pair of infrared sensors into his car-like "bot." Happily for the competition - and their nervous parents and coaches - the day had in store thrilling upsets, spectacular crashes, even disqualification for illegal robot enhancements.
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March 7, 2005
MARYLAND Four state athletes win Special Olympics medals Four Maryland Special Olympic athletes are bringing home seven medals when they return today from the 2005 World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, officials have announced. Among them will be figure skater Katie Proia, 15, of Clarksville, featured in The Sun last month, who won a silver medal for singles and a silver medal for skating with a guest skater. Josh Smith, 22, of Sykesville earned a gold medal for alpine intermediate downhill, another gold medal for alpine intermediate slalom and a bronze medal for alpine intermediate giant slalom.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2002
OGDEN, Utah - Bode Miller doesn't care much for instruction. Or authority. Or advice. "I've always done it just the way I want to do it, not the way anyone else wants to do it," Miller said. And why not? It's only helped make him one of the best skiers in the world. Miller is perhaps the world's best in the giant slalom and slalom, and is a medal threat in the combined, an event that encompasses a downhill run and two slalom runs. Next week, Miller has a chance to become the first U.S. man to win a slalom or giant slalom medal since Phil and Steve Mahre finished 1-2 in 1984.
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February 26, 2007
Horse racing Royal Highness wins at Gulfstream Royal Highness edged Safari Queen by two lengths in the $100,000 Very One Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Royal Highness, ridden by Edgar Prado, ran 1 3/8 miles in 2 minutes, 12.36 seconds and paid $5.60, $3 and $2.20. Safari Queen returned $3.20 and $2.40, and Barancella paid $2.60 to show. Also, Audacious Chloe won the $76,500 Gaily Gaily Stakes by a half-length. Ridden by John Valazquez, Audacious Chole ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | January 1, 2007
In the race between Charlotte, N.C., and Garrett County to build the first Olympic-caliber artificial whitewater course, our neighbor to the south won. The $25 million facility opened last summer in time to play host to the national whitewater championships. The slalom course also was sanctioned by the U.S. Olympic Committee as an official training facility. In the long run, however, the nonprofit Adventure Sports Center International near Deep Creek Lake may do better once it turns on the spigot in April.
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