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  • News | Sochi 2014

    Men’s Alpine skiing: Mayer opener and Matt finish ensure an Austrian Alpine double

    The five events – downhill, super-G, super combined, giant slalom and slalom - produced five different winners, underlining the intensity of the competition on the slopes of Rosa Khutor. They included the oldest ever Alpine gold medallist, the oldest to win a medal of any colour, and the youngest male skier to feature on the podium. At the top of the podium, there was long awaited super giant joy for Ted Ligety and three genuine surprises.
    03 Mar 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Sochi 2014, Day 15: What’s on this Saturday?

    The penultimate day of Sochi 2014 kicks off with a new Olympic event, as Rosa Khutor Extreme Park hosts the men’s and women’s snowboard parallel slalom competitions. At around the same time, the world’s leading female cross-country skiers will set off for the 30km mass start, which will be followed by the men’s 4x7.5km biathlon relay, with the men’s and women’s speed skating team pursuit competitions then taking place at the Adler Arena. In Alpine skiing, meanwhile, it is men’s slalom day at Rosa Khutor, while there is a bronze medal up for grabs in men’s ice hockey at the Bolshoi Ice Dome. Finally, the four-man bobsleigh competition gets up and running at the Sanki Sliding Centre with the teams completing legs one and two.
    21 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Sochi 2014, Day 7: What’s on this Friday?

    Day seven kicks off at Rosa Khutor with the men’s super combined. From there it’s on to the Laura Cross-Country Ski & Biathlon Centre for cross-country skiing and the men’s 15km classic, to be followed by the women’s 15km individual biathlon event. The spotlight then falls on the Sanki Sliding Centre, where the medals will be decided in the women’s skeleton. The free skate brings the men’s individual figure skating competition to a close at the Iceberg Skating Palace, with the women’s freestyle skiing aerials also taking place in the evening. 
    13 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News
  • Janica Kostelic: Four medals in Salt Lake | Video

    Janica Kostelic: Four medals in Salt Lake

    A few months before the Salt Lake Winter Olympics got under way, Croatian skier Janica Kostelic was recovering from surgery on her knee and her chances of even participating looked mighty slim. But by the end of February 2002 Kostelic had carved herself into the record books. She was to become the first woman to win four alpine skiing medals at the same Games, and her three golds were also an unprecedented achievement in the sport.
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