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Lindsey Vonn Wins 1st Post-Olympics Race

US skier extends lead in World Cup standings

(Newser) - Lindsey Vonn secured a narrow victory in a World Cup downhill today, her first competition since the Vancouver Olympics. Vonn finished the Nationale course in 1 minute, 35.26 seconds, a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Italy's Johanna Scharf. Marianne Abderhalden of Switzerland was third, 0.38 seconds behind... More »

American Wescott Defends Snowboardcross Gold

Injured shin and all, Vonn fastest in training run

(Newser) - Seth Wescott pulled a huge comeback this afternoon in snowboardcross, overtaking Canadian Mike Robertson to score the second US gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics and defend the title he won In 2006. The 33-year-old Maine native had been injured and racing poorly, but turned it on down the stretch... More »

Injury Dims Medal Hopes of Lindsey Vonn

Favorite for Olympic skiing gold is unsure she'll make practice run

(Newser) - American skier and great Olympic hope Lindsey Vonn injured her shin during a practice run in Austria last week and is doubtful about her upcoming performance. “I'm coming into these Olympics a lot more unsure than I was, um, a few weeks ago,” she tells the Today Show.... More »

Skier Films Avalanche That Buries Him

Downhill racer whimpers and gasps as he awaits rescue by pals

(Newser) - A skier filming a treacherous run down an Alaska cliff ended up capturing an avalanche that buried him for several agonizing minutes as he whimpered and gasped for breath. The camera, still attached to his ski helmet as he lies on his back in the snowy grave, finally picks up... More »

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