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X-Games Skier Dies in Calif. Fall

Vancouver Olympians mourn 'crazy skier' CR Johnson

(Newser) - Another winter sports death has cast its shadow over the Vancouver Olympics: Free skier CR Johnson, a fixture on the extreme sports circuit, died in a fall yesterday at California's Squaw Valley. A professional extreme skier, Johnson competed in superpipe and halfpipe skiing at the X Games. He hit his... More »

Friction Flares Between US Women Skiers

Julia Mancuso says media is too focused on Lindsey Vonn

(Newser) - Rumblings of discord have emerged between US skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso. In an interview with si.com , Mancuso said she and the rest of the alpine skiing team were tired of the media lust for the photogenic Vonn. "People are having a hard time reaching their potential... More »

Lindsey Vonn Crashes, Misses Medal

She falls on the slalom course

(Newser) - Frontrunner Lindsey Vonn missed out on another medal today after crashing in the super-combined competition. Vonn, hampered by a painful right shin, had been fastest in the morning downhill portion of the event, but she crashed on the slalom and lost her right ski. Mara Riesch of Germany won the... More »

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