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There is no doubt now whom the U.S. media will choose as the fresh-faced star in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It is Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, who became the youngest women’s Alpine skiing world champion since 1985 when she won Saturday&...
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A 12,240-foot Eastern Sierra peak will be named after the late Andrea Lawrence, the Olympic ski champion and mountain conservationist. The Mono County peak, now known only by its elevation, is on the border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness, just east of...
Jill Kinmont Boothe was the national women's slalom champion and on the cover of Sports Illustrated when she set out to win a 1955 race that would help put her on the U.S. Olympic ski team. As she sped down a Utah mountain slope, she lost control on an...
Show TrackerIt's a Ford, Ford, Ford, Ford world in Belgium as "The Amazing Race" goes from five teams to four....
The Fabulous ForumLindsey Vonn, the Olympic gold medal-winning downhill skier, incorporated 400-meter sprints into her training regimen over the summer to increase her ability to explode out of turns in the slalom. If she ever gets tired of the snow, she may......
The Fabulous ForumNine months after winning both her first gold medal wearing a ski racer's skin suit in the Olympics and a few million men's hearts showing plenty of skin in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue (emphasis on the lust in Illustrated),......
The Fabulous ForumIt seems a contradiction: Julia Mancuso, long one of the most outgoing personalities in sports, quietly putting together a resume that makes her one of the most outstanding people in her sport. Mancuso added another line to it Tuesday, finishing......
The Fabulous ForumBode Miller showed again why he is the greatest and most charismatic skier in U.S. history. And he did it by finishing 12th in Tuesday's Super-G at the World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Yes, at times -- notably the 2006......
The Fabulous ForumLindsey Vonn has won everything -- Olympic gold, world championship gold, World Cup titles, more World Cup races than any U.S. skier in history. So second place at a major event should be no big deal to her. But there......
The Fabulous ForumSkier Lindsey Vonn has decided to let discretion be the better part of valor. Vonn said today on her Facebook page she will skip the final three events at the World Championships to get over the lingering effects of a......
OutpostsHundreds of mountain bikers, from professionals to toddlers, descended upon Castaic Lake State recreation Area Sunday for the 2009 iteration of the Fat Tire Fest, put on by local bike trail advocacy nonprofit CORBA (Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Assn.)....
L.A. Times Olympics BlogWant to know why the International Olympic Committee immediately backed NBC when it became angry over the prospect of a U.S. Olympic Network? Yes, the $5.7-billion NBC paid for U.S. broadcast rights to the Summer and Winter games from 2000......
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