World champion Carlo Janka of Switzerland added the men's Olympic giant-slalom title to his list of honors on Tuesday -- after Bode Miller skied out in his attempt to claim a record fourth medal at the Vancouver Games.
Changes to the Winter Olympics have raised questions about safety, but experts say the games' transformations mark a natural evolution rather than an attempt to make competitions more dangerous and exciting.
Aksel Lund Svindal has won the men's overall World Cup title for the second time in his career, after Austrian rival Benjamin Raich dramatically crashed out in the first leg of the closing slalom at the World Cup finals in Are, Sweden.
Lindsey Vonn of the United States saw her dream of sweeping the titles at the alpine skiing world championships disappear in a fraction of a second as she missed a slalom gate in the super-combi on Friday.
March gets noisy around now, here in the States. Tickets to the Big Dance are punched daily, brackets are busted, NFL free agents are signing, and veterans are being released or given new life. (Good luck David Carr, and if Eli Manning goes down, I don't want to be you even for one minute). In Florida and Arizona, the regulars are playing deeper into every exhibition game as Opening Day draws near.
Aksel Lund Svindal surged to within touching distance of the overall World Cup title on Saturday, winning the final giant slalom of the season to complete a stunning hat-trick of victories in this Swiss resort.
Aksel Lund Svindal completed a great weekend for Norway when he took advantage of mistakes by some of the big names and hurtled to a maiden World Cup victory in the season's opening men's super-G in Lake Louise..