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Young German skier Viktoria Rebensburg sprung a huge upset as she claimed gold in the the weather-delayed women's giant slalom at Whistler Creekside on Thursday.

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Cheese saves the Games?updated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:21:00

Skier Lindsey Vonn is using an Austrian cheese to help heal the shin injury she suffered while at the Winter Games.

Defago wins downhill gold as Miller claims bronze for U.S.updated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:21:00

Didier Defago ended Switzerland's gold-medal drought in the Winter Olympics downhill skiing event as American star Bode Miller was edged into the bronze position at Whistler in Canada on Monday.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Daily Olympic briefing, Feb. 15updated: Mon Feb 15 2010 22:44:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Finally, we ski. The men's downhill event, where helmeted racers tear down the side of a mountain in search of Alpine immortality, is scheduled to begin at Whistler Creekside today at 1:30 p.m. (The caveat, as always, is weather permitting.) Medals will also be awarded in men's and women's cross country, women's luge, and men's speedskating.

Why the Olympics matterupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 11:41:00

Athletes from 97 nations will march in Vancouver tonight at the Opening Ceremony of the XXI Winter Olympic Games. Turn on your TV. Watch and cheer.

Celebrate Viking heritage in Stockholmupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 13:25:00

Stockholm's natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for outdoor happenings. Many of the city's seasonal events have their roots in the city's Viking past, giving a taste of Sweden's long lost Viking heritage.

A sauna sojourn in Canadaupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 08:12:00

As the temperature nears 200 degrees Fahrenheit, I peer through the steam at 75-year-old Pentti Hirvonen. "It's time," he says.

Five great spots for cross-country skiingupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 14:52:00

Cross-country skiing is less speedy -- and therefore less intimidating -- than its steep-sloped cousin, downhill skiing. It also burns more calories, as skiers glide along snowy trails and skate up inclines.

Ski resorts offering plenty of off-slope funupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 12:14:00

Yes! No one is yelling, "Hurry up, Mom!" or tapping ski poles impatiently.

Taking the kids: A winter trek in Yellowstone updated: Tue Jan 29 2008 12:41:00

Old Faithful spews thousands of gallons of steaming water right on schedule, but Miguel isn't the least bit interested. He just lumbers by us searching for lunch.

To pick up your pace, pick up a poleupdated: Mon May 14 2007 10:08:00

Spending hours in a gym wasn't giving Susan Huynh of Los Angeles, California, the results she was looking for, so on the advice of a friend, she picked up some poles, but she didn't head to the slopes. Instead she tried a growing exercise trend: Nordic walking.

Transcript: Katsuhiko Machida, President of the Sharp Corp. updated: Fri Aug 11 2006 09:45:00

This is today's frontline in the battle of the electronics giants. Flat screen TVs are among the fastest moving consumer electronics products in the world. For one company flat-screens are more than a hot product, they're a virtual corporate life-saver. Sharp is now the world's biggest maker of liquid-crystal display televisions. But it wasn't that long ago that the company based in Osaka, Japan had lost its way. Profits had fallen sharply, the brand was limp and the future looked bleak. What it needed was radical corporate surgery and the doctor and savior as it turned out was the new president. Katsuhiko Machida spent 29 years at Sharp before taking the top job in 1998. And he took a huge gamble early on in his presidency by deciding to focus Sharp on flat-screen televisions and shut down many other product lines. He spoke to CNN's Andrew Stevens.

Austrian federation clears Mayerupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 08:43:00

The Austrian Ski Federation has cleared banned Olympic coach Walter Mayer of involvement with doping at the Turin Games.

Lind adds to Sweden's golden tallyupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 08:26:00

Bjoern Lind gave Sweden their third cross country skiing gold with a comfortable victory in the men's 1.3 kilometer sprint event at Pragelato on Wednesday.

Crawford shocks favorites for goldupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 07:53:00

Canadian outsider Chandra Crawford tore up the formbook to upset the favorites and take gold in the women's cross country skiing sprint event on Wednesday.

Swedes complete a sprinting doubleupdated: Tue Feb 14 2006 07:43:00

Sweden claimed their first gold medals of the Winter Olympics on Tuesday when their men and women triumphed in the cross-country skiing team sprint races in Pragelato.

Smigun, Dementiev win pursuit goldupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 07:40:00

Russia's Eugeni Dementiev won a thrilling men's 30-km pursuit race in the cross-country skiing at the Torino Winter Olympics.

Skiers suspended over blood testsupdated: Fri Feb 10 2006 09:19:00

Eight cross-country skiers including an Olympic gold medallist and two U.S. team members have been banned for five days after tests showed they had an abnormally high red blood cell count -- which could boost endurance.

Your guide to the Winter Olympic sportsupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 04:32:00

Don't know a triple lutz from a death spiral? Can't tell the difference between downhill skiing and Nordic combined (and doesn't all skiing go downhill anyway)?

Cross-Country Skiingupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 05:46:00

Cross-country skiing is considered the oldest discipline of them all.

Fortune: COOL SCHOOL DAYS For young skiers, skaters, and lugers, the National Sports Academy is a blast!updated: Fri Feb 01 1991 00:01:00

IT'S EIGHT O'CLOCK IN THE morning, an hour when most high school kids are just beginning to think about first-period class. Steve Reynolds is already in his first ''class'' of the day: He's skiing ...

Money Magazine: Drawing a Bead on a New Dream Having helped two sons to become world-class biathletes, a couple now address their own future.updated: Sun Feb 01 1987 00:01:00

Jim and Betty Schreiner first bought skis for their sons Jim Jr. and Curtis when the boys were six and four years old respectively. Three years later, their dad began teaching them to pop tin cans ...

Fortune: SKI TOURING Cross-country skiers are gliding from lodge to lodge, sometimes with no company but a few moose.updated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

With the temperature at 22 degrees, Dawn Flakne, 26, a computer engineer, set out one sunny December morning from the Gunflint Lodge, near the Minnesota-Ontario border, to explore Minnesota's Super...

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