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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Gian Franco Kasper, president of the International Ski Federation, speaks during a press conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. A group of winter sports athletes and the world’s biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. Climate advocacy group Protect Our Winters put out an open letter Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, calling on 75-year-old Gian Franco Kasper to step aside. (Peter Schneider/Keystone via AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 4:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — A group of winter-sports athletes and the world's biggest snowboard maker want the president of the International Ski Federation to resign after he spoke of "so-called climate change" and said he would rather deal with dictators than argue with environmentalists. The climate advocacy...
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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course during training for the men's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 8:49 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Aksel Lund Svindal says the International Ski Federation missed a trick by not allowing Lindsey Vonn to compete against men during her career. The Norwegian skier says a "girl taking on the guys ... would...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 20, 2018 file photo, Lindsey Vonn poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange as she arrives for a visit. Lindsey Vonn is planning to “take on the world” after retiring from skiing after the world championships in Sweden. That is set to include becoming a businesswoman, getting into the movie industry _ both behind and in front of the camera _ and becoming a mother. She says one of the reasons she is calling an end to her sports career now is so she doesn’t damage her body even more, to the extent that she wouldn’t be able to go skiing with her own children.2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 07, 2019 - 10:03 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Actor. Businesswoman. Mom. Heck, maybe even all three. Life after skiing is already taking shape for Lindsey Vonn and she has not even competed in her last race. "Next goal, take on the world," Vonn said, perhaps jokingly — but who'd put it past her? — when discussing what the...
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Italy's Dominik Paris poses with his gold medal after the men's super-G at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 06, 2019 - 12:40 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Dominik Paris shook his head as he crossed the finish line. The third skier to start in the super-G, he had made technical mistakes requiring some corrections near the end of his run and was sure he would be coming up short once again at a major championship. Not this time. The...
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Switzerland's Lara Gut competes during a women's downhill training at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Shinichiro Tanaka)
February 06, 2019 - 9:01 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 4 p.m. Lindsey Vonn was all smiles as she showed off the shiner she got in her crash at the world championships. In pictures Vonn published on her social media accounts Wednesday, the American skier had a...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn is assisted after crashing during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Pontus Lundahl/TT via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 7:02 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn crashed in the super-G at the world championships Tuesday, straddling a gate mid-air and ending up in the safety nets. Vonn, however, got up and skied down the hill after being tended to by medical personnel. "Everybody, cross your fingers or hold your thumbs. That...
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Race officials dismantle the course after an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom was canceled due to weather conditions, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)
February 03, 2019 - 4:19 am
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Heavy snow in Germany has forced organizers to cancel the last World Cup skiing race before the world championships. Organizers on Sunday called off a men's giant slalom at Garmisch-Partenkirchen a day after they also had to cancel a downhill for the same...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, ice and snow blanket a restaurant close to the start of the courses of the World Alpine Ski Championships in Are, Sweden. Even the world's top skiers can struggle to keep warm in extremely cold conditions, which will likely be a factor at the Alpine world championships opening in Are, Sweden, next week, from 5–17 February 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
February 03, 2019 - 4:09 am
Alexandra Coletti, a veteran of more than 200 World Cup races, once came dangerously close to losing the big toe on her right foot to frostbite. Ivica Kostelic burned skin off of his face while hurtling down the frigid downhill course in Lake Louise, Alberta, at minus-35 degrees Celsius (minus-30...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates at the end of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom, in Maribor, Slovenia, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 02, 2019 - 7:58 am
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won the last women's World Cup slalom before the world championships on Saturday for her personal-best 13th victory of the season. "I am really proud of this whole season. My team has done a great job. And here we are," the two-time overall champion said. "...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin, right, and Slovakia's Petra Vlhova, left, both winners of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, celebrate on the podium in Maribor, Slovenia, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 01, 2019 - 11:25 am
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin didn't celebrate her shared victory with Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova in the final World Cup race before the world championships on Friday. Shiffrin didn't look at ease right after finishing, bending forward for a while, though in a first reaction on...
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