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Mikaela Shiffrin Makes Unexpected Return to World Cup Skiing This Weekend

Mikaela Shiffrin Makes Unexpected Return to World Cup Skiing This Weekend

American Mikaela Shiffrin is making a surprising return to the women’s International Ski Federation Alpine Ski World Cup this weekend as she journeys to Courchevel, France, to participate in a giant slalom event for the first time this season. Shiffrin, 25, won the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships giant […]

Freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney has gained attention for reaching the Olympics despite her apparent lack of skills on the halfpipe. (Image: Getty)

Elizabeth Swaney Shows How to Compete at Olympics Without Being Great

When fans tune in to watch the Olympics, they expect to see the most talented athletes in the world competing for medals at the highest levels of their chosen sports. But not everyone who made it to PyeongChang quite fits that description. The story of Elizabeth Swaney has become almost […]

First Winter Olympics Medals to be Awarded on Saturday

When it comes to the Winter Olympics, a small subset of sports tend to get most of the attention. But while sports such as hockey and curling are just getting underway, and traditional fan favorite figure skating begins with the less-heralded team event, many other events will start awarding their […]

Norway is expected to dominate the cross-country skiing events, which could propel them to the top of the Winter Olympics medal table. (Image: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Betting Odds Favor Norway to Win Most Medals at Winter Olympics

With the Winter Olympics just days away, Norway has emerged as the betting favorite to take home the most gold medals and overall hardware in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Norwegians might seem like an unlikely pick to top the medal table, even if the country does specialize in winter sports. […]