Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Freestyle World Cup thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-08-29 US announces freestyle team for new season Tignes.

The US team, which consists of 16 women and 14 men, contains nine athletes that are Olympians and includes reigning moguls world champions Nate Roberts and Hannah Kearney and former Olympic medallist Shannon Bahrke.

"These athletes are fantastic people with a lot of character to go with their talent," said Polly-Jo Clark, programme director.

"It's fun to be a part of it and we're expecting some intense competition for the World Cup spots and for the World Championships team in January. Some will need to gain experience on the World Cup and everything that comes with it. And the veterans know exactly what it takes ? it's time to do it."

The first moguls competition of the season will take place in mid-December, at the Tignes resort in France.

January 23rd to the 28th will see the US team take part in the Freestyle World Championships, in Italy.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/us-announces-freestyle-team-for-new-season_a17769229 2006-10-10
US ski team has fresh talent for Tignes event
On December 14th, the World Cup moguls will begin with an event at the French Alps resort, so if you're lucky enough to be enjoying a ski holidays in Tignes at the time, you should definitely check out the action.

The US ski team is confident that despite a number of retirements following the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, a "big cluster of talent" is ready to light up the slopes when the competition begins.

"We have some serious talent among the moguls skiers and we're moving in the right direction as we rebuild aerials," said US Head Coach Jeff Wintersteen.

The event is sure to encourage more of you to check out skiing holidays in Tignes, knowing some of the world's best have tested themselves on the slopes of the resort.


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Are you ready? ski holiday in Are, as the FIS Skiing World Championships arrive at the Swedish resort.

For more than two weeks, people on a ski holiday in Are will be able to watch the best skiers in the world push themselves to the limit in the super-G, downhill, slalom and giant slalom.

There will also be the Nations Team contest to round off proceedings, an event which was first introduced at Bormio in 2005.

In total, there will be 350 competitors from 60 nations looking for medal glory, hoping no doubt to follow in the footsteps of reigning champions such as Benjamin Raich and Bode Miller.

They may even have the World Championships record of five medals in their sights, a feat achieved by Lasse Kius in 1999.

British hopes lie with Finlay Mickel in the men's competition and Chemmy Alcott in the women's section.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday, February 2nd, but those on a ski holiday in Are will be able to watch events all the way through to February 18th.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/are-you-ready_a18050947 2007-02-02
Madonna world championship event to dazzle spectators ski holiday in Madonna di Campiglio will surely have seen some fantastic action this week, as part of the 11th FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.

The event, which was rescheduled from January due to a lack of snow on the original date, culminates in Saturday's dual moguls and aerials, which are sure to be packed with exciting action for anyone on a ski holiday in Madonna di Campiglio to experience first hand.

"We can look forward to an exciting celebration of skiing, including awarding the second FIS championship titles in ski cross, the latest event to be included in the Olympic winter programme," said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.

More than 24 nations are represented at the Madonna di Campiglio stage of the Freestyle World Ski Championships, meaning crowds are sure to see many different styles as well as an intense level of competition.

Resorts in Japan, Norway and Switzerland are set to host stages of the world championships later this month.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/madonna-world-championship-event-to-dazzle-spectators_a18085003 2007-03-09
Madonna di Campiglio hosts end of competition
According to Gian Franco Casper, FIS President, spectators on ski holidays in Madonna di Campiglio have enjoyed "high quality competitions in beautiful spring conditions".

Norway won the medals ranking, leaving the competition with 19, of which seven were gold, four silver and eight bronze.

Austria came second with 15 medals, while Finland took third place with ten.

"It is always a very special atmosphere in Italy", said Joseph T Fitzgerald, FIS Freestyle Coordinator, echoing the sentiments of those on ski holidays in Madonna di Campiglio.

Located in the Brenta Dolomites in Trentino, the resort is one of Italy's most popular. Visitors are awed by the regions dramatic mountains, as well as the nearby Nardis waterfall.

As anyone who has ever been on a ski holiday in Madonna di Campiglio will know, the resort is the ideal place to end the riveting and dynamic experience that has been the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/madonna-di-campiglio-hosts-end-of-competition_a18090006 2007-03-15
Miller still leads in ski World Cup
As many snow sports enthusiasts made the most of the weekend weather by enjoying European ski holidays, Miller increased his lead by placing second against Austria's Georg Streitberger in the Kvitfjell super-G this weekend.

Miller performed well in other events, finishing second on Friday February 28th behind Werner Heel of Italy and taking the title in Saturday's downhill race.

Overall in the World Cup standings, Miller has an 185 point lead on closest title-rival Didier Cuche of Switzerland.

Meanwhile, in other FIS World Cup news, Denise Karbon of Italy became the women's World Cup giant slalom champion at the weekend.

She won the title on Saturday after Sunday's race in Zweisel was cancelled due to bad conditions.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/miller-still-leads-in-ski-world-cup_a18492914 2008-03-03
Lindsey Vonn clinches title
Now the second woman to be awarded the title, Vonn collected her crystal globe following the cancellation of the downhill event.

While those on European ski holidays enjoyed improved snow conditions this week, Vonn has been challenging fellow competitors Nicole Hosp and Maria Riesch in the overall standings.

"Since I saw the crystal globe held by Picabo Street in the mid-1990s when she was on an exhibition tour in our area, I have been dreaming of it. I'm very proud to have accomplished this exciting performance," Vonn enthused following her victory.

The news comes after fellow US skier Bode Miller finished second in the downhill behind Werner Heel of Italy recently.

Both Miller and Vonn are now favourites to take the title for the overall World Cup in men's and women's categories.
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