Despite the claims of some of his Italian competitors, Ted Ligety is actually just that good. Ligety, who sits in second place in the overall World Cup standings, has dominated the giant-slalom circuit, winning this past weekend’s race in Alta Badia, Italy, by 2.04 seconds. With new rules instituted this season requiring longer, straighter skis, Italian racers Manfred Moelgg and Davide Simoncelli have publicly questioned the legality of Ligety’s equipment. "It seems to me the tails... Read More
In the wake of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Dick’s Sporting Goods has removed all guns from its location nearest Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain semi-automatic weapons nationwide. The sporting goods chain released a statement extending their “deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy.” There was no indication how long the suspension of semi-automatic rifles, listed in the store catalog as “modern sport... Read More
New Hampshire legislators are considering a proposal to start charging for backcountry rescue, a service currently provided free of charge by the state's Fish and Game Department.
The state currently charges for rescue only if negligence can be proven, but the bill on the House floor proposes several different pay options: charging between $350 to $1,000 per service; a flat rate of $500 per incident; or selling an optional rescue insurance card for hikers that would cover any rescue costs.... Read More
Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi ran his second 2:10 marathon in a month on Sunday, winning the Hofu Yomiuri Marathon in 2:10:46. Two weeks ago, Kawauchi completed the Fukuoka Marathon in 2:10:29, coming in sixth place. "This year I ran sub-2:13 five times," Kawauchi told Japan Running News. " If I can get just a little stronger then I think I'll be able run sub-2:10 many times in one year." Kawauchi's performance is believed to be a new world record for the shortest interval between sub-2:11 mar... Read More
Lindsey Vonn is taking a break from World Cup competition and heading back to the United States to fully recover from the intestinal ailment that sidelined her last month. “With the way the schedule has been and all the travel,” said U.S. women’s head coach Eric Hoedlmoser, “she just hasn't had a chance to get back to strength. We want her back at full strength.”
The four-time winner and defending champ will miss the World Cup races in Are, Sweden, this upcoming... Read More