Tens of thousands of people have packed in to watch the World Alpine Ski Championships — even celebrities have showed up like Tiger Woods. But the event is also bringing out some top officials from the nation’s capital.
Friday was a disappointing day for the American women, but that didn’t stop a massive crowd from coming out to watch. There are 70 countries represented with skiers at the event, and the stands are just as diverse.
Two races, one medal for Lindsey Vonn. Not gold, either, but bronze. This wasn’t exactly the start the skier from nearby Vail was hoping for at the world championships in front of a home crowd.
Bode Miller said if his crash at the world championships was indeed his last race he’s all right with that because his career has been “an amazing ride.”
Tina Maze of Slovenia captured the women’s downhill gold medal at the world championships Friday ahead of prerace favorite Lindsey Vonn, who struggled on her home course.
Bode Miller smacked a gate so hard he crashed, opening a deep gash on his right calf. Kjetil Jansrud later hit another panel and had to have his left shoulder checked out.
The men’s super-G race at the world championships has been postponed a day to Thursday because of too much snow on the course.
The men’s super-G race at the world championships Wednesday has been canceled because of too much snow on the course. The event has not yet been rescheduled.
The final preparations for the World Alpine Ski Championships are underway as the opening ceremonies kicked off in Vail Monday evening. The sporting event is expected to have a huge economic impact on Colorado.
Lindsey Vonn is treating the world championships in her hometown almost like her Olympics. You know, the ones she missed last February because of a knee that required two surgeries.