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  1. Happy Birthday, Mikaela Shiffrin!

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    Happy birthday, Mikaela Shiffrin! The youngest slalom champion in Olympic Alpine skiing history turns 19 today. The Colorado native, who made her Olympic debut in Sochi last month, took home the gold medal in the slalom after finishing fifth in the g...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  2. espnW -- Mikaela Shiffrin handles Olympic debut with unflappable ...

    Wayne Drehs

    What the U.S. team accomplished in Tuesday's giant slalom will largely go unnoticed, but it may very well be one of its most important moments of the Games. Its 18-year-old prodigy, Mikaela Shiffrin, handled her Olympic debut with unflappable ease.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  3. Gretchen Fraser skis to history

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    On this day in 1948, Gretchen Fraser became the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in skiing. The 28-year-old stunned the field by recording the fastest time on the first run of the slalom. Despite a delay caused by a problem with the timing...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  4. espnW -- Julie Foudy's five storylines to watch at the 2014 Sochi...

    Julie Foudy

    From Lolo Jones and the U.S. bobsledding team (drama?) to the U.S. women finally getting their chance to compete in ski jumping (hold on to your uteruses!), Julie Foudy shares her top storylines for the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  5. Looking ahead is right move

    Alice McKennis

    As an athlete, it is easy to focus in on what is right in front of you -- Olympics, world championships, nationals, you name it -- and to never look toward the future and the rest of your career. It is hard to fathom what you might be doing four year...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  6. Getting back up to speed

    Alana Nichols

    In Alpine skiing, one of the worst habits you can have is to look at the snow right in front of you. I know that sounds crazy -- of course you want to see what's there -- but you should actually be looking down the hill, three, four, or even five gat...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  7. How ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin is preparing for Sochi - ESPN The ...

    Derek Taylor

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Derek Taylor writes that Mikaela Shiffrin wants to add Olympic gold to her collection of 10 (and counting) World Cup podium finishes.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  8. Lindsey Vonn gets in 3 training runs

    Lindsey Vonn is on the mend and says she might even race in Canada next week.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  9. espnW -- With Jerry Jones on the brain, Johnny Manziel overload a...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Who says the world is fair? It made for a long week hearing about Jerry Jones' youthful brain, Johnny Football's "punishment" and Lindsey Vonn's awesome life. Like Francesca Schiavone, we need a hug.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  10. espnW -- Jim Harbaugh's verdict? A week of fashion disasters for ...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Drug testers grabbing Lindsey Vonn off the red carpet wasn't so cool, but Justin Bieber's getup at the NBA Finals and Jim Harbaugh's appearance in Judge Judy's courtroom cheered us up.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2013
  11. espnW -- Best in Gear? Skiers' must-have winter weather gear

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    Skiers need to stay warm and dry out in the elements -- look where they compete! Here is a list of must-have winter gear from some of the sport's top athletes

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  12. Will injury keep Lindsey Vonn out of Olympics?

    Jane McManus

    Just when things were starting to look up for Lindsey Vonn, the American skier crashed out of Tuesday's super-G at the world championships and suffered an injury that could make her path back to the Winter Olympics a lot more difficult. Vonn had c...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  13. espnW Headliners -- U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin roaring down the ...

    Derek Taylor

    At just 17, U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin has drawn comparisons to Lindsey Vonn, and with a tireless work ethic, she should only get better.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  14. W roundtable: Lindsey Vonn-Tina Maze skiing controversy? No story...

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    Lindsey Vonn knows some curse words; so what? Tina Maze -- and her coaches/boyfriend -- shouldn't drum up controversy but rather let her results do the talking.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  15. espnW -- For Lindsey Vonn, it has to be all or nothing

    Jim Caple

    If Lindsey Vonn wants to race against men, it cannot be a one-off. Otherwise, the skier risks sending the message that the women's side of the sport is not as talented or as important as the men's side.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  16. The top 10 stories of 2010 in women's sports

    espnW looks back at 2010, which saw Joannie Rochette win an Olympic figure skating medal days after a devastating loss; Maryland's lacrosse team complete an impossible comeback; and Serena Williams dominate Wimbledon to earn her 13th career major title.

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2010