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  1. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Andrew Weibrecht, Bode Miller defy their o...

    Jim Caple

    Competing in a sport that demands a lot on the body, Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht defied their own odds to podium in the super-G and reverse the fortunes of the U.S. Alpine team.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  2. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Ted Ligety and Bode Miller struggle in alp...

    Jim Caple

    With only one alpine medal so far, U.S. skiers are having a difficult Olympics

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  3. Mancuso eighth, hitting reset button

    Jim Caple

    ROSA KHUTOR, Russia -- Watching the women's downhill from the bottom of the course, 1998 gold medalist Picabo Street said the U.S. team didn't make any big mistakes Wednesday, but they didn't attack the course hard enough, either. "It was a mat...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  4. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Dominique Gisin, Tina Maze tie for skiing ...

    Jim Caple

    Dominique Gisin, Tina Maze both take gold in the women's downhill in a tie that went to the hundredth of a second.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  5. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Why 1994 Lillehammer Olympics were best Wi...

    Jim Caple

    From the weather to the dramas to the inspiring stories, the 1994 Lillehammer Games not only set the standard, they also best represented the Olympic ideal.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  6. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Ted Ligety favors medals over attention

    Jim Caple

    Understated veteran skier Ted Ligety seeks out challenges new and old as he heads into his third Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    Story | January 29, 2014
  7. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Is U.S. alpine team peaking at right time?...

    Jim Caple

    With the U.S. Olympic alpine ski team named for Sochi, Jim Caple wonders if the group is peaking at just the right time.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  8. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Lindsey Vonn may miss Games, but still ple...

    Jim Caple

    Lindsey Vonn's relentless approach in trying to recover from a knee injury in time for the Olympics is true to her competitive spirit. But despite her absence from the Games, there is still plenty to look forward to at Sochi.

    Story | January 07, 2014
  9. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Injuries common bond among top skiers

    Jim Caple

    Injuries to top skiers like Lindsey Vonn are not uncommon. It is part of the reality of the sport, and something that binds the athletes together.

    Story | December 13, 2013
  10. Nothing seems to stop Vonn for long

    Jim Caple

    PARK CITY, Utah -- There were a couple bits of interest that came out of Lindsey Vonn's teleconference at the Olympic media summit Wednesday. The most important is that Vonn says her right knee feels great and she could be healthy enough to race w...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  11. Ligety: FIS should stop setting ski rules

    Jim Caple

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Despite his enormous success in the World Cup last season, gold medalist Ted Ligety still does not like the ski equipment regulations the International Ski Federation (FIS) imposed last year in an attempt to make the sport safer. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  12. Rejecting Vonn's request the right call

    Jim Caple

    Lindsey Vonn learned to ski on a 300-foot slope steps from Interstate 35 in Minnesota and turned herself into the most accomplished American skier in history. She crashed in a training run at the 2006 Winter Olympics and had to be air-lifted to t...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Vonn's record World Cup season driven by personal challenges

    Jim Caple

    Life off the skis this year hasn't always been that easy for Lindsey Vonn (she and husband Thomas Vonn filed for divorce early in the season), but life on the skis has been spectacular. And in a way, the personal issues played a role in the competiti...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  15. Skiers get first look at 2014 Sochi site

    Jim Caple

    The Summer Olympics in London may be just around the corner, but American skiers recently got a taste of the slopes above Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, when Russia held its first alpine World Cup races this month. Lindsey Vonn clinched...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  16. 2010 Winter Olympics -- U.S. Alpine team members won, and lost, b...

    Jim Caple

    The reason U.S. skiers spent the second week crashing and missing gates was the same reason they stepped on the podium during the first week of the Games: They took risks.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2010