Defending overall World Cup champion Tina Maze finally got her first victory of the season, winning the prestigious Cortina downhill Saturday to signal a return to form just in time for the Sochi Olympics.
Nobody bothered to call Chemmy Alcott and let her officially know that she was named to Britain's Olympic team for the Sochi Games. And that's just fine for the London-based skier who is returning from her third major leg injury.
The International Ski Federation tweaked its Olympic qualification rules Tuesday to allow racers like Ted Ligety and some high-profile Austrians to compete in the super-combined at next month's Sochi Games.
Regaining his health from a series of injuries and falls, German skier Felix Neureuther announced himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by edging first-run leader Marcel Hirscher to win a World Cup slalom Monday night.
Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other medal contenders held out of some of their favorite disciplines.
American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin fought through snow and rain to win her second World Cup slalom of the season Sunday, showing her ability to deal with all types of conditions a month before the Sochi Olympics.
Lindsey Vonn has not skied for two weeks and will "most likely" skip next weekend's World Cup speed races in Austria, her head coach said on Saturday, leaving her status for the Sochi Olympics up in the air.
Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway increased his overall lead in the Tour de Ski with a comfortable win Friday in the fifth of seven stages, showing that he'll be a top medal contender at next month's Sochi Olympics.
Two-time defending overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the challenging giant slalom on the Gran Risa course with two solid runs Sunday and attributed his victory to a fixed screw in his equipment setup.