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Lindsey Vonn: US skier to retire at the end of the 2018-19 season

Lindsey Vonn is one of only six women to have won World Cup races in all five alpine skiing disciplines Three-time Olympic medallist Lindsey Vonn says she will retire at the end of the upcoming World Cup ski season. American Vonn previously said she would not retire until she broke Ingemar Stenmark’s all-time record of 86 World Cup victories. The ...

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Avalanche kills Spanish skier in French Pyrenees

PARIS (Reuters) – An avalanche in the French Pyrenees swept away five Spanish skiers on Saturday, killing one and injuring another, authorities in the Hautes-Pyrenees said. The avalanche hit near the Aragnouet-Bielsa tunnel linking France to Spain. Three of the skiers managed to extract themselves from the snow and were unharmed. The injured skier was taken to hospital in the ...

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British skier killed in French Alps cliff fall

Image copyright Getty Images A British skier has fallen to his death in the French Alps, authorities have confirmed. The man – part of a trio who went off-piste in the Alpe d’Huez ski resort – fell from what a mountain rescue spokesperson described as a cliff. A second skier who fell was injured in the “steep and icy” conditions, ...

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Winter Olympics: The skier who brought his late brother with him to Pyeongchang

Jonathon Lillis finished seventh in the aerials final with a total score of 121.68 The Lillis family, (a.k.a “Team Lillis”), had dreamed of one day watching all three brothers, Jonathon, 23, Chris, 19, and Mikey, 17, compete in the Olympic aerials competition. However, in October 2017 their dream was shattered as youngest brother Mikey died suddenly in his sleep. His ...

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