Kitzbühel Alps http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28020/all en Alpine skiing-Italy's Paris wins Hahnenkamm downhill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/alpine-skiing-italys-paris-wins-hahnenkamm-downhill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Manuele Lang</p> <p>KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Dominik Paris became only the second Italian to win the most prestigious downhill on the World Cup circuit, on Kitzbuehel's Hahnenkamm mountain, on Saturday.</p> <p>Joint winner of the Bormio classic earlier this season, the 23-year-old Paris outshone the favourites in one minute 57.56 seconds to emulate compatriot Kristian Ghedina, crowned in 1998.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/alpine-skiing-italys-paris-wins-hahnenkamm-downhill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Kitzbühel Kitzbühel Alps Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739802 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Alpine skiing-Italy's Paris wins Hahnenkamm downhill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-alpine-skiing-italys-paris-wins-hahnenkamm-downhill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes and details)</p> <p>By Manuele Lang</p> <p>KITZBUEHEL, Austria, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Dominik Paris became only the second Italian to win the most prestigious downhill on the World Cup circuit, on Kitzbuehel's Hahnenkamm mountain, on Saturday.</p> <p>Joint winner of the Bormio classic earlier this season, the 23-year-old Paris outshone the favourites in one minute 57.56 seconds to emulate compatriot Kristian Ghedina, crowned in 1998.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-alpine-skiing-italys-paris-wins-hahnenkamm-downhill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Dominik Paris Kitzbühel Kitzbühel Alps Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739813 at http://www.globalpost.com Forget defence, Austria needs army to prep ski races http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/forget-defence-austria-needs-army-prep-ski-races <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two weeks after voting to keep the military draft, neutral Austria has discovered why it needs an army: not for defence but to prepare the ski races so beloved in this alpine country. </p> <p>Some 70 recruits were mobilised overnight to help combat severe snowfall on the courses of the World Ski Championships in Schladming, which kicked off officially on Monday. </p> <p>After the famed Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuehel a week ago, troops in brown could be seen dotted along the icy steep slopes, on skis or armed with large shovels, frantically digging up the protective race nets. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/forget-defence-austria-needs-army-prep-ski-races" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kitzbühel Kitzbühel Alps Sports AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746309 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Impressive Miller tops Kitzbuehel downhill training http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/alpine-skiing-impressive-miller-tops-kitzbuehel-downhill-training <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>American Bode Miller continued his increasing return to form ahead of the Sochi Olympics by dominating Thursday's World Cup downhill training on the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel.</p> <p>Five-time Olympic medallist Miller, 36, clocked 2min 02.93sec down the 3,494-metre-long course, which was clear at the top but had some fog-hit parts in the lower section.</p> <p>Reigning world downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was the only racer to get within a second of Miller, at 0.96sec.</p> <p>There was then a massive gap to third place, filled by home hope Hannes Reichelt, at 2.35sec.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140123/alpine-skiing-impressive-miller-tops-kitzbuehel-downhill-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Kitzbühel Kitzbühel Alps AFP Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:36:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6050969 at http://www.globalpost.com Alpine skiing: Reichelt delights home crowd with downhill win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140125/alpine-skiing-reichelt-delights-home-crowd-downhill-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austrian Hannes Reichelt made up for teammate Marcel Hirscher's disappointing slalom with victory in the famed World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel on Saturday.</p> <p>Starting with bib number 22, the 33-year-old Reichelt stormed down the 3.4km-long course on the Hahnenkamm mountain to clock 2min 03.38sec despite suffering from back pain to end an eight-year Austrian drought in the event.</p> <p>"For an Austrian ski racer to win in Kitzbuehel is a dream," said Reichelt. "It's beautiful, there were tears in my eyes during the flower ceremony.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140125/alpine-skiing-reichelt-delights-home-crowd-downhill-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing Hannes Reichelt Kitzbühel Kitzbühel Alps AFP Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:47:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6052880 at http://www.globalpost.com