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22 Feb, 2014

Wins Olympic bronze medal

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Kristoffersen wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The Olympic skier has a combined time of 1:42.67 minutes which was 0.83 seconds behind gold winner Mario Matt of Austria.

I thought the medals are gone so I have to just ski good and not embarrass myself one more time. I was pretty smart, I think. I’m only smart when I’m skiing.

Wins Olympic silver medal

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Hirscher wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. His combined time of 1:42.12 minutes is not enough to hold up against gold medalist Mario Matt.

This is a well-earned victory. Let’s face it, he was faster.

Alpine Skiing - Men's Slalom - Mario Matt Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Wins Olympic gold medal

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Matt wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. His combined time of 1:41.84 minutes is enough to secure first place from Marcel Hirscher from Austria and Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.

Most impressive day in my career. It started 14 years ago, and I’m totally happy that I made it to the finish.

Alpine Skiing - Men's Slalom - Mario Matt Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

21 Feb, 2014

Wins Olympic bronze medal

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Zettel wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The second Austrian on the winner’s podium, Zettel’s total time of 1:45.35 is 0.81 seconds away from USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin, who wins gold.

Mikaela was absolute fantastic skiing, so she was the favorite and she nailed all of us.

Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom - Run 2 - Shiffrin Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Wins Olympic silver medal

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Schild wins the Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The Austrian is the closest contender to challenge gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of USA. However, her total course time of 1:45.07 minutes is still more than half a second away from first place.

The dream died in the first run. I won the silver medal in the second run and that’s great.

Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom - Run 2 - Shiffrin Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Wins Olympic gold medal

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Shiffrin wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Slalom event. The American completes a total time of 1:44.54 minutes, which is more than half a second faster than silver medalist Marlies Schild of Austria.

I wish I could have an American flag on my back in every World Cup because that’s a really cool feeling to hold that and know that you’re not only representing yourself and your family or your team, but the entire country that you come from.

Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Slalom - Run 2 - Shiffrin Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

19 Feb, 2014

Wins Olympic bronze medal

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Pinturault wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Olympic skier places just behind fellow countryman Steve Missillier with a combined total time of 2:45.93 minutes.

I was a lot less stressed today than at the super-combined. It was important for me (to get a medal).

JO / Sotchi : Missillier en argent, Pinturault en bronze - 19/02

Wins Olympic silver medal

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Missillier wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Frenchman has combined total time of 2:45.77 minutes which is 0.48 seconds behind gold medalist Ted Ligety of USA.

It’s a perfect run, I pushed hard, I made no mistakes. Second place is incredible for me.

French skier Missillier 'delighted' with silver medal | Sochi 2014

Wins Olympic gold medal

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Ligety wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. His combined time of 2:45.29 minutes is enough to push him past silver medalist Steve Missillier and bronze medalist Alexis Pinturault of France.

This was really the event that I wanted to win. … I know where I stand in giant slalom.

18 Feb, 2014

Wins Olympic bronze medal

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Rebensburg wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. She takes the third position on the podium alongside Anna Fenninger of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia.

This bronze means as much as the gold did in Vancouver.

Ladies' Giant Slalom - Maze Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Wins Olympic silver medal

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Fenninger wins the Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Austrian is only 0.07 seconds behind first place finisher Tina Maze, who puts in a combined time of 2:36.87 mintutes.

I just can’t believe that I got a second medal, it’s so cool and I’m so stoked about my second run.

Ladies' Giant Slalom - Maze Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Wins Olympic gold medal

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Maze wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Giant Slalom event. The Slovenian athlete has a total run time of 2:36.87 minutes. This is only 0.07 seconds faster than silver medalist winner Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Not easy day, as we see the weather is playing games, but I love it when it’s working out fine.

Ladies' Giant Slalom - Maze Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

16 Feb, 2014

Wins Olympic bronze medal

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Miller wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. The American shares his 1:18.67 minute course time and bronze medal with Jan Hudec of Canada.

To be on the podium, this is a really big day for me. Emotionally, I had a lot riding on it. Even though I didn’t ski my best — a lot of mistakes — I’m just super, super happy.

Wins Olympic bronze medal

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Hudec wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. The Canadian has a best time of 1:18.67 minutes and ties USA’s Bode Miller for the bronze medal position.

To be standing here now, it’s honestly unbelievable.

Jan Hudec wins Bronze in Sochi

Wins Olympic silver medal

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Weibrecht wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. His time of 1:18.44 minutes is 0.30 seconds behind gold medalist Kjetil Jansrund of Norway.

This is probably the most emotional day of ski racing that I’ve ever had. All the issues and troubles that I’ve had, to come and be able to have a really strong result, it reminds me of all the work that I did to come back from the injuries and all the hard times, it’s all worth it.

Wins Olympic gold medal

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Jansrud wins the Olympic gold medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. With the best time of 1:18.14 minutes, the Olympic skier beats silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht of USA.

It means the world to me. It’s the biggest thing you can win. It’s something I have worked for since I was a little kid, so I’m just going to enjoy it

Alpine Skiing - Men's Super G - Kjetil Jansrud Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

15 Feb, 2014

Wins Olympic bronze medal

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Hosp wins the Olympic bronze medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. She completes the course in 1:26.18 minutes which is 0.11 seconds away from silver medalist Maria Höfl-Riesch. Fellow countyman Anna Fenninger takes the gold medal, but is also proud of the performance of Hosp:

I don’t know why we can win so much medals. I think we just like it.

Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super G - Anna Fenninger Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Wins Olympic silver medal

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Höfl-Riesch wins the Olympic silver medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. The German Olympian puts in a time of 1:26.07 minutes, but falls 0.55 seconds short of gold medalist Anna Fenninger of Austria.

Then the race was done for me. I just tried to stay in the race but I never thought it would be good enough for a medal

Alpine Skiing - Ladies' Super G - Anna Fenninger Wins Gold | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Wins Olympic gold medal

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Fenninger wins the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Alpine Skiing: Super-G event. The Austrian puts in a course time of 1:25.52 minutes and beats out Maria Höfl-Riesch of Germany who places second.

I had a good run, but I must say the key to my run was the last section to the finish. I thank my coaches. They had a good report on the radio and gave us the right input.

Fenninger delighted to win super-G after downhill disappointment | Sochi 2014

14 Feb, 2014

Wins Olympic silver medal

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Kostelić wins the Olympic silver medal in the Men’s Alpine Skiing: Combined event. His combined time of 2:45.45 minutes is enough to beat out Italian bronze medalist Christof Innerhofer, but falls 0.34 seconds short of gold medalist Sandro Viletta of Switzerland.

I would also like to point out one thing. This is the 10th Olympic medal in my family. Janica has six and now I have four, and I am especially proud of that fact.

Alpine Skiing - Men's Super Combined - Slalom | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics