Lindsey Vonn blows good shot at gold in final Olympic event when she clipped a gate, giving silver to Mikaela Shiffrin

Tom Pennington/Getty Images Lindsey Vonn did not medal in the ladies’ combined event when her ski clipped a gate on her final run. Vonn had entered the final run in first place and had a good shot to win gold in the slalom portion of her final Olympic event. Fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin salvaged another […]

French skier dating Mikaela Shiffrin sent home after critical comments about his team

Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre was sent home from the Winter Olympics for critical comments of his team. After finishing seventh, behind three teammates, Mathieu, who dates Mikaela Shiffrin, said he only cared about his own result, which he called “a slap in the face.” Mathieu later said in an Instagram post […]

Mikaela Shiffrin gave a great lesson on embracing failure at the Olympics after missing out on a medal in her best event

Morry Gash/AP Mikaela Shiffrin came into the Olympics with a shot to win five medals. The chances of a historic Olympics came to an end when Shiffrin finished fourth in her best event, the slalom, and withdrew from the Super-G. Shiffrin explained on social media that she wouldn’t change a thing, saying she is just […]

Mikaela Shiffrin wins her first gold of the Winter Olympics — and she’s got more to come

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Mikaela Shiffrin won her first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in giant slalom after two near-perfect runs. It was the first of five events Shiffrin plans to compete in over the course of the Winter Games, with slalom, super-G, downhill, and the alpine combined events still to come. While there’s still […]

Olympic favorite Mikaela Shiffrin may be forced to compete every day for the rest of the Olympics after repeated delays

Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images Mikaela Shiffrin may have to ski every day for the final 10 days of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The intense schedule is the result of repeated delays to the women’s alpine skiing events due to inclement weather, as well as Shiffrin’s particularly ambitious schedule, including five different events. Should Shiffrin succeed […]