The Wasatch Trails Alliance has a new director – and it’s a name familiar to patrons of the outdoors in the Park City area. Their new head is Carol Potter, who once ran the Mountain Trails Foundation. Rick Brough has more.
SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA (AP) – American Ted Ligety has won his second gold medal at the world championships. Ligety captured the super-combined title Monday with a superb downhill and an even more impressive night slalom run under the lights on the icy Planai course, for a two-run time of 2 minutes, 56.96 seconds.
Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished second, a distant 1.15 seconds behind, and Romed Baumann of host Austria took the bronze medal, 1.17 back, after leading the downhill leg.
Coaches were stunned at his times as he skied stride after stride to an historic silver medal.
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It was opening day at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck. The eyes of the world were focused towards the Men's Downhill on the icy slope of Patscherkofel where Austrian farm boy, Franz Klammer, stole the show with an electrifying win over Swiss favorite, Bernhard Russi.
Aspiring young Olympians will have a chance to train at the US Ski and Snow Board Association’s Center of Excellence this summer as part of a new partnership between USSA and Eliteam – an athlete conditioning program started by former Olympian Doug Lewis. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.