The ESPYS commemorate the past year in sports by "recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances." The awards will be handed out in a ceremony on July 15.
Vonn Nominated for ESPYS Awards
Q&A: Will Bode Miller Retire? Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:52:55 +0000
After his crash at the Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships that ended his comback season, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was still nominated to the U.S. Ski Team 2015-16 roster. He addresses the question everyone wants to know: Will he accept? He responds to the retirement speculation, talks about his best moments in his career, what races he wishes he could redo and what who he thinks is the best ski racer of all time on NBC OlympicTalk.
FIS Announces 2015-16 U.S. World Cup Stops Mon, 08 Jun 2015 23:11:22 +0000
VARNA, Bulgaria (June 8, 2015) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) capped its spring FIS Calendar Conference by announcing World Cup schedules for 2015-16, including a host of sites in the USA. Colorado’s Beaver Creek and Aspen resorts, along with Deer Valley Resort in Utah, plus the Olympic villages of Lake Placid in New York and California’s Squaw Valley are set to host the best skiers and riders in the world across a variety of disciplines. Additional World Cup sites will be announced later this spring as a part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U.S. Grand Prix tour.
On the heels of a successful FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek last year, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will return to Colorado with races in Aspen Nov 28-29 and Beaver Creek Dec. 4-6. Aspen is also the site for the World Cup finals in March 2017.
FIS Announces 2015-16 U.S. World Cup Stops
IOC Approves Alpine Team Event for 2018 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:23:41 +0000
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 8, 2015) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved big air snowboarding and an alpine team event as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air.
The inclusion of big air is another step from the IOC in appealing to a more youth-oriented audience. The hugely successful slopestyle events at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi provided a great platform to launch big air as an additional medal opportunity for American athletes. Big air was introduced at the 2003 FIS Snowboarding World Championships and was included on the World Cup tour in 2015. U.S. Snowboarding’s Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) won the first ever women’s World Cup this past season in Istanbul, Turkey.
IOC Approves Alpine Team Event for 2018
2015 Vail/Beaver Creek World Champs Report Sat, 06 Jun 2015 15:31:09 +0000
At the FIS Council Meetings in Varna, Bulgaria, Ceil Folz—president of the Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 World Championships organizing committee—gave her final World Champs report. In response, she received praise from FIS Alpine Chairman and Olympic Champion Bernhard Russi, who said, "You did an amazing job for our sport."