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Mar 11, 2014

Nagano Olympic gold medalist Okabe retires

Ski jumper Takanobu Okabe, a member of the Japan team that won the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, will retire, his Snow Brand Megmilk club said Tuesday. The 43-year-old Okabe, a five-time winner on the World Cup circuit, will become a coach ...

Mar 10, 2014

Kasai misses podium at Oslo event

Noriaki Kasai narrowly missed a podium finish in fourth place in the individual large hill event at a World Cup event on Sunday. The 41-year-old Kasai, who took the silver medal in the men’s individual large hill and a team bronze at the Sochi ...

Mar 8, 2014

Kasai finishes third in Norway meet

Seven-time Olympian Noriaki Kasai finished in third place on Friday for his sixth World Cup podium finish of the season. Kasai, who won the silver medal in the men’s individual large hill and a team bronze at the Sochi Olympics, made leaps of 135.5 ...

Fenninger seizes World Cup lead

Mar 8, 2014

Fenninger seizes World Cup lead

Anna Fenninger seized the lead in the overall Alpine World Cup standings on Friday by winning a giant slalom for the second straight day. The 24-year-old Austrian extended her first-leg lead to beat Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany by 0.61 seconds. “It’s just amazing. It ...

Mar 3, 2014

Takanashi jumps to another victory

Ski jump star Sara Takanashi landed her second World Cup win of the weekend on Sunday to put her Olympic disappointment firmly behind her. The 17-year-old — who failed to justify the favorite tag and missed out on an Olympic medal in Sochi last ...

Mar 2, 2014

Takanashi clinches World Cup crown

Sara Takanashi put aside her Olympic disappointment to dominate Saturday’s women’s World Cup meet and clinch her second straight overall title. The 17-year-old Takanashi, who finished fourth at the Sochi Olympics after being the heavy favorite to win the gold medal, scored 252.0 points ...

Kasai driven by quest to capture gold

Mar 1, 2014

Kasai driven by quest to capture gold

Sochi Olympic hero Noriaki Kasai may be satisfied with his results from the Winter Games, but he has one more goal in mind. Competing in his seventh straight Olympics, the 41-year-old Kasai won large-hill silver and team bronze in Sochi, giving him three career ...

Mar 1, 2014

Olympic champion Dufour-Lapointe triumphs in World Cup moguls

Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada, the Sochi Olympics women’s moguls gold medalist, won Saturday’s World Cup event. The youngest of three sisters who competed in moguls at Sochi, Dufour-Lapointe earned her third World Cup victory of the season and the sixth of her career. Junko ...

Feb 28, 2014

Japan's Kasai to miss World Cup event with knee injury

Sochi Olympic double medalist Noriaki Kasai will sit out Friday’s ski jumping individual World Cup event due to an injury to his right knee, Japan coach Tomoharu Yokokawa said the same day. The 41-year-old Kasai, who won the silver medal in the men’s large ...

Feb 27, 2014

Kasai reaches podium in return to World Cup

Olympic hero Noriaki Kasai reached Wednesday’s ski jumping World Cup podium in his first competition since the Sochi Winter Games. The 41-year-old Kasai was third on Falun’s K-120 hill behind Germany’s Severin Freund and Slovenia’s Peter Prevc, who leads the World Cup standings with ...

Sochi favorite Takanashi gets ninth win of season

Feb 2, 2014

Sochi favorite Takanashi gets ninth win of season

Sochi Olympic women’s individual gold medal favorite Sara Takanashi came from behind to post her ninth World Cup win of the season on Saturday. The 17-year-old ski jumper from Hokkaido was second after a first jump of 87 meters on the K-85 hill in ...