Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Alpine Skiing
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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Venue Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates 9–22 February 2014
Competitors 327 from 74 nations
«2010 2018»
Alpine skiing at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg
Combined   men   women
Downhill men women
Giant slalom men women
Slalom men women
Super-G men women

Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held 9–22 February at Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort near Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.[1]

Competition schedule[edit]

Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort,
the venue for alpine skiing

The following is the competition schedule for all ten events.[2]

All times are (UTC+4).

Date Time Event
9 February 11:00 Men's downhill
10 February 11:00 Women's super combined
15:00
12 February 11:00 Women's downhill
14 February 10:00 Men's super combined
15:30
15 February 11:00 Women's super-G
16 February 10:00 Men's super-G
18 February 9:30 Women's giant slalom
13:00
19 February 11:00 Men's giant slalom
14:30
21 February 16:45 Women's slalom
20:15
22 February 16:45 Men's slalom
20:15

Course information[edit]

Date Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Sun   9 Feb Downhill – men 2,045 m (6,709 ft) 970 m (3,180 ft) 1,075 m (3,527 ft) 3.495 km (2.172 mi) 30.8%
Wed 12 Feb Downhill – women 1,755 m (5,758 ft) 965 m (3,166 ft) 790 m (2,592 ft) 2.713 km (1.686 mi) 29.1%
Fri 14 Feb Downhill – (SC) – men 1,947 m (6,388 ft) 970 m (3,182 ft) 977 m (3,205 ft) 3.219 km (2.000 mi) 30.4%
Mon 10 Feb Downhill – (SC) – women  1,755 m (5,758 ft)  965 m (3,166 ft)  790 m (2,592 ft)  2.713 km (1.686 mi) 29.1%
Sun 16 Feb Super-G – men 1,592 m (5,223 ft) 970 m (3,182 ft) 622 m (2,041 ft) 2.096 km (1.302 mi) 29.7%
Sat 15 Feb Super-G – women 1,580 m (5,184 ft) 965 m (3,166 ft) 615 m (2,018 ft) 2.100 km (1.305 mi) 29.3%
Wed 19 Feb Giant slalom – men 1,370 m (4,495 ft) 960 m (3,150 ft) 410 m (1,345 ft)
Tue 18 Feb Giant slalom – women 1,365 m (4,478 ft) 965 m (3,166 ft) 400 m (1,312 ft)
Sat 22 Feb Slalom – men 1,160 m (3,806 ft) 960 m (3,150 ft) 200 m (656 ft)   
Fri 21 Feb Slalom – women 1,160 m (3,806 ft) 960 m (3,150 ft) 200 m (656 ft)   
Fri 14 Feb Slalom – (SC) – men 1,160 m (3,806 ft) 960 m (3,150 ft) 200 m (656 ft)   
Mon 10 Feb Slalom – (SC) – women 1,160 m (3,806 ft) 960 m (3,150 ft) 200 m (656 ft)   

Medal summary[edit]

Several age records in alpine skiing were set at these Olympic Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Austria (AUT) 3 4 2 9
2  United States (USA) 2 1 2 5
3  Switzerland (SUI) 2 0 1 3
4  Slovenia (SLO) 2 0 0 2
5  Germany (GER) 1 1 1 3
6  Norway (NOR) 1 0 2 3
7  France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
 Italy (ITA) 0 1 1 2
9  Croatia (CRO) 0 1 0 1
10  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
Total 11 9 11 31

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Matthias Mayer
Austria (AUT)
2:06.23  Christof Innerhofer
Italy (ITA)
2:06.29  Kjetil Jansrud
Norway (NOR)
2:06.33
Super-G
details
 Kjetil Jansrud
Norway (NOR)
1:18.14  Andrew Weibrecht
United States (USA)
1:18.44  Jan Hudec
Canada (CAN)
 Bode Miller
United States (USA)
1:18.67
Giant slalom
details
 Ted Ligety
United States (USA)
2:45.29  Steve Missillier
France (FRA)
2:45.77  Alexis Pinturault
France (FRA)
2:45.93
Slalom
details
 Mario Matt
Austria (AUT)
1:41.84  Marcel Hirscher
Austria (AUT)
1:42.12  Henrik Kristoffersen
Norway (NOR)
1:42.67
Combined
details
 Sandro Viletta
Switzerland (SUI)
2:45.20  Ivica Kostelić
Croatia (CRO)
2:45.54  Christof Innerhofer
Italy (ITA)
2:45.67
  • Two bronze medals were awarded in the super-G.[6]

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Downhill
details
 Tina Maze
Slovenia (SLO)
 Dominique Gisin
Switzerland (SUI)
1:41.57 Not awarded  Lara Gut
Switzerland (SUI)
1:41.67
Super-G
details
 Anna Fenninger
Austria (AUT)
1:25.52  Maria Höfl-Riesch
Germany (GER)
1:26.07  Nicole Hosp
Austria (AUT)
1:26.18
Giant slalom
details
 Tina Maze
Slovenia (SLO)
2:36.87  Anna Fenninger
Austria (AUT)
2:36.94  Viktoria Rebensburg
Germany (GER)
2:37.14
Slalom
details
 Mikaela Shiffrin
United States (USA)
1:44.54  Marlies Schild
Austria (AUT)
1:45.07  Kathrin Zettel
Austria (AUT)
1:45.35
Combined
details
 Maria Höfl-Riesch
Germany (GER)
2:34.62  Nicole Hosp
Austria (AUT)
2:35.02  Julia Mancuso
United States (USA)
2:35.15
  • Two gold medals were awarded in the downhill, the first-ever tie for gold in an Olympic alpine skiing event. No silver medal was awarded.[7]

Qualification[edit]

A maximum of 320 (later adjusted to 350 by the International Ski Federation) quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 22 athletes could be entered by a National Olympic Committee, with a maximum of 14 men or 14 women. There were two qualification standards for the games: an A standard and a B standard.[8]

Participating nations[edit]

327 athletes from 74 nations were scheduled to participate, with number of athletes in parentheses. Only 319 athletes competed in actual competition as the other 8 athletes suffered injuries during training. Four nations qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time, and hence competed in alpine skiing for the first time as well: Malta, Timor-Leste, Togo and Zimbabwe.[9] Moreover, both Venezuela and Thailand made their Olympic debuts in the sport. One of Thailand's skiers was world renown concert violinist "Vanessa-Mae" Vanakorn.[10] India's athletes initially competed as Independent Olympic Participants, as the Indian Olympic Association was suspended by the International Olympic Committee,[11] but the suspension had since been lifted.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosa Khutor" Alpine Center". SOOC. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Alpine Skiing Schedule and Results". SOOC. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bode Miller becomes oldest Olympic Alpine skiing medallist with bronze". The Guardian. Reuters. 16 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Holpuch, Amanda (21 February 2014). "USA's Mikaela Shiffrin youngest-ever gold medal winner in slalom". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ a b Pennington, Bill (22 February 2014). "Slalom Champion Sets an Age Record". New York Times. 
  6. ^ Ng, Curtis (16 February 2014). "Jan Hudec bronze snaps Canadian alpine medal drought". cbc.ca. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Pennington, Bill (12 February 2014). "In Women's Downhill, a Nice Round Historic Tie". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014". International Ski Federation. December 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  9. ^ MacKenzie, Eric (16 January 2014). "Sochi Spotlight: Zimbabwe's first Winter Olympian". Pique Newsmagazine (Whistler, British Columbia, Canada). Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Knapton, Sarah (24 January 2014). "Winter Olympics 2014: violinist Vanessa-Mae to ski for Thailand at the Sochi Games". Daily Telegraph (London). 
  11. ^ "Shiva Kesavan hopes India's suspension lifted before Sochi Olympics". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Associated Press. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "International Olympic Committee reinstates India at Sochi after ban". CNN. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • FIS-Ski.com – alpine skiing – 2014 Winter Olympics – Sochi, Russia