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Olympics Alpine Skiing

Olympics Alpine Skiing is a discipline that has five events which can be contested by both men and women: the Downhill, Super-G, Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Super Combined.

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Why do they do they have sports in the Olympics?

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So athletes who cannot compete in the regular Olympics can compete. They get the same sense of accomplishment, recognition and satisfaction as athletes in the regular Olympics, and people think it's important that they should be able to.

What is the main idea of alpine skiing?

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the main idea of alpine skiing is to go down a hill staying in control and be the fastest down first. sometimes there are slaloms to go around. skiing is really fun by the way

Who were the women on the us Olympic ski team of 1968?

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1) Heidi Preuss - downhill, giant slalom
2) Cindy Nelson - downhill, giant slalom, slalom
3) Holly Flanders - downhill
4) Christin Cooper - giant slalom, slalom
5) Tamara McKinney - giant slalom, slalom
6) Abbi Fisher - slalom

The U.S. women's alpine ski team won no medals at the 1980 Winter Games. The best finish was a 4th place by Heidi Preuss in downhill.

What are the double gates in a slalom ski course?

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It varies. Regardless of the discipline (slalom, gs, super G etc) the distance between gates is not a fixed amount. Different disciplines have tighter (closer together gates) with Slalom events being the tightest and downhill events having them spread out the most allowing more speed and less technical turns.

Who invented alpine skiing?

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I think skiing started in Scandinavia as a mode of transport.

Sandre Norheim of Norway is known as the father of modern skiing and was considered one of the best skiers at jumping, parallel, and Telemark style turning during the 1800's. From there, skiing was brought to the Alps and the US. Skiing might have been invented separately in China, but I'm not sure about that.

Alpine skiing came around in the Alps in the 1880:s.

What is the flex index on alpine ski boots?

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it's generally considered to be 150 flex on "plug" race boots, although this number can be misleading since each manufacture measures flex differently. A 130 flex is used at Kenaihelski, mostly because they use ski powder.

How many people go skiing in the alps each year?

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There's no accurate way to know how many people ski/snowboard in the world since there is no way to know who does and who doesn't, for instance, just because someone owns skis doesn't mean they ski, the only way that you could find out is an extremely large scale study and even than many people would not reply to it.

What is Alpine skiing?

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Alpine skiing is a sport where you travel to a mountain that has snow and you use specialised hard boots, called ski boots, which attach to skis, long planks of wood, carbon or various other materials, by bindings. You slide down the snow covered hill on your skis. If you want to learn how to ski, I would highly recommend taking lessons. There is a whole technique to skiing properly and if you learn correctly, you are much less likely to hurt yourself or other people.

Is alpine skiing an individual or team sport?

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It can be. Alpine skiing means downhill skiing while nordic skiing is cross-country skiing. Freestyle is part of alpine, but instead of just going down the mountain freestyle is specifially jumps, grinds tricks etc.

When did alpine skiing begin?

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In the 1880:s in the Alps.

Why do skiers put their ski up after the race?

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Skier bash their poles together before a race, so that they get the snow out of their baskets in the pole. Also bashing your poles together can get the skier "pumped up". It a way to get the adrenaline pumping through you body.

What are the 3 types of slalom races in alpine skiing?

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Slalom, Giant slalom and Super giant slalom.

What are age categories for alpine ski racing?

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All ages are as of the first of the year

JV- 8 to 10 year olds

JIV- 11 & 12 year olds

JIII- 13 & 14 year olds

JII, JI, Seniors- 15 to 24 year olds (all compete together)

Where did downhill skiing start?

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Winter Games in Austria in 1936, the first alpine skiing event was introduced to the Olympics. It was called the combined. Also during the period of the 30's, Europeans took up alpine skiing and its popularity continued to steadily climb. During this time, the first ski lifts were constructed which cancelled out the physically draining task of climbing up a mountain before descending. After World War II, ski areas began to open up when Switzerland and Austria developed Alpine ski resorts.

List of Medal winners in US men's Olympic skiing?

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1) Phil Mahre - downhill, slalom, giant slalom - won silver in slalom, the only medal won by the U.S. ski team, men or women, at the 1980 Games.
2) Pete Patterson - downhill, slalom, giant slalom
3) Andy Mill - downhill
4) Karl Anderson - downhill
5) Steve Mahre - slalom, giant slalom
6) Cary Adgate - giant slalom
7) Bill Taylor - slalom

What country won the most medals in Melbourne commonwealth games 2006?

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Australia won 222 medals with 84 gold. England was next best with 110 medals of which 36 were gold.

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What do the areas which have alpine have in common?

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they are located in mountainous regions

How much does alpine cover the earth?

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11,400,000 sq km

What is an alpine ski Binding Indemnification Agreement?

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Ski binding manufacturers will indemnify ski shops, who mount and adjust their bindings, against claims from skiers who are injured while using the bindings. The manufacturers update their lists annually. Once a binding model falls off the indemnification list, ski shops are no longer indemnified for mounting or adjusting the bindings. In the event of a lawsuit, the ski shop would have to defend itself in court, rather than having the manufacturer's lawyers defend the suit. Because of this, very few shops will touch a binding which is not on the indemnification list.

Ski binding indemnification lists are compiled by the National Ski and Snowboard Retailers Association. The NSSRA qualifies their compiled list with the following: "Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of the list. But please remember that the last word on accuracy is that provided by the vendors, usually in their tech manuals."