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Who Will Be The Next Ted Ligety? We Asked Ted Ligety

Framed in my parents’ house in Park City, there’s a photo of me as an 18-year-old ski racer nervously grinning next to Ted Ligety after he had just snagged another top spot at the famous Birds of Prey race at Beaver Creek. He had his skis over his shoulder, clearly desperate to get out of the finish corral and get back to the hotel, but relented as I asked for a photo. His face, framed by long blonde hair and brightly colored SHRED goggles, broke out in a smile, and I giggled, starstruck.
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Mikaela Shiffrin breaks American skiing records held by Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety

Mikaela Shiffrin is officially one of the most decorated American skiers in the history of the sport. On Sunday, Shiffrin won the women's combined to set a United States record with her sixth world championship title at Cortina d'Ampezzo. In addition, it was Shiffrin's record-breaking ninth overall medal in the world championships.

Bad back forces skier Ted Ligety to move up retirement

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety has had to move up his retirement by six days due to a bad back. Ligety announced this week that the giant slalom at the skiing world championships in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, would be the final race of his career. However,...

Ted Ligety injured, unable to race final event

On Saturday, American Ted Ligety announced via social media he would not be able to make his planned last start at the world championships in Cortina. The two-time Olympic champ was going to retire next Friday after the giant slalom. But he woke up to severe back pain on Friday...

Ted Ligety forgoes final race before retirement

Ted Ligety wanted to retire on his own terms. His back won’t allow it. The 36-year-old American ended his ski racing career immediately on Saturday, six days before his planned farewell giant slalom at the world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. “Yesterday, I woke up to the worst sciatic pain...

Ted Ligety To Miss Final Race of His Career Due to Back Injury

On Feb. 9 two-time Olympic Champion Ted Ligety announced that he would be ending his 17-year racing career after a final appearance at the 2021 World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. But on Feb. 13 Ligety announced that he would be skipping his farewell race in Cortina due to a lingering back issue that made it impossible to race a final giant slalom.
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Utah Olympic Champion Ted Ligety Announces Retirement

PARK CITY, Utah – The 2006 Torino Winter Olympics is where the world was first introduced to skier Ted Ligety. “Young Ted Ligety. 21 years of age,” said an NBC Sports announcer during the broadcast of the Games. “Here he is.”. Ligety, who was competing in his first Olympics, had...
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2-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety to retire after worlds

Ted Ligety's young son recently brought home a medal he earned at ski school and wondered if dad had any of his own. The two-time Olympic champion rummaged around to locate his medals. They then proudly paraded around the house with them. More golden moments like that with the family...

Ted Ligety retires from Alpine ski racing, completing his arc

Ted Ligety, the self-proclaimed mediocre teenager who ended up with the most gold medals among American male ski racers, is making one last unique arc in a career defined by them. Ligety will retire after the world championships that begin Tuesday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. His last race: a giant...

Ted Ligety, Alpine Skiing Star and Innovator, Is Retiring

Ted Ligety, the only American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing, met his 3-year-old son, Jax, after preschool late last month and quickly learned that Jax had earned a medal in an after-school ski program. “Jax showed me his medal and I told him, ‘Daddy has...

Ted Ligety retires

Ted Ligety is preparing to retire at the end of the alpine skiing world championships which take place near Cortina. The 36-year-old American is notably two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion. It is a monument of alpine skiing which is about to put away its skis for good. Indeed,...