LIGETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LIGETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah welcomes home Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57735159-78/ligety-gold-olympic-giant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57735159-78/ligety-gold-olympic-giant.html.csp">Utah welcomes home Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T09:58:21.259-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 09:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety poses for a photo with 8-year-old Cayan Winans, 8, at Park City Mountain Resort on Saturday. Ligety, who grew up in Park City, drew crowds at two celebrations — one at the resort and a second one later in the day at Valley Fair Mall. Ligety took gold in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics last month and later clinched the World Cup giant slalom title. At the 2012 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he won gold in the combined.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57735159@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:58:21 MDT Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety takes GS title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686556-77/cup-ligety-race-title.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57686556-77/cup-ligety-race-title.html.csp">Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety takes GS title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T20:53:59.908-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Skiing • Marcel Hirscher clinched his third straight overall World Cup title on Saturday but couldn’t prevent Park City native Ted Ligety from winning his fifth season-long giant slalom trophy. A race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, that came down to a few hundredths of a second saw Hirscher finish fourth, giving him enough points to clinch the sport’s biggest prize. Ligety won the race and thereby tied the Austrian on points in the season-long discipline standings, giving the American the GS titl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576865562014-03-15T20:53:59.908-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T20:53:59.908-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57686556@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:53:59 MDT Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57672578-77/ligety-cup-downhill-giant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57672578-77/ligety-cup-downhill-giant.html.csp">Sports briefs: Park City’s Ted Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T22:04:01.742-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WORLD CUP SKIING • Three weeks after Park City’s Ted Ligety won gold in the giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games, he notched another first Wednesday in Lenzerheide, Switzerland: a top-three finish in the World Cup downhill finals. Ligety, 29, tied for second, 0.11 seconds behind winner Matthias Mayer, of Austria. Ligety’s downhill podium finish indicates he’s extending his ability beyond the giant slalom, his specialty, and into other disciplines, which is important if he is to have a shot at ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57672578@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:04:01 MDT World Cup: Ligety earns first-ever podium in downhill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57671074-77/downhill-mayer-cup-ligety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57671074-77/downhill-mayer-cup-ligety.html.csp">World Cup: Ligety earns first-ever podium in downhill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The associated press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:48:35.558-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • Park City’s Ted Ligety has earned his first-ever podium in the downhill. Ligety finished third here in Wednesday’s downhill race, behind winner Mattias Mayer of Austria and runner-up Christof Innerhofer of Italy. Ligety’s career-best result in downhill lifted him to third in the overall standings. His previous best in downhill was fourth, in 2007 at Lenzerheide where the steep, twisting course suits his technical skills. “This is a hill I know I have a good ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576710742014-03-13T16:48:35.558-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T16:48:35.558-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57671074@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:48:35 MDT Skiing: Mayer wins downhill, Utah’s Ligety ties for second http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670419-77/states-united-mayer-downhill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670419-77/states-united-mayer-downhill.html.csp">Skiing: Mayer wins downhill, Utah’s Ligety ties for second</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GRAHAM DUNBAR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:48:36.039-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lenzerheide, Switzerland • Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway retook the lead in the overall World Cup standings on Wednesday by placing fifth in a downhill won by Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria. Svindal earned 45 points to move 41 ahead of two-time defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria, who skips downhills. “If I had to put money on someone I have no idea who it would be,” said Svindal, who will race against Hirscher in a super-G on Thursday. Mayer earned his first career ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576704192014-03-13T16:48:36.039-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T16:48:36.039-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670419@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:48:36 MDT Winter sports: Park City’s Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57654104-77/cup-ligety-slalom-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57654104-77/cup-ligety-slalom-win.html.csp">Winter sports: Park City’s Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kranjska Gora, Slovenia • Olympic champion Ted Ligety overcame a softening course and a challenge by Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich to win a men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. It was the American’s sixth career win in the Slovenian resort, making him the first man to win six World Cup races in one discipline at the same venue. “It’s definitely a cool hill, it has so much personality,” Ligety said. “It has some steep parts, some rolls, it has a little bit of gliding sections. It’s a true...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576541042014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-08T21:59:13.83-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57654104@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:59:13 MDT Kragthorpe: Olympic scenes resonate from Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57589861-77/pace-pikus-olympic-olympics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57589861-77/pace-pikus-olympic-olympics.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Olympic scenes resonate from Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T23:30:21.423-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sochi, Russia The U.S. women’s hockey players accepted their medals, trudged off the ice and tried to talk through tears about what just happened to them in an overtime loss to Canada. None of them, in the tradition of skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace, declared in wonderment, “I’m an Olympic silver medalist!” Those scenes of defeat and triumph, with ultimately the same reward, will stick with me from the 2014 Olympics. In truth, the Games are not really my games. If some of this stuff were st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57589861@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:30:21 MDT Olympics: ‘Team Utah’ already has sights set on Pyeongchang http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57584075-77/park-gold-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57584075-77/park-gold-lake-salt.html.csp">Olympics: ‘Team Utah’ already has sights set on Pyeongchang</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael c. lewis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T07:19:33.628-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 07:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sochi, Russia • Fourteen athletes who live in Utah have won medals at the Sochi Olympics during the past two weeks, which would rank the state ninth on the medal table if it were a country. And guess what? Most of them aren’t finished. Almost all of the Utah residents who stood on the podium — including all five of the gold medalists — have indicated they plan to continue competing with an eye toward the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea. Only one, Eagle Mountain’s Noelle Pikus-Pace, is d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57584075@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:19:33 MDT Olympics: Ted Ligety accepts his unfinished ending in slalom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583052-77/ligety-run-slalom-course.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57583052-77/ligety-run-slalom-course.html.csp">Olympics: Ted Ligety accepts his unfinished ending in slalom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T21:48:37.642-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Ted Ligety is familiar with this ending. For the third Olympics in a row, the Park City skier failed to complete two runs of the slalom, the concluding event of Alpine skiing in the Games. He’ll leave Russia feeling great, having won a gold medal in Wednesday’s giant slalom. But he questioned a course setup that made the slalom’s second run “a battle of attrition.” Austria’s Mario Matt won the event. Nolan Kasper, a part-time Park City resident, finished 13th. Logan Hi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57583052@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:48:37 MDT Olympics: Park City’s Ted Ligety dominates for giant slalom gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57566679-77/ligety-giant-slalom-run.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57566679-77/ligety-giant-slalom-run.html.csp">Olympics: Park City’s Ted Ligety dominates for giant slalom gold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael C. Lewis</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T21:47:25.38-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • Ted Ligety did not just win the giant slalom at the Sochi Olympics. He owned it. Dominated it. Yanked it away from everybody else, stamped his name across the front and hung it out his living room window. In his last real chance to medal here, the greatest giant slalom skier of his generation faced down all the pressure that came with his sparkling resume — two-time world champion in the event, four-time World Cup champion, three-time Olympian — and coolly used his uni...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575666792014-02-19T21:47:25.38-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-19T21:47:25.38-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57566679@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:47:25 MDT Kragthorpe: Ted Ligety’s gold medal is doubly significant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57566830-77/ligety-gold-skiing-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57566830-77/ligety-gold-skiing-park.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Ted Ligety’s gold medal is doubly significant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T21:48:22.028-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia Ted Ligety crossed the finish line, performed the ski racing equivalent of a slide into second base and raised his poles in triumph. Eight years later, he was an Olympic champion again, winning Wednesday’s two-run giant slalom at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Ligety’s life may have changed considerably since 2006, but his newest gold medal is every bit as precious. Maybe more so, considering where he stands in the sport, what’s expected of him now and what two golds m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57566830@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:48:22 MDT Tribune photojournalist Chris Detrick to present, discuss photos from Sochi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57568258-225/detrick-sltrib-lake-photos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57568258-225/detrick-sltrib-lake-photos.html.csp">Tribune photojournalist Chris Detrick to present, discuss photos from Sochi</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T12:23:01.982-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City’s Ted Ligety finally got his gold medal Wednesday, and the intensity of what spectators called his near flawless performance is captured in Salt Lake Tribune photographer Chris Detrick’s awesome photos of the runs. Detrick rented skis to shoot Ligety in the giant slalom, hiking up the mountain and later skiing down it with 65 pounds of camera gear. That’s the kind of effort Detrick is putting into shooting the Sochi Games — that something extra that resulted in this jubilant photo of N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57568258@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:23:01 MDT Remembering Ligety's first gold medal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57567088-229/ligety-gold-medal-runs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57567088-229/ligety-gold-medal-runs.html.csp">Remembering Ligety's first gold medal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T07:29:02.189-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The circumstances were completely different in 2006, when Park City's Ted Ligety won his first Olympic gold medal, and so was the celebration. In Italy, Ligety stood third after the first of two slalom runs (following a downhill run) in the combined event, and had to withstand the final runs of two racers to maintain first place. The second-to-last skier failed to overtake him. So when the video screen showed final skier Benjamin Raich missing a gate and Ligety's victory was assured, U.S. teamm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57567088@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:29:02 MDT Ted Ligety gets his second gold medal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57566336-229/ligety-2014-bobsled-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsolympicsblog/57566336-229/ligety-2014-bobsled-games.html.csp">Ted Ligety gets his second gold medal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T04:54:02.127-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 04:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With his victory in Wednesday's giant slalom, Ted Ligety became the first Utah native to earn two goal medals in the Olympic Winter Games.The win came eight years after his triumph in the combined event in Italy. Ligety was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Park City. Another Park City product, Steven Holcomb, has an opportunity to match Ligety if he can successfully defend his title in the four-man bobsled event Sunday. Salt Lake City native Dorothy Poynton Hill won two gold medals in divin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57566336@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:54:02 MDT Olympics: U.S. grabs two medals in super-G; Ted Ligety falters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57553471-77/olympics-super-medal-ligety.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57553471-77/olympics-super-medal-ligety.html.csp">Olympics: U.S. grabs two medals in super-G; Ted Ligety falters</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael C. Lewis</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T23:31:00.208-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Krasnaya Polyana, Russia • The light was right, the course was still decent. But one little bump knocked Ted Ligety right into the danger zone at the Sochi Olympics, even as his teammates celebrated their best day in the mountains so far. American Andrew Weibrecht won a stunning silver medal in the super-G behind Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud on Sunday, with Bode Miller in a tie for the bronze — his sixth Olympic medal in his fifth Olympics. “Incredible,” they both said. But that little bump kicked Li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57553471@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:31:00 MDT