LIGETY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LIGETY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Olympics: Utah governor celebrates homegrown medalists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851887-77/utah-park-olympic-event.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57851887-77/utah-park-olympic-event.html.csp">Olympics: Utah governor celebrates homegrown medalists</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="2014-04-23T16:37:57.936-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Long before he became a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ted Ligety remembers being just an average member of the Park City Ski Team. Not being one of the best skiers in his age group “really drove me,” Ligety said Tuesday, when four of Utah’s homegrown Olympic and Paralympic medalists of 2014 were honored at EnergySolutions Arena. The homecoming event was part of the annual Governor’s State of Sport Awards, staged by the Utah Sports Commission. Slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg of Park City...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57851887@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:37:57 MDT 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