FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

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The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France (Honore Bonnet) and the USA (Bob Beattie).wikipedia
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Jean-Claude Killy

Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Greene of Canada were the overall winners for the first two seasons. Note that in the early days of World Cup (when the first place was awarded only 25 points), even larger relative margins of victory were recorded in 1967 by Jean-Claude Killy with 225 points over Heinrich Messner with 114 points and in 1973–74 by Annemarie Moser-Pröll with 268 points over Monika Kaserer with 153 points.
Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) also known as Gilette is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer.

Italy national alpine ski team

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World Cup competitions have been hosted in 25 different countries around the world: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
The Italy national alpine ski team represents Italy in International alpine skiing competitions such as Winter Olympic Games, FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Annemarie Moser-Pröll

Annemarie Pröll
Note that in the early days of World Cup (when the first place was awarded only 25 points), even larger relative margins of victory were recorded in 1967 by Jean-Claude Killy with 225 points over Heinrich Messner with 114 points and in 1973–74 by Annemarie Moser-Pröll with 268 points over Monika Kaserer with 153 points.
Annemarie Moser-Pröll (born 27 March 1953) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria.

Serge Lang (skiing)

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The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France (Honore Bonnet) and the USA (Bob Beattie).
Serge Lang (June 6, 1920 – November 21, 1999) was a French journalist, alpine skier, and the founder of the alpine skiing World Cup.

Downhill (ski competition)

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Competitors attempt to achieve the best time in four disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super G, and downhill.
A speed of 100 mph was first achieved by Johan Clarey at the 2013 Lauberhorn World Cup, beating the previous record of 98 mph, set by Italian Stefan Thanei in 2005.

Rosi Mittermaier

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Rosemarie "Rosi" Mittermaier-Neureuther (born 5 August 1950) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Germany.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966

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It was soon backed by International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 at Portillo, Chile, and became an official FIS event in the spring of 1967 after the FIS Congress at Beirut, Lebanon.
It took place well out of the established season, nearly five months before the first World Cup season, which began in early January 1967.

Tamara McKinney

Tamara McKinney (born October 16, 1962) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States.

Slalom skiing

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Competitors attempt to achieve the best time in four disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super G, and downhill.
World Cup skiers commonly skied on slalom skis at a length of 203 - 207 cm in the 1980s and 1990s but by the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the majority of competitors were using skis measuring 160 cm or less.

Hanni Wenzel

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Hannelore (Hanni) Wenzel (born 14 December 1956) is a former alpine ski racer from Liechtenstein, an Olympic, World Cup, and world champion.

Nancy Greene Raine

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Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Greene of Canada were the overall winners for the first two seasons.
She would go on to become Canada's most decorated ski racer, male or female, in her day with 14 World Cup victories by 1975.

Anita Wachter

Anita Wachter (born February 12, 1967) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Austria.

Erika Hess

She is one of the best female skiers ever, dominating the field in the 1980s with 31 World Cup victories (22 in slalom), four slalom titles (1981–83 and 1985), and two overall titles (1982, 1984).

Bob Beattie (skiing)

Bob Beattie
The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France (Honore Bonnet) and the USA (Bob Beattie).
He was head coach of the U.S. Ski Team from 1961 to 1969 and co-founded the Alpine Skiing World Cup in 1966.

Janica Kostelić

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Marc Girardelli (1988–89), Petra Kronberger (1990–91), Janica Kostelić (2005–06) and Tina Maze (2012–13) are the only skiers to have won all five events in a single season. The closest finishes since 1992 have been minuscule margins of 6 points in 1994–95 (Vreni Schneider over Katja Seizinger), 3 points in 2004–05 (Anja Pärson over Janica Kostelić) and in 2010–11 (Maria Riesch over Lindsey Vonn), and only 2 points in 2008–09 (Aksel Lund Svindal over Benjamin Raich).
Janica Kostelić (born 5 January 1982) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer and four-time Olympic gold medalist from Croatia.

Vreni Schneider

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The fewest points for an overall champion under the current system thus far have been 1009 for men by Aksel Lund Svindal in 2008–09 and 1248 for women by Vreni Schneider in 1994–95. The closest finishes since 1992 have been minuscule margins of 6 points in 1994–95 (Vreni Schneider over Katja Seizinger), 3 points in 2004–05 (Anja Pärson over Janica Kostelić) and in 2010–11 (Maria Riesch over Lindsey Vonn), and only 2 points in 2008–09 (Aksel Lund Svindal over Benjamin Raich).
Schneider made her World Cup debut at the age of 20. Schneider won the overall alpine skiing World Cup three times and eleven discipline World Cups in Slalom and Giant Slalom, along with 55 World Cup races (number three all-time among women to Moser-Pröll and Vonn).

Alpine skiing combined

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The fifth event, the combined, employs the downhill and slalom.
On the World Cup circuit, traditional combined events have been "paper races," combining skiers' times from a separately scheduled downhill race and slalom race, generally held at the same location over two days.

Pernilla Wiberg

Pernilla Wiberg (born 15 October 1970) is a Swedish former alpine ski racer and businesswoman, She competed on the World Cup circuit between 1990 and 2002, where she became one of the few all-event winners.

Anja Pärson

The closest finishes since 1992 have been minuscule margins of 6 points in 1994–95 (Vreni Schneider over Katja Seizinger), 3 points in 2004–05 (Anja Pärson over Janica Kostelić) and in 2010–11 (Maria Riesch over Lindsey Vonn), and only 2 points in 2008–09 (Aksel Lund Svindal over Benjamin Raich).
She is an Olympic gold medalist, seven-time gold medalist at the World Championships, and two-time overall Alpine Skiing World Cup champion.

Tina Maze

Marc Girardelli (1988–89), Petra Kronberger (1990–91), Janica Kostelić (2005–06) and Tina Maze (2012–13) are the only skiers to have won all five events in a single season.
Tina Maze (born 2 May 1983) is a retired Slovenian World Cup alpine ski racer.

Katja Seizinger

The closest finishes since 1992 have been minuscule margins of 6 points in 1994–95 (Vreni Schneider over Katja Seizinger), 3 points in 2004–05 (Anja Pärson over Janica Kostelić) and in 2010–11 (Maria Riesch over Lindsey Vonn), and only 2 points in 2008–09 (Aksel Lund Svindal over Benjamin Raich).
Born in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Seizinger won three Olympic gold and two bronze medals, and won eleven World Cup season titles: two overall, four downhill and five Super-G.