KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) From Mikaela Shiffrin to Bode Miller, from Mario Matt to Henrik Kristoffersen, Alpine skiing at the Sochi Olympics was one for the ages.
The 18-year-old Shiffrin already was pegged as the sport's face of the future, and she established herself as a star of the present by becoming the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history.
"It's going to be something that I chalk up as one of my favorite experiences for the rest of my life," the precocious Shiffrin said. "But my life's not over yet."
Ten alpine skiing medals will be awarded in Sochi - five men's and five women's - as has been the case since 1988. The sport was introduced to the Olympics in 1936 and has been practiced in the European Alps for at least 150 years with its earliest competitive origins are in Norway. In five different timed events, skiers maneuver through gated courses. See what differentiates each event, what standard equipment is used, track the sport's Olympic history and its most decorated athletes, and check out the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center that will be used for all alpine skiing events in Sochi.
Alpine Skiing Headlines
- Shiffrin, Miller make Sochi skiing 1 for the ages
- Teen Kristoffersen adds to Norway's Olympic lore
- Matt, 34, wins Olympic slalom; oldest Alpine champ
- Skier puts East Timor on Winter Olympics map
- 5 golds? Shiffrin dreaming big for next Olympics
- Ligety doesn't finish 2nd run of Olympic slalom
- Skier Tina Maze: This is my last Olympics
- Hirscher looks for elusive Olympic medal in slalom
- Hoefl-Riesch 4th in slalom in last Olympic race
- 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin wins Olympic slalom