Monday Sep. 16, 2013 14:56

Alpine skiing: athletes to watch

A look at some of the top names for the 2013-14 World Cup season and 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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    Austria's Anna Fenninger has won three world championship medals and is always a threat to reach the podium in giant slalom and super-G. (Pier Marco Tacca/Associated Press)


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    Marcel Hirscher of Austria is the new top dog in men's skiing, winning the overall World Cup title the last two seasons due to his prowess in slalom and giant slalom. (Armando Trovati/Associated Press)


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    Ted Ligety of the United States has won four giant slalom titles, and improved so much in super-G in 2012-13 that he finished third overall in the World Cup standings. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)


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    Tina Maze of Slovenia had a season for the ages in 2012-13, finishing first or second in all five ski disciplines. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone/Associated Press)

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    American Mikaela Shiffrin, who didn't turn 18 until the end of the 2012-13 season, won the slalom world championship and discipline World Cup title. (Luca Bruno/Associated Press)

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    Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway has finished in the top 5 of the overall World Cup standings four of the last five years, and he won a medal of each colour at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. (Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix/AP)

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    Lindsey Vonn suffered knee, shoulder and facial injuries in her spill Tuesday in Colorado. (Marco Trovati/Associated Press)


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