at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
|Venue|| Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort |
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
|Dates||9–22 February 2014|
|No. of events||10|
|Competitors||327 from 74 nations|
| Alpine skiing at the|
2014 Winter Olympics
| Qualification |
Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics was held in Russia from 9–22 February at Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort near Krasnaya Polyana, east of Sochi.
The following is the competition schedule for all ten events.
All times are (UTC+4).
|9 February||11:00||Men's downhill|
|10 February||11:00||Women's super combined|
|12 February||11:00||Women's downhill|
|14 February||10:00||Men's super combined|
|15 February||11:00||Women's super-G|
|16 February||10:00||Men's super-G|
|18 February||9:30||Women's giant slalom|
|19 February||11:00||Men's giant slalom|
|21 February||16:45||Women's slalom|
|22 February||16:45||Men's slalom|
|Sun 9 Feb||Downhill – men||2,045 m (6,709 ft)||970 m (3,182 ft)||1,075 m (3,527 ft)||3.495 km (2.172 mi)||30.8%|
|Wed 12 Feb||Downhill – women||1,755 m (5,758 ft)||965 m (3,166 ft)||790 m (2,592 ft)||2.713 km (1.686 mi)||29.1%|
|Fri 14 Feb||Downhill – (SC) – men||1,947 m (6,388 ft)||970 m (3,182 ft)||977 m (3,205 ft)||3.219 km (2.000 mi)||30.4%|
|Mon 10 Feb||Downhill – (SC) – women||1,755 m (5,758 ft)||965 m (3,166 ft)||790 m (2,592 ft)||2.713 km (1.686 mi)||29.1%|
|Sun 16 Feb||Super-G – men||1,592 m (5,223 ft)||970 m (3,182 ft)||622 m (2,041 ft)||2.096 km (1.302 mi)||29.7%|
|Sat 15 Feb||Super-G – women||1,580 m (5,184 ft)||965 m (3,166 ft)||615 m (2,018 ft)||2.100 km (1.305 mi)||29.3%|
|Wed 19 Feb||Giant slalom – men||1,370 m (4,495 ft)||960 m (3,150 ft)||410 m (1,345 ft)|
|Tue 18 Feb||Giant slalom – women||1,365 m (4,478 ft)||965 m (3,166 ft)||400 m (1,312 ft)|
|Sat 22 Feb||Slalom – men||1,160 m (3,806 ft)||960 m (3,150 ft)||200 m (656 ft)|
|Fri 21 Feb||Slalom – women||1,160 m (3,806 ft)||960 m (3,150 ft)||200 m (656 ft)|
|Fri 14 Feb||Slalom – (SC) – men||1,160 m (3,806 ft)||960 m (3,150 ft)||200 m (656 ft)|
|Mon 10 Feb||Slalom – (SC) – women||1,160 m (3,806 ft)||960 m (3,150 ft)||200 m (656 ft)|
Several age records in alpine skiing were set at these Olympic Games:
|2||United States (USA)||2||1||2||5|
|Totals (10 nations)||11||9||11||31|
|Downhill|| Matthias Mayer |
|2:06.23|| Christof Innerhofer |
|2:06.29|| Kjetil Jansrud |
|Super-G|| Kjetil Jansrud |
|1:18.14|| Andrew Weibrecht |
|1:18.44|| Jan Hudec |
|Giant slalom|| Ted Ligety |
|2:45.29|| Steve Missillier |
|2:45.77|| Alexis Pinturault |
|Slalom|| Mario Matt |
|1:41.84|| Marcel Hirscher |
|1:42.12|| Henrik Kristoffersen |
|Combined|| Sandro Viletta |
|2:45.20|| Ivica Kostelić |
|2:45.54|| Christof Innerhofer |
|Downhill|| Tina Maze |
|1:41.57||Not awarded|| Lara Gut |
|Super-G|| Anna Fenninger |
|1:25.52|| Maria Höfl-Riesch |
|1:26.07|| Nicole Hosp |
|Giant slalom|| Tina Maze |
|2:36.87|| Anna Fenninger |
|2:36.94|| Viktoria Rebensburg |
|Slalom|| Mikaela Shiffrin |
|1:44.54|| Marlies Schild |
|1:45.07|| Kathrin Zettel |
|Combined|| Maria Höfl-Riesch |
|2:34.62|| Nicole Hosp |
|2:35.02|| Julia Mancuso |
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