Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Alpine Skiing
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
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Venue Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Dates9–22 February 2014
No. of events10
Competitors327 from 74 nations
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Sochi 
Location in European Russia
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 Rosa
 Khutor
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Sochi 
Locations in Krasnodar Krai

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. [1]

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Competition schedule

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Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort,
the venue for alpine skiing

The following is the competition schedule for all ten events. [2]

All times are (UTC+4).

DateTimeEvent
9 February11:00Men's downhill
10 February11:00Women's super combined
15:00
12 February11:00Women's downhill
14 February10:00Men's super combined
15:30
15 February11:00Women's super-G
16 February10:00Men's super-G
18 February9:30Women's giant slalom
13:00
19 February11:00Men's giant slalom
14:30
21 February16:45Women's slalom
20:15
22 February16:45Men's slalom
20:15

Course information

DateRaceStart
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Average
gradient
Sun   9 FebDownhill – men2,045 m (6,709 ft)970 m (3,182 ft)1,075 m (3,527 ft)3.495 km (2.172 mi)
Wed 12 FebDownhill – women1,755 m (5,758 ft)965 m (3,166 ft)790 m (2,592 ft)2.713 km (1.686 mi)
Fri 14 FebDownhill – (SC) – men1,947 m (6,388 ft)970 m (3,182 ft)977 m (3,205 ft)3.219 km (2.000 mi)
Mon 10 FebDownhill – (SC) – women 1,755 m (5,758 ft) 965 m (3,166 ft) 790 m (2,592 ft) 2.713 km (1.686 mi)
Sun 16 FebSuper-G – men1,592 m (5,223 ft)970 m (3,182 ft)622 m (2,041 ft)2.096 km (1.302 mi)
Sat 15 FebSuper-G – women1,580 m (5,184 ft)965 m (3,166 ft)615 m (2,018 ft)2.100 km (1.305 mi)
Wed 19 FebGiant slalom – men1,370 m (4,495 ft)960 m (3,150 ft)410 m (1,345 ft)
Tue 18 FebGiant slalom – women1,365 m (4,478 ft)965 m (3,166 ft)400 m (1,312 ft)
Sat 22 FebSlalom – men1,160 m (3,806 ft)960 m (3,150 ft)200 m (656 ft)  
Fri 21 FebSlalom – women1,160 m (3,806 ft)960 m (3,150 ft)200 m (656 ft)  
Fri 14 FebSlalom – (SC) – men1,160 m (3,806 ft)960 m (3,150 ft)200 m (656 ft)  
Mon 10 FebSlalom – (SC) – women1,160 m (3,806 ft)960 m (3,150 ft)200 m (656 ft)  

Medal summary

Several age records in alpine skiing were set at these Olympic Games:

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)3429
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)2125
3Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)2013
4Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)2002
5Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1113
6Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1023
7Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0112
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0112
9Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)0101
10Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0011
Totals (10 nations)1191131

Men's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Downhill
details
Matthias Mayer
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2:06.23 Christof Innerhofer
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:06.29 Kjetil Jansrud
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2:06.33
Super-G
details
Kjetil Jansrud
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1:18.14 Andrew Weibrecht
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:18.44 Jan Hudec
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Bode Miller
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:18.67
Giant slalom
details
Ted Ligety
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:45.29 Steve Missillier
Flag of France.svg  France
2:45.77 Alexis Pinturault
Flag of France.svg  France
2:45.93
Slalom
details
Mario Matt
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:41.84 Marcel Hirscher
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:42.12 Henrik Kristoffersen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1:42.67
Combined
details
Sandro Viletta
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
2:45.20 Ivica Kostelić
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
2:45.54 Christof Innerhofer
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:45.67

Women's events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Downhill
details
Tina Maze
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
Dominique Gisin
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:41.57Not awarded Lara Gut
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
1:41.67
Super-G
details
Anna Fenninger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:25.52 Maria Höfl-Riesch
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1:26.07 Nicole Hosp
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:26.18
Giant slalom
details
Tina Maze
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
2:36.87 Anna Fenninger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2:36.94 Viktoria Rebensburg
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2:37.14
Slalom
details
Mikaela Shiffrin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1:44.54 Marlies Schild
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:45.07 Kathrin Zettel
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1:45.35
Combined
details
Maria Höfl-Riesch
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2:34.62 Nicole Hosp
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2:35.02 Julia Mancuso
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2:35.15

Qualification

A maximum of 320 (later adjusted to 350 by the International Ski Federation) quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. A maximum of 22 athletes could be entered by a National Olympic Committee, with a maximum of 14 men or 14 women. There were two qualification standards for the games: an A standard and a B standard. [8]

Participating nations

327 athletes from 74 nations were scheduled to participate, with number of athletes in parentheses. Only 319 athletes competed in actual competition as the other 8 athletes suffered injuries during training. Four nations qualified for the Winter Olympics for the first time, and hence competed in alpine skiing for the first time as well: Malta, Timor-Leste, Togo and Zimbabwe. [9] Both Venezuela and Thailand made their Olympic debuts in the sport. One of Thailand's skiers was world-renowned concert violinist "Vanessa-Mae" Vanakorn. [10] India's athletes initially competed as Independent Olympic Participants, as the Indian Olympic Association was suspended by the International Olympic Committee, [11] but the suspension had since been lifted. [12]

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