Coaching the Best - The Life of World Cup Coaches - Wengen - Behind the Scenes

24 January 2014 13:00

In sport there is always a lot of focus on the athletes and it's easy to forget that they are far from being out there on their own. In most sports, their results are a combination of their talents,hard work and some luck but none of it would be possible without the support of a coaching staff. In this Behind the Scenes we followed a group of USSA coaches during the World Cup races in Wengen and showed you what their days at work look like.

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G. Alpine was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1936.

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http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/

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