Vonn Needs Bodyguards for the Alpine Skiing World Championships

Unibet review: The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) is the globally recognised name when it comes to the organisation of ski sports. The 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are planned to operate February 4-17 in Schladming, Styria, Austria. The name of the small mining town may be recognisable to you as it hosted the World Championships back in 1982. Schladming beat off the shortlisted competition of Beaver Creek/Vail, Cortina d’Ampezzo and St. Moritz to claim the right to host this prestigious event.

The championships consist of five events (for both men and women) and one team event. The event schedule contains the downhill, super-g, giant slalom, slalom and super-combined slalom. 25-countries will participate ranging from Andorra to the Ukraine.

The last time the skiing world had its eyes set on the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships was back in 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany. During that event a staggering 69-nations participated including the lesser-known skiing country of Haiti!

Austria came out on top of the 2011 medals chart with eight, including four gold’s, courtesy of the female skiers Elisabeth Gorgl who took the gold in the downhill and super-g, Marlies Schild for her gold in the slalom and Anna Fenninger for her gold in the super-combined slalom.

Gorgl has failed to find any form this year, and with Schild still doubtful after knee surgery all eyes fall to Fenninger to defend her gold medals. But the biggest story of the championships concerns the United States team member Lindsey Vonn. Vonn comes into the event equipped with bodyguards after new stories intensify over an alleged relationship with Tiger Woods. Vonn was in hospital back in November with intestinal illness, but has returned to fine form with two recent victories leading up to the 2013 Championships.

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