Alpine Olympics odds

Alpine skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics is going to take place from 6 to 19 February 2022 at the Xiaohaituo Alpine Skiing Field in Yanqing District, China. There are 11 events in all, five for men, five for women, and one for mixed competition.

Athletes can compete in the games with a maximum of 306 quota spots available. A National Olympic Committee might enter a maximum of twenty-two athletes, with eleven men and eleven women.

Alpine skiing, commonly known as downhill skiing, is one of the most well-known Winter Olympics competitions. Competitors hit speeds of up to 152 km/h while adjusting a winding track with tight curves and soaring jumps.

The Alpine competition at the Games consists of 11 events with a total of 33 medals up for grabs.

The Competition Format

While the slalom and giant slalom races are split into two courses, in the downhill and super-G events, competitors get one run to set their fastest time. Competitors who do not complete the first course or are disqualified from it do not proceed to the second. The winner of the events is determined by the total time of an athlete's runs on both courses. In the Alpine combined, skiers compete in one downhill run and one slalom runs on tracks that are not the same as those used in the downhill and slalom contests. Only racers who finish a successful run on the downhill leg proceed to the slalom run, like in the slalom and giant slalom. Final places are determined by combining the timings of the two runs.

Teams of two men and two women representing the same nation compete in the mixed team event. In a parallel slalom race, two teams compete against each other, with two skiers racing on the same course at the same time, side by side. The winner of this event is the first team to cross the finish line, which means the team that wins three races progresses to the next round of the competition. If both teams win two races, the team with the lowest cumulative time of its fastest male and female racer is declared the winner.

Top Olympic Skiers

Alpine skiing is often the most physically demanding sport in the Winter Olympic program, as evidenced by the fact that only a few athletes have successfully defended their Olympic titles across all events in the competition's history.

Marcel Hirscher (AUT), a two-time Olympic champion, announced his retirement from the sport in 2019, therefore he won't be competing in Beijing to defend his titles in the men's giant slalom and combined. Mathieu Faivre (FRA), who won gold in both the combined and parallel giant slalom events in PyeongChang, could be the man to win the event in his third Winter Games, though Alexis Pinturault (FRA), who won silver and bronze in the combined and giant slalom events respectively in PyeongChang, could prove to be a formidable opponent.

Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the top American women skiers to look out for in Beijing. The two-time Olympic gold medalist won four medals at the 2021 World Championships, including gold in Alpine combined, to add to her already illustrious skiing resume, which includes three Overall World Cup titles, four world slalom titles, and the distinction of being the only skier in history to win all six FIS Alpine Ski World Cup disciplines.

Most Medal Winning Nations

The event is historically dominated by Alpine countries, with Austria leading the way with 121 overall medals and 37 gold medals. Switzerland has ranked in the second position with a total of 66 medals, 22 of which are gold medals. Furthermore, the United States, France, and Italy are ranked in 3rd, 4th, and 5th, with a total gold medal of 17, 15, and 14 respectively.

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