Peter Luescher is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland….who was born in Romanshorn in the canton of Thurgau…..as he competed on the World Cup circuit from 1975 to 1985…..while winning six major races…..with one in downhilll….one in giant slalom….one in super-g….and 3 in combined….and he won the overall World Cup title in 1979.  Giant slalom (GS) is an alpine skiing discipline….which involves skiing between sets of…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Championship Men Downhill – SWI Peter Mueller – With Jim McKay + Bob Beattie

Peter Mueller is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland…..who won a world champion in 1987 in the downhill…..plus, Mueller was a silver medalist in the downhill in two world championships 1985 and 1989….along with  two Olympic games 1984 Sarajevo Games and the 1988 Calgary Games…..as Mueller also won the World Cup season title in the downhill in 1979, 1980, and 1982 in a tie with Steve Podborski of Canada…..while finishing Mueller finished 2nd in the World…

Dog Sledding – 1985 – The Ididarod – Part 2 – Highlights Of Libby Riddles Becoming 1st Women Winner

Libby Riddles is an American dog musher….who was the first woman to win the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1985……as Riddles was born in Madison, Wisconsin and moved to Alaska from Minnesota just before her 17th birthday…..when she saw a dog sled sprint race and fell in love with mushing.  Her first race was the Clines Mini Mart Sprint race in 1978….in…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – AUS Franz Klammer – With Jim McKay

Franz Klammer is a former champion alpine ski racer from Austria….who overwhelmingly dominated the downhill event for four consecutive World Cup seasons from 1975 through 1978…..plus, he was the gold medalist at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria….when he won the downhill at  Patscherkofel by a margin of 0.33 seconds with a time of 1:45.73.  Franz Klammer won 25 World Cup downhills….including four on the Hahnenkamm at Kitzbühel….which is…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – USA Karl Anderson – From Aspen CO

Karl Anderson is a former American alpine skier…..who competed for the USA in the 1976 Winter Olympics and 1980 Winter Olympics…..as well as the 1978 World Cup Championships in men’s downhill…. as seen in this video herewith. Although Karl Anderson never stood on the medal podium…..to be able to represent the USA in two Olympic Games is truly a feather in…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships Mens Downhill ITA Leonardo David

Leonardo David (27 September 1960 – 26 February 1985) was a World Cup alpine ski racer from northwestern Italy…..who died of heart failure in Gressoney-La-Trinité after nearly six years in a coma…. which was caused by injuries he sustained in a fall near Lake Placid, New York, on 3 March 1973…..when David fell a few yards before the finish of the pre-Olympic downhill at Whiteface Mountain…..as seen in this video herewith. …

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – SWI Toni Burgler – From Aspen CO

Toni Bürgler is a Swiss former alpine skier who competed in the 1980 Winter Olympics…..as well as the 1978 Alpine Skiing World Cup Championship series….as seen in this video herewith at the Aspen, Colorado event…..which was an event that ABC’s Wide World of Sports covered with legendary sportscaster Jim McKay and sidekick, Bob Beattie…..who traveled the world with McKay while bringing sporting events…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – World Cup Championships – Mens Downhill – ITA Giuliano Giardini – From Aspen

In the 1978 Men’s Downhill World Cup, the winner was decided by the best 5 results count…..as four racers had a point deduction, which are given in brackets…..and for the very first time there was a shared win during the World Cup season….when Josef Walcher and Sepp Ferstl tied in the second race at Kitzbühel.  During this Aspen, Colorado stop…

Alpine Skiing – 1978 – Mens World Cup Downhill In Aspen – AUS Petre Wirnsberger + SUI Peter Mueller

The 1978 World Cup Alpine Skiing Championships were held in Aspen, Colorado between January 29 and February 5…..and televised on ABC’s Wide World of Sports with hosts Jim McKay and Bob Beattie behind the mikes…..with alpine skiing competitions in downhill, special slalom, giant slalom and combined for men and women….as the combined was only a “paper race”.   The 1978…