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Alpiners Brave the Altitude for Olympic Gold

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch takes part in a Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill training session at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 7 before the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch takes part in a Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill training session at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 7 before the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics. AFP - Getty Images

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch takes part in a Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill training session at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center on Feb. 7 before the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Alpine Skiing events start on Sunday with the Men's Downhill portion, as Feb. 10 marks the start of Ladies' Downhill.