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#1. When was the first World Cup ski race held?
The first World Cup ski race was held in Berchtesgaden, Germany on January 5, 1967. The idea of the ski world cup was raised in 1966 and was approved by the FIS in 1966. The first two Overall FIS World Cup titles were awarded for the years 1967 and 1968, then the title was awarded for a season 1968/69, 1969/70, and so on.
#2. What is the name of trophy awarded to FIS Alpine Ski World Cup winners?
The World Cup winners are awarded a crystal globe. The overall winner is presented with a “big” Crystal Globe, and winners of disciplines are presented with “small” crystal globes.
#3. Who were the first FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Overall Winner?
French Jean-Claude Killy and Canadian Nancy Green were the first Overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup winners in 1967. They both defended the title in 1968.
#4. Who has the most Overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup titles among men?
Marcel Hirscher won the Overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 8 times in a row from 2011/2012 till 2018/2019. Marc Girardelli won the title 5 times, and Ingemar Stenmark 3 times.
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#5. Who has the most Overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup titles among ladies?
The most successful woman is Annemarie Moser-Proll, who won the Overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup title 6 times (1970/1971, 1971/1972, 1972/1973, 1973/1974, 1974/1975, 1978/1979). Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin won it 4 times, but Mikaela Shiffrin is still an active skier and can improve her records in coming seasons.
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#6. Which country has the most FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Overall winners?
Austria has 34 Overall World Cup wins (17 Men 17 Ladies). Switzerland ranks second with 20 Overall World Cup wins (8 Men 12 Ladies), and the USA is third with 14 Overall World Cup wins (5 Men 9 Ladies).
#7. How many FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Overall Titles were won by Alberto Tomba?
Italian Alberto Tomba has eight small crystal globes for world cup wins in respective disciplines (4 Giant Slalom, 4 Slalom). Though, he won just one big crystal globe for the overall world cup title. He achieved that in 1995.
#8. How many overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup titles were won by Kostelic siblings?
Ivica Kostelic won the overall world cup in 2010/2011. His sister Janica Kostelic won the overall world cup three times, in 2000/2001, 2002/2023, and 2005/2006. These four titles are only titles won by Croatian alpine skiers.
#9. Who is the only Overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup winner from Slovenia?
Tina Maze is a Slovenian skier and won the FIS Alpine Ski Overall World Cup in 2012/2023. Veronika Zuzulova is Slovak and did not win the overall title, Petra Vlhova is Slovak and won the title one time.
#10. What is the name of only Italian women who won the Overall FIS Alpine Ski World Cup title?
Federica Brignone is the only women winner of the overall World Cup. She won the crystal globe in 2019/2022. Italy holds another six crystal globes for overall wins by men (4x Gustav Thoni, 1x Piero Gros, 1x Alberto Tomba).