KSL OLYMPICS

Shiffrin & Kilde, Ski Racing’s Power Couple, Help Each Other

Feb 13, 2022, 7:11 AM
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 10: (L-R) Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Mikaela Shiffrin attend the 2021 ES...
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 10: (L-R) Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Mikaela Shiffrin attend the 2021 ESPY Awards at Rooftop At Pier 17 on July 10, 2021 in New York City.
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BEIJING (AP) — American ski racing standout Mikaela Shiffrin and boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway are two elite athletes in the same sport who prop each other up and help each other out.

They attend each other’s races. They offer each other tips.

As it just so happens, Valentine’s Day falls this week during the Olympics.

They are hardly the only such pairing in skiing or other Olympic sports.

They are couples who understand each other’s time constraints and demands, whether it has to do with training or competition or even doping tests and media obligations.

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