Simone Biles and Lindsey Vonn are among the US sports stars who have thrown their support behind Mikaela Shiffrin as the American Alpine skiing star’s nightmarish start to the Winter Games continues.

Shiffrin, one of the most decorated skiers in history, whose bid for as many as five medals in China has been a cornerstone of the US broadcasting rights-holder NBC’s breathless promotion of the Olympics, has failed to complete either of her two races so far thanks to a pair of highly uncharacteristic errors. Read More