Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is not able to ski and prepare the way she would like to because of a hurt back that she likened to “a very severe muscle spasm or kind of a strain” in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday.

Speaking via video conference from Edwards, Colorado, the Alpine star said she hasn’t “really been able to do much of any skiing at all” since Oct. 23, when she won the season-opening giant slalom in Sölden, Austria, for her 70th career World Cup victory. Read More