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Feb 13, 2014

Mayer needs Kitzbuehel win to prove greatness-Klammer

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – An Austrian flyer with a downhill gold medal from his first Olympics at the age of 23, Matthias Mayer will surely go down as one of the ski-mad nation’s greats.

Not so fast, says Franz Klammer whose hair-raising romp to gold at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck is still regarded as one of the greatest ski runs in history.

Feb 13, 2014

Super combined start brought forward, should suit Miller

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – The start time for Friday’s men’s Olympic super combined has been brought forward by an hour because of concerns about warm weather conditions, organizers said on Thursday.

The downhill run will now start at 10am local time (0600 GMT) with the slalom leg to follow later.

Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Mayer needs Kitzbuehel win to prove greatness-Klammer

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – An Austrian flyer with a downhill gold medal from his first Olympics at the age of 23, Matthias Mayer will surely go down as one of the ski-mad nation’s greats.

Not so fast, says Franz Klammer whose hair-raising romp to gold at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck is still regarded as one of the greatest ski runs in history.

Feb 13, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Super combined start brought forward, should suit Miller

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) – The start time for Friday’s men’s Olympic super combined has been brought forward by an hour because of concerns about warm weather conditions, organisers said on Thursday.

The downhill run will now start at 10am local time (0600 GMT) with the slalom leg to follow later.

Feb 12, 2014

Downhill despair for Hoefl-Riesch and Mancuso

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Serial title contenders Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Julia Mancuso had a bad day at the office on Wednesday, with both surprisingly out of the medals in the Olympic women’s downhill.

Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch, who bagged a gold in Monday’s opening super-combined race, was off the pace in 13th place while American Mancuso, runner-up in Vancouver, was eighth.

Feb 12, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Downhill despair for Hoefl-Riesch and Mancuso

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Serial title contenders Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Julia Mancuso had a bad day at the office on Wednesday, with both surprisingly out of the medals in the Olympic women’s downhill.

Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch, who bagged a gold in Monday’s opening super-combined race, was off the pace in 13th place while American Mancuso, runner-up in Vancouver, was eighth.

Feb 12, 2014

Maze amazes as she wins Slovenia’s first gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – “Someone had to be fourth,” Tina Maze said after missing out on a medal earlier in the week, but that disappointment turned to joy on Wednesday when she claimed Slovenia’s first Winter Olympics gold medal.

The 30-year-old sped down the sun-drenched Rosa Khutor piste in exactly the same time as Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin to share victory in a cliffhanger of a women’s downhill.

Feb 12, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Maze amazes as she wins Slovenia’s first gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 12 (Reuters) – “Someone had to be fourth,” Tina Maze said after missing out on a medal earlier in the week, but that disappointment turned to joy on Wednesday when she claimed Slovenia’s first Winter Olympics gold medal.

The 30-year-old sped down the sun-drenched Rosa Khutor piste in exactly the same time as Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin to share victory in a cliffhanger of a women’s downhill.

Feb 11, 2014

Hamlin delivers at last for U.S., erases Vancouver memories

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Erin Hamlin was already fast-forwarding to Sochi four years ago before her luge had stopped sliding at Whistler.

Her medal hopes at the Vancouver Olympics disappeared almost immediately after a huge mistake in her first run but after the tears had dried the 2009 world champion vowed to make amends.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Luge-Hamlin delivers at last for U.S., erases Vancouver memories

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Erin Hamlin was already fast-forwarding to Sochi four years ago before her luge had stopped sliding at Whistler.

Her medal hopes at the Vancouver Olympics disappeared almost immediately after a huge mistake in her first run but after the tears had dried the 2009 world champion vowed to make amends.