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Feb 7, 2014

Downhill piste is too slow – Hoefl-Riesch

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Gold medal favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch accused organizers of slowing the women’s downhill course too much on Friday, a day after fears were raised about the safety of some sections.

Thursday’s training run had to be stopped and re-started while snow was shaved off a jump near the finish of the Rosa Khutor piste, but the German, who races on men’s skis, said the latest changes had turned part of the three-kilometer layout into “not a downhill” course.

Feb 7, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Downhill piste is too slow – Hoefl-Riesch

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Gold medal favourite Maria Hoefl-Riesch accused organisers of slowing the women’s downhill course too much on Friday, a day after fears were raised about the safety of some sections.

Thursday’s training run had to be stopped and re-started while snow was shaved off a jump near the finish of the Rosa Khutor piste, but the German, who races on men’s skis, said the latest changes had turned part of the three-kilometre layout into “not a downhill” course.

Feb 6, 2014

Mellow Miller missing the old vibes

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Alpine skiing’s former wild man Bode Miller has a problem and he hopes to cure it in time for Sunday’s Olympic downhill.

Few racers push the limits quite like Miller in a 17-year career that has made him America’s most decorated male skier with his medals won on guts, adrenaline and a natural feel for snow acquired growing in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

Feb 6, 2014

Olympics–Alpine skiing-Mellow Miller missing the old vibes

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Alpine skiing’s former wild man Bode Miller has a problem and he hopes to cure it in time for Sunday’s Olympic downhill.

Few racers push the limits quite like Miller in a 17-year career that has made him America’s most decorated male skier with his medals won on guts, adrenaline and a natural feel for snow acquired growing in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

Feb 6, 2014

Alpine skiing – Safety concerns halt women’s downhill training

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Safety fears forced Sochi Olympics organisers to halt the first training run for the women’s downhill on Thursday, with American Laurenne Ross describing her descent as “intimidating”.

A day before the opening ceremony for Russia’s first winter Games, course workers were sent out to shave snow off a jump close to the finish after only three of the 56 racers had started in dazzling sunshine.

Feb 6, 2014

Safety concerns halt women’s downhill training

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Safety fears forced Sochi Olympics organizers to halt the first training run for the women’s downhill on Thursday, with American Laurenne Ross describing her descent as “intimidating”.

A day before the opening ceremony for Russia’s first winter Games, course workers were sent out to shave snow off a jump close to the finish after only three of the 56 racers had started in dazzling sunshine.

Feb 6, 2014

Olympics-Alpine skiing-Safety concerns halt women’s downhill training

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia Feb 6 (Reuters) – Safety fears forced Sochi Olympics organisers to halt the first training run for the women’s downhill on Thursday, with American Laurenne Ross describing her descent as “intimidating”.

A day before the opening ceremony for Russia’s first winter Games, course workers were sent out to shave snow off a jump close to the finish after only three of the 56 racers had started in dazzling sunshine.

Jan 30, 2014

New captain Moya plotting Spain victory in Germany

By Martyn Herman

(Reuters) – When Carlos Moya was climbing to the top of the world rankings he was used to having an entourage of coaches, physios and practice partners tending to his every need.

Top tennis players are among the most indulged sportsmen and women but, as Spain’s latest Davis Cup captain, Moya is now seeing life from the other side of the fence.

Jan 30, 2014

Tennis-New captain Moya plotting Spain victory in Germany

Jan 30 (Reuters) – When Carlos Moya was climbing to the top of the world rankings he was used to having an entourage of coaches, physios and practice partners tending to his every need.

Top tennis players are among the most indulged sportsmen and women but, as Spain’s latest Davis Cup captain, Moya is now seeing life from the other side of the fence.

Jan 28, 2014

Mourinho says ‘no champagne’ this season

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea will be more equipped to challenge for the Premier League title next season but will push Arsenal and Manchester City all the way in this campaign, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.

Mourinho’s side should maintain the pressure on the top two when they host struggling West Ham United on Wednesday although the Portuguese is playing down his side’s hopes of finishing above them in May.