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2006-02-27 02:41:07

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Double gold medallists Benjamin Raich and Michaela Dorfmeister led the way as Austria dominated the slopes in the Alpine skiing at the Turin Games. American Bode Miller and Croatian Janica Kostelic had been expected to be the big stories of the ski events. They were, but for the wrong reasons. Miller made more headlines for his attitude than for his results. After frequenting the bars and discotheques of Sestriere late into the night, the...

2006-02-26 21:35:34

By Alan Baldwin TURIN (Reuters) - Hermann Maier was billed as Austria's headline maker at the Turin Olympics. Nobody bargained for Walter Mayer. As at the Athens summer Games two years ago, an extraordinary saga straight from the pages of a crime thriller distracted attention from the sporting spectacle. While the world's winter athletes played out their dreams on snow and ice, the unwelcome presence of banned Austrian cross-country coach Mayer triggered a doping furor that refused...

2006-02-26 15:10:26

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Double gold medallists Benjamin Raich and Michaela Dorfmeister led the way as Austria dominated the slopes in the Alpine skiing at the Turin Games. American Bode Miller and Croatian Janica Kostelic had been expected to be the big stories of the ski events. They were, but for the wrong reasons. Miller made more headlines for his attitude than for his results. After frequenting the bars and discotheques of Sestriere late into the night, the...

2006-02-25 14:00:07

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Austria swept the medals in the men's slalom which closed the Alpine skiing program at the Turin Olympics on Saturday with Benjamin Raich winning his second gold medal. Olympic rookie Reinfried Herbst took the silver with Rainer Schoenfelder adding a second bronze to the one he picked up in the combined event. Raich became the first man to win the two technical events at the same Games since Italian Alberto Tomba in Calgary in 1988....

2006-02-25 13:21:32

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Benjamin Raich of Austria won the men's Alpine skiing slalom gold medal at the Turin Winter Olympics on Saturday, according to provisional results. Reinfried Herbst, also of Austria, won the silver and Rainer Schoenfelder, another Austrian, took the bronze, according to the provisional results.

2006-02-25 11:14:20

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Austrian Benjamin Raich set the fastest time on Saturday in an eventful first leg of the Turin Olympic men's Alpine skiing slalom which neither Bode Miller nor crowd favorite Giorgio Rocca completed. Italian Rocca, first out of the start hut, lasted 34 seconds before getting his skis tangled and falling in front of thousands of disappointed home fans. Miller fared even worse, straddling a gate after 18 seconds to kiss goodbye to his final...

2006-02-25 12:17:51

By Simon Evans SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - U.S. skier Bode Miller's Olympics ended on Saturday without a medal and without a word. The U.S. team's top performer, who arrived with medal hopes in all five disciplines, failed to finish the slalom after straddling a gate, meaning he has completed just two of his races. Miller, the defending overall World Cup champion, has had a disappointing Olympics after attracting plenty of attention for his off-piste activities. The 28-year-old...

2006-02-24 19:10:51

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - Bode Miller hopes to salvage a bitterly disappointing Olympics with a win on Saturday in the men's slalom, the final Alpine event of the Winter Games. Despite massive pre-Olympic hype, last year's overall World Cup champion remains searching for his first podium finish after four disappointing races. At least the 28-year-old Miller, who arrived in Turin as a serious challenger in every event, is not feeling the effects of an ankle injury suffered...

2006-02-24 13:34:04

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Alpine skier Bode Miller has recovered from a twisted ankle and is ready to race in the Turin Olympic slalom on Saturday, United States team officials said on Friday. Asked how Miller's left ankle was after he injured it playing basketball with his team mates on Tuesday, U.S. men's coach Phil McNichol told Reuters: "It's good, tip-top." Earlier, U.S. Alpine director Jesse Hunt said he still had faith in Miller, who came into the Games as a favorite in...

2006-02-24 13:17:39

By Alan Baldwin SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Winning an Olympic gold medal the Julia Mancuso way has its attractions. First of all, you stay up late watching television and eating junk food. Then, on the morning of the race, you leave your vital athletes' credential behind. Finally, you demolish your opponents. Mancuso did all that on her way to winning the women's giant slalom on Friday for the U.S. team's second Alpine skiing gold of the Turin Games. "Last night I was really into...


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