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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.

2006-02-24 08:12:51

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Julia Mancuso won the American women's first Alpine skiing medal of the Turin Games when she took gold in the giant slalom on Friday.

2006-02-24 07:20:01

SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Slalom Olympic champion Jean-Pierre Vidal said on Friday a repeat of France's one-two at the Salt Lake City Games was not impossible in the final Alpine skiing event in Sestriere on Saturday. "This team is very strong, very close.

2006-02-24 05:30:51

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Julia Mancuso set out to make amends for a disappointing showing by the American Alpine ski team at the Turin Olympics with the fastest time in the first leg of the women's giant slalom on Friday.

2006-02-24 04:34:00

By Clare Fallon SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Julia Mancuso set out to make amends for a disappointing showing by the American Alpine ski team at the Turin Olympics with the fastest time in the first leg of the women's giant slalom on Friday.

2006-02-23 21:18:07

By Alan Baldwin SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Giorgio Rocca can redeem a dismal Olympics for Italian Alpine skiers in Saturday's closing men's slalom.

2006-02-23 20:36:44

By Steve Ginsburg TURIN (Reuters) - Janica Kostelic's vacillating health and a tricky weather pattern over the Italian Alps were lingering questions heading into Friday's giant slalom, the final women's Alpine ski race of the Olympics.

2006-02-22 14:16:35

By Alan Baldwin SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Croatian Janica Kostelic, the most successful woman Alpine skier in Olympic history, may have made her final appearance of the Turin Games on Wednesday.

2006-02-22 08:58:20

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Croatian Janica Kostelic, who sealed her title as the most successful woman Olympic Alpine skier in history in Turin, bids on Wednesday for her third medal at a Games marred by a doping scandal engulfing the Austrians.

2006-02-21 16:05:00

Wearing a helmet while skiing, as many competitive alpine skiers and snowboarders are required to do, could reduce injuries among recreational skiers, Norwegian researchers said on Tuesday.


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