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2014-02-11 23:22:05

Todd Lodwick one of two gluten-free athletes competing in Sochi. (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 As the 2014 Olympic Winter Games get underway in Sochi, Russia, the January-February 2014 edition of Gluten-Free Living magazine features a timely story on two of the United States team’s athletes who are gluten-free, including Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick, who was selected to carry the 229-member American contingent’s flag in the Games’ opening ceremony. Hillary Casavant’s feature,...

2006-02-23 03:28:01

By Bill Barclay PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Three men dominated the Nordic combined programme at the Turin Olympics but pre-Games favourites Hannu Manninen of Finland and Ronny Ackermann of Germany were not among them. Unheralded Austrian Felix Gottwald led the way with two golds and a silver while Germany's Georg Hettich also collected three medals and Norway's Magnus Moan took two from the two individual events and team competition. Gottwald, 30, won silver in the individual...

2006-02-19 11:22:57

By Bill Barclay SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Zip your top up properly, leave the wig and false mustache in your chalet and, whatever you do, do not sip the wrong kind of cola. Doping aside, there are plenty of weird and wonderful ways to get yourself disqualified from the Winter Olympics and at times the rules and regulations governing each sport read like a pedants' manifesto. In ski jumping, for example, a competitor who fails to zip his suit up to the very top risks more than...

2006-02-16 05:17:29

By Bill Barclay PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Germany will start with a 10-second advantage in the 4x5 km cross-country section of the Nordic combined on Thursday after retaining their lead in the ski jumping section. Austria will start the relay in second place, 13 seconds ahead of third-placed Russia, with defending champions Finland a further 12 seconds behind the Russians in fourth. Russian Sergej Maslennikov again produced the longest jump of Thursday's rescheduled ski jumping...

2006-02-16 05:12:22

By Bill Barclay PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy became the second team to pull out of the Nordic combined team event due to illness on Thursday. Team member Davide Bresadola was unable to take part in the rescheduled second round of the ski jumping on Thursday morning after being taken to hospital with suspected appendicitis. "We won't be able to take part in the competition," said Italian coach Fabio Morandini. Italy were 10th after the first round of jumps. World champions...

2006-02-15 06:21:05

Please read in line 41 ..."Germany are led by Manninen's great rival Ronny Ackermann..." instead of "Austria are led by etc etc..." . By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Two bruised and sore women look set to take to the slopes on Wednesday and fight for the showpiece downhill title after suffering nasty falls earlier in the week. France's downhill Olympic champion Carole Montillet will defend her title after falling in training and Lindsey Kildow, who won two World Cup downhills...

2006-02-11 12:00:59

By Gideon Long PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Georg Hettich of Germany staged a major upset on the opening day of the Winter Olympics on Saturday when he won the gold medal in the Nordic combined individual Gundersen. The 27-year-old had never won a medal at an Olympics or a world championships and had not even won a World Cup event. But he led after the ski jumping part of the competition and clung on to his lead in the cross-country skiing despite a fierce assault toward the end...


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