2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing: Preview and Predictions for Women's Downhill

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2014 Olympic Alpine Skiing: Preview and Predictions for Women's Downhill
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Alpine skiing is one of the most iconic events of the Winter Olympics. Downhill is the most physically demanding and dangerous division of the sport, as the racers typically exceed 80 mph as they barrel down the slope.

The course itself is designed to be difficult. With sharp turns, dips and small jumps, the athletes must push themselves to the limit as they race the clock. Though they are measured by time, the greatest opponent is nature itself. The course can prove to be their greatest ally or enemy.

The women's downhill event promises to continue the legacy alpine skiing has built as one of the most exhilarating and captivating sports at the Winter Games. 

 

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