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

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Olympic Alpine Skiing 2014: Preview and Predictions for Women's Slalom
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The slalom is one of the most iconic events in Winter Olympic history. Skiers barrel down a mountain at top speed, navigating between closely-placed gates. Because of the proximity of the gates, the event requires a technical precision unlike any other Alpine sport. There is no room for error with such tight turns.

To compete successfully on the slalom, a skier needs to be a technical master as well as a fast, fearless athlete. The Olympians compete over two separate courses and the combination of those two times will determine who has earned a coveted spot on the podium.

Read on as we take a look at the ladies scheduled to compete in the the slalom. 

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