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Ski chief: Beijing Olympic bid can overcome lack of snow
(AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (AP) Skiing's top official says he is optimistic China can host the 2022 Winter Olympics even if the venues get little snow.

International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper says "we are quite confident" if Beijing becomes the first city to host Summer and Winter Games.

Kasper says "the only question we still have is the snow."

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    Alpine Skiing

    Ten alpine skiing medals will be awarded in Sochi - five men's and five women's - as has been the case since 1988. The sport was introduced to the Olympics in 1936 and has been practiced in the European Alps for at least 150 years with its earliest competitive origins are in Norway. In five different timed events, skiers maneuver through gated courses. See what differentiates each event, what standard equipment is used, track the sport's Olympic history and its most decorated athletes, and check out the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center that will be used for all alpine skiing events in Sochi.

Alpine Skiing 

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 Austria3429
 United States2125
 Switzerland2013
 Germany1113
 Norway1023
 Slovenia2002
 France0112
 Italy0112
 Croatia0101
 Canada0011

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Featured Athlete

Marcel Hirscher
AUT Marcel Hirscher Austria

  • Sport: Alpine Skiing
  • Height / Weight: 1.73m / 74.8 kg 5'8" / 165 lbs
  • Birthdate: 3/2/1989
  • Hometown: Salzburg, Austria
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