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Downhill Ski Racing

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Downhill Ski Racing

Ski Racing

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Definition: Downhill ski races are designed to be the longest and ultimately generate the highest speed from the skiers. Each skier makes one run only. The skier with the fastest time is the winner. As in all Alpine events, skiers are timed to one hundredth of a second and any ties stand as that.

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