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Ted Ligety of the U.S. celebrates on podium after winning the men's World Cup giant slalom race in Alta Badia, northern Italy, December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Ted Ligety of the U.S. celebrates on podium after winning the men's World Cup giant slalom race in Alta Badia, northern Italy, December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Ted Ligety of the U.S. celebrates on podium after winning the men's World Cup giant slalom race in Alta Badia, northern Italy, December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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First-placed Ted Ligety (C) of the U.S. celebrates with second-placed Marcel Hirscher (L) of Austria and third-placed Thomas Fanara of France after the men's World Cup giant slalom race in Alta Badia, northern Italy, December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

First-placed Ted Ligety (C) of the U.S. celebrates with second-placed Marcel Hirscher (L) of Austria and third-placed Thomas Fanara of France after the men's World Cup giant slalom race in Alta Badia, northern Italy, December 16, 2012....more

First-placed Ted Ligety (C) of the U.S. celebrates with second-placed Marcel Hirscher (L) of Austria and third-placed Thomas Fanara of France after the men's World Cup giant slalom race in Alta Badia, northern Italy, December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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