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Going downhill

<p>Gondola cars disappear into a morning fog during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Canada, November 27, 2008.  REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

Gondola cars disappear into a morning fog during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Canada, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Gondola cars disappear into a morning fog during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Canada, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal walks down the hill following his run during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Alberta November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal walks down the hill following his run during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Alberta November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal walks down the hill following his run during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Alberta November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Austrian ski racer Klaus Kroell heads out of the start gate for his first run during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Austrian ski racer Klaus Kroell heads out of the start gate for his first run during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Austrian ski racer Klaus Kroell heads out of the start gate for his first run during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Didier Defago of Switzerland takes a turn during the World Cup men's Super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Didier Defago of Switzerland takes a turn during the World Cup men's Super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Didier Defago of Switzerland takes a turn during the World Cup men's Super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Didier Cuche of Switzerland reacts after his run during the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Didier Cuche of Switzerland reacts after his run during the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Didier Cuche of Switzerland reacts after his run during the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Canada's Erik Guay comes into the finish during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Alberta November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Canada's Erik Guay comes into the finish during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Alberta November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Canada's Erik Guay comes into the finish during the World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, Alberta November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Austrian ski racer Hermann Maier lifts out of the start gate during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Austrian ski racer Hermann Maier lifts out of the start gate during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Austrian ski racer Hermann Maier lifts out of the start gate during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Bode Miller of the United States finishes his run during World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Bode Miller of the United States finishes his run during World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Bode Miller of the United States finishes his run during World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Austrian ski racer Michael Walchhofer has a technician check his skis before leaving the start gate during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Austrian ski racer Michael Walchhofer has a technician check his skis before leaving the start gate during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Austrian ski racer Michael Walchhofer has a technician check his skis before leaving the start gate during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada, November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis takes a jump during the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29,2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis takes a jump during the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29,2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis takes a jump during the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29,2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Swiss skier Dider Cuche jumps past a gate during the seasons first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29,2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Swiss skier Dider Cuche jumps past a gate during the seasons first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29,2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Swiss skier Dider Cuche jumps past a gate during the seasons first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29,2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Swiss skier Didier Cuche cuts a turn during the World Cup men's Super-G skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Swiss skier Didier Cuche cuts a turn during the World Cup men's Super-G skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Swiss skier Didier Cuche cuts a turn during the World Cup men's Super-G skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Carlo Janka of Switzerland comes to a stop during his run in the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Carlo Janka of Switzerland comes to a stop during his run in the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Carlo Janka of Switzerland comes to a stop during his run in the season's first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Peter Fill of Italy takes a jump during the seasons first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta, November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Peter Fill of Italy takes a jump during the seasons first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta, November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Peter Fill of Italy takes a jump during the seasons first World Cup Men's Downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Alberta, November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Swiss ski racer Didier Cuche looks out over the mountain from the start before taking his first run during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Swiss ski racer Didier Cuche looks out over the mountain from the start before taking his first run during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Swiss ski racer Didier Cuche looks out over the mountain from the start before taking his first run during training for the World Cup Men's downhill skiing race in Lake Louise, Canada November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Canada's Erik Guay leaves the mountain following his World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Canada's Erik Guay leaves the mountain following his World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Canada's Erik Guay leaves the mountain following his World Cup men's downhill ski training in Lake Louise, November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>TJ Lanning of the United States kisses his ski after placing ninth during World Cup Men's Downhill ski in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

TJ Lanning of the United States kisses his ski after placing ninth during World Cup Men's Downhill ski in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

TJ Lanning of the United States kisses his ski after placing ninth during World Cup Men's Downhill ski in Lake Louise, Alberta November 29, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Canada's John Kucera (R) reacts to spraying champagne after he took second place in the World Cup Men's Super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Canada's John Kucera (R) reacts to spraying champagne after he took second place in the World Cup Men's Super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Canada's John Kucera (R) reacts to spraying champagne after he took second place in the World Cup Men's Super-G ski race in Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Austria's Hermann Maier stands between two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police following his first place in the World Cup men's Super-G ski race at Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

Austria's Hermann Maier stands between two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police following his first place in the World Cup men's Super-G ski race at Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Austria's Hermann Maier stands between two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police following his first place in the World Cup men's Super-G ski race at Lake Louise, Alberta November 30, 2008. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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