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January 6, 1990 | BOB LOCHNER
Americans, lacking a world-class downhill racer of their own to root for, could do worse than to adopt a Canadian, sort of as a gesture of North American solidarity and to help foster the new spirit of free trade between neighbors. Besides, they've got some good downhillers up here in the frozen North, 75 miles above Vancouver. Perhaps the most likely candidate is a sandy-haired, part-time guitar player named Rob Boyd, who is back home this week at Whistler/Blackcomb Resort.
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SPORTS
January 6, 1990 | BOB LOCHNER
Americans, lacking a world-class downhill racer of their own to root for, could do worse than to adopt a Canadian, sort of as a gesture of North American solidarity and to help foster the new spirit of free trade between neighbors. Besides, they've got some good downhillers up here in the frozen North, 75 miles above Vancouver. Perhaps the most likely candidate is a sandy-haired, part-time guitar player named Rob Boyd, who is back home this week at Whistler/Blackcomb Resort.
SPORTS
January 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Markus Wasmeier of Germany mastered the tough Kandahar course with an aggressive run to win a World Cup downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Three Olympic hopefuls, Berni Huber of Germany, Atle Skaardal of Norway and Rob Boyd of Canada suffered injuries that will keep them out of the Games at Albertville, France.
SPORTS
January 13, 1991
Italy's Peter Runggaldier was a surprise second, only 0.07 seconds back. Runggaldier had the fastest training time Friday. Canadian Rob Boyd was third, in 1:59.44, beating Italy's Kristian Ghendina by .04. Rain overnight softened the course in the middle stretch and visibility was at times so poor that the runs were interrupted. Runggaldier, who started 27th, had to wait 10 minutes for his start.
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December 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Peter Mueller of Switzerland won the first downhill race of the men's World Cup ski season Friday and spoiled Canadian Rob Boyd's hopes of winning for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Mueller, in scoring his 24th World Cup victory, had a time of 2 minutes 51 seconds. Armin Assinger of Austria was second and Boyd third. Boyd scored his only 2 World Cup victories--both downhills--here in 1986 and 1987. Boyd said he had hoped to win for his parents, who were watching.
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March 8, 1991 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The sun came out over the Colorado Rockies Thursday, and so did the downhill racers. After wind and snow forced cancellation of training runs the previous two days, elite skiers on the World Cup circuit were able to make the required two runs in preparation for today's high-speed chase down Aspen Mountain. The race is called "America's Downhill," and it may be the best chance a U.S. male has this season to pull off a high finish. A.J.
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