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December 23, 1989 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Phil Mahre won gold and silver medals in the Winter Olympics. He was the World Cup champion for three consecutive years. He's now 32. So what is America's greatest skier doing, still out there racing against a bunch of Swedes and Austrians and others on the U.S. Pro Tour, most of whom wouldn't have been allowed on the same hill with him at Lake Placid or Sarajevo? After all, his archrival back in the early 1980s, Ingemar Stenmark, has retired to his villa in Monaco.
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November 25, 1988
After a 4-year layoff, Phil and Steve Mahre had a successful return to professional skiing. at Park City, Utah. In qualifying for the America's Opening pro ski race, Steve Mahre finished with the second fastest combined time, and Phil Mahre finished third. The only racer to beat the Yakima, Wash., twins was Niklas Lindquist of Sweden, also a rookie on the pro circuit tour this year.
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December 23, 1989 | BOB LOCHNER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Phil Mahre won gold and silver medals in the Winter Olympics. He was the World Cup champion for three consecutive years. He's now 32. So what is America's greatest skier doing, still out there racing against a bunch of Swedes and Austrians and others on the U.S. Pro Tour, most of whom wouldn't have been allowed on the same hill with him at Lake Placid or Sarajevo? After all, his archrival back in the early 1980s, Ingemar Stenmark, has retired to his villa in Monaco.
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February 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Phil Mahre, who won a gold medal for the United States in the 1984 Winter Olympics, said the lack of success by U.S. skiers at Calgary, Canada, is no surprise. "People are just too soft," Mahre said. "There's just not enough heart anymore. "The gifted athletes are in other sports." Mahre and his twin brother, Steve, are sitting out their first Olympics since 1976. Phil won the gold in the slalom at the 1984 Games while Steve won the silver in the slalom.
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February 17, 1986
Tamara McKinney, frustrated by a winless season on the World Cup circuit, blew away her competition with an aggressive second run to win the women's slalom title Sunday in the U.S. Alpine Ski Championships at Cooper Mountain, Colo. Norway's Henrik Smith-Meyer, who skis for the University of Utah, won the men's slalom. McKinney, 1983 World Cup champion who is 17th this season, had a blistering second run of 48.87 seconds for a combined time of 1 minute 38.
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November 28, 1988 | From Associated Press
Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland, the high profile downhill skier from this year's Calgary Olympics, opened the World Cup season Sunday by winning a super giant slalom at Schladming, Austria. Zurbriggen, the Olympic downhill gold medalist, covered the 6,628-foot course in 1 minute 31.65 seconds. Trailing Zurbriggen, defending World Cup overall champion, was France's Franck Piccard, Olympic Super-G champion at Calgary. Piccard's time was 1:31.7. Third in 1:32.
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January 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rudolf Nierlich of Austria edged Italian star Alberto Tomba in winning a World Cup slalom race for the first time Sunday at Wengen, Switzerland, and Luxembourg's Marc Girardelli virtually clinched his third overall title. Nierlich was timed in 1 minute 35.90 seconds for two runs down the tricky, steep washboard slope, in beating Tomba by .02. Another Austrian, Hubert Strolz, was third, in 1:37.60.
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November 25, 1988
After a 4-year layoff, Phil and Steve Mahre had a successful return to professional skiing. at Park City, Utah. In qualifying for the America's Opening pro ski race, Steve Mahre finished with the second fastest combined time, and Phil Mahre finished third. The only racer to beat the Yakima, Wash., twins was Niklas Lindquist of Sweden, also a rookie on the pro circuit tour this year.
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February 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Phil Mahre, who won a gold medal for the United States in the 1984 Winter Olympics, said the lack of success by U.S. skiers at Calgary, Canada, is no surprise. "People are just too soft," Mahre said. "There's just not enough heart anymore. "The gifted athletes are in other sports." Mahre and his twin brother, Steve, are sitting out their first Olympics since 1976. Phil won the gold in the slalom at the 1984 Games while Steve won the silver in the slalom.
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February 5, 2002 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. skier with the best shot at winning gold at Salt Lake City did not make the preseason media guide's section listing Olympic medal hopefuls, and it was no editing mistake. It makes only more remarkable what Bode Miller has accomplished since November. With little warning, Miller has gone from mysterious to magnificent and has to be considered one of the favorites in both Olympic technical races--the slalom and giant slalom.
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December 29, 1988 | Bob Lochner
Skiing's biggest week of the season is in full swing, with excellent conditions prevailing throughout California. All major Southland ski areas are operating on both natural and man-made snow, and High Sierra resorts are virtually wallowing in powder and packed powder, with another storm forecast for Friday. Base depths in the Sierra, which as recently as 10 days ago were in the neighborhood of 1 to 5 feet, now range from 3 to 9 1/2 feet.
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