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The Tyranny Of Performance

Features

A call to ski manufacturers: Save the knees. A couple of years ago, while I was writing a profile of Bill Esrey, the genial, athletic CEO of the Sprint communications company, I heard that he'd suffered a severe knee injury at Vail.

Ski Testing: Dream Job?

Gear

Sure, it sounds like the best possible way to spend a winter week. But it's harder work than you might think.

Pig Ligs

Fitness

Your body probably doesn't have any pig parts-unless you ate bacon for breakfast. But at least five skiers at Aspen Valley Hospital have been implanted with swine intestines to repair torn knee ligaments.

Johnson Stable, Taken to Portland Hospital

Advice

Former Olympic ski champion Bill Johnson remained in a coma nearly three weeks after a near-fatal racing crash, with a stabilized condition doctors allowed him to be flown to Portland, OR, for the next stage on his rehabilitation and recovery.

Dorfmeister Gets 2nd World Cup Win

Advice

Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister won a women's giant slalom race Thursday, getting her second World Cup victory in less than a week.

Miller Propels to Third Overall with SL Win

Advice

Bode Miller attacked the second run of slalom Sunday, and went on to his fifth World Cup win of the season, the best showing by a U.S. man since Phil Mahre during the 1983 season.

Lalive Rebounding After Season-Ending Injury

Advice

Three-time Olympian Caroline Lalive (Steamboat Springs, CO), who was used to independence and mobility during a decade on the U.S. Ski Team, is starting to lengthen the "leash" she's been on since shattering a kneecap and suffering other injuries in a World Cup training crash.

Canada Gets Second Gold at Goodwill Games

Advice

Ed Podivinsky gave Canada its second gold medal of the Winter Goodwill Games, winning the second men's downhill competition.

World Cup Champ Might Postpone Comeback

News

World Cup champion Janica Kostelic might postpone her comeback from knee surgery and miss the North American leg of the women's races.

Cortina: Women's Final Pre-Worlds Test(s)

Advice

The U.S. Women's Ski Team gears up for the last pre-World Championships races this weekend in Italy's Dolomite Mountains.

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