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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.

Flemmen Wins, Clarky 9th

Advice

Norway's Andrine Flemmen picked up her second World Cup win Saturday while Kirsten Clark tore out of No. 50 start to finish ninth in giant slalom at the Chevy Truck Women's World Challenge.

Another Kostelic Stars at World Cup

News

Ivica Kostelic, brother of Croatian skiing great Janica Kostelic, stunned the competition with his first World Cup triumph Sunday in the season-opening men's slalom.

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.

Dorfmeister: My Sudden Rise Not Related to Meissnitzer's Absence

Advice

Michaela Dorfmeister insists her position at the top of women's World Cup skiing this season has nothing to do with the absence of reigning overall champion Alexandra Meissnitzer.

Ivaca Kostelic to Miss Season

Advice

World slalom champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery Wednesday, one day after crashing in a World Cup race.

Kostelic Skips Training, but on Start List

Advice

Multi-medal favorite Janica Kostelic, a triple gold winner in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, skipped the final training session for the women's downhill Tuesday.

Another Kostelic Stars at World Cup

Advice

Ivica Kostelic, brother of Croatian skiing great Janica Kostelic, stunned the competition with his first World Cup triumph Sunday in the season-opening men's slalom.

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