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Smoke Screen: Smoking and Skiing

On Madison Avenue and on the slopes, smoking and skiing were longtime partners.

At a time when famous cancer victims regularly show up on television warning against the perils of cigarettes, and when the one in four Americans who still smoke can’t find a public space to do so, it’s mind-boggling to recall that doctors once endorsed tobacco products. Sixty years ago, R.J. Reynolds created a series of popular magazine ads around the slogan “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.” The ads featured athletes enjoying both their sport and a smoke.

Men's Ski Superpipe: Tanner Triumphs

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Hall takes first, completing 3 year bid for X Games gold

SKImag.com Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the World Championships

Features

Racer eX exposes the real World Championships.

Estonia XC Ski Star Tests Positive for Doping

News

Cross-country ski star Kristina Smigun, Estonia's best Olympic medal hope, has tested positive in an initial doping test, the Baltic News Service reported Wednesday.

French Skiers Quizzed in Death

Advice

Fifteen French skiers and ski team officials will be questioned as part of the investigation into Regine Cavagnoud's death.

Kildow Crashes During Training at Worlds

Advice

U.S. ski star Lindsey Kildow escaped serious injury Monday when she steamed down the slope and crashed into several photographers during downhill training at the world championships.

World Cup Ski Star Raich Sidelined

Advice

World Cup ski star Benjamin Raich of Austria will be sidelined about two weeks after a crash left him with bruises, whiplash and a concussion.

Hermannator to Race Despite Nagging Injuries

Advice

Hermann Maier competed in the season-opening World Cup last month with a broken rib and the injury probably will bother the Austrian ski star for a few more weeks.

Kitzbuehel Honors Champion Daron Rahlves With Gondola

Advice

Hahnenkamm downhill champion Daron Rahlves was honored in Kitzbuehel with the dedication of a gondola bearing his name -- one of many traditions of the fabled race.

Miller, Maier to Contend for Super-G Gold

Advice

It was a rare sight: Hermann Maier utterly defeated, flopped over his poles, his barrel chest heaving with exhaustion.

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