Sport: First-Fiddle McGill

Montreal's McGill University skiers had their dander up. For 29 years they had played second fiddle to Dartmouth. They practiced long and hard, sometimes at night, on Mount Royal's icy slopes. By last week, as one of eleven competing teams at Dartmouth's own Winter Carnival, they were ready to spank Dartmouth where it hurt most.

The first day, red-clad McGill skiers zoomed down Moose Mountain at a breakneck 50 m.p.h. in skiing's most treacherous event, the downhill. They trailed behind Malcolm McLane, Dartmouth's crosscountry and downhill specialist. But in the grueling eight-mile langlauf, McGill sprang a surprise: powerful Karre Olsen, late of...

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