Skiing: Encore Napoleon

In the windy hills, the Austrian com mander surveyed the landscape of de feat. "We may need two years to turn the tide," he said sadly. "They are so consistent."

One hundred and sixty-one years after Austerlitz, Napoleon had triumphed again. This time, the hills were the slopes of Franconia, N.H.; the contest was the North American Ski Championships; and the formidable enemy commander was France's Honore Bon net, 47, otherwise known as the Napoleon of the sport. "That can only be," disclaims the coach of the French ski team, "because I am...

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