Skiing: Undeniably a Girl

Most champion women skiers cut a fairly sturdy figure in stretch pants. It is a shame, of course. But a girl who grows up in the Alps is likely to start skiing as soon as she can walk, and by the time she is ready for the Olympics, she bulges with muscles. Europeans have learned to live with such disappointments; they have even learned to expect them. So imagine their surprise last week when Europe's best got trounced by a slim-ankled snow bunny from Oregon who is undeniably a girl.

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