Sport: You Never Get Old

Steep and unforgiving, the ski track lay like a white scar along the face of Sweden's Areskutan Mountain. Half a dozen of the world's best skiers had already tumbled into bone-bruising falls as they swooped down the dangerous drop, going all-out for the downhill championship of the world. Norway's Stein Eriksen might well have taken it easy. Far ahead on points after winning the slalom and giant slalom, the Oslo ski salesman could have coasted home to a safe, slow finish, still a sure bet for the championship of championships, the Alpine Combination. But Stein, as usual, drove all the way;...

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