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Austrian is Surprise Winner in Olympic Downhill

The first of 10 alpine ski races stretching over two weeks at the Sochi Olympics got under way Sunday with the glamour event - the men’s downhill.  Our correspondent watched the action at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in the mountains above Sochi and has a report.   After a 15-minute delay because of a gondola problem, the race began under cloudy skies and a relatively warm 5 degrees Celsius before an enthusiastic crowd.   There was an expectation by many of the...

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