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Ligety Gives USA First Sochi Alpine Skiing Gold

The United States finally won its first alpine skiing gold medal of the Sochi Olympics, as favorite Ted Ligety won the men's giant slalom, the eighth of the 10 events. Like many alpine skiers who are favored at the Olympics because of their top results on the World Cup circuit, Ligety was expected to win the giant slalom at the Sochi Olympics.  He is the reigning world champion and has won the World Cup season title in the discipline four times. Ligety won the combined...

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