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(Encyclopedia) skiing, sport of sliding over snow on skis—long, narrow, flexible runners. Water skiing is a warm-weather sport in which a motor-propelled craft tows a skier through the water.…

Cross Country Skiing

MenWomen There are two techniques in cross country: classical (parallel skis) and freestyle (skating style). The Sprint features a qualification round with the fastest 16 skiers moving on to…

2006 Olympics: Freestyle Skiing

MenWomen Aerials consist of two jumps with points awarded for execution and precision (50%), height and distance (20%) and landing (30%). Moguls consist of turns executed on a bumpy course (50…

2006 Olympics: Ski Jumping

Normal HillLarge HillTeam (Large Hill) Each competitor gets two jumps with points awarded for distance and style. The normal hill is 90 meters (295 feet) and the large hill is 120 meters (394 feet…

2006 Olympics: Alpine Skiing, Men's

Downhill    Time1Antoine Deneriaz, FRA 1:48.802Michael Walchhofer, AUT 1:49.523Bruno Kernen, SUI 1:49.82 Slalom    Time1Benjamin Raich, AUT 1:43.142Reinfried Herbst, AUT 1:43.973Rainer…

2006 Olympics: Alpine Skiing, Women's

Downhill    Time1Michaela Dorfmeister, AUT 1:56.492Martina Schild, SUI 1:56.863Anja Paerson, SWE 1:57.13 Slalom    Time1Anja Paerson, SWE 1:29.042Nicole Hosp, AUT 1:29.333Marlies Schild, AUT 1:29…

2006 Olympics: Freestyle Skiing, Men's

Aerials  Points1Xiaopeng Han, CHN250.772Dmitri Dashinski, BLR248.683Vladimir Lebedev, RUS246.76Moguls  Points1Dale Begg-Smith, AUS26.772Mikko Ronkainen, FIN26.623Toby Dawson, USA26.30 Information…

2006 Olympics: Freestyle Skiing, Women's

Aerials  Points1Evelyne Leu, SUI202.552Nina Li, CHN197.393Alisa Camplin, AUS191.39Moguls  Points1Jennifer Heil, CAN26.502Kari Traa, NOR25.653Sandra Laoura, FRA25.37 Information Please® Database, ©…

2006 Olympics: Ski Jumping, Men's

  Score1Thomas Morgenstern, AUT276.92Andreas Kofler, AUT276.93Lars Bystoel, NOR250.7 Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.