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(CNN)   Since Austrian Franz Klammer's famous win in 1976, only one skier has won men's downhill gold as favorite. A handful of recent Olympic champions have clinched gold without a single win on the World Cup circuit and no one has ever defended the title   ( edition.cnn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Olympic Games, World Cup, Hahnenkamm, Kitzbühel, Lauberhorn, Olympic downhill title, CNN Sport, 2009 Alpine Skiing World Cup, Klammer  
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2018-02-05 02:51:18 PM  
bet every 99-1 across the board.
 
2018-02-06 01:20:51 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: bet every 99-1 across the board.


Even if there are more than 99 of them?
 
kab
2018-02-06 01:40:33 AM  
And that run is probably where "hold my beer" originated :)
 
2018-02-06 05:56:49 AM  
Best pressure run ever.
 
2018-02-06 08:19:50 AM  

kab: And that run is probably where "hold my beer" originated :)


I agree.  Competing on the circuit is a job.  Week in week out, you're trying to earn a paycheck(s).  The Olympic Downhill?  Here's one shot at immortality, there will always be competitors that hold nothing back, and let it rip.
 
2018-02-06 03:08:53 PM  
Successfullydefended. They defend just by showing up to compete...
 
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