Dominique Gisin led a Swiss contingent that took three of the top four spots in training Tuesday for the this weekend's first women's downhill races of the World Cup season.
Gisin skied through snow flurries and fog to cover the 2,574-meter Olympic Downhill course in 1 minute, 52.80 seconds. Austria's Michaela Dorfmeister broke up the Swiss domination by finishing second in 1:52.65. Dorfmeister won the super-giant slalom race in Lake Louise last year.
Switzerland's Sylviane Berthod was third in 1:53.18 while Nadia Styger fourth in 1:53.43. The women will race downhills Friday and Saturday and a super-G on Sunday, AP reports.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities