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Debate stirs over injecting courses

Updated: January 7, 2010, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

U.S. star Lindsey Vonn is a central figure in a debate consuming the Alpine skiing circuit with the Vancouver Games a little more than a month away: Is it a mistake to inject slopes with water in a bid to make courses more consistent and weather-resistant?

The practice can result in conditions Vonn -- a two-time overall World Cup champion and Olympic medal favorite -- likened to "pond ice" after she skied off-course during a slalom at Aspen, Colo., this season.

"It's not ski racing ...

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