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Ski official: Rules needed on underwear

Updated: January 17, 2012, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

KITZBUEHEL, Austria -- The president of the International Ski Federation has called for a rule change to clarify what athletes are allowed to wear under their race suits, following a dispute over Tina Maze's controversial underwear.

"We have to change our rules," Gian Franco Kasper said Tuesday. "It has to be made very clear -- if (underwear) is plastified, it is forbidden."

Maze's one-piece long underwear sparked a debate after the Swiss ski federation staged a protest against the ...

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