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Felix Neureuther takes night slalom

Updated: January 6, 2014, 3:38 PM ET
Associated Press

BORMIO, Italy -- Regaining his health from a series of injuries and falls, German skier Felix Neureuther announced himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by edging first-run leader Marcel Hirscher to win a World Cup slalom Monday night.

Then Neureuther used the spotlight to announce his opposition to Russia's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda" in the Olympic host country. He also criticized the choice of Pyeongchang, South Korea, to host the 2018 ...

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