Skier Benjamin Raich awaits ruling
WENGEN, Switzerland -- Austrian skier Benjamin Raich will miss the super-combined at the Sochi Olympics unless the sport's ruling body makes an exception and lets the 2006 two-time gold medalist compete despite having failed to qualify.
The Austrian ski team said Wednesday it will ask the International Ski Federation for the exception for Raich on medical grounds.
Persistent back problems have forced Raich to pull out of Friday's World Cup super-combined in Wengen -- his last chance ...
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