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Women's downhill slope altered

Updated: February 6, 2014, 11:17 AM ET
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- The big jump near the end of the women's Olympic downhill course was described by skiers as "smooth" and "just fine" and even "easy."

Then again, that was after some major course work Thursday helped turn the final feature from terrifying to rather tame.

Anna Fenninger of Austria had the fastest time in a training run that had to be halted early on so workers could alter a harrowing jump. Fenninger finished the tricky course in 1 minute, 41.73 seconds ...

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