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Anja Paerson reveals relationship

Updated: June 23, 2012, 10:48 AM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- Retired ski great Anja Paerson says she is in a long-term relationship with a woman, ending years of speculation about her private life.

The 31-year-old Swede spoke of her girlfriend, Filippa, while hosting a talk show on Swedish Radio. The program was recorded on June 7 but not broadcast until Saturday.

Paerson, who retired this year, says: "I'm now throwing myself down the steepest hill of my life."

Paerson won 19 medals at major championships -- six at the Olympics, ...

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