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A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow
A rare tie in women's Olympic downhill doubles the golden glow

SOCHI, Russia — The women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor did not end Wednesday with American Julia Mancuso winning her fifth Olympic medal and second of these Games. It did not end with race favorite Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany winning her fourth gold medal in her seventh Olympic start. The downhill ended in, of all things, a tie. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi It seems difficult to believe that a sport that relies on precision timing provided by Omega could not settle the difference between two racers, covering 1.7 miles, down a mountain. As they say, though, the clock doesn't lie. Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Slovenia's Tina Maze crossed...

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