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Marc Girardelli, who won the slalom Tuesday, complained that the snow layer seemed insufficient in the upper section and that safety measures were less than satisfactory.

“I was busy watching the track rather than safety nets along the course, but some coaches told me safety could be improved,” Girardelli said. “It’s very dangerous. All skiers will have to be very careful on the top.”

American skiers were on the slopes for the first time, leaving their heavily guarded hotel. The U.S. team, which flew from Europe last week because of terrorism fears in the wake of the Persian Gulf war’s outbreak, returned Wednesday--two races after the start of the two-week event.


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