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Tomba Is Not a Reprint: Tomba Wins Slalom

From Staff and Wire Reports

It isn’t that Alberto Tomba is tired of winning. But as long as he continues, little will change afterward.

“Always the same press conference,” the Italian superstar wrote on the board at the media center Sunday after winning his sixth consecutive World Cup slalom race this season. “Can we make something new this time?”

Tomba, who defeated Jure Kosir of Slovenia by .82 seconds in Kitzbuehel, Austria, has won eight races this season.

Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg won the combined event.

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Stricter tests for performance-enhancing drugs will be used during China’s National Winter Games, a national sports official said as the competition began in the city of Jilin.

China will use random drug checks and increase the number of athletes tested, the Xinhua News Agency reported.


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