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date: 13 October 2019

Skiing, Alpine 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
E. John B. AllenE. John B. ALLEN

Alpine (or downhill) skiing is a popular winter recreational activity and competitive sport. As a competitive sport it is especially popular in the Alpine nations of Europe; Europeans have long dominated the sport. The sport consists of slalom and downhill races, with skiers racing against the clock. It is also a popular Olympic sport, with five events each for men and women. As a recreational activity, skiing faces challenges due to its high cost; global climate change means that many ski resorts face an uncertain future. ...

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