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Ligety doesn't finish 2nd run of Olympic slalom

By: The Associated Press
February 22, 2014 Updated: February 22, 2014 at 11:44 am
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United States' Ted Ligety, right, and Germany's Felix Neureuther talk after they both skied out of the second run of the men's slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — After failing to finish the Olympic slalom's second leg, giant slalom gold medalist Ted Ligety called the course set Saturday night "borderline unsportsmanlike."

Ligety was sixth-fastest in the opening run of the slalom, the last Alpine race of the Sochi Games. But he slid on his side and dropped out of the finishing run less than halfway through.

He was hardly alone: Five of the last eight racers didn't finish. That helped Mario Matt of Austria hold onto a first-run lead to become the oldest Alpine champion in Olympic history.

Ligety, though, called his result "not that big of a bummer," considering that he wasn't among the favorites in the slalom and already had won a gold in his specialty.

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