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Top Skiers Crashing at an Alarming Rate on World Cup Circuit

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Mikaela Shiffrin, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, Petra Vlhova, Alexis Pinturault, Corinne Suter.

All five former overall World Cup ski champions or Olympic gold medalists have been involved in severe crashes during races over the past 15 days.

And they’re not the only ones.

Marco Schwarz, a former world champion who was leading the overall standings, didn’t even make it to January. He injured his knee on the dark and bumpy Bormio downhill in late December.

In a season without a Winter Olympics or a world championships, the ski circuit is hurting.

Why? Many skiers are pointing to an overloaded schedule in January after details ⇒

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