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Leitinger to miss Pyeongchang

The Associated PressINNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Austrian skier Roland Leitinger will miss the Pyeongchang Olympics next month after injuring his right knee during free skiing on Thursday.

The Austrian ski federation says Leitinger, who won silver in giant slalom at the world championships last year, will undergo surgery later Thursday after tearing his ACL in a crash at the Reiteralm.

Leitinger said “there is never a good moment for an injury but this is incredibly bitter.”

The 26-year-old Leitinger was the surprise runner-up to fellow Austrian Marcel Hirscher in the GS at the worlds in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in February but had yet to land a top-10 result on the World Cup this season.

Bobsledder suffers stroke

LONDON (AP) — A British bobsledder will miss the Winter Olympics after suffering a stroke.

Bruce Tasker, who was part of the British four-man team that finished in fifth place at the Sochi Games in 2014, was taken to the hospital after experiencing dizziness and sickness last week.Speech

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