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WHISTLER, B.C. – American downhiller Erik Fisher stood atop the Olympic men’s downhill course in a snowstorm Wednesday, awaiting his turn to plunge down a course with an average speed of 73 miles per hour.

On Fisher’s head was a new helmet, replacing the one he busted apart in a violent crash while racing on Jan. 26 at a remote French ski area. Fisher broke his right hand in that wreck too, and now, because he was unable to grip his ski pole, he had duct-taped the pole to his hand.

“Everybody skis with injuries,” explained Fisher, a laconic former football player from Idaho. Read more…