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Cold, hard truth: Danger always looms in downhill

Updated: February 14, 2006, 12:12 AM ET
By Carrie Sheinberg | Special to ESPN.com

SAN SICARIO, Italy -- The truth is not welcome at the women's Olympic downhill course. Or any downhill course for that matter. Because often, the truth, is just too real.

That's why every racer on the hill is lying to herself.

So in Monday's training run, when reigning Olympic champion Carole Montillet-Carles caught an edge and slammed into the netting, prompting a 10-minute course delay so officials could cart her off the slopes, nobody wanted to know.

And minutes ...

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