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Rare repeat: Swiss defeat Kiwis for America's Cup

Updated: July 3, 2007, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

VALENCIA, Spain -- The landlocked Swiss are masters of the ocean.

Once again.

The Alinghi team from Switzerland -- a country more often associated with Alpine skiing and winter snowscapes -- successfully defended the coveted America's Cup on Tuesday, beating Emirates Team New Zealand 5-2.

Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey congratulated the team, sending a telegram that read: "We Swiss find our way at sea, not just in the mountains."

The finish ...

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