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New Austrian downhill coach shakes up US team

Updated: December 31, 2012, 12:47 PM ET
Associated Press

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By ANDREW DAMPF

AP Sports Writer

BORMIO, Italy -- The way Austrian coach Andreas Evers sees it, downhill skiing is fairly straightforward.

Even if he doesn't speak English perfectly, this much he manages to get across to his new American pupils: You go ... straight ... down ... the hill.

Abiding by that philosophy, Evers coached racers to more than 100 World Cup wins during the last 17 seasons in various positions on the staff of the Austrian ...

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