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Brother of former Olympic skier Podivinsky dies skiing in Montana

Canada's Edi Podivinsky attacks the course during the men's Super G in Snowbasin, Utah Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at the Salt Lake City Olympics. The brother of Canadian Olympic skier Edi Podivinsky has been killed in a ski accident in Montana.Thomas Podivinsky's father, Edward Podivinsky, says his son died Sunday while on a family holiday in the resort community of Whitefish.
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February 18, 2014 - 5:00 AM

The brother of Canadian Olympic skier Edi Podivinsky has been killed in a ski accident in Montana.

Thomas Podivinsky's father, Edward Podivinsky, says his son died Sunday while on a family holiday in the resort community of Whitefish.

The local sheriff's office says the 48-year-old oil executive from Calgary fell into a hole at the base of a tree.

Ski patrollers found his body but were unable to revive him.

His younger brother, Edi, won a bronze medal in downhill skiing in 1994 in Lillehammer.

It was the last time a Canadian won an alpine medal in the Olympics until last weekend, when Jan Hudec captured a bronze in the super G event.

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