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Norway's Svindal bids skiing goodbye in downhill at worlds

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal speeds down the course during training for the men's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 09, 2019 - 1:49 AM

ARE, Sweden - Norwegian great Aksel Lund Svindal bids skiing goodbye in the downhill at the world championships on Saturday.

Norwegian fans, including Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, are travelling over the border to see Svindal race for the last time before he retires.

The two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion is attempting to become the first man to win the downhill world title three times, following his gold medals in Are in 2007 and in Schladming, Austria, in 2013.

The race is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. (1130 GMT) on a shortened course due to overnight snowfall.

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