• Short Summary

    Italy had its first taste of world-class hot-dog skiing over the weekend when the regional preliminary round for the world hot-dog championship was held at Ortisei - Val Gardena near the Austrian border.

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    GM PAN Ortisei
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    2.
    GV Skier Somersaults off ramp (2 shots)
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    3.
    GV No 1 jumps off ramp
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    4.
    GV Noll does one spin off ramp
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    SV&GV No 43 somersaults off ramp (2 shots)
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    GV Skier somersaults and loses skis and falls
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    GV PAN No 43 with twisting somersault
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    8.
    GV No 16 in ballet event
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    SV Skier rolls down slope and continues ballet to crash at bottom
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    10.
    SV No 21 performs ballet movements
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    11.
    GV No 43 performing ballet movements.
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    SPORT: HOT DOG SKIING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Italy had its first taste of world-class hot-dog skiing over the weekend when the regional preliminary round for the world hot-dog championship was held at Ortisei - Val Gardena near the Austrian border.

    Skiers from all over Europe and the U.S.A. flipped, rolled, somersaulted and pirouetted their way down the slopes heading for the $15,000 (about 6,500 sterling) prize money at the final of the championship in Cervinia, italy in April.

    Last weekend's contest was the fourth in a series of five regional preliminaries.

    The acrobatic event -- where the skier somersaults and twists in mid-air off a small ski jump -- was won by Henri Authier of France. He won the first Swiss regional preliminary in January.

    In the ballet event -- where the skiers pirouette, jump and even do forward rolls in time to recorded music -- West German Ernst Garhammer headed off fellow-countryman Peter Lindecke to take first place.

    The first ten in each section qualify for a place in the national finals to be held in March.

    In hot-dogging the skiers use shortened, specially strengthened skis as they think up and perform complicated and unusual manoeuvres on--and above -- the snow.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ABQI6BUDH54XLPZY4K163EFW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ABQI6BUDH54XLPZY4K163EFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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