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Wrong skis, wrong wax, No Hope for Scott

2006 Torino Olympics

Fri, Feb  17, 2006 - By Allan Maki, The Globe and Mail

The race was lost the moment Beckie Scott stepped into her skis and took off for 10 gruelling kilometres of cross-country torture.

Perhaps it was the sudden change in weather that undercut Scott, a change from sunny and clear conditions to clouds and rain. Perhaps someone picked the wrong wax for her. Perhaps she picked out the wrong skis, which, coupled with the wrong wax, made her feel as if she was wading in knee-deep mud.

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