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Well, qualifying is underway for Skicross. After 28 competitors (out of 33) the leader is Micheal Schmid of Switzerland, with Chris Delbosco of Canada in second and Xavier Kuhn of France second. Since a skier didn't make it down, anyone that finishes will make it to the heats.

Oh, and Errol Kerr of Jamaica is currently the eight qualifier, which is obviously quite exiting.

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It's cool to see Ski-cross at the games. Jonny Mosely is doing a great job. Cypress looks great too. It's funny how the last jump is covered with white plastic to cover the hay bales, it looks good!

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Well, the final is set:

Michael Schmid, Switzerland

Christopher Delbosco, Canada

Andreas Matt, Austria

Audun Groenvold, Norway

Who will be the first Olympic champion in Skicross?

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Gold: Michael Schmid, Switzerland

Silver: Andreas Matt, Austria

Bronze: Audun Groenvold, Norway

Its great to see Canada's great results continue...

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Oh great...another disappointment for Canada. An event we were expected to medal in and we don't medal. Once again the bad luck continues.

Can't blame him. He was going for all or nothing coming into those final jumps. Good on him for having the ticker to give it every shot he could.

Anyway, I don't sem to be as into the skicross as I loved the boardcross. I don't know if its just familarity now, but loved last week, only mildly interested today (and that was with an Aussie making the semis).

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Can't blame him. He was going for all or nothing coming into those final jumps. Good on him for having the ticker to give it every shot he could.

Anyway, I don't sem to be as into the skicross as I loved the boardcross. I don't know if its just familarity now, but loved last week, only mildly interested today (and that was with an Aussie making the semis).

Funny, I actually find Skicross more exiting that Snowboardcross.

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Me too, if only because the speeds seem higher.

They are, they actually added more jumps to control the skier's speed.

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Funny, I actually find Skicross more exiting that Snowboardcross.

I like the snowboard cross better - it seemed to me like those were closer races. The skicross races seemed to be over pretty quick (meaning who started out in first usually won), and unless someone wiped out, there wasn't all the passing and reshuffling of snowboard cross. Still fun to watch - love seeing the air they get on those jumps!

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Makes you wonder if the IOC will want to keep this in for the long haul. The USA men sucked at this event. Big time.

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Ladies' Ski Cross:

Gold: McIvor (Canada)

Silver: Berntsen (Norway)

Bronze: Josserand (France)

Good stuff! Really dominant showing from McIvor in the final.

Anyway, I find it a bit sad that neither Kraus nor David medaled, it would have been nice to see the two old powerhouse win something in Whistler. But, well, at least they both got to go to the Olympics.

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I guess IOC added this sport in order to seem cool or something, but just as for curling, based on the Norwegian results, I don't see why this is an olympic sport. Both Norwegian medal winners were mediocre in traditional alpine skiing before they decided to shift ground....

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I guess IOC added this sport in order to seem cool or something, but just as for curling, based on the Norwegian results, I don't see why this is an olympic sport. Both Norwegian medal winners were mediocre in traditional alpine skiing before they decided to shift ground....

To be fair, Ski Cross is quite different from any alpine discipline, its like saying that the Downhill shouldn't be an Olympic sport because the medalists had mediocre career as technical skiers. Also, the start (which is crucial in ski cross) is very different that an alpine start.

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