Giant Slalom
by Frankie, Jose, and Voneric

Did you ever hear of the sport Giant Slalom? Some people call it the GS. It is a skiing race, very much like the slalom except it is wider and has fewer turns. Skiers make two runs on the same slope but the course is different each time. Skiers usually do the first run in the morning. Then the course is changed and they do the second run after that in the afternoon. The best time (when the scores are added together) decides the winner.

The first Olympic Giant Slalom races were held in 1952. Alberto Tomba, Jean Claude Killy, and Stein Eriksen, Debbie Armstrong, and Deborah Compagnoni are five famous Giant Slalom Gold Medal winners.

We can't wait to see who wins the gold in Salt Lake!

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