He added, in the most widely circulated comment of the week, “It is just one race, but the shame lasts
A study of the Zagreb tape resulted in a FIS no-decision ruling that the alleged straddle had not happened. With Schladming next on the schedule and 45,000 expected, including the usual large following
from neighboring Croatia, officials on all sides were voicing concern.
The video was shown at the captains’ meeting at Schladming to coaches and media. It was inconclusive.
At the Schladming bib draw, Hirscher and Kostelic shook hands and said that their words spoken at Kitzbuehel were fueled by the emotion of the moment and that they remained friends. The whole incident was,
apparently, a media-created fiasco.
— With reporting from Kelley McMillan, Wengen; and Brian Pinelli, Kitzbuehel
Kostelic’s slalom run on
Jan. 22 meant he would
take the Hahnenkamm
Cristian Deville became
one of three Italians to
win the Hahnenkamm
Hirscher’s slalom run was
filled with recoveries.