TURIN, Italy -- Defending Olympic slalom champion
Jean-Pierre Vidal of France broke his left arm while skiing for
pleasure Friday and withdrew from Saturday's race.
French ski team technical director Gerard Rougier said the arm
needs to be immobilized and Vidal may need surgery.
Vidal, who turned 29 on Friday, had planned to retire after the
slalom, the last Alpine event on the Turin Olympic calendar.
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