ANNECY, France -- A French court handed
France alpine skiing team chief Xavier Fournier and starter
David Fine suspended jail sentences on Monday for their role in
Regine Cavagnoud's fatal crash in a training accident in 2001.
Fournier and Fine, were given three months suspended and
fined 5,000 euros ($6,023) after being charged with "unvoluntary
wounds and homicide."
Cavagnoud, who was 31 and the super-G world champion, died
on October 29, 2001 after a collision at 100 kph with a German
team coach during a training session in Austria.