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Norway names Olympic alpine team, Sweden nominates three

Aksel Lund Svindal (GEPA/Mario Kneisl)

Aksel Lund Svindal (GEPA/Mario Kneisl)

The Norwegian ski federation named its Olympic alpine team Monday (Jan. 20) after receiving final confirmation of allocated quota spots. The Swedish team also nominated three qualified skiers and will select more in the coming days leading up to an official announcement on Jan. 26.

Norway confirms Aksel Lund Svindal will headline its team of 10 alpine athletes at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, including Leif Kristian Haugen, Kjetil Jansrud, Henrik Kristoffersen, Sebastian Foss Solvaag, Lotte Smiseth Sejersted, Ragnhild Mowinckel, sisters Mona and Nina Loeseth, and Aleksandr Aamodt Kilde.

Meanwhile, the Swedes have guaranteed spots on their Olympic roster to Markus Larsson, Anna Swenn-Larsson, and Matts Olsson. With a total of 10 quota spots, they are expected to announce additional members of the team by Jan. 26.

CJ Feehan

Web Editor

As a USSA Level 300 alpine coach and race official, Christine J. Feehan spent over a decade training U14-FIS aged athletes at some of America's preeminent ski academies – Burke, Sugar Bowl, and Killington – before joining the staff at SkiRacing.com. She resides in Burlington, Vt., when not living out of her duffel bag.

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