Alpine Skiing: Norway's Svindal pulls out of Sochi after disappointing games

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 17, 2014 7:33 AM

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal has pulled out of the remaining Olympic Alpine giant slalom and slalom races and will leave Sochi on Tuesday, a spokesman for Norway's skiing association said on Monday.

"His shape is not 100 percent, so the best idea is for him to go home and prepare for the rest of the World Cup," the spokesman said.

(Reporting by Annika Breidthardt, editing by Mitch Phillips)