Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Zagreb Is Set to Crown a New Queen of the Hill

AN elite ski race begins with thousands of reveling fans packing into the stands while the racers, with their plastic armor and hard-won competence, wait shivering on a distant mountaintop. Among spectator events, this is the humane inversion of the gladiator battle; the crowd’s job is to coax the racers through peril and welcome them home to the warm safety of the arena.
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Source: New York Times

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