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Last Updated: Monday, 2 January 2006, 11:06 GMT
French skiing coach dies in crash
Severino Bottero, coach of the French men's giant slalom team, has died in a car accident at the age of 47.

The Italian was killed on his way to a training camp in the Swiss Alps when his car left the road. No other vehicle was apparently involved in the crash.

"This is a drama and a disaster for French ski," said French ski federation technical director Gerard Rougier.

Bottero's death occurs just over a month before the start of the Winter Olympics in the Italian city of Turin.

Rougier added: "He was a great professional and a great person. He was almost French after all those years with us."

Bottero coached Frederic Covili, the 2002 giant slalom World Cup champion.




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