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Alain Baxter

DOB: 26.12.73
Lives Aviemore, Scotland
Occupation: Athlete
Previous Olympics: 1998, Nagano

Alpine skier, specialising in slalom

Alain Baxter made history by claiming bronze in the slalom, Britain's first alpine skiing medal in the Winter Olympics.

However, shortly after the Games his achievement was overshadowed when he tested positive for methamphetamine and he could now be stripped of his medal.

Before the Games, the Scot achieved four top 10 finishes in the World Cup, his highest being fourth in Are, Sweden in March 2001.

Baxter has competed in the Winter Olympics before, at Nagano in 1998.

He was disqualified from his favoured slalom after straddling a gate but finished 31st in the giant slalom.

Before Salt Lake City, he had been struggling for form and with his ski equipment.

But after finishing joint eight in his first slalom run, he produced a brilliant second effort to claim a medal.

 THE BAXTER STORY
Alain Baxter loses his bronze medal for failing a drug test



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