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Alain Baxter

Alain Baxter

Coach accuses Baxters of lacking hunger after slalom slip-up

BRITAIN'S Alain Baxter was finally released from his Olympic nightmare with his 16th place from the cauldron of Saturday evening's floodlit Men's Slalom but he finished disappointed not to have done better. Also unhappy was the British skiing coach who, after witnessing 16th and 20th-place finishes for Alain and his brother Noel, questioned the Scottish siblings' hunger.

Baxter ready for medal bid to end drug scandal

SCOTTISH skier Alain Baxter will this week attempt to banish the controversy which has dogged him since he was stripped of his Winter Olympic medal four years ago.

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Scottish skiers a get lift from the Baxter brothers

WITH the final preparations completed and acclimatisation over, Britain's ski racers got down to business for their first training run in Sestriere, Italy yesterday and proved they still have a little learning to do to reach their full potential.

Baxter out to make amends in Turin

FIVE Scottish skiers and snowboarders were named yesterday in the British team for next month's Winter Olympics in Turin. Noel and Alain Baxter, Finlay Mickel and Roger Cruikshank are in the six-strong skiing squad, while Lesley McKenna is one of four snowboarders who will represent Team GB in Italy.

Highlander's solid start to Olympic season

AFTER a storming first run, Scots skier Alain Baxter turned in a creditable performance to finish 12th in Landgraaf, Netherlands, in his opening FIS race of the Olympic season yesterday.

Baxter goes indoors in search of flying start

FOR his first slalom of the Olympic season Alain Baxter finds himself not on a icy glacier in Austria, but in the unusual surroundings of an indoor piste in the flattest country in the world, Holland.

Sweet 16 for Alain

SCOTS skier Alain Baxter earned 16th place in the World Championship slalom in Italy to help erase the memory of a disappointing season.

Improving Baxter gains first points

FAILING to score any World Cup points so far this season, Alain Baxter’s pleasure at having broken his barren run with a 27th place in Chamonix yesterday at the fourth Slalom of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season, was muted by the knowledge that, once more, he could have done better.

Baxter finding the going tough

ALAIN BAXTER’S nightmare start to the new World Cup skiing season continued yesterday .

Baxters bow out

ALAIN BAXTER’S disappointing start to the World Cup Skiing season continued last night when he failed to qualify for the first run of a floodlit slalom at the Italian resort of Sestriere.

Mistake Baxter can never forget

ALAIN Baxter is late. It’s not the first time these four words have appeared in the same sentence, since the reputation of Scotland’s top skier for being a little shambolic in the art of time- keeping does precede him. But it is rare that it does so by a full three hours.

Baxter leaves French in his wake to salvage Scots pride

ON the eve of France’s dominant win at Murrayfield, skiier Alain Baxter struck a blow for Scottish pride when he left the leading Gallic World Cup racers in his wake to win the French National Championships Slalom on Saturday night by 0.54 of a second.

Baxter targets place in top ten

ALAIN BAXTER today eyes a place in next month’s World Cup Finals thanks to his second best result of the World Cup season.

World Cup blow for Baxter in Austria

AFTER the disappointment of failing to finish his second run at the weekend, there was a further blow for Alain Baxter last night in Schladming, Austria when he was disqualified for an equipment infringement after lying 19th in the first run of the World Cup night slalom.

Baxter out to channel anger into slalom run

ALAIN BAXTER aims to use his anger to drive him to success in tonight's World Cup slalom.

Slalom ace Baxter sneaks into top 20

SCOTLAND’S Alain Baxter finished a creditable 19th in the first World Cup event of the year in Flachau, Austria.

Baxter back in the top 20

ALAIN Baxter proved Madonna was no one-hit wonder when he yesterday followed up on his 11th place in the pre-Christmas night slalom in the Italian resort of Madonna di Campiglio, by posting 18th place in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Slalom in Flachau, Austria.

Baxter slaloms back into the world's top 30

FOR Alain Baxter, the 12 days of Christmas would have felt long and bleak but for his inspired 11th place on Monday night in Madonna di Campiglio, a result which has driven the Scottish skier back into top the 30 on the World Cup slalom start list.

Baxter on way back to his best

THREE years since he first broke into the world’s top ten for the first time on the same piste, Alain Baxter proved he is still one of the world’s best slalom ski racers as he secured 11th place in a World Cup race in Italy last night.

A long and winding road for Baxter

YOU have to move fast to keep up with 29-year-old Alain Baxter. When we meet up, Britain’s No.1 skier is just back from a race in Austria and prior to catching a flight to London, he is now preparing to launch himself into yet another gruelling fitness session at Glenmore Lodge, near Aviemore.

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