ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Days after getting his first career World Cup win, Stefan Luitz could be disqualified for breaking skiing’s doping rules by using an oxygen mask.
The International Ski Federation said Friday it is investigating an incident that occurred last Sunday in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Racing in the giant slalom started at an altitude of 10,340 feet (3,152 meters) and the 26-year-old German won by retaining his first-run lead. The victory ended runner-up Marcel Hirscher’s five-race winning streak in the event.
Hirscher, the Olympic champion in giant slalom, could yet be awarded his 60th World Cup race win.
At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he was poised for the second-fastest time in the first run of the giant slalom. He then hooked a ski around the simple final gate and fell over the finish line as the ski flew away from his boot. He was disqualified for straddling the gate.
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