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Ammann aims for 2014 Sochi Olympics

Four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann is targeting the 2014 Sochi Games, ending speculation he would retire this year.

This content was published on January 30, 2012 - 13:45
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The 30-year-old from canton St Gallen was thought to be ready to end his career after struggling with new regulations and pulling out of the Four Hills tournament because of illness. His best finish is eighth in World Cup events this season.

But Ammann said in a statement on Monday that he was excited about competing at his fifth Olympics in Russia, where he has “a special emotional connection”.

He married his Russian wife, Yana, four months after winning the normal and large hill competitions at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Ammann also doubled up at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

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