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Swiss president takes bronze in parliamentary ski race

The Swiss president, Adolf Ogi, has come third in the parliamentary ski race in Davos. But the star of the competition, which pits parliamentarians from Switzerland and Britain against each other, was the Swiss justice minister, Ruth Metzler.

This content was published on January 8, 2000 - 16:56

The Swiss president, Adolf Ogi, has come third in the parliamentary ski slalom race in Davos. But the star of the annual competition, which pits 90 parliamentarians from Switzerland and Britain against each other, was the Swiss justice minister, Ruth Metzler.

Swiss politicians triumphed over their British counterparts in the 44th annual parliamentary ski race. The justice minister, Ruth Metzler, took gold in the women's giant slalom, beating fellow parliamentarians, Trix Heberlein and Maya Lalive d'Epinay.

The president, Adolf Ogi - a well-known sportsman - failed to take top spot, coming in third. He was defeated by This Jenny, who won gold for a second year running, and Duri Bezzola, who took the silver, also for a second year.

From staff and wire reports

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