Editors: Mark Horton - Brent
Manley Web Editor: George Georgopoulos
No. : 3 Monday,
4 February 2002
|North American All Stars Game
|Meet the Stars
It was a day of mixed emotions for several teams on
day two of the 4th IOC Grand Prix for the Generali Trophy as dramatic
reverses sometimes followed impressive victories. With time running
out for the teams not currently occupying one of the qualifying
places, it was clear that the tension was affecting some of the
players, as there were a number of spectacular accidents. There
are likely to be more today, as no team is completely safe in either
the Men's or Women's Teams.
In the former event Italy have moved to the
top of the table ahead of Norway, Canada and Indonesia.
The key number for the Italian team is the 20.5VP lead they hold
over fifth placed Poland.
The Women's event is immensely strong, a fact
evidenced by the three way tie at the top of the table between Germany,
The Netherlands and USA. Austria are fourth,
but only just ahead of France and China. Only 13VP
separate the top six teams, so an exciting finish is assured.
In the Junior Teams, two matches
have now been completed and so far the European teams hold sway,
with Europe North leading from Europe South.