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Ski legend in hospital
Thursday July 4, 2013 - Email this article to a friend

Stein Eriksen has been taken to hospital in Salt Lake City with an unspecified neurological problem. The 85-year old lives near Deer Valley, Utah. He is an Olympic Gold medallist and triple World Champion.

In the 1950s the Norwegian was one of the greatest skiers on the circuit.

He won gold in giant slalom in the 1952 Winter Olympic Games that were held in Oslo and two years later he took gold in slalom, giant slalom and the combined in the World Championships in Sweden.

He went on to become Director of skiing in Deer Valley, Utah, after his retirement from racing and has been a figurehead and ambassador for the resort in recent years.

According to local media reports he was flown by helicopter to hospital in Salt Lake City last week and spent several days in intensive care. 

He is now out of the unit but remains in hospital for treatment and further tests.

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Update, Sunday July 7th;

Stein Eriksen remains in hospital but his condition is improving.

His family says it is pleased with his improvement and have thanked everyone for their good wishes.

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