Slovenia

Finland's Olli wins final World Cup event

Harri Olli Planica, Slovenia  - Finland's Harri Olli on Sunday won the final World Cup ski-jump competition of the season in Planica in Slovenia.

Olli, whose career had been marred by several controversies, including being thrown off the Finnish team, won with 424.6 points from jumps of 211 and 219.5 metres.

Second place went to Polish athlete Adam Malysz, who finished 12.2 points behind Olli after jumping 210 and 209.5 metres, while local favourite Robert Kranjec shared third place with Switzerland's Simon Ammann.

Norway win ski jump team event

Norway win ski jump team eventPlanica, Slovenia - Norway captured the World Cup

Schlierenzauer rewrites the record books again with 13th win

Schlierenzauer rewrites the record books again with 13th winPlanica, Slovenia  - Gregor Schlierenzauer claimed a record 13th season victory and broke the 2,000-points barrier in the ski-jumping World Cup when he led the way on the world's largest flying hill.

The Austrian Schlierenzauer soared 203 metres in a wind-marred competition which saw only one round of jumping due to the difficult conditions, pipping Poland's Adam Malysz for first place.

Lizeroux clinches slalom win

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia  - Julien Lizeroux of France clinched the men's World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia on Sunday.

Lizeroux posted a combined time of 1 minute 40.11 seconds to edge Italy's Giuliano Razzoli, who led after the first run, by 0.34 seconds.

Germany's Felix Neureuther was third, 0.56 seconds behind Lizeroux, with Benjamin Raich of Austria fourth.

It was a second World Cup career win for 29-year-old Lizeroux, the world championship silver medallist in super-combined, who was slalom winner in Kitzbuehel, Austria on January 25.

"It's always harder winning your second race so I am all the happier," said Lizeroux, who was lying fourth after the first run.

Cuche leads giant slalom

Didier CucheKranjska Gora, Slovenia - Super-G world champion Didier Cuche leads the standings after the first run of Saturday's penultimate World Cup giant slalom race of the season in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.

The Swiss leads from Italian Massimiliano Blardone and American Olympic champion Red Ligety. Austrian Benjamin Raich, who leads the giant slalom World Cup standings by just 12 points from Cuche is fourth.

Stalemate in Slovenia-Croatia EU accession row after premiers meet

Ljubljana  - The prime ministers of Slovenia and Croatia met on Tuesday for the first time since Ljubljana blocked Croatia's accession talks with the European Union, but made no progress on the ongoing border dispute.

Slovenian Premier Borut Pahor and his Croatian counterpart Ivo Sanader gave only brief statements after a one-hour meeting in the Slovenian town of Mokrice.

The row dates back more than 15 years, to 1991 when both Slovenia and Croatia ceded from the then Yugoslavia, and centres on the mutual border at the harbour town of Piran, and with it access rights to the Adriatic Sea.

EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn had earlier expressed his hopes that the meeting would contribute to the end of a row.

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