Alpine skiers sign bibs for Haiti auction
KITZBUEHEL, Austria – Skiers on the World Cup circuit will set up an online auction of their starting bibs in an effort for earthquake relief in Haiti.
Defending overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal says all racers will sign their bibs after the men’s downhill Saturday, after which they will be auctioned off on the Internet.
Svindal says the bibs can be found on eBay under “Downhillers for Haiti.” Bidding ends Jan. 31.
Julia Mancuso led a similar effort at a women’s super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, where all the top athletes signed their bibs after Friday’s race.