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Johnson headlines Olympic ski jumping team

ARNIE STAPLETON
AP Sports Writer

Olympic veteran Anders Johnson, of Park City, Utah, will be joined by two newcomers on the three-man U.S. ski jumping team that will compete at the Vancouver Games.

Johnson, 20, who jumped at Torino at age 16, is joined by 21-year-old Nick Alexander of Lebanon, N.H., and Peter Frenette, 19, of Lake Placid, N.Y.

The team was announced Wednesday by Bill Marolt, president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. The three had earned Olympic quota spots based on World Cup results.

The team, subject to the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be coached by former East German jumper Jochen Danneberg, a 1976 Olympic silver medalist.


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