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No airbags for skiers at Sochi Olympics

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Racers will not be kitted out with airbags for next month's Sochi Olympics as testing continues into the latest prototype presented by Italian company Dainese. 

Italian safety equipment manufacturer Dainese presents the "D Air SKI airbag" protection vest during a press conference in Kitzbuehel, Austria on January 23, 2014

Alpine skiing's governing body, the FIS, is hoping to introduce the airbags in a bid to increase safety in a sport that enjoys its fair share of high-speed crashes.

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