U.S. loses by one point

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U.S. loses by one point
 - NORWAY IS WINNER IN OLYMPIC SPORTS;...
NORWAY IS WINNER IN OLYMPIC SPORTS; AMERICHOURTH Great Britain Tops U. S. by One Point. Ski Judges Criticised Chamonlx, France,. Feb. 4. Norway made a runaway race of the last two ski events on the Olympic winter sports today, winning first place in the whole series with a total of 134 1 - 2 points. 58 points to spare over Finland, which finished second with 76 1 - 2 points. Great Britain took third place with 30, and the United States was fourth with 29. Great Britain, in scoring one point more than the United States, did so with the aid of ten points from the curling competition in which only three nations were - entered, while on the. other hand,1 the .. United States against eight nations represented in the Hockey matches, took second place, but scored only five points.' The standing of the nations on tho final accounting wa3: Norway, 134 1 - 3 points. Finland, 76 1 - 2. ' Great Britain, 30. United States, 29. Sweden, 26. Austria, 25. Switzerland, 24. France, 19 1 - 2. Canada, 11. Czecho - Slova1 , S 1 - 2. Belgium, 6. Italy, 1. Total, 391. The ski jumping contest has aroused considerable dissension and there is keen disappointment, certainly among the Americans, over the decision of the jury in placing Anders Haugen, of Minneapolis, the American national champion, fourth behind Thams, Bonna and Haug, all of Norway. Haugen, the American star, led the field with a jump of 50 metres, while Thams and Bonna each covered 49 metres, : and Haug 44 1 - 2. In reaching the decision, the judges took into account style and action, whereby Thams was allotted 18.96 points, Bonna 18.68, Haug 18, and Haugen 17.91." General disapproval of the decision was voiced by a large section of the sporting fraternity assembled here. The jury was composed of a Norwegian, a Frenchman and a Czecho - Slovak.

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 05 Feb 1924, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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