Slovenia Maze farewell race in doubt over sponsorship row
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) The symbolic farewell race of Slovenian ski star Tina Maze is in doubt because of a sponsorship row with the national skiing federation.
The two-time Olympic champion has quit the sport but planned one more appearance, at the World Cup giant slalom on home snow in Maribor on Jan. 7.
The Slovenian Skiing Federation on Wednesday suggested that Maze has made her final race in the national team colors conditional on her pocketing 90,000 euros in sponsorship funds.
The federation says she can appear only in the Slovenian colors with emblems of the team sponsors. Maze wants to wear a jersey with the insignia of her own sponsors.
The federation says ''once the competitor meets the standards, she will be registered'' for the race.