Rules to Play Down Hill Skiing
The downhill and Super G take place as one run. The skier with the fastest time is the Olympic champion. The margin of victory, counted to the hundredth of a second, is usually very small. Ties are possible.
Because of the high speeds involved in the downhill and Super G, crashes and falls often prevent a skier from completing the course. However, a skier may finish a race and get an official result as long as he or she retains at least one firmly bound ski at the finish line.