SOCHI SCENE: Consolation trip

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Photo - Austria's Benjamin Karl celebrates after taking the bronze medal in the men's snowboard parallel slalom final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Austria's Benjamin Karl celebrates after taking the bronze medal in the men's snowboard parallel slalom final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Austria's Benjamin Karl is hoping for a consolation prize for winning the bronze in men's snowboard parallel giant slalom.

"The president of the Austrian ski federation said to me, 'If you win the Olympics, I will pay for you to go on holiday to Hawaii.'" Karl said Saturday after winning the small final race against Italy's Aaron March.

"I didn't make it, but maybe he will give me a trip to Egypt."

— By Oskar Garcia — Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia

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