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SOCHI SCENE: Help at home
Question of the Day
The greats of German sport usually find their way toward agent Marcus Hoefl.
And for the Alpine skier formerly known as Maria Riesch, the client relationship is a little closer.
“This is really unbelievable,” Hoefl told the Associated Press at his wife’s victory news conference after she won the super-combined event Monday. “Three gold medals in six Olympic races.”
They married the following year - weeks after Riesch took the overall World Cup title, ending Lindsey Vonn’s three-year victory streak - at Kitzbuehel, Austria, where Hoefl’s management company is based.
Football great Beckenbauer was not course-side Monday, though he was in the mountains above Sochi on Sunday, watching another German retain his Olympic title: luger Felix Loch.
“He’s got a plane to take home today,” Hoefl-Riesch told reporters asking about the men who captained and coached West Germany to win football’s World Cup. “But he brought me a bit of luck”
“Not any more,” Hoefl said. “I had to focus on my wife.”
- By Graham Dunbar - Twitter http://twitter.com/gdunbarap
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