German skier risks losing 1st win for getting extra oxygen

Germany's Stefan Luitz celebrates after the second run of a men's World Cup giant slalom skiing race Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP

Germany's Stefan Luitz celebrates after the second run of a men's World Cup giant slalom skiing race Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP

Germany's Stefan Luitz celebrates after a first place finish in a Men's World Cup giant slalom skiing race Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Beaver Creek, Colo

Germany's Stefan Luitz celebrates after a first place finish in a Men's World Cup giant slalom skiing race Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Beaver Creek, Colo

From left, second place finisher Austria's Marcel Hirscher, first place finisher Germany's Stefan Luitz and third place finisher Switzerland's Thomas

From left, second place finisher Austria's Marcel Hirscher, first place finisher Germany's Stefan Luitz and third place finisher Switzerland's Thomas

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — Days after getting his first career World Cup win, Stefan Luitz could be disqualified for breaking skiing's doping rules by using an oxygen mask.

The International Ski Federation says it is investigating an incident in Beaver Creek on Sunday.

Racing started at an altitude of 10,340 feet (3,152 meters) and the 26-year-old German won the giant slalom by retaining his first-run lead. The victory ended Marcel Hirscher's five-race winning streak in the event.

Hirscher, the Olympic champion in giant slalom, could yet be awarded his 60th World Cup race win.

FIS anti-doping rules state oxygen tanks cannot be brought to race venues, and "competition results achieved after the use of the equipment shall be automatically disqualified."

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