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Skier Maze gets special achievement in business award

Portorož, 20 November - The most successful Slovenian skier of all time, Tina Maze, is the winner of this year's award for special achievements in business, given out by the business daily Finance at its traditional Business Conference in Portorož. Finance boss Peter Frankl said that Maze had been bringing joy to the Slovenians in a time of crisis.

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Alpine skier Tina Maze.
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Business people are not the only ones that contribute to business victories, Frankl said at the award ceremony in Portorož last evening. This is often done also by successful politicians, artists and athletes.

Tina Maze is a legend, she gave confidence to the nation when this was most needed, he underscored.

Many people know Slovenia because of Tina Maze, said Frankl. "Slovenia's exports are as strong also due to her."

Maze, who is taking a break from skiing this winter, has won two gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and claimed the overall World Cup title in 2013, among a number of other achievements.

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