LatestNews Archive - April, 2002

Small CCC Logo white with Transparent Tuesday, April 30 Canadian National Ski Team Announced - Updated with Disabled Team
The Canadian National Team for the 2002/2003 season will be comng off it's best season ever, and will be looking to build on that success at the World Championships in Val di Fiemme, as well as at the newly formed under 23 World Championships on the 2002 Olympic trails in Soldier Hollow, Utah... [
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Monday, April 29 Spring Thaw Raises Cash for Canadian Team
Thank you for coming to Canmore to enjoy the best of what Spring has to offer! The Canmore area receives many beautiful days throughout the year but few days can compare to APRIL 27, 2002. Two hundred and ninety four people entered this year and with the optimism of active people - you just knew... [
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perelofsson_tuck.jpg Saturday, April 27 Sweden Restructures
Sweden had selected new coaches and its team structures for its cross-country teams for the 2002/2003 season. Per Erik Roennestrand will be head coach for a large A team, consisting... [
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Thomas Alsgaard Lahti Friday, April 26 Norwegian National Team Announced
Thomas Alsgaard, a close runner-up in the men's overall 2002 cross-country world cup, leads a very competitive Norwegian men's cross-country team into the 2003 season... [
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Wednesday, April 24 Toni Roponen New Finnish Biathlon Coach
It is not uncommon to see European coaches that work within the Canadian National Team program return to home to fill high profil positions in their own countries. Toni Roponen, the former NTDC - Thunder Bay headcoach (1998-2000), has been selected as the new headcoach for the... [
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Tuesday, April 23 NTDC Spring Tour: Captain's Log Day 23 - By: Jonne Kahkonen
On Saturday the 20th Timo and Will continued their spring tour racing in Finland, taking part in a national race in Posio. It was a 10k skate event, individual start and conditions once again very spring-like: +9 and slushy, dirty snow. Yep...I used powders. Again. Seems like I use nothing else than Vauhti Silver Fox every... [
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Monday, April 22 Nystad Named New US Head Coach
PARK CITY, UT (April 16) - Former World Cup athlete Bard Jorgen Elden, a U.S. coach since the 1999 season, has been named U.S. head coach for nordic combined while Denver University Coach Trond Nystad has been appointed head coach for the U.S. cross country program, Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner... [
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Saturday, April 20 NTDC T-Bay Finnish Tour Report - By: Jonne Kahkonen
On April the 7th we raced the Finnish Nationals, 50k classic mass-start, 120 people in the race. Conditions were extremely wet; temp. +5, snow mixed man-made and shovelled snow with a lot of dirt; trails marked - with snow. Will (Fitzgerald) placed 67th and Timo (Puiras) 77th and an indicator of... [
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Saturday, April 20 Draft 2002/2003 Racing Calendar
First draft of the Canadian racing calendar for the 2002/2003 season... [
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Saturday, April 20 Lazutina Positive Before Olympics
PARIS (AP) -- Russian cross-country skier Larissa Lazutina, who was stripped of an Olympic gold medal after testing positive for a banned substance at Salt Lake City, failed a drugs test performed in December, a French newspaper reported Wednesday... [
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Friday, April 19 Sprint Points List Released
This year CCC has been adding sprint qualifying times to the Canada Points List to come up with a Provisional Sprint Points list... [
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Tuesday, April 16 Jean-Thomas Boily on the Podium Again
After his gold medal on Wednesday in disabled biathlon, John-Thomas Boily stepped onto the podium again Friday at the Riderr-Ennetf competition in Norway. Leaving his biathlon weapon behind, Boily, from Orford just east of Montreal, finished third in the 5km cross-country sit-ski on Thursday. "I am really... [
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Tuesday, April 16 Madshus Presents Poster to Beckie Scott and Vermilion
Vermilion residents were out in huge numbers on Saturday to show their support for their homegrown Olympic (Gold) medallist. It is estimated that in total 2500 people attended Beckie Scott Day, far exceeding the hopes of Mayor Judy Woyewitka... [
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Monday, April 15 Milaine Theriault Recognized by New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame - By: Dennis Arpin
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame has honored the New Brunswick paticipants of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Cross country skier Milaine Theriault of St.Quentin,N.B. was on hand to accept a token of appreciation from Premier Bernard Lord... [
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Saturday, April 13 A Victory for Jean-Thomas Boily
Although the season has almost drawn to an end, Jean-Thomas Boily of Montreal is gust getting started. He won his first race of the season on Wednesday in Norway. Boily narrowly beat a Danish and a Norwegian in the five kilometer disabled sit-ski biathlon... [
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Saturday, April 13 Fifteen Second Starts on World Cup?
Fifteen second interval starts will likely be used in cross-country world cup events in the 2002/2003 season says FIS director Bengt Erik Bengtsson. The reason is to speed up the events as well as get the red group to start earlier... [
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Tuesday, April 9 Hoffman and Botvinov Cleared
Austrian cross-country skiers Christian Hoffmann and Mikhail Botvinov have not surprisingly been cleared by the IOC for blood doping allegations during the 2002 Olympic games... [
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Tuesday, April 9 Bruce Jeffries Appointed New Cross Country Canada Chief Operation Officer
It was announced friday by Cross Country Canada (CCC) president Leopold Nadeau that Bruce Jeffries has accepted the position of Chief Operation Officer for CCC on a part-time and voluntary basis. Bruce Jeffries has a passion for cross-country skiing and... [
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Tuesday, April 9 Ski for Sofie: 24-hr Memorial Ski-a-thon
The world of 24-hour skiing seems an easy challenge - as skiers, how often have you wished that there was nothing to do but ski? On those perfectly sunny days when the track is cut so precisely that it makes skiing as easy as breathing, work and school are that annoying authority that calls us back to reality and prevents us from literally 'skiing forever'. Perhaps it is those memories that... [
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Tuesday, April 9 XCZone Films Wants Your Feedback
"High Velocity", "On Snow", "Tao of Skiing" and "The Fundamentals of XC Skiing Technique" did quite well this season, out performing most of the Alpine Ski Films/Videos in sales. High Velocity was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Adventure Festival and went on tour with the Vancouver International Mountain... [
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Monday, April 8 Podium 2010 National Work Plan
The Podium 2010 Workshops identified key areas that we need to improve, if we are to have increased competitive success in the future. The workshops identified priorities and draft strategies that need to be publicized, implemented and monitored at a club, divisional and national level. This document identifies immediate initiatives that can be undertaken to... [
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Monday, April 8 Lappe Run & Ski - By: Jim Crooks
Lappe Nordic Centre hosts the 23 annual run and ski event on Saturday. This unique event again challenged the participants in a tough, hilly run through the Lappe hills, followed by an equally tough ski. The event has become a tradition as cross-country skiers start the transition from ski events to running events... [
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Sunday, April 7 Freeman, Wagner End Season on Top
Kris Freeman picked up another win in the final race of the US spring series racing in Bolton Valley, Vermont yesterday in the 18km classic race. Freeman skied away from the competitiong to win by 26.6 seconds. David Chamberlain improved on his earlier performances of the week to finish second, followed by always consistent... [
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Sunday, April 7 No Surprises in Sprint Relay
It was hardly a surprise to see the American duo of Andrew Johnson and Kris Freeman easily win the skate sprint relay on Thursday at US spring series. Both skiers have shown huge improvements in the last year that led to impressive Olympic results, and their good form has continued into the spring. Freeman and Johnson... [
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