LatestNews Archive - January, 2003

Rhonda Sandau2 Friday, January 31 Update: Ode to the Volunteers - By: Rhonda Sandau
Elite athletes are very focused individuals; a focus that is quite often is self-centered. At a ski race, most athletes are concerned about their start time... [
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Gordon Jewett sprints through the night at the 1999 Continental Cup sprint in Silver Star, BC Wednesday, January 29 Gord's Ski Newsletter, Vol.5, No.2: Headed for Worlds - By: Gord Jewett
Now that I have some good news to report to everyone I thought it was time to resurrect my old newsletter that has been in Hibernation since June. I will skip all the excuses... [
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Monday, January 27 Canada Announces World Championship Teams
The Canadian National Ski Team yesterday announced the teams that will represent Canada at the 2003 World Championships and the U23 World Championships in Italy... [
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David Chamberlain Sunday, January 26 Chamberlain and Peterson Top Final Continental Cup
Quebec’s Christine Bisson and Team 2006 member Chris Jeffries both had to settle for silver medals after sprint finishes left the two Canadians just shy of the gold... [
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Sunday, January 26 Americans Narrowly Miss World Cup Relay Podium
Had it not been for the powerhouse Norwegian team of Anita Moen and Hilde Petersen, three out of  four German womens teams would have stood on all sides... [
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Saturday, January 25 Jeffries Wins Second Race in A Row
Twenty-five year old Chris Jeffries, from the Team 2006 National Cross Country Ski Team, is sealing his selection spot on the Canadian World Championship... [
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Saturday, January 25 North Americans Ski Well on the World Cup
Norway’s Bente Skari continues to be untouchable this World Cup Season as she blew the women’s field away once more in this morning’s 10 km classical mass... [
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Thursday, January 23 US Announces U23 and Senior World Champs Teams
Two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Boulder, NH), who won three more titles at the recent Chevy Truck U.S. championships, heads ... [
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Tuesday, January 21 Alison Jeffkins 20th at World University Games
Laurentian University’s Alison Jeffkins (Sudbury, ON) was Team Canada’s best performer in the Women’s 1 KM Sprint finishing in 20th position... [
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Tuesday, January 21 Canadian World Junior Team Announced
The Canadian Team for the World Junior Championships in Sweden was announced today. The selection process was made difficult when cold weather forced the cancellation... [
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Chris Jeffries in the 10km skate race at the 2002 Swisscom race in Realp, Switzerland Monday, January 20 Jeffries Dominates Continental Cup Skate
Chris Jeffries got his hands on the gold-medal today after winning the men’s 15 km cross country skate race held as part of the Subaru Continental Cup Series... [
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Sunday, January 19 Candians dominate Subaru COC in Mont Ste Anne
It was a good day for members of the Canadian Junior and Senior National Cross Country Ski teams as they brought in three medals and six top-5 results in the men’s and women’s 10 and 5 km classic cross-country ski race held as part of the Subaru Continental... [
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Saturday, January 18 Mont Ste Anne Race Cancelled
The first of five continental cup races in Quebec was cancelled today due to cold weather. It is likely that today's classic race will be rescheduled for tomorrow when... [
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Saturday, January 18 Skari Wins 35th, Bauer 1st in CZE
Norway's Bente Skari fattened her World Cup lead today as she earned her 35th victory, winning a 10-km skate race, while national favorite Lukas Bauer won for the... [
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Sara Renner Headshot Saturday, January 18 Let's bring the World Cup home - By: Sara Renner
It’s nice to think that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. As hopeful as that sounds, it is simply not the case. Canadian Nordic Skiers will continue to be at a disadvantage... [
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Friday, January 17 US Announces World Junior Team
PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 15) - Twenty-three young athletes - 17 young men and six women - have been named to compete in the nordic World Junior Championships Feb. 4-9 in Solleftea... [
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Friday, January 17 US to Rejoin World Cup Tomorrow
NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 15) – The U.S. Ski Team will rejoin the World Cup tour Saturday during the free technique races in Nove Mesto... [
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x-ccom.gif Wednesday, January 15 Avoiding The Christmas Bug - By: Rhonda Sandau
No one likes to get sick: the runny noses, aching joints and bones, and the dry cough are never enjoyable symptoms. For many people having a cold is a pain... [
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Milaine Theriault Headshot Tuesday, January 14 Milaine Thériault Steps Down for Remainder of Ski Season
Twenty-nine year old Milaine has been ski racing since the age of 12.  During this time she has been an integral member of the Senior National Ski Team for nine... [
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Sunday, January 12 Scandinavians Dominate Estonian World Cups
World Cup leader Bente Skari of Norway won the 34th World Cup race of her glittering career Sunday, capturing a 15-km classic... [
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Sunday, January 12 US 'Hat Trick' for Swenson, Ivanova
Veteran Carl Swenson (Boulder, CO) completed a gold-medal "hat trick" Sunday at the Chevy Truck U.S. Cross Country Championships in a wind... [
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Thursday, January 9 US Sprint Titles to Swenson, Ivanova
Two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Boulder, CO) and biathlete Katja Ivanova (Jericho, VT), a Russian whose citizenship is pending, picked... [
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Thursday, January 9 Alberta Announces Canada Winter Games Team
Cross-Country AB announced the team selected to represent Alberta at the 2003 Canada Winter Games in... [
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Wednesday, January 8 Caution Flying to Nationals (Lettter to the Editor) - By: Gord Jewett
Dear Editor, In recent years airline travel has become inflexible and difficult for every Canadian and athletes are feeling the effects in particular... [
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Wendy Wagner on her way to gold in the 15km classic at the 2003 US Nationals Tuesday, January 7 Freeman, Wagner Collect Second US National Golds
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For the second time this week the Freeman brothers have finished 1-2 in a national cross-country title race. Olympian Kris Freeman... [
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carlswenson_skate.jpg Monday, January 6 Rumford Gold to Swenson, Ivanova
On a record-setting day in U.S. ski history, two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Boulder, CO) returned to his New England roots Monday and won... [
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Devon Kershaw on Podium of Alberta Cup Sunday, January 5 Kershaw and Renner Tops in Alberta Cup Classic
Sara Renner continued her string of success at the Alberta Cup in Canmore Alberta, while Devon Kershaw was the winner of the Men's field dominating the race from start... [
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Kris Freeman on his way to gold in the 30km classic at the 2003 US Nationals Sunday, January 5 Freeman, Wagner Beat Snowstorm to Take US Titles
Ignoring a continuing snowstorm, Olympian Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) was nearly two minutes ahead of older brother Justin (Andover) to win the men's 30-km... [
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Drew Goldsack on his way to 6th place in the OPA cup sprint in Folgaria, Italy, 2002 Saturday, January 4 Crawford and Goldsack Take Alberta Cup Sprints
Canadian National team skier Drew Goldsack won today's Alberta Cup sprint race, narrowly beating Phil Villeneuve. Goldsack qualified... [
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Saturday, January 4 Smigun and Sommerfeldt win in Kavgolovo
Estonian star Kristina Smigun started quickly to win the women’s 5k skate World Cup in Kavgolovo today, overcoming frigid temperatures reported... [
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Chris Jeffries in the 10km skate race at the 2002 Swisscom race in Realp, Switzerland Friday, January 3 Renner and Jeffries win Alberta Cup Skate Races
Canadian Olympian Sara Renner made her season debut today in the Alberta Cup race held at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Renner easily won the open... [
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Friday, January 3 Ontario Announces Canada Games Team
Ontario selected it's Canada Winter Games team at Ontario Cup trial races last weekend. The full team will be... [
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