LatestNews Archive - February, 2003

Friday, February 28 Gaiazova and Renart Capture Canada Games Pursuit Gold
Quebec's Daria Gaiazova captured her second gold medal of the Games yesterday in the women's one-day pursuit. Edmonton's Tara Whitten skied to silver... [
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Friday, February 28 Two Top 15's for Canada in Women's 30 km
The Russian women finished the World Championships on a high note today after capturing the first two podium... [
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Friday, February 28 Alberta and Quebec Capture Canada Games Relay Gold
It was a beautiful sunny morning in Charlo for the final day of racing at the Canada Games cross-country venue. The day started off in excellent fashion as the National... [
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Phil Villeneuve, looking wet after the 30km skate in Rossland, BC, 2002 Wednesday, February 26 Phil's XC Journal: Ping-Pong Fever! - By: Phil Villeneuve
Ever played ping-pong using your body as the ball and the country as your table?  I’ve been playing for the past 6 months and I’ve finally taken control of this game…but not without... [
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Beckie Scott at the Silver Star, BC sprints in 2000 Wednesday, February 26 Canadians Earn Two Top Ten Finishes
Canadian National cross-country ski team members Beckie Scott and Sara Renner had a full day of sprinting today as they both proceeded to advance to the A and B-finals, finishing... [
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Tuesday, February 25 Crooks and Crawford Capture Gold
It was another cold and windy day at Les Aventuriers Ski Club in Charlo, as Canada Games sprint action heated up the trails... [
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Tuesday, February 25 Norway Takes Dramatic Men's 4x10km Relay at Worlds
"It isn't over until it's over" is the dramatic story behind the headlines.  After the first classic leg of the relay, Norway sat in 10th place, 42 seconds behind... [
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Rhonda Sandau2 Monday, February 24 X-C.com Update: Welcome to Canada Games! - By: Rhonda Sandau
Our entrance to the Moncton airport may be as close as I will come to a celebrity welcome. Fifteen Alberta athletes were... [
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Monday, February 24 Germany Wins Women's Relay at World Championships
In today's 4 X 5 km relay, Germany's Manuela Henkel, Viola Bauer, Claudia Kuenzel and Evi Sachenbacher produced a repeat of their gold medal winning performance... [
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Monday, February 24 Quebec Wins Double Gold
In very windy, slow conditions, Daria Gaiasova and Vincent Renart captured gold for the Quebec team in the first medal events at the Canada Games... [
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perelofsson_tuck.jpg Sunday, February 23 Elofsson Wins Worlds Double Pursuit, Americans Strong Again
Sweden's Per Elofsson signalled his return to top form today after struggling since the 2002 Olympic Games, winning the men's 10k/10k double pursuit race... [
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Sunday, February 23 X-C.com Update: The Crusty Old Guy Pretends to be a Racer Again - By: Werner Schwar
Hello everyone. Here it is February already and finally we have good snow in Thunder Bay. Bit slow and squeaky... [
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Saturday, February 22 Smigun Takes World Championship Double Pursuit
In an exciting final dash between six skiers, Scott, who won Canada’s first Olympic medal in the same-day pursuit last February, finished 6th in 26:39.9. After leading... [
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Kris Freeman Friday, February 21 Freeman 4th in Worlds 15km Classic!
The story of the day at the World Chamionships in Val di Fiemme, Italy was the 4th place finish by American Kris Freeman, just 2.1 seconds from the bronze... [
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XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Friday, February 21 XC Ottawa Update: Canada Games Excitement - By: David Zylberberg
Every four years a week of ski races occurs as part of a larger athletic and cultural festival. The Canada Games were created in 1967 in order to celebrate Canadian youth and culture, while promoting national unity and showcasing future athletic stars.... [
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benteskari_classic.jpg Thursday, February 20 Scott 8th, Renner 16th in 10k Classic World Championships
Norwegian star Bente Skari continued her undefeated season in the classic technique today, winning the 10km classic race at the World Championships... [
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Wednesday, February 19 Norwegian Men Sweep World's 30k Classic
The Norwegian men’s team went head-to-head into the finish line this morning after the opening 30 km classic cross country ski mass start... [
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Wednesday, February 19 Gord's Ski Newsletter Vol.5, No.6: Breakin' The Ice - By: Gord Jewett
Things started with a bang today in my first World Championship race, the 30km mass start classic. The bang of the starter's pistol, and the bang as I broadsided... [
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Tuesday, February 18 Betcherman 41st in First World Championship Race
The unstoppable Norwegian Bente Skari continued her season-long winning streak this morning as she dominated in the Women’s 15 km classic... [
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Monday, February 17 Lara Peyrot and Gianantonio Zanatel of Italy win Keskinada
Keskinada Loppet set a new record with 3428 hardy skiers who braved minus 25 below zero temperatures during the various 50 K, 25 K, 10 K, and 2 K freestyle... [
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Sunday, February 16 Freeman 4th in U23 Duathlon
American Kris Freeman, the U23 30-km classic champion, missed the bronze medal by a half-minute Sunday as he finished fourth in the duathlon race... [
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Sunday, February 16 Keskinada World Loppet Results
The 50km Keskinada World Loppet attracted top international skiers from about 20 countries. In the women’s category, the gold was won by Lara Peyrot of Italy, the current world leader in the FIS MARATHON CUP, in a time of 2:12:59. She also won the race with a time of 2 hours 12 minutes and 59 seconds. In the men’s category, the podium was dominated by the Italians who captured the first four places. The winner was Gianantonio Zanatel in a time of 1:52:52.... [
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Brian McKeever 2002 World Disabled Champs Saturday, February 15 McKeever Captures 5th World Disabled Championships Gold
Brian McKeever and his guide Robin McKeever added a 5th Gold medal to their winnings at the World Disabled Championships capturing 1st place in the final event... [
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Saturday, February 15 Scott 2nd, Renner 11th in Asiago World Cup Classic
Canadian Cross Country Ski Team member Beckie Scott celebrated her 1-year Olympic medal winning anniversary today by winning silver in the World Cup 5 km classic... [
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Friday, February 14 Roycroft, Jewett 12th in World Cup Sprint Relay
Canadian National team members Dan Roycroft and Gordon Jewett teamed up for a 12th place finish in today's World Cup sprint relay in Asiago, Italy... [
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Friday, February 14 Gord's Ski Newsletter Vol.5, No.5: Asiago Sprint Relay - By: Gord Jewett
The world's fastest skiers are definitely fast, but they are by no means beyond our reach. That was the lesson for my team mate and me in today's 2-man World... [
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Tara Whitten U23 Podium 2003 Friday, February 14 Whitten Silver at U23 Championships!
Edmonton-native Tara Whitten sped her way to a silver medal at the sprint cross-country ski race held as the second of a three race series unfolded at the Under-23 World Championships... [
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Kris Freeman Thursday, February 13 Freeman Wins Gold
Kris Freeman, of the US Ski Team, won the men's 30km mass start race at the U23 World Championships today... [
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Thursday, February 13 McKeever Keeps the Gold Flowing
The Canadian National Disabled Cross Country Ski Team added a fourth gold and a bronze to their building heap of hardware on Tuesday after Brian McKeever continued... [
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Shayla in one of her many sewing projects. Wednesday, February 12 Z-Tour Update: Back By Popular Demand - By: Shayla Swanson
Things are going well on the Z tour and Edmonton proved to be an excellent experience. The Birkebeiner has been kind enough to take care of our food and housing costs... [
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Tuesday, February 11 McKeever Collects 3rd Gold
Brian McKeever, of Calgary, is unstoppable, as he collected yet a third gold medal yesterday morning, winning the short distance biathlon race for visually impaired athletes... [
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XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Tuesday, February 11 Keskinada 2003 is coming soon! - By: Steve Bursey
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World Junior Team 2003 Sunday, February 9 Russia Dominates World Junior Relays
The Canadian junior women's relay team made up of Daria Gaiazova, Madeleine Williams, Perianne Jones and Chandra Crawford finished 12th today at the World... [
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Brian McKeever Skating (BW) Sunday, February 9 Another Gold for McKeever at World Disabled Ski Championships
Brian McKeever added a second gold to his collection this morning after winning the men's cross-country ski...... [
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Saturday, February 8 Crooks 11th in World Junior Sprint
It was a great race this morning for Thunder Bay’s Sean Crooks as he sped to a 11th place in the Sprint quaterfinals of the World... [
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Saturday, February 8 McKeever, Whyte Medal at World Disabled Championships
Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Brian McKeever and fellow teammate and two-time Paralympian Shauna Maria Whyte both won medals at the opening race at the... [
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Saturday, February 8 Gord's Ski Newsletter Vol.5, No.4: Finally Racing - By: Gord Jewett
The enthusiasm that I conveyed in my past two newsletters has not diminished an ounce in the past week since we arrived in Pontresina, Switzerland... [
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Thursday, February 6 Pontresina Grand Prix Sprint Photo Gallery
Photos from the Pontresina Grand Prix sprint race... [
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Thursday, February 6 Gaiazova 16th in World Junior 5km Classic
Nineteen-year old Daria Gaiazova proved why she is one of Canada's best cross-country skiers today when she placed 16... [
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Wednesday, February 5 Gaiazova Breaks Top 30 At World Juniors
Canadian Junior National Ski Team member Daria Gaiazova, from Montreal, came in a respectable 29th this morning in the 15 km mass start freestyle... [
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Wednesday, February 5 Scott wins Pontresina Grand Prix, Renner 3rd
Canadian National Cross-Country Ski Team members Beckie Scott  and Sara Renner stood on the medal podium together yesterday evening after a successful sprint... [
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Dasha Gaiazov Tuesday, February 4 Lindsey Weier 15th, Daria Gaiazova 29th at World Junior Championships
Today was the first day of racing at the World Junior Championships in Solleftea, Sweden... [
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Shayla Swanson Boarder Monday, February 3 Z-Tour Update From Kananaskis - By: Shayla Swanson
Hello everyone!! This is Jacqui Benson, Shayla Swanson and Rhonda Sandau saying hello from the z-tour. It’s too bad our plane got confused in the air... [
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Gordon Jewett Headshot Saturday, February 1 Gord's Ski Newsletter Vol.5, No.3: Endless Trails - By: Gord Jewett
Training locations don't get much better than the nordic paradise of Pontressina, Switzerland. The trail network is seemingly endless and it is unlikely that we... [
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Saturday, February 1 Feeman, Wagner Win Continental Cup
Olympians Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) and Wendy Wagner (Park City, UT) are the 2003 Nor Am champions. The top point-getting... [
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