LatestNews Archive - December, 2003

Gordon Jewett 2003 Sprints Kelowna Saturday, December 27 Gord's Ski Newsletter Vol.6, No.3: Season's Greetings! - By: Gord Jewett
Seasonís greetings to everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays and have had some snow delivered on your doorstep. My doorstep in Canmore is still covered in snow... [
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XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Tuesday, December 23 XC Ottawa's Ski Mom Series Part 2
Canadian skiers are largely funded by the Bank of Mom and Dad. If you arenít a ski racer or parent of one, you may wonder why it is that parents allow their children to spend hundreds of hours gliding... [
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Haywood Securities Monday, December 22 Haywood National Team Report: A Year of Reflection - By: Milaine Theriault
It was a year ago exactly to the date that I last wrote for this column. I was on the world cup tour with Sara and Beckie in Europe. Then came Christmas, and... I disappeared! A lot has changed... [
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Sunday, December 21 Swenson 11th in Ramsau 10km Skate
RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 21) Ė Carl Swenson (Boulder, CO), returning to one of his favorite World Cup venues, was 11th Sunday in a 10K freestyle race won by Austrian Christian Hoffmann. Kris Freeman... [
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Sunday, December 21 Scott 20th, Renner 37th in World Cup Duathlon
Estonian Kristina Smigun slowly built her lead throughout the womenís 15k cross-country double pursuit in Ramsau on Sunday, in the end beating Ukranian Velentina Shevchenko... [
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Sunday, December 21 Ammar and Roycroft Take Christmas NorAm Wins
Canadaís high-performance senior and junior cross-country ski athletes were battling it out at the Telemark Cross-Country Ski area in Kelowna, B.C. today, the final stop on the Haywood NorAm Canada Cup circuit... [
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Saturday, December 20 Neumannova Wins 10km Skate in Austria
Katerina Neumannova hasn't wasted any time returning to top form after giving birth to her first child this summer. Neumannova was dominant all day, winning the 10km World Cup... [
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Saturday, December 20 Freeman 22nd in World Cup Duathlon Despite Lingering Cold
RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 20) Ė Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) Ė who had posted the best U.S. results since 1984 for two consecutive weekends Ė was among the leaders for half of the skiathlon... [
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Saturday, December 20 Theriault, Babikov Repeat Last Weekends Skate Wins
Milaine Theriault, of St. Quentin, N.B. captured her second consecutive womenís five-kilomentre free technique at the Haywood NorAm Canada Cup stop in Kelowna, B.C. The 30-year-old Theriault... [
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Thursday, December 18 Dussault, Chamberlain Win Soldier Hollow Super Tour Races
SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah (Dec. 17) Ė Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison, CO) took over the women's SuperTour points lead as she made it three wins in three races Wednesday during the $100,000... [
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Thursday, December 18 Kershaw, Bisson Win Kelowna NorAm Sprints
Devon Kershaw, of Sudbury, Ont., ended the day by grabbing himself gold in the Madshus Sprints at the Haywood NorAm Canada Cup, presented by Telemark Cross-Country Ski Club, in Kelowna, B.C... [
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2002 Olympics Thursday, December 18 Beckie Scott Finally Gets Olympic Gold
Canadaís cross-country ski community is united in celebrating the news that Beckie Scott will finally be awarded her Olympic gold medal... [
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Shayla in one of her many sewing projects. Wednesday, December 17 Update: Adventures South of the 49th Parallel - By: Shayla Swanson
Itís interesting to think that cross country ski enthusiasts in countries all over the world get together at the first sight of snow. Up until now I had only experienced the camp that takes place... [
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XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Tuesday, December 16 XC Ottawa's Ski Mom Series Part 1
Canadian skiers are largely funded by the Bank of Mom and Dad. If you arenít a ski racer or parent of one, you may wonder why it is that parents allow their children to spend hundreds of hours... [
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Tuesday, December 16 Beckie Scott 9th in Val di Fiemme Sprints
Val di Fiemme, Italy- Canadaís Beckie Scott sprinted back into familiar territory, finishing ninth at a World Cup cross-country ski stop in Val di Fiemme, Italy on Tuesday... [
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Tuesday, December 16 Beckie Scott's Final Medal Colour to be Decided on Thursday
Lausanne, 16 December 2003 Ė †The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce its final decisions in the procedures CAS 2002/O/372 Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, Thomas Alsgaard... [
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E load Monday, December 15 e load Keskinada Training Tips #1 - By: Karl Saidla
Well, many parts of the country have had snow this year. Unfortunately, Ottawa has seen little of it. It is rumoured, however, that some Ottawa skiers have managed... [
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Sunday, December 14 Swenson 4th in La Sgambeda 42km
LIVIGNO, Italy (Dec. 14) Ė Two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Boulder, CO) finished fourth Sunday in the 42K La Sgambeda ski marathon. Roberto De Zolt of Italy won... [
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Sunday, December 14 Zimmerman, Dussault Win Super Tour Skate Races
SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah (Dec. 14) Ė Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison, CO) made it two wins in two races Sunday, winning the women's 10K freestyle race at the $100,000 SuperTour series... [
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Gordon Jewett sprints through the night at the 1999 Continental Cup sprint in Silver Star, BC Sunday, December 14 Gord's Ski Newsletter Vol.6, No.2: World Cup Eligible - By: Gord Jewett
The season is starting to get into full swing and my performances keep getting better, so things are moving in the right direction. From here on in there isnít much time to take a breath... [
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Sunday, December 14 Theriault Back on Top, Babikov Wins Again on NorAm
Calgary - Canadaís Milaine Theriault took the next major step on Sunday in her quest to get back into top international racing form since giving birth to a baby... [
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Saturday, December 13 Upsets at Super Tour Classic Sprints in Soldiers Hollow
SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah (Dec. 13) Ė University of Utah racer Henning Dybendal and Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison) CO) upended U.S. Ski Team athletes Saturday to win the classic... [
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Saturday, December 13 Kershaw, Crawford Win NorAm Sprints in Calgary
** Updated, sorry to Sean Crooks for the error **The second weekend of NorAm Canada Cup racing got underway today in Calgary, Alberta with 1.1km classic sprints... [
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Saturday, December 13 Freeman 5th in Davos World Cup
DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 13) Ė Kris Freeman, who hung-up the best U.S. cross country ski result on the World Cup since 1984 a week ago, bettered it Saturday, finishing fifth... [
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Saturday, December 13 Canadians Have Tough Day on World Cup
It was a tough day for Canadian stars Sara Renner and Beckie Scott at the World Cup 10km classic today in Davos, Switzerland... [
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Haywood Securities Friday, December 12 Haywood National Team Report: Sprint Tips by Chandra and Tara - By: Tara Whitten, Chandra Crawford
Itís time to get race-ready. Itís time to gather the threads of hard training and things learned from the summer, and weave them into a super strong rope that you can trust like it is supporting... [
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x-ccom.gif Friday, December 12 Update: The COG had a choice, go skiing or write an article... - By: Werner Schwar
Hello everyone. It has been a while since I last wrote. I have been told I am not being as prolific as in the past. Thank you, I am flattered that people actually read my writings. Well, a lot has happened... [
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Carl Skinstad Thursday, December 11 Adventures of Little Norway: Running Man - By: Carl Skinstad
Iím happy the college running season is over and the ski season is in full swing. This year, like the past three years, I have been a member of the Augustana Cross-Country running team... [
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Thursday, December 11 Keskinada News - By: Craig Storey
So we've just had the first really good ski weekend of the Ottawa season. It looks like the thin covering of snow we have is here to stay. That's good news because Keskinada... [
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Foothills Thursday, December 11 Foothills Nordic Ski Club Beefs Up Prize Money
Foothills Nordic Ski Club is pleased to announce increased prize money for this weekend's Haywood Securities Noram Madshus Sprint Races... [
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Erik Carleton Wednesday, December 10 Update: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - By: Erik Carleton
The race season is upon us! What more could you ask for than nearly five months of pushing your body to the limit? Not everybody enjoys this masochistic activity, but those who... [
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XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Tuesday, December 9 XC Ottawa Update: Foret Montmorency Training Camp 2003 - By: Megan McTavish
XC Ottawa is just back from it's most successful early season snow camp ever. Why was it so much more successful? Because nothing was broken - not a ski, not a pole, not even a tailbone... [
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Ivan Babikov Monday, December 8 Update: My Ski Rollers Hurdle Races And my first impression about Canada x-c ski high sport! - By: Ivan Babikov
Hope you want to know more about how I am training in Canmore, in my new X-C.COM ski team. I wrote you terrible story about my meeting with local aboriginal Grizzly Brother Bear... [
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Monday, December 8 Toronto Star Report: Lazutina Protests Medal Loss
Moscow (AP-CP) ó Russian cross-county skiers Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova have filed a protest with the European Court of Human Rights over a decision that led to their two-year disqualifications... [
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Green Tea Monday, December 8 Nutritional Supplements #1: Green Tea - By: Alicia Berthiaume
Canadian skiers are still buzzing about Beckie Scottís bittersweet Olympic medal, and as a result, we are gaining hope for a drug-free world of sport. But the debate about the ethics... [
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Monday, December 8 Register Now for COP NorAm!
We donít want you to register late! Honest we donít! Its easier for us and for you if you register in good time. Please be considerate and register right away. If you must... [
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Sara Renner, Milaine Theriault, Beckie Scott Sunday, December 7 Renner and Scott 9th in World Cup Team Sprint
Toblach, Italy- Canadaís top-two cross-country skiers, Beckie Scott and Sara Renner, teamed up to finish ninth on Sunday while representing the... [
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Sunday, December 7 Swenson and Freeman 12th in Toblach Team Sprint
TOBLACH, Italy (Dec. 7) Ė Norwegians Haavard Bjerkeli and Tor Arne Hetland edged Swedes Thobias Fredriksson and Peter Larsson by one-tenth of a second in the team sprint† in Toblach, Italy today... [
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Saturday, December 6 Scott 12th, Renner 32nd in 15km Mass Start in Toblach
It was a strong start to the World Cup season today for Beckie Scott and Sara Renner, who finished 12th and 32nd respectively in the 15km mass start skate event in Toblach, Italy. Estonian... [
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Saturday, December 6 Freeman 6th, Swenson 13th in 30km Mass Start World Cup
American Kris Freeman has a breakthrough performance in todays 30km mass start skate World Cup in Toblach, Italy, finishing just 1.2 seconds behind the race winner in a sprint for... [
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Rhonda Sandau2 Friday, December 5 Update: Sewing for Riches - By: Rhonda Sandau
Anyone who has ever participated in some form of competitive sport in their life has experience the joys of fundraising: whether it was selling chocolate covered nuts, Christmas... [
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Haywood Securities Wednesday, December 3 Haywood National Team Report: Season Kick-Off - By: George Grey
This past weekend was the start to the highly anticipated 2003/04 ski season. The usual questions arise before the first person cracks the start wand and enters into a world of concentration... [
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Gordon Jewett - 2003 Silver Star Sprint Monday, December 1 Gordís Ski Newsletter Vol.6, No.1: Early Test and Checklists - By: Gord Jewett
Volume 6! Itís hard to believe Iím entering the sixth year of writing this often inconsistent newsletter. I think that in almost every edition I have listed the many things that I have learned... [
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