LatestNews Archive - January, 2004

XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Saturday, January 31 XC Ottawa: Nutritional Update on B12 - By: Alicia Berthiaume
It's time for another nutritional update. This time we're moving away from the herbal nutrients and in to some slightly more serious stuff: vitamins.... [
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Ivan Babikov Saturday, January 31 Babikov, Betcherman Take Thunder Bay Canada Cups
Russian skier Ivan Babikov continued his dominance of the Canadian ski scene today, winning the men's 7.5km classic race at Lappe Nordic Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Babikov's winning... [
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Haywood Securities Friday, January 30 Haywood NST Report: You’re comparing Shackelton to what? Dissecting the term tough - By: Devon Kershaw
Since I was a little kid, I believed the toughest man in the world to be none other than my dad… and in a close second was the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackelton. As I grew older... [
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Thursday, January 29 Chamberlain, Dussault, Newell Top US SuperTour
PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 28) - Dave Chamberlain (Bethel, ME), Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison, CO) and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) are the big winners in the 2004 cross country SuperTour... [
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XC Ottawa Logo - Main Page Tuesday, January 27 An Olympic-sized gamble: Take the safe bet and move the nordic events to Cypress Bowl. - By: Tom McCarthy
On July 2nd, Vancouver won the right to host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Not much has changed; there is little talk of the spectacle that will engulf the region in six years and a month. ... [
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Sunday, January 25 Renner Battles 70-km Italian Monster to Finish 8th at World Cup Event
Moena-Cavalese, ITA - It may have been the most gratifying, yet longest four hours in Canadian cross-country skier Sara Renner’s life... [
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Sunday, January 25 McKeever Unstoppable on Disabled World Cup Stop
Brian McKeever captured six straight wins at the Disabled World Cup races in Tannheim, Germany.  Shauna Whyte finished 4th and Colette Bourgonje 5th overall in the Womens sitski competition... [
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Sunday, January 25 Babikov and Dussault Unbeatable on SuperTour
Ivan Babikov proved once again that he is the top male skier on North American soil, winning the 15km mass start classic race in Telemark, Wisconsin. Babikov skied... [
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Sunday, January 25 Swenson 13th in 70K Marcialonga
CAVALESE, Italy (Jan. 25) - Carl Swenson (Park City, UT) was 13th Sunday in the 70K classic technique Marcialonga behind Anders Aukland of Norway after three hours of racing... [
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Saturday, January 24 McKeever Gold Again, Whyte Takes Bronze
Brian McKeever continued his winning ways on the Disabled World Cup circuit, capturing the 1km sprint in Isny/Tannheim, Germany. Shauna Whyte of Hinton claimed bronze in the Womens... [
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Saturday, January 24 Babikov, Dussault Continue to Dominate at SuperTour NorAm
The mercury finally climbed slightly in Telemark, Wisconsin today for the NorAm SuperTour skate races. Cold weather has plagued the midwest for the past week making racing and training... [
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Gordon Jewett - 2003 Silver Star Sprint Wednesday, January 21 Gord's Ski Newsletter Vol.6, No.4: Finally Some Certainty - By: Gord Jewett
The Canadian selection races wrapped up a week and a half ago in Mont Orford, Quebec and I finally know what I’ll be doing and where I’ll be going for the rest of the winter. Up until this point... [
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Wednesday, January 21 McKeever continues great performance - earning his second gold of the season
Brian McKeever, of Canmore, won his second gold medal at the Nordic Disabled World Cup Skiing in Tannheim, Germany.   McKeever was competing in the 10 km classic race for visually impaired... [
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Wednesday, January 21 US Ski Team Selects Fourteen for U23 Championships
PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 21) - Olympian Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK/Alaska Pacific University Nordic/U.S. Development Team) is among 14 skiers named to compete in the second Under-23 Cross Country... [
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Wednesday, January 21 Randall, Chamberlain Take SuperTour Sprints in Telemark
David Chamberlain qualified third in today's SuperTour NorAm sprint race in Telemark, Wisconsin but proved the strongest in the heats, beating an all-star final heat of skiers. Chamberlain... [
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Tuesday, January 20 Swenson 3rd in 50K Dolomitenlauf
LIENZ, Austria (Jan. 18) – Two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Park City, UT) finished third, three strides back in the final sprint Sunday as Markus Hasler of Liechtenstein won the 50K... [
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Sara Renner, Milaine Theriault, Beckie Scott Monday, January 19 Photo of the Week: Canada's Star Women
Photo of the week taken in Sovereign Lakes, BC by Dan Roycroft in November... [
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Monday, January 19 12 Cross Country Skiers Named to US World Junior Team
PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 17) - Twenty-one young skiers have been named by the U.S. Ski Team to compete Feb. 2-8 at the World Nordic Junior Championships in Stryn, Norway... [
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Sunday, January 18 Cook, Aas Win Mt.Itasca SuperTour Races
After a long delay due to cold weather the skate races finally got underway at 1:30pm today in Mt. Itasca, Minnesota. Due to the late course and cold the races were... [
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Sara Renner 2003 World Championships in Val di Fiemme Sunday, January 18 Renner Equals Best Ever World Cup Result with 8th in Sprint
Nove Mesto, CZE-Canada’s Sara Renner is on track towards grabbing her first career World Cup podium after equaling her best ever World Cup result with an eighth-place finish... [
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Sunday, January 18 Canadian Junior Team Skiers Dominate Classic Races in Deep River
Perianne Jones of Nakkertok Ski Club and Dave Nighbor of North Bay Nordic led from start to finish in Sunday’s mass start 5 and 10 km classic Haywood races hosted by Silver Fox Ski Club in Deep... [
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Saturday, January 17 Williams Second, Babikov Win Again at Mt.Itasca SuperTour
Canmore training centre skier Madeleine Williams finished a strong second place today in the women's 10km mass start classic race in Mt. Itasca, Minnesota. Williams was up against... [
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Saturday, January 17 Canadians Experience New Level in Nove Mesto World Cup
Nove Mesto, CZE-Canada’s developing men’s cross-country ski team got a quick taste of reality of what it is like to race at an elite level, while competing in a Viessmann World Cup event in Nove Mesto... [
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Saturday, January 17 Nighbor and Jones win Haywood Canada Cup in Deep River
National Junior Team members Dave Nighbor and Perianne Jones lead an impressive field of 347 skiers in the Haywood Canada Cup hosted by Silver Fox Nordic of Deep River, Ontario... [
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Tuesday, January 13 Laakso Wins First Career Haywood NorAm Canada Cup
The Haywood NorAm Canada Cup and National Team selection races finally got underway on Sunday at Mont Orford, as race day temperatures climbed to the -15 mark and at times heavy... [
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Tuesday, January 13 Canada Announces National Team Trips
Following selection races at the US Nationals and the Haywood NorAm Canada Cup in Mont Orford, three squads have been named to represent Canada in international competions over the next two... [
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gord's birthday3 Tuesday, January 13 Happy Birthday Gord!
My oh my... guess who's no longer 25... [
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Monday, January 12 Flora, Konrad Take US National Distance Races
RUMFORD, Maine (Jan. 11) - The 2004 Chevrolet U.S. Cross Country Championships concluded Sunday with Olympian Lars Flora (Anchorage, AK) and Sarah Konrad (Laramie, WY) capturing... [
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Saturday, January 10 Norwegians 1-2, Freeman 30th in World Cup 30K
OTEPAEAE, Estonia (Jan. 10) - Norwegians Frode Estil and Anders Aukland finished 1-2 Saturday in a World Cup 30K classical technique, mass-start race, six-tenths of a second apart while American... [
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Saturday, January 10 Cold Puts Hold Mont Orford Races Again
Extreme cold forced the cancellation of Haywood NorAm races in Mont Orford, Quebec again today. Temperatures never warmed up above the required -20C mark, and wind chill made conditions... [
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Saturday, January 10 Kuenzel Wins First Career World Cup
Germany's Klaudia Kuenzel won her first World Cup event today, taking the women’s 15k classic mass start in Otepaa, Estonia. Kuenzel took the lead after 14k and held off Smigun... [
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Friday, January 9 Mont Orford NorAm Sprints Cancelled
The Madshus Sprints at the Haywood NorAm event in Mont Orford were cancelled today due to severe weather conditions. The cancellation comes a day after the sprints were initially postponed... [
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Friday, January 9 Freeman Returns to World Cup
Olympic skier Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), who has produced the best international cross country results in two decades, returns to World Cup racing Saturday in a 30K classic technique... [
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Haywood Securities Friday, January 9 Haywood National Team Report: The Good Old Fashioned Club Ski Trip - By: Sean Crooks
Now that I am 20 years old, I figure that I am old enough to start reminiscing about things that have happened in the good old days of my lifetime. I find myself using the expression... [
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Friday, January 9 A Swiss Holiday Treat (from the Calgary Harold) - By: Sara Renner
I spent Christmas getting reacquainted with my roots in Andermatt, Switzerland... [
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Thursday, January 8 US Sprint Gold to Zimmerman, Randall
RUMFORD, Maine (Jan. 8) - Leif Zimmerman (Bozeman, MT) shot past defending champ Carl Swenson (Park City, UT) in the final 100 meters despite Arctic wind gusts Thursday to win the men's sprint... [
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Thursday, January 8 TGH test clean from Salt Lake
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed Wednesday that re-testing of the samples collected during the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City showed no trace of the anabolic... [
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Wednesday, January 7 Nipika Loppet Information
January 24th, 2004, 30km Classic - 15km Rec Race and kids races at Nipika Mountain Resort... [
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Ice covered ski at US Nationals Wednesday, January 7 Photo of the Week
US Nationals has historically been a waxing nightmare and the 15/30km Classic race did not disappoint. This picture captures the story.... [
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Tuesday, January 6 Canadian Men Continue to Storm US Nationals
Canada's Chris Jeffries had all cylinders firing on Tuesday as he powerfully skated his way through a 10-kilometre course packed with 289 athletes from around the world to finish second... [
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Tuesday, January 6 Neumannova Wins Second World Cup
Czech Republic's Katerina Neumannova, returning from a year away from competition to have a child, won her second World Cup of the season today. Neumannova outsprinted Italian... [
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Tuesday, January 6 Germans Place 3 in Top 4 In Falun World Cup
The German men continued their strong World Cup season, putting three skiers in the top four today at the 30km Duathlon in Falun, Sweden. Tobias Angerer was the fastest... [
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Monday, January 5 Canadian Men Dominate Americans at US Nationals
Rumford, USA-Canada’s George Grey finished third at the 2004 U.S. Cross-Country Ski Championships in a packed field with 268 athletes in Rumford, Maine... [
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Sunday, January 4 World Champ Koukal Breaks Arm
Czech skier Martin Koukal apparently sustained a broken arm in a sprint race in Peking, China on Tuesday. The injury, which is rumored to be potentially season ending, comes... [
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Saturday, January 3 Swenson, Stursova Win at US Nationals
RUMFORD, Maine (Jan. 3) – Two-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Boulder, CO) braved a light but relentless, chilling rain Saturday to collect his ninth title - his first in classic technique... [
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Haywood Securities Saturday, January 3 Haywood National Team Report: Why do we do it? - By: Sara Renner
There is nothing like World Cup cross-country ski racing to remind you of the challenges of our sport. When I am looking at the day's events on Eurosport TV, I wonder what could inspire... [
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