LatestNews Archive - January, 2005

Athletes at the NTDC T-Bay Fundraiser 2005 Monday, January 31 6th Annual Thunder Bay Nordic Fest Raises $10,000 - By: Jim Cameron
The 6th annual Thunder Bay Nordic Fest or “Feast” stormed through the City on January 22nd, raising over $ 10,000 for the Thunder Bay National Team Development Centre... [
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Monday, January 31 Zylberberg and Jones Take Eastern Canadian Skate Titles
Ottawa residents Perianne Jones and David Zylberberg both took to the top step of the podium at the Eastern Canadian Championships yesterday... [
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Monday, January 31 Gaiazova Cashes in at Italy's Marcialonga
Dasha Gaiazova scored big, placing third in yesterday's Marcialonga Ski Marathon in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Gaiazova finished 24 minutes behind women's winner Cristina Paluselli of Italy... [
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Sunday, January 30 Cross-country skiing: an ultimate sport! - By: Denis Angers
Le Blizzard Ski Club from Val-Bélair, near Quebec City has been organizing sprint competitions at night... [
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Sunday, January 30 Crooks and Bisson Dominate Eastern Canadian Champs Classic
Sean Crooks and Christine Bisson both stormed their way to victories on the largely flat classic course at the Eastern Canadian Championships and Canada Cup in Hull, Quebec yesterday... [
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Sean Crooks and Phil Widmer go head to head in the semi final sprint race at the 2005 Super Tour in Telemark, WI. Thursday, January 27 Sandau and Widmer Take 4th Place in Super Tour Sprint
The Canadian contingent competing in the Super Tour Sprint race in Telemark, Wisconsin gave the Americans a run for the money on Wednesday. Canada's Phil Widmer led the men's race after qualifying in 1st place... [
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Thursday, January 27 Scott Wins Street Sprint in Switzerland
Beckie Scott quickly found her way back onto an international podium after winning an invitational sprint event in Pontresina, Switzerland on Wednesday... [
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Haywood Securities Wednesday, January 26 Haywood National Team Report: An OPA Coach's Tale - By: Eric DeNys
Joel, Eric Bailey and I arrived at the ski site at 6:30 to wade through 15 cm of standing water outside our wax cabin.  It had then been raining buckets for 20 hours.  The rain continued for another four hours... [
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Monday, January 24 Scott and Renner 4th in World Cup Team Sprint
Canada's one-two punch of Beckie Scott and Sara Renner charged for the podium at a World Cup cross-country team sprint relay in Pragelato, Italy on Sunday, but came up a whisker short... [
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Ivan Babikov T-Bay Canada Cup 2004 Monday, January 24 Babikov Dominates Minnesota Super Tour Races
The US Super Tour series continued this weekend with two distance races in Mount Itasca, MN. With close to six inches of fresh snow overnight, Saturdays skating course proved to be quite challenging. The Europeans dominated both the women's and men's field... [
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Haywood Securities Monday, January 24 Haywood Report: The Worst Day in Classic Racing - By: Devon Kershaw
OK - so I have been in Oberstdorf for a week, and I have seen a ton of wacky things happen. If ever you find yourself complaining of the weather, please be thankful you do not live here... [
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Beckie Scott in Silver Star 2000 Sunday, January 23 Canadian Duo's Gamble Pays Off to Make Podium Charge at World Cup
Canada’s one-two punch of Beckie Scott and Sara Renner charged for the podium at a World Cup cross-country team sprint relay in Pragelato, Italy on Sunday, but came up a whisker short finishing fourth... [
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Sunday, January 23 Kershaw 10th in U23/OPA Mass Start Skate
Devon Kershaw turned in a impressive performance today at the U23 Intercontinental Championships with a 10th place finish in the 15km mass start skate race, which was good enough for 8th in the U23 category... [
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Sunday, January 23 Betcherman 4th in Mt.Itasca SuperTour Classic - By: Jim Cameron
Canada's Tasha Betcherman took a fourth place finish in Saturday's 10km Classic Super Tour Cross Country race in Itasca, Minnesota. On the men’s side Ivan Babikov resumed his winning ways... [
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Saturday, January 22 World Universiade Update: Adventures of a Bathroom Nature - By: Magi Scallion
Sunday-race morning dawned (January 16th) in the usual sunshine-manner of Seefeld, Austria. Most of the teams' mood and physical disposition matched the weather... [
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Saturday, January 22 Canadian's Post Strong Results at OPA and U23
After difficult conditions and challenging waxing in Friday's pursuit races, where Chandra Crawford posted the top women's result in 14th and Devon Kershaw posted the top men's results in 17th... [
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Saturday, January 22 Scott 17th, Grey 35th in World Cup Pursuit
Pragelato, ITA-Beckie Scott continued to lead the way for Canada’s men’s and women’s cross-country skiers after finishing 17th in a World Cup 15 kilometre pursuit race on Saturday in Pragelato, Italy... [
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Haywood Securities Friday, January 21 National Team Haywood Report: Madison’s Capitol Square Street Sprints - By: Sean Crooks
Illegal street racing is a growing problem in many cities. Racing through downtown streets, though tight corners, moving at dangerous speeds with no regard for the safety of others or themselves... [
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Shayla Swanson Boarder Wednesday, January 19 Racing in Seefeld: An update from the battle ground - By: Shayla Swanson
Unfortunately, friday the 14th, sprint day marked a day of mass surrender for team Canada. Despite a strong showing by all, placing in the top 16 and advancing to the final heats proved to be a difficult... [
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US Ski Team Logo Wednesday, January 19 US Ski Team Names 13 to Worlds Team
Thirteen cross country skiers, including seven 2002 Olympians, have been named to compete next month in the World Nordic Ski Championships in Germany, U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner announced... [
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Dasha starting out in the 10km skate. Tuesday, January 18 Gaiazova wins silver in Italy
Canada's future Olympic cross-country skiers made their first strides towards the podium at the Opa Continental Cup on Sunday, with Montreal's Dasha Gaiazova winning a silver medal in the women's 5-kilometre free technique... [
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Sean Crooks sprints to a second place finish. Tuesday, January 18 Madison Capitol Square Sprint Results - By: Jim Crooks
The first ever Madison Capitol Square Sprints took place with a Canadian contingent adding their names to the impressive field of US skiers... [
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Gordon Jewett, 4th leg of the 4x10km World Cup relay in La Clusaz, France Monday, January 17 Gord’s Ski Newsletter Vol.7, No.5: Ups and Downs - By: Gord Jewett
As I sit in the airport in Minneapolis taking advantage of one of the coveted wireless hotspots that are miraculously springing up around the globe, I have a moment to reflect on the season... [
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Beckie Scott at the Silver Star, BC sprints in 2000 Sunday, January 16 Scott Sprints to 5th in Nove Mesto
The Olympic gold medallist finished fifth on Sunday in a World Cup sprint in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, in just her second event of the season... [
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World Universiade 2005 Logo Sunday, January 16 Swanson 38th, Puiras 45th at World Universiade
Shayla Swanson was the top Canadian in today's 5km skate race at the World Universiade in Seefeld, Austria. Swanson finished in a time of 14 minutes and 16.5 seconds, one minute and 20.3 seconds behind... [
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Saturday, January 15 Scott 15th in First World Cup of Season
Nove Mesto, CZE-Beckie Scott picked up her World Cup racing career where she left off nearly a year ago, finishing in the top of the pack with the world's elite after posting a 15th-place result in Nove Mesto... [
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Saturday, January 15 SuperTour Sprints Circle Capitol
The $120,000 cross country SuperTour resumes Sunday with 1-kilometer classic technique sprint races involving many of the premier cross-country skiers in North America around the Wisconsin Capitol... [
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Beckie Scott Sovereign 2003 Friday, January 14 Scott and Renner headline talented group of veterans and rookies named to World Championship team
Beckie Scott will lead one of the strongest Canadian cross-country ski teams ever assembled when the Vermilion, Alta. native makes her return to the World Cup circuit this weekend, with nine other Canucks... [
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Shayla in one of her many sewing projects. Friday, January 14 World Universiade Update: Austrians are Interesting - By: Shayla Swanson
Austrians are interesting people. The young ones are tobaganing, the middle age are sunning themeselves on patios open in the winter and the elderly are showing everyone else what it means to be fit... [
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Friday, January 14 Bisson Narrowly Misses Sprint Qualifying at World Universiade
Christine Bisson of Laval University led the Canadian team at the World Universiade Games in Seefeld, Austria, with a 20th place finish in the women's 1km skate sprint... [
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Andrew Johnson on his way to gold in the US National Pursuit race in Soldier Hollow 2004 Monday, January 10 Johnson and Dussault Take Final US National Races
Olympian Andrew Johnson, who started the U.S. Cross Country Championships by winning his first title on his 27th birthday after finishing... [
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Sunday, January 9 Koos, Williams Win US Sprints Gold
Olympian Torin Koos and college skier Lindsay Williams braved howling winds and intermittent granular snowfall Saturday to win classic technique sprints on Day Four... [
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Saturday, January 8 Veerpalu, Bjoergen Win Otepaa World Cup
Estonain national hero Andrus Veerpalu won the World Cup men's 15K classic race Saturday by a whopping 42 seconds over Norwegian Frode Estil with a time of 37:17.1... [
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Tara Whitten leads the skate leg. Friday, January 7 Canada Cup Pursuit Photos - By: Dan Roycroft
Photos of the women's 5+5km Canada Cup Pursuit race on Jan 6th. Heavy snow made for very difficult conditions and a real battle against the elements as much as the competitors.... [
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Friday, January 7 Renner, Kershaw Win Canada Cup Pursuit in Canmore
Canada’s Sara Renner and Devon Kershaw powered their way across the finish line to the top of the podium in a Haywood Canada Cup pursuit race in Canmore... [
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Cross Country Alberta Logo Thursday, January 6 Alberta Cups 3 & 4 Postponed Due To Cold Weather
The Alberta Cup Races 3 & 4 scheduled for January 8 - 9 in Canmore, have been postponed to January 29 - 30 due to the predicted cold temperatures... [
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Haywood Securities Thursday, January 6 National Team Haywood Report: Making a team into a Team - By: Gord Jewett
It has been eight months since the first National Ski Team camp of the year at Mount Assiniboine Lodge and it seems like it was ages ago. When the team first assembled it was a mixed bag of athletes... [
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Ivan Babikov Wednesday, January 5 Babikov Strikes Again
Ivan Babikov kept American men off the top step of their own podium for the second race in a row today at the US National Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah. After a dominating win... [
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Rhonda Sandau barrel racing. Wednesday, January 5 Goldsack, Kershaw, Crawford and Gaiazova All Win Gold in Canada Cup Team Sprint
Organizers of the Haywood Canada Cup Team Sprint in Canmore caught a bit of a break on Tuesday as temperatures warmed to acceptable racing levels during the first Madshus Team Sprint... [
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Monday, January 3 Canmore Canada Cup Team Sprint Schedule Change
The Jury has met and the schedule for the Classic Team Sprints on January 4th has been confirmed with a changed start time... [
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Ivan Babikov T-Bay Canada Cup 2004 Monday, January 3 Babikov Destroys field at US Nationals 30km Free
As preliminary results come in from the US Nationals in Soldier Hollow, Utah, it appears Ivan Babikov has stormed to an impresive win by over a minute ahead of Andrew Johnson and Carl Swenson... [
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Saturday, January 1 Canada Cup Classic Team Sprints postponed
With the weather forecasts trending unfavorably the jury has postponed the Classic Team Sprints to Tuesday, January 4th... [
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