LatestNews Archive - December, 2005

Saturday, December 31 Neumannova Wins Home World Cup
National heroine Katerina Neumannova won the womenís World Cup 10K freestyle race Saturday while Vincent Vittoz of France captured the menís 15K. No Americans or Canadians raced... [
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Friday, December 30 Newell Qualifies 3rd in World Cup Sprint
Swede Bjoern Lind and Alena Sidko of Russia won World Cup free technique sprints Friday while Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) was 15th in the menís race with Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) 21st... [
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Super-fan Kevin Sandau ready for the 2005 World Cups in Canmore Wednesday, December 28 Photo of the Week: The Rabid Canadian Fans
Kevin Sandau was one of the many Canadian super-fans out supporting the hometown racers at the World Cups in Canmore last week. Although his coach Robin McKeever was sick and unable to race, his fans did have the most creative material out there... [
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Karla Mika Headshot Tuesday, December 27 Exel Racing Team Update: Cultivating a New Crop of Skiers - By: Karla Mika
Christmas ski schedules and snow forecasts can be highly unpredictable but each year one thing is certain, come Christmas Eve I will be in Kincardine, Ontario. This year was no exception. Since Christmas Eve fell on Saturday night I believed I had plenty of time to finish work on Friday, go for a ski at Highlands Nordic... [
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Exel Divas on Skis Logo Tuesday, December 27 Don't miss Divas on Skis this weekend!
Join the Exel Racing Team for the first Divas on Skis day this weekend at Hardwood Hills, Ontario (just north of Toronto) on December 31st! You and all your girlfriends are cordially invited to kick start your New Year's resolutions by joining the Exel Racing Team for a full day of skiing, health & wellness... [
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Adam Kates Headshot Wednesday, December 21 Exel Racing Team Update: The World Arrives in Canada - By: Adam Kates
have to admit that when I heard that the World Cup was coming back to Canada after an absence of over a decade I was skeptical that it would be well attended by the Nordic super powers of the world. This skepticism was largely fueled by the fact that most top European racers were poorly represented... [
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Canada Flag Wednesday, December 21 Canada Picks Olympic Team
Cross Country Canada officially announced the athletes that will attend the Winter Olympic in Torino, Italy this week... [
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Sara conceding and rejoicing a strong and very close 2nd place finish. Monday, December 19 Scott and Renner Silver in Team Sprint
Canada's cross-country ski queens, Beckie Scott and Sara Renner, teamed up to win their first ever silver medal in the team sprint relay on Sunday at the Alberta Centennial World Cup in Canmore, Alta... [
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But it was Norway's Eldar Roening that took it to the Swedes on the final lap. Sunday, December 18 Sprint Relay Silver: Pictures from the World Cup - By: Dan Roycroft
Beckie and Sara again showed incredible dominance winning the Silver Medal in Sunday's World Cup Sprint Relay. It came down to a close sprint finish with Germany, and earned Canada another medal to cap on the most incredible week of racing in Canadian history.... [
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Beckie was strong again on the climbs. Saturday, December 17 Scott Gold Again
Beckie Scott was first out of the garage, and led the world's elite cross-country skiers down the picturesque nordic highways of the Canmore Nordic Centre en route to claming the gold medal in the women's 15-kilometre classic race on Saturday morning... [
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Digica Logo Friday, December 16 Digica Computers joins Exel Racing Team as World Cup Sponsor
Independent Nordic Development Initiative for 2010 is proud to announce their partnership with Digica Computers Inc. Digica has signed on to be the official World Cup sponsor of the Exel Racing Team, providing the ski technician support required for the World Cup competitions currently taking place in Canada... [
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The medal awards ceremony for Beckie Scott's Silver medal in Canmore. Thursday, December 15 Scott Silver again while Russian-Canadian Babikov Shocks World
Beckie Scott completed a World Cup medal hat trick after jumping onto the podium for the third consecutive race, winning another silver medal - this time in the women's 10 kilometre individual skate event on Thursday morning in Canmore... [
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Tara Whitten Wednesday, December 14 Exel Racing Team Update: Bring it On! - By: Tara Whitten
Four weekends in a row of racing is a tough schedule for any competitor. For me, it has been an even bigger challenge, as interspersed with the racing I have had a class presentation, two research papers, and one final exam with two more just around the corner... [
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Coming down the home stretch! Tuesday, December 13 Gold and Bronze - Pictures from the World Cup - By: Dan Roycroft
Beckie Scott and Sara Renner thrilled the home crowd with gold and bronze in the World Cup Sprint on Sunday. With breakthrough performances by many of the other Canadian's, this World Cup was an amazing display of the powerhouse sprinters in Canada.... [
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A golden day with a bronze sunset. Sunday, December 11 Scott and Renner Make History with Gold and Bronze in World Cup
Tired of living out of their suitcases and watching foreign television, Beckie Scott and Sara Renner began a campaign three years ago to bring a World Cup cross-country skiing event to their home country... [
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Beckie led the field for much of the race. Saturday, December 10 Beckie Takes Silver in first Canadian World Cup in 11 Years
Beckie Scott stole the show in front of thousands of screaming Canadian fans on Saturday, winning a silver medal in the women's 15 kilometre pursuit race at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre near Vernon, B.C - the first time a World Cup cross-country skiing event has been held in Canada in more than a decade... [
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Beckie continues to lead on the last skate lap. Saturday, December 10 Beckie takes Silver - Pictures from the World Cup - By: Dan Roycroft
Beckie Scott led the Canadain team to a historic performance at the World Cup in Vernon Saturday. ... [
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Olympic sprint Champion Hetland charged to a surpising 17th place in the qualifier. Wednesday, December 7 Canadian's defend home turf in Silver Star Night Sprint
The inagural Silver Star Night Sprint saw some impressive international racing and some breakout performances by Canada's up-and-coming sprinters. Chardra Crawford and Phil Widmer both made it to the final 4 while Sean Crooks made it into the top 8 and Sara Renner claiming the bronze.... [
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Rhonda Sandau qualifying for the Silver Star Night Sprints Wednesday, December 7 Exel Racing Team Update: Racing the World - By: Rhonda Sandau
After a long summer of hard training, the racing season has gotten rolling in a hurry. We have just completed our second weekend of competition, and already the first selection races of the winter are over. Last weekend, all seven members of the Exel Racing Team gathered in Canmore, Alberta... [
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George Grey in the 30km pursuit at the 2003 World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy Sunday, December 4 Scott and Grey Take Second NorAm Wins
Canada's Beckie Scott and George Grey will enter their first World Cup races of the season next week at home with another gold medal under their belt. The two Canucks won their respective races at the Haywood NorAm... [
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Sunday, December 4 Canmore Nordic Centre Remains Closed to Recreational Users
The Canmore Nordic Centre is closed for public skiing as it finalizes preparations to host its first international World Cup cross-country Nordic ski event since 1989... [
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Phil Widmer gets a tan on one of the hot days. Saturday, December 3 Beckie Scott and Phil Widmer win NorAm Sprints
Canada's Phil Widmer won his first ever Haywood NorAm race, while Beckie Scott sprinted her way into familiar territory on top of the podium at a Haywood NorAm event on the World Cup track in Canmore, Alta. on Saturday... [
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Silver Star Night Sprints Logo Saturday, December 3 Silver Star Night Sprints Field Beefing Up
The start list for the Silver Star Night Sprints is looking like a World Class field with the inclusion of multiple World Championship gold medalist Marit Bjoergen, defending Olympic Champions Beckie Scott and Tor Arne Hetland and defending World Sprint Champion Emelie Oehrstig... [
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Saturday, December 3 Get ENERGIZED at Silver Starís Night Sprints Dash for Cash
Come on up for the most energized Nordic event in North America this year Ė Silver Starís Night Sprints Dash for Cash! Olympic and World Cup Nordic racers from 23 nations will be skate sprinting madly around a 650 metre course at the centre of Silver Star Mountain Resort, with $10,000 in cash up for grabs... [
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Friday, December 2 CCC Selects Ivan Babikov to Team 2010
In a move sure to get uparalleled action on the skifaster.net discussion board, Cross Country Canada has announce the selection of Ivan Babikov to Team 2010 of the National Ski Team program for the balance of the 2005/06 competitive season... [
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