LatestNews Archive - January, 2006

Dasha Gaiazova on her way to 2nd place in the Canada Cup pursuit in Canmore, AB, January 2005 Tuesday, January 31 Gaiazova Sprints to 5th at U23 Worlds
Four members of the Canadian U23 and junior teams are headed to the Olympics next month, but the highlight of the sprint races at the Junior World Championships in Medvode, Slovenia came from and athlete that won't be heading to Torino... [
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Sunday, January 29 Chamberlain Dominates SuperTour in Telemark
David Chamberlain put his stamp on the weekend of US SuperTour racing in Telemark, Wisconsin on Sunday winning the 15km mass start skate event to take his second win in as many days... [
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Tara Whitten in the NorAm sprint in Canmore 2005 Thursday, January 26 Exel Racing Team Update: Looking to the Future - By: Tara Whitten
As I write this update I am listening to the election results blaring from a television in the background, and it occurs to me that running for office is probably a little bit like sport. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose... [
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Ivan Babikov T-Bay Canada Cup 2004 Thursday, January 26 Ivan Babikov Named to Russian Olympic Team
Details have been trickling in over the past few days but it is now official that Ivan Babikov, a member of the Canadian Ski Team, has been selected to the Russian Olympic team... [
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Chris Cook on his way to gold in the 2006 Telemark SuperTour classic sprint Thursday, January 26 Cook and Naryshkina Dominate Telemark Sprints
Russian skier Natasha Naryshkina used her powerful double pole and unrivaled climbing skills to win the SuperTour classic sprint at Telemark Resort in Wisconsin. Naryshkina, who won the 10km classic race last weekend... [
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Dasha Gaiazova on her way to 2nd place in the Canada Cup pursuit in Canmore, AB, January 2005 Monday, January 23 Gaiazova Gold and Bronze in France
While the Canadian team had one of it's best ever weekends on World Cup, the U23 and Junior World Championship teams were also posting top results in France at the OPA event... [
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Monday, January 23 US Under-23 Team Announced
Six men and six women - including three recently named Olympians for the Torino Winter Games - have been named to compete in the 2006 Under-23 Cross Country World Championships in Slovenia, U.S. Nordic Director Luke Bodensteiner said... [
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Sunday, January 22 Naryshkinam, Chamberlain Take Itasca Classic Wins
In ideal conditions and light falling snow Russian skier Natasha Naryshkina dominated the US SuperTour women's 10km classic race at Mt.Itasca today, winning by 23.8 seconds over Canadian Shayla Swanson... [
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Chandra Crawford partnered with Milaine Theriault to score an impressive 9th place. Sunday, January 22 3 Canadians Crack World Cup Top 10, Newell 4th
Scott and two other Canadian women, Sara Renner and Chandra Crawford, both from Canmore, Alta., marched their way through the heats with the 30 best cross-country ski athletes in the world... [
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Saturday, January 21 Justin Freeman and Turunen Win Itasca SuperTour Skate Races
Justin Freeman, who was controversially picked for the US Olympic team, rose to the top of the pack on Saturday to win the men's 10km skate race at Mt.Itasca in Minnesota... [
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Beckie Scott in Nove Mesto Skate Sprint January 2005 Saturday, January 21 Scott Wins Another World Cup, Jeffries 24th
Beckie Scott completed the hat trick, winning her third World Cup gold medal of the season, and her career, in the women's 15 kilometre pursuit race in Oberstdorf, Germany on Saturday... [
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Friday, January 20 US Names 13 for Junior Worlds in Slovenia
Twenty-six athletes, including 13 cross country skiers, led by Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT/Burke Mountain Academy) and Morgan Arritola (Fairfield, ID/Sun Valley SEF) who each collected two medals at the U.S. Cross Country Championships, have been named to represent... [
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Phil Widmer blasted to 4th place qualifier in his first ever World Cup race. Thursday, January 19 Canadian Junior and Under-23 Teams Brimming With Potential
With selection races wrapped up in Quebec City earlier this month, 19 of Canada’s top young cross-country skiers have been selected to wear the maple leaf for international junior and under-23 competition... [
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Swede Mathias Fredriksson in the 15km skate Wednesday, January 18 More race photos from the Canmore World Cups - By: John Gibson
Photos from Canmore based photographer John Gibson/ of international athletes at the World Cup races in Canmore... [
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Kris Freeman in the 15km skate Wednesday, January 18 US Olympic Team Announced
Freeman (Andover, NH), who has posted the best U.S. cross country skiing results since the Bill Koch era two decades ago, and three-time Olympian Carl Swenson (Park City, UT) headline a group of 17 cross country skiers named Tuesday to the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team... [
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Rhonda Sandau qualifying for the Silver Star Night Sprints Tuesday, January 17 Exel Racing Team Update: Living On The Edge - By: Rhonda Sandau
Most athletes have a unique understanding of the phrase “I'm (living) on the edge”. For some people it might refer to living an extreme or risky lifestyle. However, for an athlete being “on edge” usually refers to being on the edge of sickness... [
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Sunday, January 15 Renner, Scott and Ammar 4th in World Cup Relay
Canada's women's cross-country skiers, who took the nation by storm on their home snow last month, teamed up with a Swedish skier to post an unofficial fourth-place result in a 4x5 kilometre World Cup team relay on Sunday in Val di Fiemme, Italy... [
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Beckie on her way to a silver medal in the 10km skate race. Saturday, January 14 Angerer, Neumannova win in Val di Fiemme, Renner 12th
Tobias Angerer of Germany fattened his World Cup points lead Saturday, out-skiing Russian Evgenji Dementiev by just three-tenths of a second in a 30K mass start freestyle race where the top three skiers were six-tenths apart and the top 15 just 9.1 seconds apart... [
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Ivan takes 4th in the World Cup 15km skate. Friday, January 13 Babikov 4th at Russian Championships
Russian skier Ivan Babikov, who is a member of the Canadian National Ski Team, was 4th in the Russian Championships 50km skate event today... [
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Wednesday, January 11 Freeman, Wagner Win Pursuit Titles
Olympians Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) and Wendy Wagner (Park City, UT) took early leads Tuesday and led all the way to win the final events of the U.S. Cross Country Championships... [
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Jeff Ellis Headshot Tuesday, January 10 Exel Racing Team Update: And the learning experiences just keep coming - By: Jeff Ellis
Another race weekend down and I have yet again parted ways with my Exel teammates. Tara is back in Edmonton, Rhonda off to Canmore, Karla back to work in Collingwood, Adam settling in, in Thunder Bay, Gord back to... [
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Beckie Scott leads the way out of the stadium on her way to gold in the 15km World Cup classic in Canmore Monday, January 9 World Cup race photos of Canadians from the Canmore World Cups - By: John Gibson
Photos from Canmore based photographer John Gibson/ of Canadian athletes at the World Cup races in Canmore... [
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Liz Stephen on her way to a tie gold with Kikkan Randall in the 5km skate at the 2006 US National Championships Sunday, January 8 Randall Completes Hat Trick at Soldier Hollow
Olympian Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK), who came to town looking to win two national titles, completed a personal "hat trick" Sunday, tying for first in the women's 5K skate race with junior Liz Stephen (Montpelier, VT) while Ivan Babivo won and James Southam (also Anchorage) successfully defended his men's 10K title... [
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Sunday, January 8 Newell 27th in Otepaeae Sprint
Swedes Bjoern Lind and Lina Andersson each won classic technique World Cup sprints Sunday. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was 27th in the men's 1.5K test... [
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Dasha Gaiazova on her way to 2nd place in the Canada Cup pursuit in Canmore, AB, January 2005 Sunday, January 8 Nishikawa and Gaiazova Rule NorAm Pursuit
In the first Nationally Sanctioned continuous pursuit event held east of the Monoshee Mountain Range of British Columbia, Dasha Gaiazova and Graham Nishikawa skied strong free technique legs to capture the gold in the final races of the Haywood NorAm... [
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Dasha Gaiazova on her way to 2nd place in the Canada Cup pursuit in Canmore, AB, January 2005 Saturday, January 7 Nighbor and Gaiazova Golden in Quebec
Dave Nighbor and Dasha Gaiazova continued to lead the next generation of Canada's top cross-country skiers, claiming their second straight gold medals of the week... [
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Kikkan Randall on route to her 4th US title in the 10km classic at the 2006 US Nationals Saturday, January 7 Babikov and Randall Win US National Classic Races
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) collected the third national title of his career Saturday, winning the 15K classic at the U.S. Cross Country Championships while Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) added her fourth... [
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Saturday, January 7 Pedersen, Rotchev Take Split-second World Cup Wins
Norwegian Hilde G. Pedersen captured the first World Cup win over her career Saturday in a 10K classic race while Vassili Rotchev of Russia took the men’s 15K CL in another split-second victory... [
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Friday, January 6 Canadians Set for Olympics
Fresh off the heady success achieved at two World Cup events on their home snow last month, Canada's elite cross-country ski athletes are sprinting into the 2006 Olympic Winter Games replete with veteran leadership and podium potential... [
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Thursday, January 5 Nighbor, Gaiazova take NorAm Gold
Fresh from the holiday break, Canadian cross-country skiers Dave Nighbor and Graham Nishikawa went head to head in today's opening Haywood NorAm race of 2006, with the training partners trading leads over the 3 X 5-km course north of Quebec City... [
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Thursday, January 5 Cook, Randall Take US Sprint Titles
Olympian Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) and aspiring Olympian Chris Cook (Rhinelander, WI) led from start to finish Thursday as they cruised to the gold medals in the freestyle sprints on the second day of the U.S. Cross Country Championships on the 2002 Olympic trails... [
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Rebecca Dussault wins 2006 US National 15km skate race Wednesday, January 4 Babikov, Dussault Win at US Nationals
For Americans Andrew Johnson (Greensboro, VT) and Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison, CO), 2006 is starting off on the right foot after capturing the first two U.S. titles in the opening races of the 2006 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow... [
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Gord Jewett Headshot Tuesday, January 3 Exel Racing Team Update: An End and a Beginning - By: Gord Jewett
The 2006 Olympics are already over. As soon as I finished the 30km classic in Canmore on December 17th, that dream ended along with any chance I had of making the Olympic team. Following that I had very basic priorities... [
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Tuesday, January 3 US Nationals to Decide US Olympic Team
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), who has produced the best American cross country results in two decades, and Carl Swenson (Park City, UT), who comes to town with 11 U.S. titles, will lead the throng Tuesday as this 2002 Olympic venue hosts the U.S. Cross Country Championships with a pack of 451 skiers... [
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