LatestNews Archive - November, 2006

Tasha Betcherman in the 10km Pursuit in Silver Star, November 2006 Thursday, November 30 NorAm Gold for Betcherman and Nighbor
Tasha Betcherman continued her strong early season form for the INDi2010 Racing Team today as she crushed the competition in the women's 10km classic NorAm event in Canmore, Alberta. Betcherman was consistent from start to finish, winning by a whopping 55.3 seconds over American Morgan Arritola... [
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FIS Logo Transparent Thursday, November 30 Italian World Cups Cancelled
The upcoming World Cup events in Aosta and Cogne, Italy on December 8th & 12th have been cancelled due to a lack of snow and very warm temperatures in central Europe. The events, scheduled to be a skate sprint and distance mass start classic race will possibly be replaced... [
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David Zylberberg Hiking in Kilarnie (2003) Thursday, November 30 What Makes Sudbury Great - By: David Zylberberg
Why is Sudbury a truly great place to live? We have a decent university and all of the other amenities of a mid-sized city, but so do many places. People are friendly, but they are in any other city once one has lived there long enough to belong... [
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X-C.com Nordic Event Tour Logo Thursday, November 30 Inaugural X-C.com Nordic Event Tour Brews Up a Whole Lot of Buzz - By: X-C.com
Coffee cups don’t lie, and with 360 of them missing at the end of a chilly weekend there’s no disputing the success of the X-C.com inaugural Nordic Event Tour weekend November 24th to 26th... [
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Zina Kocher Wednesday, November 29 Zina Kocher 3rd in World Cup - By: CBC
Zina Kocher of Red Deer, Alta., had a breakout performance and made her first appearance on a World Cup biathlon podium Wednesday, finishing third in the 15-kilometre event in Ostersund, Sweden... [
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Tasha Betcherman Wednesday, November 29 INDi2010 Update: Tasha's Video Files #3 - By: Tasha Betcherman
Welcome to the third installment of Tasha's video files for the INDi2010 Racing Team.  In this most recent video Tasha discusses last weekend's races as well as the Team's plan for the next couple of weeks... [
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WADA Logo Tuesday, November 28 Study Shows Small Individual Haemoglobin Variation - By: FIS
Following the Olympic Winter Games in Turin, a study was carried out this summer and autumn to evaluate the possible causes for variation in the haemoglobin (Hb) values in elite Cross-Country skiers. Based on the initial findings of the WADA supported study... [
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Monday, November 27 US SuperTour Opens in West Yellowstone - By: US Ski Team
Good snow and good weather greeted more than 200 racers, including a couple of ex-Olympians and a throng of college skiers, over the Thanksgiving holiday for the start of the 2007 USSA Cross Country SuperTour... [
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Sunday, November 26 Kershaw Top Canadian in 43rd at Finnish World Cup
Norway's Eldar Roenning handily captured the men's title in the 15 kilometre classic event, and the third World Cup victory of his career, while Virpi Kuitunen gave the hometown crowd something to cheer about as she stepped onto the podium for the second time in as many days, winning the women's 10 kilometre classic race... [
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Sunday, November 26 Swede Takes Second NorAm Gold in Pursuit
Sweden's Jerry Ahrlin captured the top step of the NorAm podium for the second day in a row today, narrowly beating Dan Roycroft to the line by just 1.3 seconds in the 15km pursuit at Sovereign Lake Ski Club. Ahrlin was happy to follow for the majority of the race before employing his strong sprint in the final meters of the race to take gold... [
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Saturday, November 25 Ahrlin, Brennan Win NorAm Sprints
There were new faces on the top of the podium on Saturday in the NorAm sprint races at Sovereign Lake Ski Club in BC. Sweden's Jerry Ahrlin won his first race on Canadian soil, while Kate Brennan won the first NorAm event of her young career in dominating fashion... [
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Saturday, November 25 Kershaw Leads Canadians in World Cup Sprint, Norwegian Men Dominate
With a goal of measuring where they stand against the world's best at this time of year, the four Canadians who hit the start line for the sprint event struggled to find their top form under warm and slushy conditions against one of the deepest and most talented fields on the World Cup circuit... [
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Saturday, November 25 US Skiers Hot in Classic Sprint World Cup
The US Team had a day to remember today at the second stop of the FIS World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland. Both Andrew Newell and Kikkan Randall scored 12th place finishes to lead the US on the results sheet. The American men were particularly impressive, placing 3 athletes in the top 30 after Newell qualified second in the classic sprint... [
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Jeff Ellis Headshot Friday, November 24 INDi2010 Update: Snowbound - By: Jeff Ellis
On the 27th day of October my INDi2010 teammate Mark Doble and I began our drive out to Silver Star Mountain located just above Vernon, BC. Our goal was to arrive there for November 1st, fully expecting to be skiing on top of several feet of fresh snow... [
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Thursday, November 23 Sprinters Back in Action Saturday in Finland
A full U.S. Ski Team is on hand for the third stop on the World Cup tour in weather-challenged Kuusamo. Classic technique is the order of the day for sprints Saturday with men's 15K and women's 10K races Sunday... [
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Monday, November 20 Laurentian Nordic Trails Threatened
A proposed University Access Road at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario is threatening many of the ski trails in the area. The proposed road, which will dissect the existing ski, walking and biking trails in many locations will decimate the trail network and destroy one of Sudbury’s finest outdoor recreational facilities... [
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Sunday, November 19 Black Jack Cross-Country Ski Club Premier Race Events
All Nordic skiers take note, especially Master, Junior and U23 racers. The trails at the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in Rossland, BC will be hosting their two biggest race events ever... [
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Devon Kershaw training at Sovereign Lake Nordic Center in May of 2006 Saturday, November 18 Devon Kershaw 15th in Opening World Cup. - By: CCC
Kershaw continued last weekend's strong performance with a breakthrough 15th place in today's 15km skate World Cup. The performance by the Sudbury, Ont. native, marks the best finish for a Canadian male in more than 10 years in a distance event.... [
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X-C.com logo Saturday, November 18 X-C.com Powers Up With New Partners – Naturally
Team X-C.com is looking to make fast tracks the natural way this season thanks to partnerships with three delicious and highly effective all-natural sport nutritional supplements... [
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Rhonda Sandau putting in a solid time trial. Friday, November 17 INDi2010 Update: On Berardi - By: Rhonda Sandau
In my last update, The Skiers Dictionary, I defined the term "I'm On Berardi". As I mentioned before, being on Berardi refers to following the nutrition plan set out by nutritionist Dr. John Berardi. Many cross country skiers, including myself, have subscribed to his innovative nutritional philosophies... [
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Wednesday, November 15 XC World Cup Resumes Saturday in Sweden
The cross country World Cup is set to shift into continuous mode this weekend as U.S. and Canadian athletes arrived above the Arctic Circle this week... [
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Devon Kershaw in Finland Sunday, November 12 Kershaw 2nd in Saariselän Cont. Cup
Devon Kershaw picked up where he left off last season with a strong 2nd place finish in the final Continental Cup warm-up race before the World Cup opens next week. In a strong field including the Finnish, Swiss, Austrian, and Japanese teams, Kershaw narrowly missed the win only 3 seconds behind Matti Heikkinen.... [
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Mark Doble in the 10km classic at the 2006 Canadian Championships Sunday, November 12 INDi2010 Update: Stocking up on Vitamin D - Desire! - By: Mark Doble
Ever since I was five years old I have been involved in some kind of competitive sport. I think it is for this reason that I have developed a lot of respect for all professional athletes competing at a high level... [
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Andy Newell sprints to 3rd in China for the best American finish on the World Cup since 1983 Wednesday, November 8 Outside Magazine Lists Newell Among Top 100 for '06 - By: USSA
While he's training in Sweden for the next cross country World Cup races, Olympian Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) - whose podium finish last March in China was the first by an American in World Cup racing since Bill Koch in 1983 - is being celebrated by Outside Magazine for his historic result... [
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Gord Jewett Headshot Friday, November 3 INDi2010 Update: There's More Than One Way to Skin a Cat - By: Gordon Jewett
You could spend weeks interviewing elite athletes about their approach to sport and taking everything at face value, you'd likely just become more and more confused as the days went by. There may be more than one way to skin a cat... [
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