LatestNews Archive - December, 2006

The podium couple Sunday, December 31 Canadians Blitz Tour de Ski Opener
The Canadian team charged into the opening day of the Tour de Ski today, with Devon Kershaw landing a silver medal and his sweetheart Chandra Crawford taking bronze... [
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Chandra ahead of eventual winner Marit Bjorgen and silver Arianna Folis. Sunday, December 31 Devon Kershaw wins silver, Chandra Crawford skis to bronze - By: CCC
A Christmas scrooge may have tried to spoil the holidays for Canada’s elite cross-country skiers, but Santa certainly had the last laugh before the New Year rings in – delivering a present in the form of silver and bronze medals for Devon Kershaw and Chandra Crawford in the sprint competition at the FIS Tour de Ski in Munich, Germany on Saturday... [
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Saturday, December 30 CCC Pre-Selects Several U23 for Senior World Championships - By: Editor
Citing unknown "changes in circumstances" CCC has effectily thown out the initial qualification standards for the Senior World Championships and made selection ammendments to pre-select certain U23 athletes.... [
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US Ski Team Logo Monday, December 25 US Champs Set for Houghton - By: USSA
The nation's best cross country skiers are set to converge Jan. 3-7 on Houghton for the U.S. Cross Country Championships, hosted by the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center... [
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Sunday, December 24 INDi2010 Update: Being Thankful - By: Karla Mika
My travels began in Sovereign Lake, BC, moved to Canmore, Alberta, on to Sun Valley, Idaho, and finally to Soldier Hollow, Utah (site of the 2002 Olympics). Each race brought with it unique challenges and exciting racing opportunities. Each site had its advantages, Sovereign with its amazing dual training ground... [
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Kris Freeman after winning the SuperTour classic sprint in Soldier Hollow, Utah December 2006 Wednesday, December 20 Freeman Nears US SuperTour Victories Mark - By: USSA
Two-time Olympian Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) swept a pair of races during the weekend to take over the men's lead in the $130,000 USSA Cross Country SuperTour standings while Caitlin Compton (Minneapolis) retained her women's overall lead and Laura Valaas stayed unbeaten after five sprints... [
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Wednesday, December 20 2007 Salomon Marathon Cup Series Revs Up for another season!
The Salomon Marathon Cup Series (MCS) is back for another tour of the Great White North with a revised event roster, more demo opportunities and a whack of cash and prizes. The 2007 edition promises to be a challenging and fun-filled circuit offering something for everyone... [
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Monday, December 18 Freeman, Valaas Win Again on SuperTour
Mother Nature ruled the day, as over a foot of fresh snow covered the sprint track at Soldier Hollow. Canada’s Amanda Ammar took advantage of the snowy conditions to glide into second place... [
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Devon Kershaw in the sprint at the 2004 Nationals in Charlo, New Brunswick Saturday, December 16 Kershaw Fights into 22nd in 30km Skate World Cup - By: CCC
Devon Kershaw and George Grey continue to progress their way up the international cross-country skiing leaderboard around the world. The Canadian duo finished 22nd and 37th respectively in one of the most punishing events on the World Cup circuit... [
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Gordon Jewett Saturday, December 16 INDi2010 Update: Exam Week - By: Gordon Jewett
The training season for cross-country skiers is one of the longest in sports. We spend nearly 8 months preparing for a racing season that typically only lasts about 4 months. There are very few sports that spend so much time away from competition and then have such a short competitive period... [
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Fast and Female Logo Saturday, December 16 Fast and Female Looking for 14-year olds from all across Canada!
“Where are all the girls?!?" is the main question on Chandra Crawford’s mind when she meets the numerous ski teams who come through Canmore, Alberta for training camps. Even on her team (the Canadian Senior National Team) the ratio of boys to girls is 2:1. Don’t get her wrong, it’s great having lots of strong guys around... [
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George Grey on his way to the best World Cup finish by a Canadian man in over a decade in the 15km skate. Wednesday, December 13 George Grey 25th in Italian World Cup
The 27-year-old Rossland, B.C. native, who has been struggling during early-season races on the World Cup, discovered some extra energy in his body to finish the men’s 15-kilometre classic race with a time of 39 minutes 46.0 seconds on good hard-packed conditions. Perhaps even more impressive... [
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Tuesday, December 12 Big Field Set for Soldier Hollow SuperTour
High-level competitions within the nordic ski world converge on Utah as the USSA Cross Country SuperTour and the nordic combined World Cup-B open at the 2002 Olympic cross country trails and ski jumps this week... [
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Tuesday, December 12 Tight Duels Atop the Points in US SuperTour
After three stops on the $130,000 Cross Country SuperTour schedule, three men are battling for the overall lead while Central Division CXC teammates Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA) and Caitlin Compton (Minneapolis) are atop the women's standings... [
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Sunday, December 10 Roycroft 2nd in SuperTour 30km
With slightly warmer temperatures and a bit of light snow coming down, Canada’s Dan Roycroft managed to fight through the challenging conditions and his own exhaustion to take the silver medal at the U.S. Super Tour 30km skate in Sun Valley, Idaho on Sunday... [
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Amanda Ammar Headshot 2006 Saturday, December 9 Canadian's Continue to Dominate on SuperTour
After dominating Wednesday's SuperTour sprint the Canadian contingent continued to roll today in Sun Valley, Idaho. Amanda Ammar and INDi2010 Racing Team's Tasha Betcherman took gold and bronze in the women's 5km classic, while Drew Goldsack and Dan Roycroft took silver and bronze in the men's 10km... [
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Tara Whitten Friday, December 8 INDi2010 Update: An Interview with INDi2010 - By: Tara Whitten
The last couple of weeks have been quite stressful for me, as I try finish my final papers and prepare for the last exams of my undergraduate degree while I travel around the continent racing. I have become quite used to combining school and skiing, but with each year the expectations at school become greater and this semester is really testing my limits in multitasking... [
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Friday, December 8 Grandi and Renner Join Fight Against Global Warming
Concerned about the future of their sports — as well as the future of their family and the environment — Olympic medalist cross-country skier Sara Renner and partner double World Cup winner Thomas Grandi are going carbon neutral, shrinking their environmental impact and offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions they produce... [
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Thursday, December 7 Kershaw 2nd in Swiss Night Sprint
After days of seeking snow and international racing in Europe, the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team hopped in the team van for a two-hour ride from Davos to Olten, Switzerland to test their luck against a strong field in a CO-OP City Sprint under the lights Thursday night... [
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Sean Crooks in his first distance World Cup race. Wednesday, December 6 Canadians Dominate Sun Valley SuperTour Sprint
Canada’s Sean Crooks was in familiar company when he stood atop the podium on Wednesday in the men’s 1.5- kilometre sprint race, surrounded by his countrymen and teammates as Canadians took the top-six spots... [
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David Nighbor heashot Monday, December 4 Nighbor and Webster Take Tight NorAm Wins
A truly international course did nothing to break up the lead group in the men's 15km NorAm mass start skate race on Sunday in Canmore, Alberta. Despite 4 laps of leg breaking climbs on the 4km loop, the race came down to a six way dash for gold. In the end it was Dave Nighbor following up on his Thursday classic win... [
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Sean Crooks in his first distance World Cup race. Saturday, December 2 Crooks and Jones Dash to NorAm Sprint Wins
Sean Crooks and Perianne Jones each took their first wins of the season in today's NorAm skate sprints in Canmore, Alberta, and both did it in commanding style. Jones and Crooks were the mornings fastest qualifiers... [
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