LatestNews Archive - January, 2007

Stefan Kuhn and Sean Crooks lead their quarter final. Monday, January 29 Danumentary #6: Tour-de-Ski Highlights
Danumentary #6 is out with highlights from the tour-de-ski. Share both the struggles and success of the Canadian team during the recent inagural running of FIS Tour-de-Ski. ... [
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Monday, January 29 Canadian World Championships Team Announced
Cross Country Canada announced the World Championship Team today in Canmore, Alberta. The selections were based on races over the past week as well as performances from earlier in the winter. The team is headlined by Olympic Champion Chandra Crawford along with Devon Kershaw... [
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Torin Koos Sunday, January 28 Koos & Newell 3rd and 4th in Estonian World Cup Sprints - By: USSA
Two-time Olympian Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) finished third and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, WA) fourth Saturday - the best U.S. men's World Cup finish since 1983 - in a 1.2K classic technique sprint won by Norway's Jens Arne Svartedal... [
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Sunday, January 28 Flora Doubles-up Again in Telemark SuperTour - By: USSA
Two-time Olympian Lars Flora (Anchorage, AK) is on a tear as he continues to sail through Cross Country SuperTour races before heading to the World Championships. He won both races over the weekend at Telemark Resort while Caitlin Compton (Minneapolis) and Lindsey Weier... [
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Sunday, January 28 Double NorAm Gold for Webster & Grey - By: CCC
Brittany Webster never really expected one win, let alone two, this weekend in the Haywood NorAm Canada Cup that was also acting as selection trials for the senior team of Canadian athletes heading to Japan for the World Championships, the third week of February... [
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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. Saturday, January 27 Webster, Grey Top Canmore NorAms - By: CCC
Brittany Webster’s return ticket to Canada from the recently cancelled Junior and Under-23 World Championships in Europe turned to gold on Saturday after the Ontario teen was the first to cross the finish line in the women’s 10-kilometre skate event at the Haywood NorAm race in Canmore, Alta... [
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Axel Teichmann headshot Saturday, January 27 Teichmann, Kowalczyk Win World Cup Classic Races in Estonia - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) finished 32nd and Andrew Johnson (Greensboro, VT) 51st Saturday in a windy and snowy World Cup 15K classic technique race won by former World Cup champion Axel Teichmann of Germany... [
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Friday, January 26 Flora, Valaas Win SuperTour FR Sprints - By: USSA
Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA), who has been almost bulletproof this winter in Cross Country SuperTour sprints, won her ninth sprint of the season Wednesday while Lars Flora (Anchorage, AK), who won two in a row over the weekend, added his third straight SuperTour victory in the men's event... [
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Tara Whitten Friday, January 26 INDi2010 Update: A Lesson on Mental Toughness - By: Tara Whitten
I have been watching the comeback of Serena Williams at the Australian Open with awe and admiration. Before this event she was seeded 81st in the world and unranked in the tournament; now she has made her way into the final against the #1 seeded Maria Sharapova... [
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US Ski Team Logo Wednesday, January 24 US Names 37 for Nordic JWCs/U-23 Champs - By: USSA
Thirty-seven athletes have been named to compete at the Nordic Junior World Championships/Under-23 Cross Country Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, the U.S. Ski Team said... [
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shaunawhyte_downhill.jpg Wednesday, January 24 Whyte Takes Seventh World Cup Medal in a Row - By: CCC
Canada’s Shauna Maria Whyte extended her medal-winning streak to six, bringing home her third bronze medal in the women’s sit-ski race at the IPC World Cup cross-country skiing event on Wednesday in Tannheim, Germany... [
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Monday, January 22 World Juniors/U23s Postponed
The FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships and U23 in Tarvisio, Italy from January 29th to February 4th have been postponed until mid-March. The final dates will be confirmed in the next few days. The cancellation was forced by the unseasonably warm weather that has plagued Europe this winter, making snow a scarce commodity... [
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Sunday, January 21 Randall Sprints to First Ever U.S. Women's World Cup Podium - By: USSA
Two-time Olympian Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) earned the first World Cup cross country podium by a U.S. woman Sunday, finishing third in a photo finish in a 1.2K freestyle sprint... [
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Phil Widmer won again today on the final stretch. Sunday, January 21 Photos from Haywood NorAm Sunday Sprint
Photo Highlights of sprint action at Sunday's Haywood NorAm World Senior Championship Trial races.... [
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Sarah Daitch also took the win again today. Sunday, January 21 Widmer and Daitch Go 2 for 2 - By: CCC
The field got stronger with many of Canada’s World Cup skiers taking part in Sunday’s Haywood NorAm races at the Canmore Nordic Centre, but the results were the same. Canadians Phil Widmer and Sarah Daitch both won back-to-back gold medals, and hold the leaders bibs, in the men’s and women’s Madshus Sprint Series... [
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Riitta Liisa Roponen Saturday, January 20 Legkov, Roponen Win Mass Start World Cups in Russia
It was a day for new winners in Rybinsk, Russia today as Alexander Legkov and Riitta Liisa Roponen both took the first World Cup wins of their careers. Surprisingly small fields of 35 in the men's 30km and 28 in the women's 15km raced in marginal snow conditions due to the warm weather that has been plaguing Europe this winter... [
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Saturday, January 20 Widmer and Daitch Claim NorAm Sprints in Canmore - By: CCC
Canada’s elite cross-country ski athletes were battling for more than national bragging rights during the Madshus sprint races on Saturday at their home training centre in Canmore, Alta... [
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The view from Rhonda's Liechtenstien hotel room at the 2007 Swiss Championships Friday, January 19 INDi2010 Special Update: Swiss Bliss - By: Rhonda Sandau
It is amazing what a difference a week makes! I have been in Europe for two weeks now and my time here has become easier and more enjoyable with every day. Over the past week I have recovered from my jet leg and am able to get through the day without the help of caffeine... [
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Wednesday, January 17 German athletes regularly skip doping tests, study finds; WADA surprised - By: Canoe SLAM! Sports
Athletes managed to skip doping tests in Germany with regularity last year and weren't punished, a study by television station ARD revealed Tuesday... [
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Tasha Video Files 4 Wednesday, January 17 INDi2010 Update: Tasha's Video Files - Tour the Trails - By: Tasha Betcherman
In this entry in Tasha's video files she takes you on a tour of some of her favourite trails. See the Canmore Nordic Centre and Tasha as she skis the World Cup course and finds a surprise along the way.... [
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Wednesday, January 17 NorAm Sprint Registration Closes Wednesday!
Please note that registration for the NorAm sprints in Canmore on January 20th and 21st effectively closes on Wednesday, January 17th. Although registrations will be accepted up until January 19th, a $100 late registration fee will apply to all registrations after Wednesday... [
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US Nationals sprint relay 2007 Tuesday, January 16 US Selects World Champs Team - By: USSA
Ten Olympic skiers headline a group of a dozen cross country athletes named to compete next month in the Nordic World Championships in Sapporo, Japan, the U.S. Ski Team said Monday... [
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Mark Doble offering a different downhill style on the lookout Monday, January 15 Ontario Cup Racing Report and Photos - By: Jim Cameron
This weekend ‘s Ontario Cup races hosted by Big Thunder Nordic were the first racing series of the season in Ontario as Ontario Cup # 1 scheduled for Timmins fell victim to rain and warm weather. In Thunder Bay the opposite happened with cold weather resulting in a three hour start delay on Saturday ... [
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shaunawhyte_nearcrash.jpg Sunday, January 14 Whyte, Weldom Score Disabled World Cup Medals - By: CCC
Canada’s ParaNordic Ski Team enjoyed a successful first week at the IPC World Cup, winning two more bronze medals in the cross-country skiing distance events on Sunday in Vuokatti, Finland... [
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Sunday, January 14 Ontario Names Canada Games Team
Ontario named it's Canada Winter Games Team recently based on the Canada Points List. The scheduled trials race in Timmins, Ontario in mid-December was cancelled due to poor snow conditions, and the points list was used as the alternative selection method... [
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Saturday, January 13 Canadian Masters Headed to Rossland
Rossland is enjoying great snow conditions this year and having just finished holding a NorAm race at Black Jack this weekend, we are ready and primed for the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation Canadian Masters Championships races to be held here on February 4-11... [
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Fast and Female Logo Thursday, January 11 Fast and Female Selects Young Skiers from Across Canada
Congratulations - the following young ladies from across Canada have been selected to attend Fast and Female on a trip subsidized by Cross Country Canada's Women on Skis Committee... [
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Rhonda Sandau in Cogne, Italy Thursday, January 11 INDi2010 Update: Ciao from Italy! - By: Rhonda Sandau
I am spending the month of January in Italy, preparing for and competing in the World University Games (WUG) being held in Torino, Italy from January 17th to 27th. While the majority of the Canadian WUG Cross-Country team arrives on January 14th, myself and fellow Canadian... [
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Wednesday, January 10 Nighbor, Webster Headline Strong World U23/Junior Team
The championships are scheduled for Tarvisio, Italy from Jan.29 – Feb.4, although there is a rumour circulating among athletes in Italy that the event could be moved to Pragelato, site of the 2006 Olympics, due to poor snow conditions in Tarvisio... [
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Tuesday, January 9 Nighbor Sweeps Rossland NorAms - By: CCC
Sportsmanship was the word of the day, Sunday, during the final event in the Open Men’s category of the Haywood NorAm in Rossland. Red-bib leader, Dave Nighbor broke a pole during a difficult uphill section and was forced to ski with one pole for nearly three kilometres... [
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Chandra showing fine climbing form. Monday, January 8 TdS Stage 4 Photos - By: Dan Roycroft
Photos from the fourth stage of the Tour de Ski, a skate sprint in Asiago, Italy... [
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US Championships 2007 Womens Team Sprint Podium Monday, January 8 US Championships Wraps up with Team Sprints - By: USSA
Two-time Olympian Lars Flora (Anchorage, AK) and Chad Giese (St. Paul, MN) upset Olympians Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) in Sunday's freestyle technique 1.3K team sprint, which ended the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech... [
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Sunday, January 7 Angerer and Kuitunen Win Inaugural Tour de Ski - By: CCC
After six days of racing that included traveling hundreds of kilometres, both on the snow and in the team van around Europe over a one-week span, Canada’s elite cross-country skiers survived the ultimate endurance test – the Tour de Ski... [
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Sunday, January 7 Team Sprints Conclude U.S. Championships - By: USSA
Two-time Olympian Lars Flora (Anchorage, AK) and Chad Giese (St. Paul, MN) upset Olympians Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) in Sunday's freestyle technique 1.3K team sprint, which ended the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech... [
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Saturday, January 6 Kuitunen, Roenning Win Stage 6 of TdS - By: CCC
The Finnish and Norwegian athletes mounted the top step of the podium in the men’s and women’s distance events during the fifth, and second last stage, of the Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme, Italy on Saturday... [
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Saturday, January 6 Newell, Randall Capture US Nationals Sprint Gold Medals - By: USSA
Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) grabbed his first national title and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) earned her first of the week after two silver medals as they won classic technique 1K sprints Saturday at the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech... [
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Jeff Ellis Saturday, January 6 INDi2010 Update: Sickness Happens! - By: Jeff Ellis
I can’t believe it is update time again. The ski-racing season truly makes time go by way too fast. This week my racing schedule has landed me in Houghton, Michigan to compete at the US National Championships. Yet again it was another road trip... [
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Saturday, January 6 Nighbor Unbeatable in Rossland
Dave Nighbor showed once again today that he is unbeatable in domestic competition at the moment. Nighbor, not usually known as a sprint specialist, bested the rest of the field in the classic sprint today and tightened his overall lead in the Haywood NorAm series... [
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Friday, January 5 Tired Crawford 12th in Asiago TdS Sprint - By: CCC
Olympic gold medallist, Chandra Crawford, was on pace towards sprinting to her third consecutive trip to the podium in an international skate-ski sprint event, but ran out of gas and fresh legs at the Tour De Ski in Asiago, Italy on Friday... [
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Thursday, January 4 Nighbor, Webster Dominate NorAm Skate - By: CCC
It was a golden day for David Nighbor, who not only won the men’s 10-kilometre skate event, but also managed to clinch a spot in the Under- 23 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy, January 29 to February 4... [
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Devon Kershaw battles through horendous conditions. Wednesday, January 3 Tour de Ski Stage 3 Photos - By: Dan Roycroft
Photos from day three of the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf, Germany... [
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The gold at the end of the rainbow was Kershaw's continued hold on the sprint leaders kersey heading into Friday's sprit in Asiago, Italy Wednesday, January 3 Kershaw Holds Sprint Jersey in TdS - By: CCC
The Canadian squad struggled to find the right wax and skis, resulting in a disappointing day during the third leg of the Tour de Ski in Oberstdorf, Germany on Tuesday... [
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Wednesday, January 3 World Junior/U23 Trials Start Thursday in Rossland
310 racers have registered to race the biggest ever cross country ski race to be held at Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club, Rossland, BC. Racers have come from as far away as Australia to compete in this race... [
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2007 US Nationals Women's 5km Classic Podium Wednesday, January 3 Freeman, Weier Win US Champs Openers - By: USSA
Three-time Olympian Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) collected his seventh national title Wednesday in the 10K classic technique race while Lindsey Weier (Mahtomedi, MN), a two-time Olympian, won her first U.S. gold medal, winning the women's 5K. It is the first time the U.S. Cross Country Championships have been in Michigan since 1956... [
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Tuesday, January 2 US Championships Open Wednesday - By: USSA
The U.S. Cross Country Championships open Wednesday at Michigan Tech with a chance to earn a place on one of several teams - the Nordic World Championships, the Junior World Championships, the Under-23 Championships and a Continental Cup trip in Europe... [
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Devon closely tracking swiss Eiginman in the final Tuesday, January 2 Kershaw 25th in TdS Stage 2 - By: CCC
While they have all but mastered the sprint discipline, Canada’s next generation of World Cup cross-country skiers continue their paces on a dedicated journey towards excellence in the distance races... [
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Tuesday, January 2 UofC Courses for Athletes in Canmore - By: Matthias Ahrens
We ask that you please complete this survey by January 3rd, 2007... [
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Mark Doble Monday, January 1 INDi2010 Update: Canada Games 2007 - By: Mark Doble
The ability to ski on good natural snow in southern Ontario during Christmas has always been hit and miss, this year being a definite miss! Besides the mediocre conditions for about a week during late November it has been nothing but warm weather and rain... [
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