LatestNews Archive - February, 2007

Brian McKeever on his way to a historic result. Wednesday, February 28 World Championship mayhem produces best result
The World Championships Men's 15km individual start skate race was a carbon copy of last year's Olympic debacle with a freak snow storm wrecking havoc with the results.... [
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Brian McKeever nears the finish as the snow gets heavier. Wednesday, February 28 McKeever 24th in Crazy World Champs Race - By: CCC
On any given day, being the top Canadian finisher in a World Championship race would be a proud accomplishment for any athlete. For blind skier Brian McKeever, breaking into the top-25 against the world’s best cross-country skiers... [
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Kris Freeman powers through the heaviest part of a 25 minute squall that hammered the men's 15K freestyle at the 2007 World Champs Wednesday, February 28 Biathlete Wins Snowy Men's 15K Freestyle - By: USSA
Biathlete Lars Berger of Norway was the surprise gold medalist Wednesday in the men's 15K freestyle at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships as a harder-than-expected snowstorm struck midway through the starting field. Lars Flora and James Southam... [
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Katerina Neumannova Tuesday, February 27 Neumannova Dominates 10km Skate at Worlds - By: CCC
Canada’s young women’s cross-country ski team continue to gain valuable experience on what life is like racing against the world’s best athletes... [
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Tuesday, February 27 Weier Top US Skier in Worlds 10K - By: USSA
Czech Katerina Neumannova won her second consecutive 10K freestyle world championships Tuesday as the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships resumed after a day off. Top American was Northern Michigan University senior Lindsey Weier (Mahtomedi, MN) in 52nd place... [
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Tuesday, February 27 US Nordic Notes: Freeman Prepares 15Ks - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) leads a group of four U.S. skiers competing Wednesday in the men's 15K freestyle race at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships... [
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Olga Saviolova Sunday, February 25 Gaiazova 46th, Betcherman 51st in World's Pursuit - By: CCC
It may have been four years since Russia’s Olga Savialova made her first trip to the top step of the podium at a World Championship race, but she was back in the familiar spot after winning Sunday’s 15-kilometre women’s pursuit race on Sunday in Sapporo, Japan... [
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Kikkan Randall in the 15km Pursuit at the 2007 World Championships Sunday, February 25 Randall Earns Best Worlds Pursuit Finish - By: USSA
Russian Olga Savialova edged Czech Katerina Neumannova by a half-second Sunday in the women's 15K (7.5K CL+7.5K FR) pursuit at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) was 41st and Lindsey Weier (Mahtomedi, MN) 52nd... [
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Sunday, February 25 Whyte in Final European IPC World Cup of Season - By: CCC
It was a battle right to the finish for Canada’s Shauna Maria Whyte, in the women’s short distance sit-ski event Sunday, in Sweden. Whyte, a native of Hinton, Alta., finished the race in fourth-place, and found herself left off the podium, a position she is not very familiar with this season... [
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Saturday, February 24 World Champs Team Sprint Video - By: Canmore Physical Therapy
Canadian Team physiotherapist Shane Munro has uploaded video from the men's sprint final at the World Championships on his website. Footage from the medal ceremony and Drew and Devon's trip the podium, as well as a few interviews, will be posted on the same link soon... [
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Saturday, February 24 Grey 25th in World Champs Pursuit - By: CCC
The 27-year-old from Rossland, B.C. maintained pace with the frontrunners, finishing the pursuit race with a time of one hour 13 minutes 53.7 seconds. The pursuit race combines 15 kilometres of classic skiing with an additional 15 kilometres of skate skiing... [
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Saturday, February 24 US Nordic Notes: Dyed Hair - By: USSA
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) will bring her pink-dyed hair to the women's 15K pursuit (7.5K CL+7.5K FR) Saturday and Lindsey Weier (Mahtomedi, MN), her teammate on the 2002 and '06 Olympic Team, will make her first start of the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships... [
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Men's World Champs 30km Pursuit in Sapporo, Japan Saturday, February 24 Freeman 19th in 30K Pursuit - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) skied with the lead pack throughout the race and survived a late crash to finish 19th Saturday in the men's 30K pursuit (15K CL+15K FR) as cross country racing switched from sprints to distance at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships... [
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Saturday, February 24 Lou Gibson Faces Tough Course in Sweden - By: CCC
Vancouver’s Lou Gibson faced a big challenge in the men’s middle distance sit-ski race at the IPC World Cup Saturday, in Sweden. Staring down the most difficult course of his rookie World Cup season, Gibson finished 11th, stopping the clock 19 minutes 22.5 seconds behind the winner from Russia... [
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Friday, February 23 Men's Killer Piller Challenge, Women's Tchepalova Challenge - By: David Zylberberg
This event is being named in honour of Pietro Piller Cotterer and Julia Tchepalova for there impressive victories in the only other 10/15km skate races ever held on this course. As a result course records are 25:39 and 35:36. We would like to see someone challenge these times though it is understood that if they can break them without World Cup wax technicians they should probably be in Japan and not Canada that week... [
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Friday, February 23 Kershaw & Goldsack Take 6th in World Champs Team Sprint - By: CCC
Canada’s dynamic men’s sprint duo of Drew Goldsack and Devon Kershaw teamed up to finish sixth in the team sprint event at the 2007 World Ski Championships in Sapporo, Japan on Friday... [
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Friday, February 23 Randall, Valaas Just Miss Team Sprint Finals - By: USSA
Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) and Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA) narrowly missed qualifying for the 1.2K team freestyle sprint final heats Friday, finishing 2.7 seconds out as Finland moved on to take women's gold on Day Two of the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. U.S. men finished 15th... [
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Stefan Kuhn and Sean Crooks lead their quarter final. Thursday, February 22 Rusty Start for Canadians in Sapporo - By: CCC
Canada’s elite cross-country ski athletes, who have not raced internationally in six weeks, got off to a rusty start on Thursday in the classic sprint race at the 2007 World Championships in Sapporo, Japan... [
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Andrew Newell after the 2007 World Championships sprint where he was 5th Thursday, February 22 Newell Just Misses Worlds Medal in Sprint - By: USSA
Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) earned the best U.S. sprint finish, men's or women's, at the Worlds or Olympic level Thursday night, finishing fifth in the1.4K classic technique sprint to open the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships... [
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Sapporo 2007 Logo Tuesday, February 20 Nordic Worlds Open Thursday in Japan - By: USSA
The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships return this week to the Far East for the first time since the 1972 Olympic Winter Games... [
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Stephen Hart Monday, February 19 Stephen Hart Wins Keskinada
The Free Style day, which took place on Sunday, was dominated by Canadians. In the 53 K, Stephan Hart of Thunder Bay finished the course in 2 hours 28:24.8, only nine one-hundredths of a second ahead of Alberta’s Erik Carleton, two-time bronze medal winner of the Canadian Championships. Cyrus Kangarloo, another skier from Alberta, climbed to the third step of the podium, finishing two minutes ahead of Ottawa’s Karla Saidla... [
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Mark Doble Monday, February 19 INDi2010 Update: A Tribute to Coaches - By: Mark Doble
I think it is about time I pay my respects back to a few certain coaches. You know who you are! Those indefatigable coaches who seem to work tirelessly in the wax room, or the ones you can hear giving splits at the 6 km mark when you are in the stadium, or the ones that drive for 15 hours straight... [
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Wednesday, February 14 Best Result in Three Years for Freeman - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), continuing to build steam as a lead-up to the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships next week, was 10th Friday - his best World Cup result in three years - in a 15K freestyle race... [
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Tuesday, February 13 Randall 7th, Moves into Top 10 World Cup Sprint Points - By: USSA
Alaskan Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished seventh Thursday in a 1.1K classical technique sprint and moved into the top 10 in World Cup sprint standings while Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was 13th but preserved his fifth-place ranking... [
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Karal Mika on the lookout downhill. Monday, February 12 INDi2010 Update: The Evolution of My Skating Technique - By: Karla Mika
Classical skiing has always come easily to me, but for the majority of my time as a senior I have struggled with Skating. Unlike classic, skating seems to be a foreign motion to my body, and there is a serious discrepancy between what I know I should look like and what my body is actually doing ... [
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A really fast female Sunday, February 4 Fast and Female day a huge sucess.
Chandra Crawford's 2007 Fast and Famle day was a huge sucess with over 50 girls from across the country attending. ... [
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Kris Freeman in the 15km skate Saturday, February 3 Best World Cup Since 2005 for Freeman - By: USSA
Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) turned-in his best result in nearly two years Saturday, finishing 15th in a 15K freestyle World Cup race as he began the final preparation period leading to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships... [
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Gordon Jewett Saturday, February 3 INDi2010 Update: Notebook Therapy - By: Gordon Jewett
Their eyes said it all. Every person I talked to after my races last weekend shared that same shadowed look that could only be described as pity. Keeping their gaze lowered, they tried not to meet my eyes. They spoke in hushed tones as if I was a dangerous beast just waiting to attack... [
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2007 World Junior Championships Logo Thursday, February 1 World Juniors/U23's Rescheduled
The FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Championships have been rescheduled for March 12th-18th, 2007 in Tarvisio, Italy. The competitions were originally planned for early February but where moved because of a complete lack of snow... [
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Preview of coaches YouTube video in Ramsau, Austria in 2007 Thursday, February 1 The Best Skiing Austria's Ever Had
No introduction can truly do this video justice. You just have to see this to believe it...... [
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