LatestNews Archive - November, 2007

Tara Whitten Friday, November 30 Whitten Heading to Beijing
Tara Whitten's international track cycling debut started with a flourish today in Sydney. Having only taken up the sport recently, Whitten finished 12th in the Women's Pursuit... [
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Beckie after her silver medal performance after taking 5 medals in 5 World Cups on Canadian soil. Friday, November 30 Beckie Scott Appointed to 2014 Olympics Oversight Panel - By: The Globe & Mail
Canada's cross-country ski queen Beckie Scott fought for a level playing field so she could rightfully take a gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics... [
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For the Love of Skiing cover preview Thursday, November 29 For the Love of Skiing 2008 Calendars for Sale Tonight in Silver Star
Don't miss your opportunity to get a For the Love of Skiing 2008 Calendar tonight in Silver Star, BC. Calendars, signed by the whole INDi2010 Racing Team, will be available for the regular price of $15... [
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crooks.jpg Thursday, November 29 Crawford and Crooks join Canadians for Kuusamo World Cups
Olympic Champion Chandra Crawford will return to the World Cup stage this weekend in Kuusamo, Finland. Crawford started the season with an impressive 10th place finish at the World Cup opener in Düsseldorf... [
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mascots.jpg Wednesday, November 28 The Adventures of Quatchi, Miga and Sumi - By: VANOC
Quatchi, Miga and Sumi. These are the names of the three critters who will meet and greet athletes, visitors, and fans in Vancouver and Whistler for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games... [
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Devon Kershaw training at Sovereign Lake Nordic Center in May of 2006 Wednesday, November 28 Athlete Excerpts
Over the coming months skifaster.net will help ensure that you receive a glimpse into the thoughts and experiences of Canadian National Team athletes. This window into life on the World Cup and domestic race scene will be supplied through the athletes own personal web spaces. In this initial edition of Athlete Excertps, Devon Kershaw presents his feelings following the start of the World Cup season... [
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zug.jpg Tuesday, November 27 The Ski Community: David Zylberberg
This winter, skifaster.net would like to bring you interviews chronicling some of the many people that help to make the Canadian ski community the great environment that it is. This will hopefully include insight from all forms of ski community membership - coaches, volunteers, athletes, parents, etc ... [
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Chandra Crawford showing her Olympic form leading each heat. Monday, November 26 Chandra Crawford's TSN.ca Athlete Journal - By: Chandra Crawford
My first time staying on a boat at a world cup. First time experiencing no jet lag. First time alpine skiing indoors in jeans. First rumblings of a good season ahead after replacing the question mark over my fitness level with a result at the first World Cup of the season... [
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US SuperTour Logo Sunday, November 25 Zimmerman and Strandberg Take West Yellowstone SuperTour Classic
The first weekend of racing on the US SuperTour continued on Saturday with a 10km classic for women and a 15km classic for men in West Yellowstone. On the men's side Leif Zimmerman narrowly beat out fellow 2006 Olympian Andrew Johnson by 8.7 seconds. In contrast was the women's race... [
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Marit Bjorgen Win Sunday, November 25 Norway Best in Both Relays
The World Cup continued today in Norway with relay events. While neither Canadian or American contingents had enough athletes to start a team, they were unable to compete unofficially by combining together or with other nations due to the TD deeming the course not wide enough for additional teams... [
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Devon closely tracking swiss Eiginman in the final Saturday, November 24 Kershaw 43rd in World Cup Distance Opener
Canada's Devon Kershaw finished 43rd in today's 15km skate World Cup distance opener. Kerhsaw, who has been fighting for victories in his first three races overseas, opened strongly and was only 16 seconds behind and in the top 20 at the halfway point... [
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US SuperTour Logo Saturday, November 24 Valaas, Kuzzy Win SuperTour Sprint
While the domestic race scene in Canada has another week to go before getting underway, the US SuperTour held its first race yesterday in West Yellowstone... [
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Tasha Betcherman in the 10km Pursuit in Silver Star, November 2006 Saturday, November 24 Bow Corridor Invitational
What was supposed to be a club workout for the Foothills Nordic Ski Club, quickly turned into a full competition today in Canmore, including formal timing, bibs and lap split times... [
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Fast and Female Logo Friday, November 23 Job Opportunity: Fast and Female Director
Are you passionate about sports and the impact they can have in our society? Are you ready to be challenged by taking on the future of an organization dedicated to making a difference?... [
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Karla Mika in Silver Star, BC November 2007 Thursday, November 22 INDi2010 Update: Life always Comes Full circle - By: Karla Mika
Its funny the way that life ends up going in circles. Just like fashion, bad habits like bellbottoms and skinny jeans just keep coming back into style. Earlier this spring I began working again as a consulting engineer... [
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Scott and Renner, 2005 World Cup in Canmore Wednesday, November 21 World Cup Resumes this Weekend
After a month long break, the Cross Country World Cup gets going once again in Beitostoelen, Norway. This weekend includes 10/15km skate races as well as a traditional four person relay... [
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Steinar Mundal Wednesday, November 21 Mundal steps down from National Team coaching position
Steinar Mundal, who recently returned to work with Canada's National Team this past May, will no longer be continuing with the Canadian program... [
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DSCF0004.JPG Tuesday, November 20 Cooler Temperatures Enable Snow in Canmore
Last week, the Canmore NorAm races slated for the 22, 24 and 25th of November were postponed due to unseasonably warm temperatures. This warm weather created the inability to make artificial snow. However, much cooler temperatures have now descended, allowing for the Canmore Nordic Centre to make use of their snowmaking capacity... [
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Podium Monday, November 19 Canadians to be paid for Olympic medals - By: James Christie - The Globe and Mail
It's no way to get rich, says kayak champion Adam van Koeverden, but Canadian athletes will soon receive cash rewards for winning medals at the Olympic Games... [
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kersh.jpg Saturday, November 17 Kershaw Continues to Impress
After finishing fourth a day earlier in a classic sprint, Devon Kershaw continued with his stellar early season performances by finishing fourth again Saturday, this time in a 15km classic... [
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Saturday, November 17 Freeman 20th in Beitostolen FIS Race
The US Ski Team, under the guidance of head coach Pete Vordenberg, is in Beitostolen for FIS races this weekend, where World Cup action will resume on November 24th and 25th. Two American men started today's 15km skate event, with Kris Freeman finishing as the top American in 20th place... [
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tara.jpg Saturday, November 17 Canada's Next Great Crossover Athlete
Earlier this summer we brought you an article on Tara Whitten and her recent exploits into the world of competitive track cycling... [
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2446.jpg Friday, November 16 Kershaw 4th, Goldsack 10th in Muonio
The Canadian men continued their positive start to the year in today's Muonio classic sprint. With Drew Goldsack qualifying 13th and Devon Kershaw in 25th, the Canadians then both proceeded to gain spots within the head to head rounds ... [
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Friday, November 16 Peltonen Appoints Alpina Sports As North American Distributor
Peltonen Ski Oy (Peltonen), one of the leading manufacturers of cross country skis, has appointed US based Alpina Sports Corporation (Alpina Sports) as their distributor in USA and Canada effective from January 1, 2008... [
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intro_logo.gif Thursday, November 15 World Anti-Doping Code Revisions
The Third World Conference on Doping in Sport officially opens today in Madrid, Spain. The major focus of this conference will be its review and approval of the revised World Anti-Doping Code... [
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Thursday, November 15 Job Opportunity: Ski North Coordinator
A unique opportunity for someone passionate about skiing and wanting to experience northern Canada... [
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George powering up a climb in the 15km skate. Thursday, November 15 Canadians to Compete Again in Finland
After strong starts to the racing season by Devon Kershaw and Drew Goldsack, they will once again test their pre-world cup fitness in Scandinavian Cups this weekend . They will be joined by George Grey who recently arrived overseas... [
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Exel Logo Wednesday, November 14 Exel Sports Announces the Appointment of Alpina Sports as their US and Canadian Distributor
Effective January 1, 2008, Alpina Sports Corp will take over distribution of all Exel products in North America; Nordic, Alpine poles and racing equipment, Roller and in-line poles, trekking and Nordic Walking. Exel Sports will be closing down their company run North American distribution centers effective January 2009... [
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Dan Roycroft receives the leaders headband and the considerable purse from the Z-man himself Wednesday, November 14 2007 CIS Cross-country Championships
While the domestic race scene is not due to commence for more than a week, three mainstays of the Canadian cross-country ski scene recently competed successfully at the 2007 CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Cross-country Championships, held November 10th at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC... [
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Alberta World Cup Society Logo Tuesday, November 13 Canmore Haywood NorAms Postponed to December 6th-9th
The Haywood NorAm competitions originally scheduled for November 22nd, 24th and 25th in Canmore, Alberta have been postponed two weeks, and will now take place on December 6th, 8th and 9th. The events and race formats will remain unchanged from the original schedule... [
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Brian Robin take gold at the 2006 Paralympic Games Tuesday, November 13 Haywood Report: Quest for Snow - By: Brian Mckeever
It's like the quest for the "Holy Grail" but we call it the quest for snow ... [
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Zach Caldwell at his grinder Tuesday, November 13 Caldwell Sport Comes to Canada! - By: Karl Saidla
Zach Caldwell, owner operator of Caldwell Sport, is in the midst of setting up his new headquarters in Squamish B.C. This means that it will be much easier for Canadian racers to make use of Caldwell Sport services in stone grinding and ski evaluation... [
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Monday, November 12 Canadians Continue Preparation in Scandinavia
Devon Kershaw and Drew Goldsack, who have just been joined by teammate George Grey, are in Scandinavia this week continuing preparations for their first World Cup competitions of the season on November 24th and 25th. The World Cup resumes after a month break since the late October races in Dusseldorf with a 10km/15km skate and classic sprint in Beitostoelen, Norway... [
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DSCF0010.JPG Monday, November 12 Hinton Early Snow
For the second year in a row, Canada's National Biathlon team's and Calgary based club Rocky Mountain Racers accessed early season snow at the Hinton Nordic Ski Club in Hinton, AB... [
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Tpain.JPG Saturday, November 10 NTDC Thunder Bay: Mawn Lake Road Time Trial - By: Chris Butler
A couple days ago Thunder Bay got their first taste of winter with a light dusting of snow in town... [
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Devon Kershaw battles through horendous conditions. Saturday, November 10 Kershaw 2nd in Finnish Season Opener
It was deja vu for Devon Kershaw today as he repeated his 2nd place result from 2006 at the Scandinavian Cup race in Saariselkä, Finland. While last year's event was a 15km classic... [
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Rhonda Sandau tags Shayla Swanson on the way to winning the Women's title Friday, November 9 INDi2010 Update: Keeping Sport Clean - By: Rhonda Sandau
Almost every Canadian remembers where they were and what they were doing when Ben Johnson raced to a gold medal in the 100m at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games. As a seven year old, I distinctly remember watching the infamous race on multiple TVs at a used furniture store... [
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Devon Kershaw in Finland Wednesday, November 7 Canadian Athletes in Action Overseas
Members of Canada's National Team will step to the line this weekend in northern Finland ... [
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Dusseldorf sprint course Tuesday, November 6 Duesseldorf Sprint Relay Video
The deciding action of both the men's and women's season opening World Cup Sprint Relay... [
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Foothills 2007 Fall Rollerski Race - The final tense seconds before the start. Time trials get more and more serious as the season gets closer. Monday, November 5 Foothills Pursuit Roller Ski Time Trial Results
The Foothills Nordic Ski Club was joined by the Canmore Nordic Ski Club and a surprisingly large contingent of high level skiers for a pursuit roller ski time trial at the Bow Valley Campground on Saturday. The race was held on what turned out to be one of the last fall days of the season... [
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Haywood Securities Monday, November 5 Haywood Report: The Big Jump - By: David Greer
At the end of the last ski season, I faced a tough choice of deciding on what I wanted to do with the next few years of my life. I knew that I wanted to ski, but where? ... [
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Micheal Somppi taking advantage of the early snow. Sunday, November 4 Skiwatch
We’ve had many requests to open a discussion about ski conditions and early season access to ski trails. ... [
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Chandra was unstoppable on the climbs in the first round. Saturday, November 3 INDi2010 Update: Bounce Hit - By: Tasha Betcherman
The term "bounce hit" comes from tennis, the mother sport of hand eye coordination. Hand eye coordination has to do with the control of eye movement and the processing of visual input to guide body movement. Bear with me here.... [
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