LatestNews Archive - January, 2008

Genuin[1].Crawford.Muranen.8553.jpg Thursday, January 31 Athlete Excerpts: Chandra Crawford
Woo hoo! Thanks to everyone who cheered me on from near and far at the Canmore World Cups last week. It was absolutely amazing to be racing at home where I felt so supported and relaxed... [
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Madelaine Williams Thursday, January 31 World Cup Skate Race
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Wednesday, January 30 COC unveils plan to launch TV channels - By: CBC.CA
The COC formally applied to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for licences for the two channels — Canadian Amateur Sports Network (CASN) and le Réseau du sport amateur Canadien (RSAC) — in early December... [
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DevonKershaw8383.jpg Tuesday, January 29 Athlete Excerpts: Devon Kershaw
Whoa, what a week. As all die hard ski fans know, the World Cup came back onto Canadian soil for another round of races, 4 to be exact here in Canmore, Alberta... [
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Monday, January 28 Junior/U23 Worlds Rescheduled - By: FIS
Poor snow conditons lead to Championship delay... [
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WidmerBattleSprints[1].1838.jpg Monday, January 28 Men's World Cup Sprint Photos
While Crawford stole the show, Canadian men also provided much excitement... [
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CrawfordWinsSprintFinal[1].8546.jpg Monday, January 28 The Amateurs: Give Us Just a Little Airtime - By: Scott Russell / CBC.CA
She parked her car near the start line at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Chandra Crawford had rolled up in a little, silver, hybrid with her name emblazoned in big letters on the side as well as the motto, "Fast and Female." ... [
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IvanBabikov[1].8206.jpg Monday, January 28 Caught in a bureaucratic rut - By: Allan Maki / The Globe and Mail
Why a new Canadian citizen must still compete for Russia... [
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Chandra Crawford wins the World Cup Sunday, January 27 Chandra Crawford golden in cross-country - By: CBC.CA
As his daughter charged towards the finish line at the Canmore Nordic Centre, Glen Crawford had to hold the camera still so the world could see her win her first World Cup cross-country ski race... [
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CrawfordWinsSprintFinal[1].8536.jpg Sunday, January 27 Crawford's World Cup Win
Images by John Gibson photo... [
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Chandra Crawford dominating every heat Saturday, January 26 World Cup Sprint Photos
Photos from today's World Cup Skate Sprint with Chandra Crawford winning her first World Cup title.... [
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Sommerfeldt[1].Checchi.Cottrer.8449.jpg Friday, January 25 World Cup 10/15km Skate Photos
Pictures by John Gibson photo... [
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SaraRenner25th[1].8034.jpg Friday, January 25 George Grey and Sarah Renner Lead Canadian Contingent at Canmore World Cup - By: Cross Country Canada
George Grey and Sara Renner led a contingent of Canadian men and women into the top-30, posting 25th-place finishes in a World Cup free technique cross-country ski race in Canmore, Alta. on Friday... [
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TeamNorwayTopFivePositions7868.jpg Thursday, January 24 More World Cup Sprint Photos
Pictures by John Gibson photo... [
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ChandraCrawfordWave1328.jpg Thursday, January 24 Athlete Excerpts: Chandra Crawford
World cup frenzy is in full swing and it is awesome... [
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awc_logo.gif Thursday, January 24 Chandra Crawford Leads Canadian Charge in World Cup Classic Sprint Race - By: Cross Country Canada
Motivated by thousands of screaming red and white clad fans who flocked to their home training centre, Chandra Crawford led a Canadian foursome into the head-to-head heats, and finished 12th in the World Cup classic cross-country ski sprint ... [
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Thursday, January 24 Crawford craves World Cup hardware on home track - By: The Globe and Mail
Chandra Crawford hopes the combination of the work she's put in on the classic style of cross-country skiing, plus home-track advantage, pays dividends Wednesday at World Cup races at Canmore Nordic Centre... [
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callaghan_valley_07.jpg Thursday, January 24 Callaghan Valley: The First Ski - By: Tom McCarthy /
I have been writing for several years about the Callaghan Valley on this website. My first article questioned why the site was chosen, with some doubts about its viability from a long-term perspective... [
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DevonKershaw16th0999.jpg Wednesday, January 23 Athlete Excerpts: Kershaw's Korner
First race in three weeks was underway today, and is now over. After the disapointment of the Tour, it was some recovery time (getting over sickness), then back to training... [
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Virpi Wednesday, January 23 World Cup Sprint Qualifying Photos
Photos from the morning's Classic Sprint Qualifying.... [
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Norwegians putting on a double-pole display Wednesday, January 23 World Cup Sprint Photos
Photos from the classic sprint heats.... [
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awc_logo.gif Tuesday, January 22 Babikov 13th, Kershaw 16th, Grey 17th & Renner 25th
Men's and Women's results from Canmore 15/30km Pursuit... [
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NikolaiPankratovWins30Km[1].0971.jpg Tuesday, January 22 Canmore Pursuit Photos
Canadian athletes got off to a strong start in the first event of their World Cup week at home... [
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awc_logo.gif Tuesday, January 22 Young Canadian Bucks Put Up Strong Fight Against World's Best in Canmore - By: Cross Country Canada
Canada’s Devon Kershaw and George Grey took the nation on their shoulders and guided the world’s best cross-country skiers through a monster of a course laid out through the picturesque Canmore Nordic Centre ... [
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Anders Sodergren takes in the Canmore view Monday, January 21 The World of Skiing comes to Canmore
The reason for the season is only a few sleeps away. The World Cups in Canmore are about to begin and I can tell you, if you’re not here, try to get here... [
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awc_logo.gif Monday, January 21 Canmore World Cup Pursuit
Starting fields for the 15/30km Pursuit which begins the Canadian World Cup week... [
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1997RomanPerko.jpg Monday, January 21 Canmore Nordic Centre Racing, 1997 & 2005
More photos of international racing at the Canmore Nordic Centre courtesy John Gibson photo... [
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1988YvesBilodeau.jpg Sunday, January 20 Canmore Nordic Centre Racing, 1986-1989
With World Cup racing commencing on Tuesday at the Canmore Nordic Centre, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the international racing moments beyond the 2005 World Cup races... [
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Tara Whitten at the 2007 Track Cycling Canadian Championships Saturday, January 19 Whitten 9th in LA Track Cycling World Cup
Tara Whitten continues to turn heads just months after turning her eyes to cycling, finishing 9th in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles today... [
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Ivan, Chris, and Dan break open the field on the 3rd lap. Saturday, January 19 Ivan Babikov Receives His Canadian Citizenship
Ivan Babikov finally became a Canadian citizen yesterday, Friday Jan 18, 2008 which marked the end of a 4.5 year quest to become a citizen of Canada.... [
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US Ski Team Logo Saturday, January 19 US Team Looks Forward to World Cup In Canmore - By:
After a month-long break, the Viessmann FIS Cross Country World Cup resumes Tuesday at the 1988 Olympic venue. Twenty-six U.S. skiers will participate in four days of World Cup racing. "They 'turn on the lights' Tuesday and we're ready to go," U.S. Head Coach Pete Vordenberg said. "We'll be disappointed if we don't get at least one podium... [
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awc_logo.gif Friday, January 18 Remembering World Cup '05
Enjoy these photos from 2005 in anticipation of an exciting week to come. ... [
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Friday, January 18 Canmore Accommodation for Rent
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Heinz Niederhauser Friday, January 18 Heinz Niederhauser - By: Jack Sasseville
Nordic skier, coach, master ski waxer, pastry chef, mentor, father and beloved husband. Born August 27, 1935, Switzerland... [
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Chandra Crosses the finish line. Wednesday, January 16 Skiers hope future looks like past - By: Mark Spector, National Post 
Sara Renner is trying to bounce back from childbirth, no small feat in cross-country skiing, perhaps the world's most demanding physical sport. Teammate Chandra Crawford is trying to rebound, too, although her recovery process is a a little more confusing... [
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Wednesday, January 16 Lab, cycling team dismiss Vienna doping reports as 'rumors'
ARD reported that dozens of top biathletes and cross-country skiers and a trio of Team Rabobank cyclists were part of an elaborate blood-doping ring, but provided few details. All those involved vehemently denied the story... [
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Tuesday, January 15 Hughson Skate Race Recap
Following in the footsteps of last years Killer Piller Challenge, the Hughson Skate was the second of the ZRS race series on snow events... [
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awc_logo.gif Tuesday, January 15 World's Best Cross-Country Skiers Arrive in Canmore to Begin Canadian Trail to 2010 - By: Cross Country Canada
With just over two years remaining until the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the world’s best cross-country skiers will cut their first Canadian tracks on the trail to Vancouver when the gun blasts to kick off the Alberta World Cup in Canmore, Alta., January 22-26, 2008... [
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Silver Star - Sovereign Lakes Nordic on a picture perfect day Monday, January 14 INDi2010 Update: What I've been up too - By: Skeets Morel
A lot has changed since my last update a couple of months ago. I guess the biggest change is that I up and left Thunder Bay in early November and moved to a top of a mountain out here in Silver Star, BC. This is where my girlfriend and I have decided to set-up camp for the winter... [
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awc_logo.gif Saturday, January 12 Announcement And Synopsis Of Nomination Process – Canada World Cups Jan. 2008 - By: Cross Country Canada
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Friday, January 11 Women's ski-jumping fight gains valuable Canadian ally - By: James Christie -
The fight to get women's ski jumping on the Olympic agenda took a big leap forward yesterday as an important ally emerged from within the ranks of the International Olympic Committee... [
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US Ski Team Logo Thursday, January 10 US Announces Team for Canadian World Cups
The US Ski Team announced the list of athletes that will represent their country at the World Cup competitions in Canmore, Alberta later this month. The US gets five additional national group quota spots at World Cup competition in Canada... [
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Thursday, January 10 Under 23 and Junior World Championship Team Annoucement and Synopsis of Selection Process 2008 - By: Cross Country Canada
The following athletes are selected to the U23/Junior World Championships teams competing in Szczyrk, Poland (03.02 – 10.02) ... [
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Thursday, January 10 Race Notice: The Hughson Skate - with revised date
The ZRS returns this weekend with its first ski race of the season, the Hughson Skate... [
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images.jpg Wednesday, January 9 Skiing for Humanity!
This year’s 30th edition of the Gatineau (formerly Keskinada) loppet brings with it an exciting new opportunity for skiers and racers to help children in the developing world while gliding over the hills of the legendary Gatineau park... [
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Fischer 2006 Logo Wednesday, January 9 Fischer News
Fischer athletes have dominated the opening of the 2007/2008 cross-country season in Canada and on the World Cup... [
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Tuesday, January 8 Final race at Duntroon NorAm
Racing was completed in Duntroon on Sunday, with a final opportunity for those looking to qualify for World Juniors, U23 Worlds and the Canadian World Cups... [
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Heinz Niederhauser Tuesday, January 8 Memorial Service for Heinz Niederhauser - By: CCC
Please join us to celebrate Heinz's life on Sat. Jan 12 at the Pilon Family Funeral Home in Arnprior. Friends and family will gather from 2-4 p.m. to share memories of Heinz... [
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Heinz Niederhauser Tuesday, January 8 A Key Sport Builder Passes Away - By: Al Maddox
Cross Country Canada regretfully announces the death of one its very dedicated sport builders. Heinz Niederhauser died suddenly while skiing at Duntroon on January 5th, he was there doing what he loved to do: coaching young athletes in the finer points of XC ski racing... [
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logo_haut.jpg Monday, January 7 Kalla and Bauer Win Tour de Ski - By:
After 10 days and 8 stages of racing the 2007-2008 Viessmann Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear is over... [
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Monday, January 7 Olympic dreams of female ski jumpers take flight - By: Patrick Brethour -
The International Olympic Committee is under growing pressure to open the 2010 Winter Games to female ski jumpers, with the federal government voicing support for the excluded athletes - and striking a compromise deal on a human-rights complaint... [
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Stephan Kuhn leads out the pack on the first climb. Saturday, January 5 Nighbor 32nd in stage 7 of Tour de Ski
After a few tough stages, Dave Nighbor showed once again that he definitely belongs racing with the world's elite... [
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Saturday, January 5 Sprints Redux: Randall, Newell Win Again - By:
Defending champions Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) led every heat Saturday en route to winning the men's and women's freestyle sprint titles at the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Center... [
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Saturday, January 5 Widmer and Crawford Complete Golden Mission in Ontario, Nighbor Posts Best-Ever World Cup Result - By: Cross Country Canada
Phil Widmer and Chandra Crawford blazed their way to the top of the podium amongst the best cross-country skiers in the country in a Tech Cominco skate-ski sprint race in Duntroon, Ont. on Saturday... [
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3381.jpg Friday, January 4 David Nighbor Eyes Finish Line at Tour de Ski - By: Cross Country Canada
Canada’s David Nighbor continued his quest to finish the 10-day Tour de Ski after completing the sprint race in Asiago, Italy on Friday, marking the sixth leg of the eight-race event which wraps up on Sunday... [
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Ivan launching out of the transition, followed closely by Roycroft Thursday, January 3 Babikov 2 for 2 at US Nationals
Ivan Babikov, who when in Canada races on behalf of and Foothills Nordic Ski Club, won his second US Nationals race today in Houghton, Michigan... [
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Thursday, January 3 NorAm Resumes in Duntroon
The NorAm series resumed today following the Christmas break. Along with amassing the usual series points, this race stop gives athletes the added incentive of possibly qualifying for the Canadian World Cup races... [
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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 Tuesday, January 1 Athlete Excerpts: Kershaw's Korner
After a number of fantastic performances throughout the first part of the racing season, Devon Kershaw was forced to pull out of the Tour de Ski due to sickness... [
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dave.jpg Tuesday, January 1 David Nighbor Reaches Half-Way Point at Tour de Ski - By: Cross Country Canada
David Nighbor is the lone Canadian competing at the half-way point of the Tour de Ski after teammate Devon Kershaw was forced to withdraw from the event with cold symptoms... [
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