LatestNews Archive - February, 2008

Thursday, February 28 U23s: Stephen Third in Championships - By: usskiteam.com
The U.S. Ski Team's Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT/Burke Mountain Academy) made history Thursday, taking bronze in the women's 15K mass start in the Under-23 Cross Country World Championships ... [
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Chris Butler Thursday, February 28 Ammar 28th, Butler 21st on final day of U23 Worlds
Racing concluded today for the U23 categories at the 2008 Junior/U23 World Championships in Malles, Italy... [
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Thursday, February 28 Editorial: World Juniors Relay Injustice - By: Gord Jewett
First off, I'm biased. The guy that has been left off the World Juniors relay team is my brother-in-law. But nevertheless, at the risk of stepping on many a toe, any half-witted observer has to see that Canada will not be fielding its strongest men's team in tomorrow's relay... [
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falcadechurch-1.jpg Wednesday, February 27 Athlete Excerpts: Chandra Crawford
This week I accepted an invitation from my Italian friend Magda Genuin to join her for training at her home in Falcade, Italy... [
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3557.jpg Wednesday, February 27 Alex Harvey Narrowly Misses Podium at World Juniors, Chandra Crawford Shines at World Cup - By: Cross Country Canada
Heading into the Nordic World Junior Championships Alex Harvey was known in the cross-country skiing circles as the son of Pierre.... [
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3514.jpg Tuesday, February 26 Perianne Jones Follows Hot Canadian Trail at Under-23 Nordic World Championships - By: Cross Country Canada
The future of high-performance cross-country skiing in Canada looks bright... [
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The race stadium in Bayerisch Wald, Germany. Warm weather made for some very, very soft conditions. Tuesday, February 26 Athlete Excerpts: Dasha Gaiazova
Greetings to all from German European Cup venue! ... [
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Alex Harvey celebrating early after building a huge lead in the final. Monday, February 25 Harvey Wins Silver, 4 Men in Top 30
Alex Harvey improved upon his bronze medal winning performance from last year by finishing 2nd in today's World Junior Championships 10km classic.... [
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Monday, February 25 Junior skier reaches podium twice at worlds - By: James Christie - The Globe and Mail
Alex Harvey doesn't need to be introduced as the son of a Canadian ski legend anymore ... [
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zent.jpg Monday, February 25 Athlete Excerpts: Devon Kershaw
Ok, I’ve dropped the ball over the past two weeks on the update front, so I’ll get back to it in two separate updates... [
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The race stadium in Bayerisch Wald, Germany. Warm weather made for some very, very soft conditions. Sunday, February 24 Photos from the OPA team sprint in Germany
The Canadian team of Rhonda Jewett and Dasha Gaiazova teamed up for 5th today, while Stefan Kuhn and Gordon Jewett finished 6th.... [
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Dasha Gaiazova leading a German team in the classic team sprint. Sunday, February 24 Gaiazova 5th in German OPA Skate
Six Canadians travelled to Germany over the weekend for the OPA/Europa Cup events in the Bavarian Forest. Warm weather and heavy rain in the days leading up to the races left the courses soft and deep with slush... [
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Perianne Jones Sunday, February 24 Jones 8th at U23 Worlds
Canada’s Perianne Jones raced to an 8th place finish in the women’s sprint at the U23 World Championships... [
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birkie2.jpg Sunday, February 24 Babikov, Dong, Sweep American Birkebeiner - By: X-C.com / Endurance Enterprises
Russian-born Ivan Babikov, (Factory Team) now living in Alberta, Canada, and Evelyn Dong, ( Factory Team) Bend, Oregon, skied to victory at the 35th anniversary Subaru American Birkebeiner freestyle race in Hayward, Wisc... [
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Tasha in the Pursuit Sunday, February 24 World Cup Relay Results
Canadian teams finish 12th and 10th in Falun World Cup relay action ... [
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Sara Renner Saturday, February 23 Renner Finishes 16th at World Cup, Harvey Sprints into Fourth at World Juniors - By: Cross Country Canada
Canada’s Sara Renner continues to inch her way back to the top of the field after posting a 16th-place result in a 15-kilometre World Cup cross-country skiing pursuit race in Falun, Sweden on Saturday... [
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wcc09.jpg Saturday, February 23 La Ronge Western Canadian Championships Update
Emily Nishikawa (Yukon ski team) and Erik Carelton (Rocky Mountain Racers) have been the class of the senior fields at this year’s Haywood Canada Cup Western Canadian Championships... [
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Val Casies, Italy Friday, February 22 INDi2010 Update: Gran Fondo Val Casies - By: Gordon Jewett
The primary goal of the season for the whole INDi2010 Team came and went with the World Cup week in Canmore at the end of January. Like many Canadians my plan was to prove with those races that I deserved further opportunity on the World Cup circuit this winter... [
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Friday, February 22 Tons of Weekend Racing - By: Cross Country Canada
World Cup, World Junior/U23 and domestic racing all taking place this weekend, as well as the American Birkie, North America's largest loppet... [
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phpThumb.jpeg Wednesday, February 20 Fast & Female Whistler - Empowerment through Sport!
Still room to attend the Callaghan Valley Fast & Female event... [
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Wednesday, February 20 Interested in contributing to Cross Country Canada?
Cross Country Canada is seeking active or retired athletes who are interested in serving as the Athlete Director on CCC’s Board of Directors... [
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021408_95543_3_3431_news.jpg Wednesday, February 20 Bj Sport to Supply U.S. Ski Team - By: usskiteam.com
Bj Sport, headed by six time Olympic champion Bjorn Daehlie, will outfit the U.S. Nordic Ski Team through 2011... [
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Kati-Wilhelm_Clive-Mason_GettyCropped.jpg Wednesday, February 20 In Their Words: Kati Wilhelm - By: VANOC
In Their Words is a celebration of the two-year countdown to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. This 17-part series is comprised of personal stories written by Olympians and leaders with a passion for the Games... [
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lib2.jpg Tuesday, February 19 Haywood Report: A Photo Update from Liberec, CZE - By: Chandra Crawford
The pre-World Championships World Cup here in Liberec has been quite the comedy of errors... [
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Gsieser Tal Lauf OPA loppet 2008 Monday, February 18 Brooke Gosling 6th in European Cup
Brooke Gosling (X-C.com) scored an impressive 6th place result at the Gsieser Tal Lauf loppet in Italy on Sunday, which this year also served as an OPA European Cup event. Gosling stayed near the lead group for much of the 30km skate event, to finish just 41 seconds off the winner's pace... [
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keski01.jpg Sunday, February 17 Babikov & Theriault Win Gatineau Loppet
X-C.com athletes were victorious in both the men's and women's categories of the 30th edition of the Gatineau Loppet... [
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Norway's Eldar Roenning after beating out Tobias Fredrikson for team sprint gold Sunday, February 17 Canadians 14th in Liberec World Cup Sprint Relay
Next years World Nordic Championships venue was the site of todays World Cup Classic Sprint Relay... [
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Tara Whitten at the 2007 Track Cycling Canadian Championships Sunday, February 17 Whitten 8th in Cycling World Cup - By: Canadian Cycling Assoc.
Edmonton native Tara Whitten finished eighth in the Individual Pursuit race at the Copenhagen Track World Cup. Whitten most recently was a part of the Canadian National cross country ski team, but converted to cycling after her victory in the Individual Pursuit at last summer’s Canadian Track Championships... [
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DevonKershaw16th0999.jpg Saturday, February 16 Kershaw Battles Brutal Conditions to Post Solid Race in World Cup Race - By: Cross Country Canada
Devon Kershaw led the Canadian charge through marginal conditions to finish 18th in the men’s 15-kilometre skate-ski race in Liberec, Czech Republic on Saturday... [
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GoldSack[1].KershawHeat1.8478.jpg Thursday, February 14 World Cup Cross Country on CBC Sports Saturday
CBC will devote two hours of coverage to World Cup racing from Canmore ... [
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Tuesday, February 12 SuperTour Down to Last Three Races - By: usskiteam.com
Local favorite Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) won the men's 25K Owl Creek Chase Saturday and Evelyn Dong (Bend, OR) was the women's winner in the 21st edition of the race... [
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devonontv.jpg Monday, February 11 Athlete Excerpts: Devon Kershaw
This post is going to be completely mini. I am getting on a bus quite soon for Tallin, but I'll do a quick synopsis of the weekend of racing... [
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estonian-fans.jpg Monday, February 11 Athlete Excerpts: Chandra Crawford
Awesome racing here in Estonia. Mud, rain, puddles on the track and grey skies can't dampen the spirits after this exciting day... [
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Monday, February 11 World Junior/U23 Championships Moved to Italy - By: Cross Country Canada
The FIS Cross-Country Junior World Ski Championships and U 23 cancelled in Szczyrk (POL) 21.-28.02.2008 will be rescheduled ... [
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IvanBabikov[1].8206.jpg Monday, February 11 Babikov 5th at TransJurassienne WorldLoppet - By: X-C.COM
Ivan Babikov finished 5th in the TransJurassienne WorldLoppet race today which involved a sprint finish with some of the World’s best skiers... [
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For the Love of Skiing cover preview Sunday, February 10 For the Love of Skiing Calendar now only $10!
The For the Love of Skiing 2008 calendar is now on sale for only $10!... [
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CrawfordHugDevonKershaw[1].1909.jpg Sunday, February 10 Kershaw 8th, Crawford 12th in Otepaa
Canadians continued their World Cup sprint success of late, with two Canadians making it through to the round of 12... [
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Devon Kershaw battles through horendous conditions. Saturday, February 9 Kershaw 33rd, Freeman 16th in Otepaa - By: CCC
Devon Kershaw led a group of five Canadians who ventured back onto the World Cup after two weeks off on Saturday in Otepaa, Estonia... [
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ChandraWinsSprintSemi[1].1861.jpg Friday, February 8 CHAMPION Q&A: Kikkan Randall - By: usskiteam.com
Kikkan Randall made U.S. cross country history when she became the nation's first woman to win a cross country World Cup... [
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Fischer 2006 Logo Friday, February 8 Fischer News: Going Green
Fischer continues to lead the World Cup brand rankings in every category, more than doubling the points of second place in the overall... [
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danumentary8.gif Thursday, February 7 INDi2010 Update: Danumentary #8 - Winter Dreaming - By: Dan Roycroft
It's now the middle of winter here in Canmore, and the world cups are over, the excitement of the season has just peaked. It's this time of year, especially in the dark of night that inspires dreams of sandy beaches, warm ocean waves, and a little break from the daily training routine. As the tempurature drops, lets go back to last September, and visit the scene of such a dream... [
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Madelaine Williams Thursday, February 7 World Cup Continues in Estonia
The World Cup resumes this weekend following the excitment of the Canadian World Cup races.... [
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486t.jpg Tuesday, February 5 McMurtry and Kuhn Duel Down to Final 100 Meters - By: Cross Country Canada
Dasha Gaiazova rebounded after a second place finish in the Teck Cominco Sprints on Saturday to leave little doubt that she remains one of the strongest Canadian women in classic technique... [
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The Open Women podium. Tuesday, February 5 Athlete Excerpts: Dasha Gaiazova
So the World Cup frenzy in Canmore is now being over, part of the Canadian ski team departed for more World Cups in Europe and other part of the team traveled to Ottawa for some more NorAm Cups action... [
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CrawfordWinsSprintFinal[1].8546.jpg Tuesday, February 5 Do Canadian Athletes Receive Enough Funding?
CBC Sports online has posed the following question... [
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Tuesday, February 5 SuperTour Titles to Kuzzy, Camenisch - By: usskiteam.com
Overall leader Garrott Kuzzy (Hayward, WI), who was ninth a week earlier in a World Cup race, won the final USSA Cross Country SuperTour sprint Sunday to clinch the men's championship. As the Capitol Square Sprints IV concluded, Kuzzy lengthened his overall lead against Leif Zimmermann... [
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Saturday, February 2 Jones and Nishikawa Win Teck Cominco Sprints in Cantley, Quebec - By: Cross Country Canada
Perianne Jones rebounded after a slow start to cruise to her second Teck Cominco Sprint victory of the season at the Haywood NorAm event staged at the Nakkertok Ski Club in Cantley, Quebec... [
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