LatestNews Archive - March, 2008

birkie2.jpg Monday, March 31 Babikov and Stephen Repeat; Lillefjell Surprise US 50Km Champion - By: John Estle
Liz Stephen skied away from Morgan Arritola in the second half of the 30Km, and Ivan Babikov left Factory Team-mate Andrei Golovko in the final 10Km to repeat as victors in the USSA National Distance Championship/ SuperTour 30K and 50K races, respectively... [
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Dan Roycroft and Gord Jewett Lunge for the line at Sharkfest Monday, March 31 Photo of the Week
This week saw some beautiful conditions and exciting racing at Sharkfest. Held at the Mt Shark ski area in Kananaskis Country, this annual event is a great season ending race with fun and food for all.... [
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BlackHLogoSM.gif Sunday, March 30 2008 World Masters Recap - By: Peter Donitz
The 2008 Masters World Cup in McCall Idaho has been a huge success. The organizing committee did an outstanding job; it was one of the best-organized events that I have attended. The volunteers were friendly, the atmosphere was one of fun and hospitality ... [
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tara.jpg Sunday, March 30 World Championships (Track Cycling) Interview with Tara Whitten - By: CanadianCyclist.com
Former Canadian Team skier Tara Whitten stormed the cycling world this year, placing top 10 in several World Cup individual pursuit races in her first crack at international cycling. After a 16th place finish at the World Championships, CanadianCyclist.com caught up with Tara for a quick video interview... [
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IvanBabikov[1].8206.jpg Saturday, March 29 Stephen, Zimmermann US Pursuit Champions
Canadian Ivan Babikov won the US National Pursuit Championships in Alaska. Leif Zimmerman was the top American in 4th, while Liz Stephen won the women's race outright to take the US title... [
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whitten_DSC1692.jpg Saturday, March 29 Whitten 16th at Track Worlds - By: Canadian Cycling Assoc.
"This year I have been learning every race, and I'll go back home now with a better idea of what I need to do."... [
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Friday, March 28 Chelsea Nordiq in search of Coach
Quebec's largest club looking for someone to head their racing programs ... [
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Open Women Podium: 1st - Nakkertok, 2nd - Mont Ste-Anne, 3rd - Foothills Nordic Friday, March 28 Canadian Championships Final Aggregate Totals - By: Cross Country Canada
Aggregate totals are now confirmed with the 81st Haywood Ski Nationals will go down as one of the most competitive yet... [
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dash pic.jpg Friday, March 28 Athlete Excerpts: Dasha Gaiazova
The National Championships just wrapped up this past week-end with a 30km race and another Nationals medal for me ... [
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Wednesday, March 26 Farra Named to top US Nordic Post - By: usskiteam.com
Olympian John Farra has been named as the new nordic director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt announced Farra's appointment to head the organization's sport programs for cross country, nordic combined and ski jumping... [
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Wednesday, March 26 2008 Canadian Nationals Photos - By: X-C.com
2008 Canadian Championships photos by X-C.com... [
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IMG_5063e.jpg Wednesday, March 26 Athlete Excerpts: Chandra Crawford
Nationals! One of my favorite events of the year is always the Canadian Championships... [
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Monday, March 24 Sara Renner and Ivan Babikov Win War of Attrition at Haywood Ski Nationals - By: Cross Country Canada
Olympians Sara Renner and Ivan Babikov won the ultimate endurance tests – the women’s and men’s 30- and 50-kilometre classic cross-country ski races which officially put a close to the competitive season and the 81st Haywood Ski Nationals... [
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Monday, March 24 Sovereign Lake to open again this year for spring skiing
Sovereign Lake nordic trails will be open May 6th through 16th ... [
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Sara Renner Saturday, March 22 Renner sprints to silver at X-country championship - By: The Globe and Mail
Sara Renner finished second in the women's field while Devon Kershaw took third spot in the men's in Friday's skate-sprint races at the Haywood Ski Nationals.... [
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Saturday, March 22 Sara Renner and Devon Kershaw Put Icing on the Cake to Successful Seasons at Haywood Ski Nationals - By: CCC
Sara Renner and Devon Kershaw capped off successful seasons by finishing as the top Canadians in Friday’s skate-sprint races at the Haywood Ski Nationals... [
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CENPH's Brent McMurtry finished 11th overall and 3rd Canuck Saturday, March 22 Nationals Sprint Photos
Open Men's and Women's sprint images... [
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Friday, March 21 Farra Named to top Nordic Post - By: US Ski Team
Olympian John Farra has been named as the new nordic director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association... [
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Ivan launching out of the transition, followed closely by Roycroft Wednesday, March 19 Stephen & Babikov Win Nationals Skate
Both Liz Stephen of the United States and Canadian, Ivan Babikov, cruised to victory by significant margins. ... [
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Wednesday, March 19 Ivan Babikov Puts Golden Stamp on Canadian Citizenship at Haywood Ski Nationals - By: Cross Country Canada
Ivan Babikov put a golden stamp on his Canadian citizenship after winning the men’s 15-kilometre cross-country ski skate race at the Haywood Ski Nationals being contested at Whistler Olympic Park on Wednesday... [
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Men's Final: Leg 2 - Kuhn, Butler and McKeever in front Tuesday, March 18 Stefan Kuhn Puts Golden Touch to Menu at Haywood Ski Nationals - By: CCC
Stefan Kuhn has always had the title of best chef on Canada’s national cross-country ski team, but he can now add Canadian champion to his menu of descriptors... [
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Chandra Crawford - National Champion Tuesday, March 18 Nationals Open Women Photos
Photos from the National Championships Open Women's race.... [
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Chris Jeffries of Team Foothills Nordic #2 leading Widmer (NST/Canmore Nordic) and McMurtry (FNSC#1) Monday, March 17 Canadian Champs Team Sprint Photos
Images by Kazuma Takahashi and X-C.com... [
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Genuin[1].Crawford.Muranen.8553.jpg Monday, March 17 Record haul for Canadian winter athletes - By: James Christie / The Globe and Mail
Canadian winter athletes concluded the 2007-2008 winter World Cup season on Sunday, winning a best-ever total of 184 World Cup medals in events that are part of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games sport program... [
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Virpi Sunday, March 16 Cross-Country World Cup Final won by Kuitunen and Vittoz - By: FIS-SKI.COM
The winners of the final weekend in Bormio/St. Caterina are Virpi Kuitunen and Vincent Vittoz from France. Kuitunen won also her second overall World Cup title, while Lukas Bauer fixed his first overall World Cup victory already 1.5 weeks ago... [
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masthead_800.jpg Sunday, March 16 Phil Widmer and Stefan Kuhn Feel Golden Vibe in Team Sprint at Haywood Ski Nationals - By: Cross Country Canada
Canada’s Phil Widmer and Stefan Kuhn hope the opening day of the Haywood Ski Nationals is an indication of what’s to come at Whistler Olympic Park in two years when the world arrives for the big show... [
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Colette-Bourgonje_GettyCropped.jpg Sunday, March 16 Paralympic Perspectives : Colette Bourgonje - By: VANOC
Competing in eight Paralympic Games since 1992 has been an amazing life fulfilling experience. It all started in a small town in Saskatchewan called Porcupine Plain ... [
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devonontv.jpg Saturday, March 15 Kershaw Forges Ahead as Lone North American in World Cup Final - By: Cross Country Canada
Devon Kershaw of Sudbury, Ontario was the only North American finisher in today’s 3.5km skate prologue in the opening event at the World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy on Friday... [
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Robin-and-Brian-McKeever_GettyCropped.jpg Saturday, March 15 Paralympic Perspectives: Robin McKeever - By: VANOC
Robin McKeever of Canmore, Alberta, is a nine-time able-bodied Canadian national champion in cross-country skiing. He also competed as a member of the Canadian team during the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympic Games... [
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XTWingsshoe[1].jpg Saturday, March 15 Are you a trail running addict? If so, then Salomon Wants You!
Salomon is on the lookout for trail runners across Canada to help promote its brand and launch the newest addition to their fleet, the XT Wings ... [
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phpThumb.jpeg Thursday, March 13 Fast and Female Callaghan Valley Registration Deadline!
Fast and Female is about more than a great time on cross-country skis; it’s about building confidence in young girls and women and showing them how much they have to gain from sport and a healthy, active lifestyle. The young girls who attend Fast and Female today will lead it in the future... [
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deb.bmp Thursday, March 13 Bulkley Valley Skier Hits Milestone
Last Saturday afternoon during the Bulkley Valley Marathon, ski club member Debbie Courtliff, finished what she set out to accomplish this ski season, to ski 1000 km... [
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Wednesday, March 12 The best has yet to come: FIS Grand Finals 2008 - By: fis-ski.com
The FIS Grand Finals will see plenty of action as the FIS World Cups head into the final stretch of the season. ... [
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Alberta World Cup Academy Logo Wednesday, March 12 Alberta's "Cross Country World Cup Academy" Announced
The flames and legacies left by the Calgary 1988 Olympics combined with the 2005 and 2008 Cross Country World Cups will continue to fire Canada's future champions with this week's announcement of the "Alberta World Cup Academy"... [
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masthead_800.jpg Tuesday, March 11 Big Numbers, Strong Fields Highlight 2008 Canadian Championships
The Canadian Cross Country Championships begin Sunday at the Whistler Olympic Park. These championships will bring together all of North America's top senior racers, the best in Canadian junior talent, and potentially, some of Europe’s very best.... [
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Phil Wood Monday, March 10 Phil Wood, Becky Puiras win NTDC Invitational
The NTDC Invitational/Thunder Bay City Championships hosted by Big Thunder Nordic were held Saturday at the Kamview Nordic Center... [
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Brian McKeever on his way to a historic result. Monday, March 10 Hetland Wins, Brian McKeever 31st at Engadin
Para-Nordic World Cup star, Brian McKeever, equally a threat in any able-bodied race he enters, finished a very strong 31st in Switzerland's legendary World Loppet race, The Engadin Ski Marathon.... [
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Dasha working hard to make the wax stick in very wet conditions. Saturday, March 8 Athlete Excerpts: Dasha Gaiazova
So here is my final Euro- trip update. The last races now over and my skis are all neatly packed into their giant bag for the flight back to Canada... [
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MKPFNUFINQVIWRR.20080111181740 Saturday, March 8 Kit Richmond 2nd at NCAA Champs - By: CUBUFFS.COM
Senior Kit Richmond concluded his Colorado career with a second place finish in the men’s 20k classical... [
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ValentinaShevchenkoWins10km[1].8051.jpg Saturday, March 8 Shevchenko Wins, Soedergren Dominates
Sweden’s Anders Soedergren led from start to finish to win the men’s Holmenkollen 50km individual start skate ... [
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Skeets Morel in the NorAm classic sprint in Silver Star, November 2007 Friday, March 7 INDi2010 Update: A year of change - By: Skeets Morel
Nationals is almost here, meaning the 2007/08 ski season is coming to a close shortly. This year has definitely been a different one for me with a whole lot of change. First off being invited to join INDi2010 starting back in April, which gave me the freedom and flexibility I so desperately needed... [
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Friday, March 7 4 cities in the running for 1st Winter Youth Olympics - By: The Globe and Mail
Four candidates — including two former Olympic host cities — are in the running for the first Winter Youth Games in 2012... [
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BlackHLogoSM.gif Friday, March 7 World Masters... and it's over! - By: Magi Scallion
Results from the final day of racing ... [
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CrawfordHugDevonKershaw[1].1909.jpg Thursday, March 6 Athlete Excerpts: Devon Kershaw
It’s over. Well, I guess “officially” it’s not totally over until after the prologue at the World Cup finals next weekend in Bormio, Italy, but technicalities aside, today was the last “real” sprint race of the year... [
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Arthur Ayers winning the 2008 Tajima Cross-Country Ski Race in Japan Thursday, March 6 Ayers wins 5th consecutive Open Men's at Tajima XC Ski Race - By: Fukushima Minyu Newspaper
The 18th Annual Tajima Cross-Country Ski Race was held in South Aizu Town, Fukushima prefecture on February 17th, 2008. 112 competed in the individual race category and 85 in the participatory category under snowy skies. The relay category also added to the action, with 11 teams competing in 3 categories... [
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P1012478_JPG.jpg Thursday, March 6 World Masters - Distance Domination! - By: Magi Scallion
Another exciting day of individual racing at the World Masters Championship in McCall, Idaho.... [
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Drammen World Cup Sprint, 2007 Wednesday, March 5 Crawford, Koos 19th in Drammen sprint
Chandra Crawford continued to show that she will be a contender in classic sprinting by the time the 2010 Olympics roll into town, finishing 19th in the World Cup sprint in Drammen, Norway today. The top 20 result comes on the heals of three straight top 12 World Cup classic sprint finishes since late January... [
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Wednesday, March 5 Letters to the Editor: "True" classic skiing - By: Vicki Clark
Yesterday my husband and I turned on the CBC Broadcast of the 'classic' cross country ski event being held in Canmore, Alberta. We enjoyed the women's event and we were looking forward to the upcoming men's event. I can't tell you how disappointed we were - as there was absolutely nothing 'classic' about it... [
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Wednesday, March 5 Haakon Lenes 4th and 5th at Norwegian Nationals
Banff SKi Runner Haakon Lenes was a guest at the Norwegian National Junior Championships on February 21st and 23rd, where he scored impressive results... [
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BlackHLogoSM.gif Wednesday, March 5 World Masters - Relay Day Success! - By: Magi Scallion
Team Canada is consistently adding more medals to the grand tally, including three medals from today's relay events... [
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BlackHLogoSM.gif Monday, March 3 Masters World Cup: More Podiums for Canada... and great performances all around! - By: Magi Scallion
Monday, March 3 was a busy day at the World Masters Championships with short distance events in both classic and skating being held... [
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falcademtns-1.jpg Monday, March 3 Athlete Excerpts: Chandra Crawford
The pressure was off and the focus was on... [
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logo.gif Monday, March 3 Yellowknife Ski Club 40th Anniversary and 20th Arctic Winter Games
2008 is a year of anniversaries. The 20th Arctic Winter Games return to their birthplace: Yellowknife. And one of the prime venues for the Games, the Yellowknife Ski Club, is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary... [
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Sunday, March 2 Gaiazova victorious at Swiss Cup
Dasha Gaiazova ended her European trip on a positive note, taking the gold medal in the women's 5km classic at the Swiss Cup near Marbach, Switzerland. Dave Nighbor and Graham Nishikawa also capped off a strong day, taking 2nd and 3rd in a long and demanding 15km classic race... [
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Stefan Kuhn working the sunshine after the race. The high of the day was near 20C. Sunday, March 2 National Team Posts Strong Results in Challenging World Cup Field in Finland - By: Cross Country Canada
Feeding off the success of Saturday’s gold-medal victory by Chandra Crawford, Canada’s top cross-country skiers headed back onto the battle field Sunday and posted solid results across the board ... [
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BlackHLogoSM.gif Sunday, March 2 Masters Skiers Successful in Distance Events at World Championships... More Excitement to Come! - By: Magi Scallion
The Masters World Cup for cross country skiing is currently taking place in McCall, Idaho. A sizeable Canadian contingent is in attendence and making a mark on the international scene... [
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Dan Roycroft cornering on the upper skate course. Sunday, March 2 Dan Roycroft 24th at Vasaloppet
INDi 2010's Dan Roycroft, of Port Sydney, Ontario, skied to an impressive 24th place finish at the Swedish Vasaloppet, the worlds largest cross country ski race... [
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Sunday, March 2 Aukland Double in Vasaloppet - By: vasaloppet.se
Norway's Jörgen Aukland won Vasaloppet - finally!... [
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CrawfordWinsSprintFinal[1].8536.jpg Saturday, March 1 Crawford wins again, Kershaw 5th
Chandra Crawford showed once again that she is the worlds fastest skate sprinter, winning her second World Cup free sprint in a row... [
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RobinAndBrianMcKeever7685.jpg Saturday, March 1 McKeever Brothers Strike Gold for Second Straight Day in Norway, plus WJC wrap up - By: Cross Country Canada
Brian McKeever and his brother Robin teamed up to win their second gold medal in as many days at the IPC World Cup in Nes, Norway... [
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Saturday, March 1 Chandra Crawford wins World Cup sprint event - By: CBC.CA
Chandra Crawford of Canmore, Alta., notched the second World Cup cross-country skiing win of her season, and career, on Saturday in Lahti, Finland.... [
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Saturday, March 1 Gord Jewett wins Swiss Cup
Gord Jewett won the 15km skate race today at the Swiss Cup in Marbach, Switzerland, while Dasha Gaiazova scored a podium finish taking 3rd in the women's 10km skate... [
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