Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Snowboard’ Category

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris wins his 1st ESPY Award

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The Regina native and reigning Olympic bronze medallist in slopestyle won the award as the best male action sports athlete.

Mark McMorris ‘feeling good’ after ‘gnarly’ snowboard crash that nearly killed him

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
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Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris has always had an amazing ability to quickly recover from significant injuries. His comeback from a near-fatal crash in the B.C. backcountry earlier this year is just the latest example.

Snowboarder Mark McMorris nominated 4th time for ESPY award

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris has once again been nominated for a nESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) award.

Mark McMorris ‘happy to be alive and healing’

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Canada's Mark McMorris says he's "really happy to be alive and to be healing" a few months after suffering serious injuries in a backcountry snowboard accident.

Mark McMorris posts before and after photo following life-threatening crash

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Mark McMorris gave his fans an update a week after a life-threatening crash in the backwoods of British Columbia.

‘I almost died and now I’m trying to get better’: Mark McMorris on snowboard crash

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Star Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris says he "almost died" when he crashed going off a jump in the B.C. backcountry last weekend.

Mark McMorris making ‘major progress’ after crash, says brother

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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The brother of injured Canadian snowboarding star Mark McMorris says the Olympic medallist is steadily improving in hospital following an accident in B.C.'s backcountry over the weekend.

Injured Mark McMorris named to Canadian Olympic team

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Despite suffering serious injuries in a backcountry crash over the weekend, Mark McMorris was one of two athletes provisionally named to Canada’s Olympic snowboard team on Tuesday.

Backcountry emergencies a challenge for rescuers

Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Experts say the growing number of skiers and snowboarders enticed by pristine powder in the backcountry shouldn't assume help will arrive quickly if something goes wrong.

For Mark McMorris, risk of backcountry is part of the snowboarder package

Monday, March 27th, 2017

For many of the world's best snowboarders, a ride in the backcountry is a return to the sport's roots.