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

This one’s for Richard: Canadian’s Olympic comeback inspired by her late coach

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Zina Kocher's coach urged her to come out of retirement and take a shot at another Olympics. Then he died, and her mind was made up.

Ex-Olympic champ Johaug to miss Pyeongchang after doping ban

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Former Olympic champion Therese Johaug will miss the 2018 Winter Games after her ban in a steroid doping case was extended. The Norwegian cross-country skier must serve an "appropriate" 18-month ban which expires next April.

Guay, Osborne-Paradis lead Canada’s alpine team into new season

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

World champion Erik Guay and bronze medallist Manny Osborne-Paradis are the headliners of Canada's alpine ski team for next season.

Canadian ski legend Nancy Greene having cancerous thyroid removed

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Sen. Nancy Greene Raine, Canada's most decorated ski racer, is undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer and will have her thyroid removed Friday. The 73-year-old won Olympic gold and silver in 1968.

World’s top moguls skier Mikael Kingsbury named to Canadian Olympic team

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Superstar Mikael Kingsbury was provisionally named to the Canadian moguls team Tuesday, along with 2014 Olympic women’s champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Andi Naude.

Nishikawa, Killick golden in season finale at Ski Nationals

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Emily Nishikawa and Graeme Killick prevailed in the cross-country ski marathon in the season finale at the Ski Nationals. Nishikawa captured her third gold medal of the week for the second straight year after winning the women's 30-kilometre skate-ski race.

Canada’s Mike Riddle wins halfpipe silver at worlds

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Edmonton's Mike Riddle won silver in the men's skiing halfpipe on Saturday at the world freestyle skiing championships.

Canada’s Osborne-Paradis finishes just off podium in season finale

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

It was a strong showing for Canadians in the final race of the season in Aspen, Colo. Manuel Osborne-Paradis of North Vancouver, B.C., finished just off the podium in fourth place, seven hundreths of a second off the bronze medal.

World Cup freestyle skiiing: Slopestyle in Switzerland

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Watch live freestyle skiing action on Saturday as the world's best slopestyle skiers compete at a World Cup stop in Silvaplana, Switzerland.

Mikael Kingsbury strikes gold again in World Cup moguls

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury captured his seventh straight World Cup freestyle skiing gold medal on Sunday in Zhangjiakou, China, While Justine Dufour-Lapointe added to her medal haul with a bronze in the women's event.