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

Olympic gold medallist Skofterud dies in jet ski crash

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist Vibeke Skofterud has died in a jet ski accident in southern Norway.

19-month-old daughter of decorated U.S. skier Bode Miller drowns

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team tweeted its condolences to Miller and his family. Miller is the most decorated male U.S. skier, with multiple World Cup wins. He won one gold, three silver and two bronze medals over three Olympic games.

Bertrand Charest abuse case spotlights the need for real change

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

It would be an injustice to the survivors of Bertrand Charest's sexual abuse, writes former Olympic athlete Deidra Dionne, if nothing was done to prevent this from happening again.

Ex-Olympian Allison Forsyth says Bernard Charest affair was covered up

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

A former Olympic skier who alleges she was sexually abused by Bertrand Charest in 1997 and 1998 when she was a teenager says she was encouraged to keep quiet to avoid losing sponsorships.

Canadian skier Erik Guay to miss Olympics due to back pain

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Erik Guay Alpine Skiing Olympics Back Injury

Alpine Canada announced on Wednesday that Erik Guay will miss the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea due to continuing pain in his back.

Henrik Kristoffersen ends Marcel Hirscher’s win streak at World Cup slalom

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway finally won his first World Cup slalom of the season Sunday, ending Marcel Hirscher's five-race winning streak.

Lara Gut wins final World Cup super-G before Olympics

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Lara Gut won the final World Cup super-G before the Olympics on Sunday, signalling a return to form after knee surgery last season.

Lindsey Vonn gets 79th career World Cup win at Cortina downhill

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin on Saturday. The American clocked 1 minute, 36.48 seconds on the sun-drenched Olympia delle Tofane course for a 0.92-second advantage over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.

Thomas Dressen ends 13-year German drought in World Cup downhill

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Thomas Dressen ended Germany's 13-year wait for a men's World Cup downhill victory Saturday, upsetting the pre-race favourites in the classic Hahnenkamm race.

Canadian ski cross athletes looking to add ‘extra oomph’ in final run before team announcement

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The battle for spots on Canada's Olympic ski cross team culminates on home snow at Nakiska Ski Resort. The final World Cup before the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is the last chance for athletes from Canada and other countries to book their Olympic berths.