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

Marcel Hirscher wins GS for record 5th-straight time at Alta Badia

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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Marcel Hirscher dominated both runs to take a record fifth straight win in the Alta Badia giant slalom on Sunday.

Torn ACL, dislocated shoulder end skier Marie-Michele Gagnon’s season

Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Canada's Marie-Michele Gagnon suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to her right knee during a training run and will miss the rest of the season.

Women’s World Cup downhill training run in Lake Louise cancelled

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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Training for the season-opening women's World Cup downhill was cancelled Thursday due to soft course conditions.

Banned Russians allowed to compete in upcoming x-country World Cup

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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The International Ski Federation says it cannot stop Russian cross-country skiers found guilty in the Sochi Olympic doping program from competing in World Cup races this weekend.

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

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.