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

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

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

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

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

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.