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
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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.

Canada’s Mike Riddle wins halfpipe silver at worlds

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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.