Archive for the ‘Sports/Skiing’ Category

Italy’s Brignone wins season-opening World Cup Giant Slalom event

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Federica Brignone of Italy earned her first career World Cup win at the season-opening women's giant slalom on Saturday.

Canadians sharpen edges for 1st World Cup race of the season

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

When the World Cup season opens this weekend in Solden, Austria, four Canadian women including Marie-Michèle Gagnon and Marie-Pier Préfontaine will race in the hopes of inching their way up the standings.

Olympic freestyle skier comes out as gay

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Sochi Olympic silver medallist Gus Kenworthy came out in interviews with ESPN and the Associated Press on Thursday, revealing to the public that he is gay.

Dustin Cook, alpine skier, suffers knee injury

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Dustin Cook

Canadian skier Dustin Cook will be out for an indefinite time after hurting his knee in a training crash in the Austrian ski resort of Pitztal on Wednesday.

Reigning alpine overall champ Fenninger tears knee ligaments, season likely done

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Two-time overall champion Anna Fenninger is likely to miss the entire World Cup season after seriously damaging her right knee during a training crash Wednesday, three days before the alpine skiing circuit starts.

With new movie, Mark McMorris gets back to his roots

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Canadian snowboarder talks about pressing pause on the competition circuit to gain more respect in the sport, and a new drive on the road to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Canada’s nordic combined team gets boost from unlikely ally

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Canadian nordic combined team

In desperate need of more resources and a better training environment, Canada's nordic combined team has turned to Finland, where the locals have embraced the visitors with generous enthusiasm.

2-time Olympic skiing champion Benjamin Raich retires

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Benjamin Raich

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Raich retired Thursday after 19 years on the alpine skiing World Cup circuit that included an overall title in 2006.

Lindsey Vonn injures ankle in training crash

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Lindsey Vonn

American alpine skiing star Lindsey Vonn says she has fractured an ankle bone in a training crash in New Zealand.

The last refuge for Canada’s cross-country ski team

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Seeking higher ground, Canada's best nordic skiers head to the Rocky Mountains to stay sharp.