Archive | February, 2007

Blind Canadian Skier Posts Historic Result at World Ski Championships

Brian McKeever Places 24th in 15K Skate

February 28, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – On any given day, being the top Canadian finisher in a World Championship race would be a proud accomplishment for any athlete. For blind skier Brian McKeever, breaking into … READ MORE →

Tough World Cup for Canadian Women’s Biathlon Team

February 28, 2007 (Lahti, Finland) – It was a tough return to World Cup action for the Canadian women’s biathlon team. After returning home to Canada for a well-deserved break following the 2007 World Championships, … READ MORE →

Nordic Notes: Randall to \”Scramble in Relay\”

February 28, 2007 – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) will ski the “scramble” (leadoff) leg Thursday for the U.S. Ski Team in the women’s 4x5K relay at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.She’ll be followed, … READ MORE →

Biathlete Wins Snowy Men’s 15K Freestyle

Squall creates surprise podium result

February 28, 2007 – Biathlete Lars Berger of Norway was the surprise gold medalist Wednesday in the men’s 15K freestyle at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships as a harder-than-expected snowstorm struck midway through … READ MORE →

Austrians Jump to Victory

February 27, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – The Austrian team jumped to victory in Sapporo on Sunday with 1000.2 points. Austrian Wolfgang Loitzl also scored the biggest jump of the day at 133.5 metres. The Norwegians … READ MORE →

Teichmann wins Tight Race

February 27, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Axel Teichmann prevailed in a thrilling finish to the 30km pursuit at the World Championships in Sapporo Saturday. The German edged out compatriot Tobias Angerer and Italy’s Pietro Piller … READ MORE →

Manninen leads Finland to Nordic Combined Victory

February 25, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Fresh off of his victory in the sprint, Manninen won his second world title in two days after Finland took a 12 second advantage over Norway in the jumping … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – Savialova Wins 15-km Pursuit Gold

February 25, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Four years after dominating the 2003 worlds, Russian Olga Savialova finally returned to peak form to claim the 15-km world championship title in Sapporo, Japan on Sunday.Savialova, who won … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – USA’s Randall Earns Best Worlds Pursuit Finish

Women Gain Important Big Race Experience

February 25, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Russian Olga Savialova edged Czech Katerina Neumannova by a half-second Sunday in the women’s 15K (7.5K CL+7.5K FR) pursuit at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Kikkan Randall … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – U.S. 9th in Nordic Combined Team Event

February 25, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Finland picked up its second gold medal in nordic combined at the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships when it won the team event Sunday by nearly a half-minute. … READ MORE →

Zack Simons and Kate Whitcomb Claim Victory at American Birkebeiner

February 24, 2007 (Hayward, Wis.) – Zack Simons, Park City, Utah, and Kate Whitcomb, Ketchum, Idaho, skied to victory at the 25-kilometer Subaru American Birkebeiner in Cable and Seeley today. Zack captured the 34th annual … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – Ammann Wins Large Hill Jumping Gold

February 24, 2007 – Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann, who won two gold medals at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, won the large hill gold medal Saturday night by two-hundredths of a point. … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – USA’s Freeman 19th in 30K Pursuit

Survives Crash to Stay with Leaders

February 24, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) skied with the lead pack throughout the race and survived a late crash to finish 19th today in the men’s 30K pursuit (15K CL+15K FR) … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – Italy‘s Zorzi Pips Russian Rotchev

February 24, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Cristian Zorzi along with Renato Pasini from Italy won a dramatic final in 17:50.6, clinching the men’s team sprint at the Nordic World Championships in Sapporo yesterday. The Russians … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – Kuitunen Leads Finland to Gold In Women’s Team Sprint

February 24, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – The World Cup leader, along with Riitta Liisa Roponen, took the sprint team title for Finland yesterday in 16:20.9, comfortably seven tenths of a second ahead of Germany with … READ MORE →

Demong Storms 7.5K Sprint to Top U.S.

Moves up Seven Places in Nordic Combined Opener

February 23, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) moved up seven places in the 7.5K race despite soft snow to finish 13th in the Nordic Combined sprint today at the 2007 FIS Nordic … READ MORE →

Randall, Valaas Just Miss Team Sprint Finals

February 23, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – U.S. sprinters Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) and Laura Valaas (Wenatchee, WA) narrowly missed qualifying for the freestyle team sprint final heats Friday, finishing just 2.7 seconds out … READ MORE →

Canada’s Nordic Skiers Off To Rusty Start at Nordic Worlds

February 22, 2007 – Canada’s elite cross-country ski athletes, who have not raced internationally in six weeks, got off to a rusty start on Thursday in the classic sprint race at the 2007 World Championships … READ MORE →

Fredriksson Departs from 2007 Nordic Worlds

February 22, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Former sprint world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Thobias Fredriksson has withdrawn from the Nordic World Championships in Sapporo in protest after being excluded from Sweden’s team for the … READ MORE →

Nordic Worlds 2007 – Newell Burns Opening Sprint, Qualifies First

Koos, Randall, Valaas Also Qualify

February 22, 2007 (Sapporo, Japan) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) laid down the fastest men’s qualifying round Thursday afternoon as four U.S. men and women qualified for the finals heats in the first race of … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – CCO Ontario High Performance Coach

February 22, 2007 – Cross Country Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Ontario High Performance Coach. This a new full-time position within Cross Country Ontario (CCO) through which the High Performance Committee (HPC) … READ MORE →

Capracotta Continental Cup Cancelled

February 21, 2007 – The Organizing Committee of the cross country ski race Continental Cup OPA-FIS / Cup Kurikkala – Alpen Cup Final set for March 3 and 4, 2007 in Capracotta (Italy), having realized … READ MORE →

Canadian Avalanche Foundation Annual Fundraiser

Co-hosted by Justin Trudeau

February 21, 2007, Calgary, AB – Each year more and more skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers head into the backcountry for an outdoor adventure. Providing the tools so they are avalanche aware is key to their … READ MORE →

Haywood Report: North-Western British Columbia Appreciation Week

February 19, 2007 – This past weekend I had the opportunity to compete at the Western Canadian Championships in Smithers, BC. Now, to be perfectly honest when the coaches suggested I go to Westerns I … READ MORE →

Stephen Hart Outsprints Eric Carleton for Keski Win

February 19, 2007 – Organizers of the 29th edition of the Keskinada were kept on their toes. With winter taking its time making an appearance and snowfalls somewhat on the light side, there was no … READ MORE →

Keskinada Loppet 2007 a Success

February 18, 2007 (Gatineau, Quebec) – Mother Nature finally smiled on the organizers of the Keskinada Loppet. Despite a light snowfall in the morning, the -8 degrees Celsius was just the ticket for cross-country skiing. … READ MORE →

Tobias Angerer Consolidates First Place Overall

February 17, 2007 (Changchun, China) – Germany’s Tobias Angerer won the men’s World Cup 15 km freestyle race yesterday in 37:5.8, ahead of two French skiers, Vincent Vittoz at 9.3 seconds and Emmanuel Jonnier at … READ MORE →

Katerina Neumannova Wins 10-km Free Race

February 17, 2007 (Changchun, China) – Katerina Neumannova of the Czech Republic won the World Cup 10-km freestyle race yesterday with a time of 25:21.2. She was followed across the finish line by Karine Philippot … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm Canada Cup 2007 Titles – Decided on Final Weekend

Williams and McMurtry Win Overall

February 17, 2007 (Canmore, AB) – Brent McMurtry of Foothills Nordic via the Pierre Harvey Training Centre and Madeleine Williams of Edmonton Nordic and Team 2010 used the final race of the 2007 Haywood NorAm … READ MORE →

Sencia Canada Joins CCC Support Team

February 17, 2007 – Cross Country Canada is pleased to announce the official launch of our “Officials Training and Certification Registry” website. This is a new addition to CCC’s online environment and it represents … READ MORE →

Kris Freeman – Best Result in Three Years

February 16, 2007 (Changchun, China) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH), continuing to build steam as a lead-up to the 2007 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships next week, was 10th today – his best World Cup … READ MORE →

VANOC’s Nordic Team Expands Expertise and Resources

February 15, 2007 – Today I am pleased to share with you news that VANOC’s Nordic Sport team has expanded.Three VANOC Sport Managers have recently been hired to lead the individual sport events at … READ MORE →

Job Offer – Commonwealth Games Canada

February 15, 2007 – Position: Fundraising and Marketing ConsultantApplication Deadline: February 28, 2007 Starting Date: April 2, 2007Job Description: The Commonwealth Games Foundation of Canada is seeking professional services to execute the priorities of the … READ MORE →

National Junior Olympics at Soldier Hollow

February 14, 2007 – More than 400 elite youth athletes will compete for national championship titles, All-American status and the coveted Alaska Cup at the National Junior Olympics to be held at Soldier Hollow from … READ MORE →

2007 Paralympic Equipment Fund (Winter Sports)

February 14, 2007 – The Paralympic Equipment Fund is a grassroots initiative designed to increase the depth of talented athletes with a disability competing in one of the four Paralympic winter sports. The goal of … READ MORE →

Van 2010 Launches Countdown!

February 13, 2007 – With exactly three years remaining until the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games (VANOC) today celebrated the 3 year … READ MORE →

Canadian Masters Championships 2007 – Day 4 Photos

February 13, 2007 – Here are some 2007 Canadian Masters Championships photos from the final day of competition:

Omega, Official Timekeeper Unveils the Vancouver 2010 Official Countdown Clock

February 13, 2007 – A spectacular fusion of sports timekeeping technology and public art was unveiled today at a public ceremony celebrating the three-year countdown to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The … READ MORE →

FIS Offers Updated Manual on Nutrition and Female XC Skiers

February 13, 2007 – A New Publication from the FIS Sub-Committee for Ladies’ Cross-Country, “The Role of Adequate Nutrition for Performance and Health for Female Cross-Country Skiers” which was originally published in 2003 has recently … READ MORE →

CCC Seeks Athlete Director

February 13, 2007 – Cross Country Canada is seeking active or retired athletes who are interested in serving as the Athlete Director on CCC’s Board of Directors. If you are interested in making an important … READ MORE →

IOC Adopts Consensus Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport

February 12, 2007 – The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today adopted a Consensus Statement on “Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport” (see full document below).This unique document defines the problems, identifies … READ MORE →

Canadian Women Capture Third Top-15 Finish at Biathlon World

Germany Wins Gold

February 12, 2007 (Antholz, Italy) – Hoping for a top-10 finish, it was a bittersweet ending for the Canadian women’s relay team at the Biathlon World Championships in Italy. The team crossed the line in … READ MORE →

Canadian Masters Championships 2007 – Day 4 Final

February 11, 2007 (Rossland, BC) – The last day of the Canadian Masters 2007 National Championships, sponsored by the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation, wrapped up yesterday with a bang. 130 competitors took part from all … READ MORE →

Canadian Masters Championships 2007 – Day 3 Photos

February 11, 2007 – Here are some photos from the third day of the Canadian Masters Champs.

New Stadium awaits the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse

Creating a Stadium from a Field in 10 Easy Lessons

February 10, 2007 – When Whitehorse was awarded the 2007 Canada Winter Games, there were problems created for the ski club as well as opportunities. Putting on the races was easy, the hard part was … READ MORE →

CCC Loses a Friend

February 10, 2007 – Cross Country Canada regrets to announce that Neil Macdonald passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, February 4. Neil was the Treasurer and then ED of Cross … READ MORE →

Eastern Canadian Championships – Provincial and Club Results

February 10, 2007 (Gatineau, QC) – The Eastern Canadian Championships recorded record participation levels over the weekend of February 3 & 4 in Gatineau. Hosted by Club Skinouk, over 600 participants started the mass … READ MORE →

Canada’s Mixed Relay Team Nabs 14th At Biathlon Worlds

February 10, 2007 – Coming together for the first time as a team in the mixed relay event, Canada’s Sandra Keith, Zina Kocher, Jean-Philippe LeGuellec and David Leoni, captured the team’s first top-15 finish of … READ MORE →

SIA 2007 – Wrap Up

February 9, 2007 (McLean, VA) – Hosted at Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the fifth straight year, the SIA.07 SnowSports Trade Show emulated the passion, culture and energy that drives the snow sports industry. Opening … READ MORE →