Archive | May, 2007

Canadian Olympic School Program 2006-2007 Grand Prize Winners

May 30, 2007 (Toronto, Ont.) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Premier National Partner, RBC, today announced the grand prize winners of the Canadian Olympic School Program for the 2006-2007 school year. A total … READ MORE →

Corn Alert – Skate Ski Tour Trip Report

May 26, 2007 (Jackson, Wyoming) – Taylor Mtn: Tuesday’s valley snow was a dead giveaway that there was a fresh coat of white getting laid down up high. Reports of 4-6″ … READ MORE →

Carl Zeiss Optical Inc. Named Official Sports Optics Supplier to Biathlon Canada

May 24, 2007 (Calgary, AB) – Canada’s top biathlon coaches will have a sharper eye on the target, and ultimately, the podium this winter thanks to a new official sports optics sponsorship, Biathlon Canada announced … READ MORE →

Bill Demong Takes Top USSA Athlete Honor

May 22, 2007 (Park City, Utah) – U.S. Ski Team World Championship medalist Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY), two-time Olympian and former U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Chairman Chuck Ferries, and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports … READ MORE →

Four Austrian Skiers Appeal Lifetime Olympic Doping Bans

May 17, 2007 (Vienna, Austria) – Cross-country skiers Martin Tauber, Juergen Pinter, Johannes Eder and Roland Diethart, and biathletes Wolfgang Perner and Wolfgang Rottmann were banned last month by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) for … READ MORE →

Wanted – U.S. Ski Team and Snowboarding Team Alumni

May 15, 2007 (Park City, Utah) – Were you a member of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding or named to a Winter Olympics, Paralympics or World Championships team in your youth? The Team is … READ MORE →

Team Québec 2007-2008

May 12, 2007 (Montreal, QC) – Quebec’s cross-country ski team roster for next season has been announced.Team Quebec (Équipe du Québec) 2007-2008Four skiers at the Pierre Harvey national training centre (CNEPH) are on the Quebec … READ MORE →

Barbara Hillary – Cancer Survivor XC Skis to North Pole

75-Year-Old Completes Amazing Journey

May 7, 2007 – Barbara Hillary from Averne, N.Y., at 75 years, is one of oldest people to reach the North Pole and according to USA Today is likely the first black woman to accomplish … READ MORE →

Moonwalking: Astronauts Need Cross-country Ski Training

May 7, 2007 – NASA astronauts returning to the moon should be given intensive cross-country skiing lessons to help them explore the surface more quickly, according to published reports. Former Apollo astronaut Harrison Schmitt, who … READ MORE →

Cascades Bursary Program Awards $66,000 to 17 Athletes

May 5, 2007 – Mr. Alain Lemaire, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades Inc., revealed the names of the 17 recipients who will share $66,000 in bursaries for the third edition of the Cascades … READ MORE →