Archive | January, 2008

Kaisa Varis B Sample Positive for EPO – Video

January 31, 2008 – At a press conference here in Ruhpolding Germany today at 3 PM CET, the International Biathlon Secretary General Michael Geistlinger announced the following regarding positive test of biathlete Kaisa Varis … READ MORE →

SIA 2008 – Day 2 – Canadian Retailers Honoured and Audit Report

January 31, 2008 (Las Vegas, NV) – On Day One of the SIA.08 SnowSports Trade Show the morning kicked off with some accolades and good news. The winners of the 2007/2008 SIA US and Canadian … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee Unveils Plans For Amateur Sport TV Networks

January 30, 2008 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) unveiled details of its application for groundbreaking English and French amateur sport television networks on Wednesday, which would be a first in Canada if … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails – 1.2km Freestyle Sprint in Canmore

January 30, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – A report from sprint number two of the Canmore World Cups, this time freestyle! It turned out to be a beautiful day for racing. … READ MORE →

SIA 2008 – Day 1 – Snow Fashion Show Opens 37th Trade Show

January 30, 2008 (Las Vegas, NV) – The SIA.08 SnowSports Trade Show kicked off stylishly on Monday night with SnowSports Industries America’s (SIA) Snow Fashion Show held at Fashion Show Mall, where an estimated 1,500 … READ MORE →

Canada’s McKeever Brothers Score IPC Gold Again

Bourjonge Wins Silver

January 30, 2008 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Brian McKeever is not about to rest on his laurels as he climbed atop the podium once again in Finland Tuesday after winning the Men’s B1-B3 10 km race. … READ MORE →

SuperTour 2008 Resumes in Duluth and Telemark

January 29, 2008 (Cable, Wisconsin) – The USSA Cross Country SuperTour resumed with a midweek sprint in Duluth, Minnesota on Jan 23, and huge fields of athletes for weekend distance races at Telemark Resort in … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Day 4 Video

January 28, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – What a fabulous finale as Canada’s Chandra Crawford rocked Canmore winning sprint gold in the final World Cup event taking the Alberta World Cup 2008 to even greater … READ MORE →

Marty’s World Cup Notes – Day 4 Correction

January 28, 2008 (Canmore, Alberta) – My apologies to Phil Widmer and Drew Goldsack for mixing them up in my comments concerning the confrontational activities during the “B” Final where Drew (not Phil) and … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

Lighting the flame of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

January 28, 2008 – Today in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) announced a number of exciting elements related to the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. Pier … READ MORE →

Demong 6th in Nordic Combined World Cup

January 28, 2008 (Seefeld, Austria) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) had the third-fastest 7.5K race Sunday and finished sixth in a World Cup event shortened by poor weather. Demong held onto second place in the … READ MORE →

Canada’s McKeever Brothers Win Gold at AT IPC World Cup

Bourgonje Wins Sit-ski Sprint Gold

January 27, 2008 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Brian McKeever took another stride forward in his goal of becoming the first winter-sport athlete to compete in both the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Fresh off competing in … READ MORE →

More Gold for Neuner and Bronze for USA’s Nordgren at Youth/Junior Worlds

Canada's Tandy 8th

January 27, 2008 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – After two days of competition at biathlon’s Youth/Junior World Championships, one thing is certain: Germany means business (i.e., winning medals) when it hosts biathlon championships. Through two … READ MORE →

Marty’s World Cup Notes – Day 4 at Canmore

January 27, 2008 (Canmore, Alberta) – SkiTrax columnist Marty Hall has been following all of the action at the Alberta World Cup at Canmore. Here are his comments on the final Day 4 of … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Day 3 Video

January 26, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – The Nordic revelry in Canmore continues as the event seems to be turning into a storybook World Cup with skiers outperforming while the snow, the weather, the mountains, … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Women’s Free 1.2km Sprint Final Report, Full Results and Photos

Canada's Crawford Wins

January 26, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – She didn’t sleep very well the night before and at breakfast couldn’t choke down her toast. There were telltale butterflies in her stomach, … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Men’s Free 1.2km Sprint Final Report, Full Results and Photos

Joensson Wins, USA's Kuzzy 9th

January 26, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – It was an afternoon for Northern and Eastern European men as the final saw three Russians, a Swede, a Finn and a … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Men’s and Women’s Free 1.2km Sprint Finals Live Updates

Canada's Crawford and Sweden's Joensson Win

January 26, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – Canada’s Chandra Crawford and the USA’s Kikkan Randall both won their initial heats as the women’s free 1.2km sprint finals are now underway in Canmore. The men’s … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Men’s Free 1.2km Sprint Qualifications – Full Results

Newell 2nd - Widmer 5th

January 26, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – USA’s top sprinter Andrew Newell placed second today in 1:56.5 at the men’s free 1.2km sprint qualifications just behind Emil Joensson (Swe) in 01:56.4 while Canada’s Philip Widmer … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Women’s Free 1.2km Sprint Qualifications – Full Results

Crawford 2nd - Randall 5th

January 26, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – Virpi Kuitunen (Fin) lead the charge again today in the women’s free 1.2km sprint qualifications with Canada’s Chandra Crawford (Can) in second and Magda Genuin (Ita) in third. … READ MORE →

USA’s Nordgren 6th in Sprints at Youth/Junior Biathlon Worlds – Video

January 26, 2008 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – Leif Nordgren (Marine-on-St. Croix MN) led the US Biathlon Team here today with sixth place in the Youth 7.5K Sprint at the Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships.Nordgren, who … READ MORE →

2008 Junior Nordic Worlds Postponed

January 26, 2008 – The 2008 Junior Nordic World Championships originally scheduled from Feb. 3-10 in Szczyrk, Poland have been postponed until Feb. 21-28 due to lack of snow. We sincerely hope that the snow … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Interview – Video

January 25, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – As the world’s best cross-country skiers gathered in Canmore for the Alberta World Cup we were excited to catch up with one of the best – Canada’s Beckie … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Men 15km Free – Report, Full Results and Photos

Italy's Checchi Wins - Canada's George Grey 25th

January 25, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – Track conditions had warmed up by the 12:30pm start of the men’s 15km free to make for a fiercely fast … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Women’s 10km Free – Report, Full Results and Photos

Shevchenko Wins, Renner 25th

January 25, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – It was another Slovakian morning in Canmore as Valentina Shevchenko of the Ukraine skied to a 26:46.7 finish, Eugenia Medvedeva of Russia was … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall’s Race Tails – Classic Sprint in Canmore

January 25, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – We arrived in Canmore, Alberta at the end of last week after a great 10-day altitude camp at Silver Star Mountain, BC. Canmore’s cold temperatures were a bit … READ MORE →

$3.4 Billion Indoor Winter-Golf Resort Launched

XC Trail in Submarine Glass Tunnel

January 25, 2008 (Asheville, NC) – Canton Wintersports Center LLC is pleased to announce pre-sales of ski-in ski-out condos in the Canton Wintersports Center, the world’s largest indoor winter sports and golf resort, … READ MORE →

Chronicles of Chandria – One Goal at a Time

January 24, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – Both this little mountain town we call Canmore and I are goal-driven. Some of our goals are even the same. As far as I can tell, this town … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Day 2 Video

January 24, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – The top xc ski sprinters in the world hit the snow on day two at the Alberta World Cup 2008 as the excitement continued in Canmore, a virtual … READ MORE →

Great Glen Nordic 300: A True Test of Skiing Endurance

January 24, 2008 (Pinkham Notch, NH) — On February 10, 2008, Great Glen Trails hosts the Great Glen Nordic 300, 300 consecutive minutes of cross country ski racing. The Great Glen Nordic 300 is a … READ MORE →

Marty’s World Cup Notes – Day 2 at Canmore

January 24, 2008 (Canmore, Alberta) – SkiTrax columnist Marty Hall has been following the action before and during the Alberta World Cup at Canmore. Here are his comments on Day Two of the competition.Norwegians … READ MORE →

USA’s Laura Spector Makes Two Championship Teams – Video

January 24, 2008 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – Laura Spector (Lenox, MA) is in a unique situation. She will compete in the Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championships that open here Saturday and then compete in … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Day One Video

January 23, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – The cross-country ski world has descended on Canmore for the Alberta World Cup 2008 and all reports have been great regarding the venue, the conditions, the snow, the … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Men’s Sprint Report, Full Results and Photos

Naess Leads Norwegian Charge

January 23, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – The temperature didn’t warm up for the men’s race, but the track was red hot as seven out of seven … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Women’s Sprint Report, Full Results and Photos

Slovenia's Majdic Wins - Canada's Crawford 12th

January 23, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – The second day of races arrived with frigid wind making for day-long slow snow conditions as the women’s qualifying laps commenced at … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Team Interviews at Canmore – Videos

Andy Newell, Torin Koos, Chris Cook

January 23, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – The US XC Ski Team arrived in Canmore last week and the A-Team set up camp in a house in downtown Canmore to have some of … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Sprint Qualifications Full Results

Newell, Koos, Crooks, Widmer, Renner and Crawford Advance

January 23, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – The sprinters are up on day two at the Alberta World Cup 2008 and the qualifications have been completed. The Norwegians are back on with Boerre Naess (Nor) in … READ MORE →

COC Applies for Amateur Athletics TV Channel

January 23, 2008 – The COC has applied for English and French language television channels – Canadian Amateur Sports Network (CASN) and le Réseau du sport amateur canadien (RSAC) – to the Canadian Radio-television and … READ MORE →

Marty’s World Cup Notes – Day 1 at Canmore

January 23, 2008 (Canmore, Alberta) – SkiTrax columnist Marty Hall has been following the build-up to the 2008 Alberta World Cup at Canmore. Here are his comments after the first day of competition.Agreed – … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Announces Worlds Team

January 23, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – The International Competition Committee of the US Biathlon Association today named nine athletes to represent the US Biathlon Team at the Biathlon World Championships February 8-17 in Ostersund, … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Men’s 30km Pursuit Report, Full Results and Photos

Pankratov Wins, Canada's Kershaw 16th

January 22, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – By the 12:30 pm start of the men’s race, conditions had warmed up considerably at Canmore. With the sun shining and no wind, … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – Women’s 15km Pursuit – Report, Full Results and Photos

Kowalczyk Wins, Arritola 24th, Renner 25th

January 22, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – This first of four World Cup showdowns hosted by Foothills Nordic and Canmore Ski Club kicked off with the women’s 15km pursuit on … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Training at Silver Star – Video

January 22, 2008 – Here’s a fabulous video put together by Alaska Pacific Team skier Jeff Ellis from Orangeville, Ont. who happens to be the fiancé of US xc ski star Kikkan … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup 2008 – TV Coverage Schedule

Domestic and International Info

January 22, 2008 (Canmore, Alberta) – The Alberta World Cup 2008 begins today in Canmore and here’s the schedule for the TV coverage planned during the competition with CBC Country Canada host, Jack Sasseville, and … READ MORE →

Demong Still 2nd Overall in World Cup Nordic Combined

January 22, 2008 (Klingenthal, Germany) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) held onto his No. 2 place in the overall nordic combined standings Sunday as a rare World Cup doubleheader was held. World Cup organizers completed … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Launches New Classified Ad Section

January 22, 2007 – SkiTrax Magazine has launched a new classified ad section where readers can advertise their ski items for sale, or find items they’d like to buy. The service is free for all … READ MORE →

Canadians Pumped and Ready to Race at Canmore

Alberta World Cup 2008 Race Schedule

January 21, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – Canada’s Olympic silver medalist Sara Renner is feeling energetic and ready to give her all at the Alberta World Cup in Canmore. “I … READ MORE →

2008 Masters World Cup: 2 Weeks Left For Registration

The World is Coming to McCall

January 21, 2007 (McCall, Idaho) – With only two weeks left until close of registration for the 2008 Masters World Cup presented by Blackhawk (March 1-7, 2008 in McCall, Idaho), local organizers and … READ MORE →

Canada’s Alex Harvey Wins 10km Junior Sprint in Austria

January 21, 2008 (St. Jakob im Rosental, Austria) – Canada’s Alex Harvey won the junior 10km classic sprint in Austria yesterday with a time of 0:31:41.5, fast enough to finish 10th among the seniors. … READ MORE →

Cold Canmore Welcomes Top Norwegian and German Skiers

January 21, 2008 (Canmore, Alta.) – Mother Nature has almost emptied her bag of tricks on Canmore. With heavy snow last week, a blizzard on Saturday and frigid temperatures on … READ MORE →