Vancouver Winter Games 2010

Watch them fly – Nordic World Ski Championships

The Nordic World Ski Championships begin this week in Oslo, Norway. American Lindsey Van will be defending her title on Friday, Feb. 25. Forty-three women from 15 countries are on the start list and by all accounts they’re ready to put on a great show. You can watch the women’s ski jumping event on Friday …

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Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser chronicles life of an Olympian in new book

Hayley Wickenheiser hopes her new book Gold Medal Diary: Inside the World’s Greatest Sports Event will win over those who dismiss her sport as a two-horse race between Canada and the U.S. One of the most recognizable names in Canadian hockey, Wickenheiser  opens the door to her life in the months leading up to the …

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Snowboard cross most dangerous winter Olympic sport

Snowboard cross was the most hazardous sport at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, with nearly 75 per cent of female athletes sustaining injuries during the  races, according to a report published this week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The medical study found that at least 11 per cent of all athletes at the …

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Canadian skater Rochette talks about her mother

One of the most memorable, and inspirational, stories from the recent Winter Olympics involves Canadian figure skating Joannie Rochette who took to the ice in Vancouver only days after her mother Therese, 55,  died of a massive heart attack. Rochette, a petite, blond 24-year-old from Ile-Dupas, Que., won admirers the world over when she skated …

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Memorable moments from female athletes at the Winter Olympics

All in all, the Vancouver Olympics were  a roller coaster of emotion; so anticipated and anxiety-driven, filled with milestones and achievements as well as heartbreak.  In the span of two weeks, there were personal, poignant moments to cherish, along with stories of accomplishments and  disappointments. A lifetime of emotions, condensed into 14 action-packed days. Needless …

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After Vancouver, the baton is handed to Russia

Do Svidanya (Goodbye) Vancouver. Do Vstretchi (See You) in Sochi. As the Vancouver Olympics come to a close, the focus turns to the other side of the globe and Russia’s first Winter Games which will  take the Olympic movement to a new territory and a new set of challenges. Scheduled to take place from February …

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Team USA Vancouver Update: February 22, 2010

The latest updates on Team USA Team USA beat gold medal favorite Canada 5-3 in hockey action on Sunday evening to continue their pursuit of the gold. The U.S. was powered by two goals from Brian Rafalski(Dearborn, Mich.) and the play of goalkeeper Ryan Miller (East Lansing, Mich.), who stopped 42 shots Bode Miller (Franconia, …

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Team USA Vancouver Update: February 21, 2010

We’re about halfway through the Winter Olympics and while there were definitely some glitches (as well as tragedy) at the start of the Games,  the focus is now on the competition. Some of the latest updates on Team USA include: Short track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno (Seattle, Wash.) made history Saturday night, winning the bronze …

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