Ski

Is Roller Derby ready to be an Olympic sport?

Roller Derby may in fact be part of future Olympic Games. Sadly, bowling isn’t yet ready for primetime. During the 123rd International Olympic Committee session in South Africa this week, IOC President Jacques Rogge announced that eight sports, including roller sports and sport climbing, will battle it out for a spot in the 2020 Olympics. …

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Women’s ski jumping added to Sochi Olympic Games 2014

LONDON, April 6, 2011 — For the first time in Olympic Winter Games history, women will participate in ski jumping, beginning in Sochi, Russia in 2014. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement today during the IOC Executive Board’s press conference in London, site of the 2012 Summer Games. “We are elated and relieved,” said …

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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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smart is beautiful: Olympian Jenn Heil challenges Canadians to help claim a bright future for girls

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age there are girls, both in Canada and around the world, who lack the same opportunities and securities that are guaranteed to boys.  The startling stats speak for themselves: Did you know that girls are three times more likely to be malnourished than boys and in the poorest countries …

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Winter X Games 15: Turski, Burke back in the game

Women’s Slopestyle Skiing phenom and defending champ Kaya Turski (@kayaturski) was the one to beat in women’s slopestyle at  Winter X Games 15. But no one could take the first gold medal of this year’s games away from the 22- year-old Quebec native. Even though Turski had knee surgery last spring after tearing her ACL …

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2010 Winter Dew Tour kicks off at Breckenridge

Breckenridge’s new 22-foot pipe is one of the best pipes in the world. With this week’s Nike 6.0 Open — the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour — at Breckenridge Ski Resort,  hundreds of world-class athletes will be taking competitive runs down the resort’s new pipe and slopestyle course. The Winter Dew Tour is …

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