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Rain cancels final men’s downhill training, postpones women’s

Overnight rainfall has shuffled the Friday downhill training program, pushing the women’s schedule by two hours and canceling men’s training. Originally scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time, the women’s program has been bumped to a 2 p.m. start. Thursday’s completed men’s downhill training was an official training, meaning the men’s downhill medal event […]

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Canadian Ski Cross Team will head to secret camp to keep success going

It’s no secret that the Canadian Ski Cross Team has figured a few things out. With 13 World Cup podiums this season and five X Games medals, the Olympic host ski cross team is literally writing the book as the young sport makes its Olympic debut. But the Canadians aren’t ready to reveal all their […]

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The World Cup According to Grande: The World Cup season as it stands

THE WORLD CUP SEASON AS IT STANDS I was just listening to ESPN radio and draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. was on talking about the NFL draft. Mel is a New Orleans native and was buzzing about the Saints victory in the Super Bowl over the Colts. He was asked how the house was and […]

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Cook has no major injuries after crash

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE, B.C. – Stacey Cook was released early Thursday afternoon from the Whistler Polyclinic following a crash in the first women’s downhill training prior to Sunday’s super combined medal event. “Stacey has been released from the Whistler Olympic Village Polyclinic and her prognosis is good,” said U.S. Olympic Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Moeller. “She’s […]

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Walchhofer claims fastest official training time

WHISTLER, B.C. – Michael Walchhofer put down the fastest official run Thursday on a shortened course riddled at times with thick clouds of fog and steady snow … but official and complete, nonetheless. Although it looked like Didier Cuche was once again the fastest in training, he missed a gate Thursday and Walchhofer’s time, 1 […]

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Women's training canceled; Cook crashes

WHISTLER, B.C. – The first women’s Olympic downhill training run was canceled due to fog on Thursday, but not before Stacey Cook, the second racer on course, crashed and was airlifted off the mountain. Italian Lucia Recchia made it down safely in 1 minute, 52.39 seconds but Cook got in the back seat over the […]

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Olympic Nordic Notes

The days grow ever shorter in Whistler for our first Nordic events at the WOP, with things kicking off Friday with ski jumping qualifications and Saturday with Normal Hill ski jumping and the first biathlon competition for women. We expect some possible light snow showers moving thru Whistler today followed by clearing tonight. There is […]

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Cuche fastest in canceled Whistler training

WHISTLER, B.C. – Didier Cuche was fastest in the first run of men’s Olympic downhill training on Wednesday before it was canceled because of fog. The training was called off after 42 of 87 racers finished, with Cuche putting down the best time in 1 minute, 53.22 seconds. Canada’s own Robbie Dixon was next, 0.31 […]

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Vonn reveals shin injury

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Lindsey Vonn is entering the Olympics with a new injury. On Wednesday morning’s Today Show, the alpine racer and one of America’s brightest hopes for a medal at the Vancouver Games told NBC’s Matt Lauer that she has been battling a severely bruised shin since injuring it while training last week.   […]

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Rahlves, Puckett ready for ski cross Olympic debut

Things weren’t looking good at the X Games for America’s only two Vancouver-bound ski cross racers less than a month before the sport’s Olympic debut. The challenging Aspen course took its toll on former alpine greats Daron Rahlves, 36, and Casey Puckett, 37, as the due continued preparations for the big show. Puckett, who only […]

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