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Olympics: Women's super-combined race postponed

WHISTLER, B.C. – Olympic organizers have canceled the women’s downhill training run scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday morning, meaning the women’s Olympic super-combined race scheduled for Sunday will have to be moved. It is required that racers have at least one complete training run prior to a downhill or downhill combined race in order for […]

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Olympics: Both men's and women's DH training canceled Friday

WHISTLER, B.C. – In order to ensure the best possible surface for racing, Olympic organizers canceled women’s downhill training Friday, following two postponements. Overnight rainfall shuffled the Friday downhill training program, eventually canceling both the men’s and women’s training. Originally scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time, the women’s program was first bumped to […]

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Olympics: Men's downhill racers set, Nyman gets spot

Whistler, B.C. – The U.S. men’s alpine speed team brought five racers to the Olympics for four spots, and the one place in question was up for grabs between Steven Nyman and Erik Fisher. After some serious consideration and following the one official Olympic men’s downhill training run Thursday, coaches have decided to go with […]

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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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