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Take 5 With Dustin Cook

  Dustin Cook burst onto the international ski scene last season with three podium appearances, including a super-G victory at the World Cup finals in Méribel, France, and a silver medal at the World Championships held in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Cook has been a national-team member since 2007, but doesn’t have the profile of other … More »

A Dose of American Rah-Rah

WINTER 2015 issue  *  It seems not all skiing medals have the same shine. Consider the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The two-week event is of course bigger than a single World Cup race, and the competition is every bit as strong as the Olympics, but in North America it lacks the glamour and … More »

Ski Cross Controversy

How a crease in the French racers’ pants led to a unique Olympic protest. by JANET LOVE MORRISON in the Fall 2014 issue At the Sochi Winter Olympics last February four appeals were taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). One of those appeals involved Canada. This one was matchless. The CAS is … More »

Paralympics Sochi 2014

by Jim Morris in the Winter 2014 issue They have travelled different roads, but Para-Alpine skiers Kimberly Joines and Mac Marcoux hope to arrive at a similar destination during the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi March 7-16. Joines and Marcoux are the bookends on a Canadian Paralympic ski team that will combine youthful enthusiasm with … More »

What’s a medal worth?

Judged vs. timed sports: the value of Olympic gold. by George Koch in the Winter 2014 issue “Millions, we’re talking millions here.” The late, great U.S. downhill racer Bill Johnson’s notoriety stemmed largely from this widely circulated quote—he insisted it was a misquote—about the value of his Olympic gold medal at Sarajevo. Many will recoil at … More »

Sochi 2014 * Ski Cross

Alex Bilodeau’s gold medal in Vancouver four years ago generated new interest in non-traditional Olympic ski events. Vicki Hall offers insight into the athletes of the five freestyle disciplines who could become the next Lords of the Rings. in the December 2013 issue Chris Del Bosco failed to win a medal at the 2010 Winter … More »

Sochi 2014 – Best Bets in Alpine Racing

Four years ago one of the best-trained, well-funded alpine ski teams Canada had ever produced headed to the 2010 Winter Olympics with the goal of winning three medals. That podium promise turned into disappointment when the best results were a pair of 5th-place finishes by Erik Guay. By Jim Morris in December 2013 issue  * … More »

CAST ADRIFT

The sudden departure of Alpine Canada’s president Max Gartner prior to the Olympics left as many unanswered questions as Ken Read’s surprise resignation before him. by George Koch in December 2013 issue For Canada’s alpine skiers, the road to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been as muddy and tortuous as the coastal forests that … More »

How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

Bring on the Fans

by Tobias c. Van Veen from December 2012 issue Canada’s Own The Podium program focuses hard on Olympic medals, with Olympic wins eclipsing all other World Championship finishes—and Erik Guay has had many of the latter, 17 in fact. Alpine racing is a solitary sport—for despite the training, coaching and technology behind every World Cup … More »

Take 5 With Dustin Cook

  Dustin Cook burst onto the international ski scene last season with three podium appearances, including a super-G victory at the World Cup finals in Méribel, France, and a silver medal at the World Championships held in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Cook has been a national-team member since 2007, but doesn’t have the profile of other … More »

A Dose of American Rah-Rah

WINTER 2015 issue  *  It seems not all skiing medals have the same shine. Consider the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The two-week event is of course bigger than a single World Cup race, and the competition is every bit as strong as the Olympics, but in North America it lacks the glamour and … More »

Ski Cross Controversy

How a crease in the French racers’ pants led to a unique Olympic protest. by JANET LOVE MORRISON in the Fall 2014 issue At the Sochi Winter Olympics last February four appeals were taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). One of those appeals involved Canada. This one was matchless. The CAS is … More »

Paralympics Sochi 2014

by Jim Morris in the Winter 2014 issue They have travelled different roads, but Para-Alpine skiers Kimberly Joines and Mac Marcoux hope to arrive at a similar destination during the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi March 7-16. Joines and Marcoux are the bookends on a Canadian Paralympic ski team that will combine youthful enthusiasm with … More »

What’s a medal worth?

Judged vs. timed sports: the value of Olympic gold. by George Koch in the Winter 2014 issue “Millions, we’re talking millions here.” The late, great U.S. downhill racer Bill Johnson’s notoriety stemmed largely from this widely circulated quote—he insisted it was a misquote—about the value of his Olympic gold medal at Sarajevo. Many will recoil at … More »

Sochi 2014 * Ski Cross

Alex Bilodeau’s gold medal in Vancouver four years ago generated new interest in non-traditional Olympic ski events. Vicki Hall offers insight into the athletes of the five freestyle disciplines who could become the next Lords of the Rings. in the December 2013 issue Chris Del Bosco failed to win a medal at the 2010 Winter … More »

Sochi 2014 – Best Bets in Alpine Racing

Four years ago one of the best-trained, well-funded alpine ski teams Canada had ever produced headed to the 2010 Winter Olympics with the goal of winning three medals. That podium promise turned into disappointment when the best results were a pair of 5th-place finishes by Erik Guay. By Jim Morris in December 2013 issue  * … More »

CAST ADRIFT

The sudden departure of Alpine Canada’s president Max Gartner prior to the Olympics left as many unanswered questions as Ken Read’s surprise resignation before him. by George Koch in December 2013 issue For Canada’s alpine skiers, the road to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been as muddy and tortuous as the coastal forests that … More »

How Safe?

Steven Threndyle examines what’s been done to ensure the safety of Ski Cross athletes since the tragic death of Nik Zoricic. Winter 2013 issue  Taking a tragic fall on a dangerous racecourse is not how you want to make a name for yourself on the World Cup circuit. When veteran Canadian Ski Cross competitor Nik … More »

Bring on the Fans

by Tobias c. Van Veen from December 2012 issue Canada’s Own The Podium program focuses hard on Olympic medals, with Olympic wins eclipsing all other World Championship finishes—and Erik Guay has had many of the latter, 17 in fact. Alpine racing is a solitary sport—for despite the training, coaching and technology behind every World Cup … More »

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