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2014-03-14 12:25:35

#WHATSTHRE SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz gutted out an 11th-place biathlon finish on Friday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Sharp all week while winning two medals, the Paralympic gods dealt the 24-year-old Canuck a blow heading into the final biathlon competition with an intense head cold. Debating whether to even start, the Harstville, P.E.I. native put all the energy he had on the line, but struggled to 11th in the men's standing...

2014-03-08 08:20:23

-Arendz becomes first Canadian to win a biathlon silver medal at Paralympics- SOCHI, Russia, March 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz fired his name into the history books as the first Canadian ever to win a silver medal in biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games. Days removed from his 24th birthday, the Hartsville, P.E.I. resident came a hair short of winning the gold after clocking the second fastest time at 19:14.0 (1+0) in the men's 7.5-kilometre standing biathlon competition....

2014-02-25 08:27:43

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stability and speed, agility and endurance, on the water and on the sand, will determine the winners of the 5(th) annual Wrightsville Beach Biathlon when the two sports converge on Saturday, March 22. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/PH71130-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/PH71130-b) "This race is a good warm-up after a long, cold winter," said Jarrod Covington, Wrightsville Beach...

2014-01-02 16:21:27

OTTAWA, Jan. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - I offer my heartfelt congratulations to the biathlon athletes who have been named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. Members of the 2014 Olympic team include the three-time Olympians Jean-Philippe Le Guellec (Shannon, Que.) and Zina Kocher (Red Deer, Alta.). On the men's side, Jean-Philippe Le Guellec will be joined by 2010 Olympic teammate Brendan Green (Hay River, N.W.T.); along with first-time Olympians Scott Perras (Regina, Sask.) and Nathan...

2011-02-14 10:23:00

FORT KENT, Maine, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After three successful days of competition in Presque Isle, this weekend biathlon fans from around the world were excited for four additional days of competition at the Maine Winter Sports Center's facility, the 10th Mountain Center, in Fort Kent, Maine. Athletes from over 24 nations competed in Northern Maine as the world watched; an estimated 120 million viewers tuned into the games from Europe. (Photo:...

2011-01-24 13:30:00

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine (Anthem) announced today that the health insurer will serve as the gold sponsor for the upcoming E On IBU Biathlon World Cup to be held in Presque Isle (February 3-6) and Fort Kent (February 10-13) next month. "As the state's largest health insurer and major local employer, we strongly view this sponsorship as a healthy investment in Maine," said Dan...

2008-10-02 15:01:04

By Eileen M. Adams RUMFORD - The fifth annual Family Fun Festival kicks off at Black Mountain at 8 a.m. Saturday with a pancake breakfast in the lodge, followed by activities throughout the day. Last year, more than 100 children and adults took part in trail runs, bicycle tours, race walks or kids walks, said Lisa Arsenault, manager of the Black Mountain lodge. New this year are biathlon demonstrations followed by a chance to compete in a biathlon run/shoot. Participants will run 5K,...

2006-02-25 08:35:38

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - Shooting and skiing to victory, Germany's Michael Greis surprised even himself on Saturday when he became the most successful athlete at the Turin Winter Olympics and at last lifted sporting spirits. Greis, who had won just once on the World Cup circuit coming into the Games, missed only one of his 20 shooting targets to win the men's closing 15-km mass sprint event and complete a hat-trick of golds in the biathlon. It was a welcome diversion for...

2006-02-23 16:50:24

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - With a doping scandal refusing to fade, Austrian officials locked horns with Olympic chiefs on Thursday accusing them of punishing their team unnecessarily. Austria were not the only team to be licking their wounds. The United States and Canada, two ice hockey giants, were pondering what exactly went wrong in the quarter-finals when they were unseated on Wednesday by Finland and Russia. For Canada, the birthplace of the sport, the early exit was...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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