Latest Freestyle skiing Stories

2014-04-08 23:00:51

Experienced winter sports athletes are on the slopes now. Consider the risks of skiing and snowboarding, and how disability insurance coverage can protect your income should an injury occur. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Whether skiing or snowboarding, there are many different opinions out there as to which of these winter sports is more dangerous. The truth is, there are injuries in both sports, especially head injuries, which can be life threatening. Some businesses have taken a...

2014-02-24 12:25:50

Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning athletes OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to congratulate Team Canada for its many accomplishments at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, earning an outstanding 25 medals. "Our athletes made Canadians from coast to coast to coast extremely proud during a riveting 16 days of competition," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As we...

2014-02-03 12:21:14

Sarah Burke, Sandra Schmirler and Barbara Ann Scott honoured for their memorable athletic achievements OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Canada Post recognizes three pioneers of winter sports by issuing a set of three stamps that embodies the talent, dedication and grace that each athlete brought to their respective sport. Freestyle skier Sarah Burke, curler Sandra Schmirler and figure skater Barbara Ann Scott set themselves apart during their careers. Each athlete changed...

2013-12-31 08:21:29

Canadian Olympic Team calls upon nation to rally behind Sochi-bound athletes with new brand campaign TORONTO, Dec. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - With 37 days remaining until the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) today launched its "We Are Winter" campaign, its most integrated, digitally enabled and largest brand undertaking in its history. The national video debut of "We Are Winter," entitled Crossroads featuring Sochi medal hopefuls Kaillie Humphries, Mark...

2010-02-16 10:25:00

For winter sports athletes, including Olympians competing in Vancouver this week, the altitude of the sports venue can have a significant impact on performance, requiring athletes in skill sports, such as figure skating, ski jumping and snowboarding, to retool highly technical moves to accommodate more or less air resistance. When considering the challenges and benefits of training and performing at sea level verses altitude, people often think of the effect altitude can have on oxygen...

2006-02-25 11:20:16

By Nelson Graves TURIN (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic bosses promised to crack down on wayward athletes after a freestyle skier got into a fight at the Winter Olympics, an Alpine champion was seen out late in a bar the night before a big race and two speedskaters openly feuded. "This team has a taken a hit in terms of its comportment here in Italy because of a couple of incidents involving some high-profile athletes," Jim Scherr, chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee...

2006-02-25 06:01:54

TURIN (Reuters) - U.S. freestyle skier Jeret Peterson has been expelled from the Winter Olympics after getting into a fight, U.S. officials said on Saturday. Peterson, who finished seventh in the freestyle skiing aerials on Thursday despite completing one of the most difficult jumps, was sent home early after "an altercation with an acquaintance from the United States," the U.S. Olympic Committee said in a statement. U.S. officials could not be reached for immediate comment on the...

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