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2014-03-12 12:24:00

McKeever rebounds from crash in final to take down world's best for ninth career gold medal SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever is certainly capturing the world's attention in Sochi, Russia. And it is not just because he skied to his ninth Paralympic gold medal on Wednesday in Sochi, Russia. McKeever and guide, Graham Nishikawa, ploughed through the field and more than 30 centimetres of fresh snow to win their second gold medal of the week in spectacular...

2014-03-11 20:21:28

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz' bronze medal in biathlon highlighted Tuesday's competition for Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, along with wins by the wheelchair curling and sledge hockey teams. What Canada Did on Tuesday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: BIATHLON Canada's Mark Arendz (Hartsville, P.E.I.) was the top Canadian in men's 12.5-kilometre standing biathlon race, winning the bronze medal with a time of 30:31.0...

2014-03-11 16:25:21

SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Today's contest against the up-and-coming China team did not disappoint the fans, but probably gave Team Canada coach Joe Rea a few grey hairs. China slowly and surely built up a four-point lead, scoring a single in each of the first four ends. Canada showed great patience as they started the fifth end and demonstrated a renewed determination to turn the game around. By the middle of the fifth end China was counting four but two great shots...

2014-03-11 16:25:20

SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Greg Westlake (Oakville, Ont.) scored the game's lone goal midway through the second period to help Canada's National Sledge Team to a 1-0 win over the Czech Republic in the final preliminary round game for both Tuesday at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The victory gives Canada a perfect 3-0 record and first place in Group A, and means it will meet the United States in Thursday's second semifinal at Shayba Arena at 20:00 (noon ET/9 a.m....

2014-03-11 12:24:47

Arendz becomes first Canadian to win two biathlon medals at Paralympics SOCHI, Russia, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Mark Arendz battled through brutal race conditions to win the bronze medal in the men's 12.5-kilometre standing category at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. With rain pelting down and dense fog socked into the Laura Nordic Stadium, the 24-year-old took advantage of the weather he grew up with in Hartsville, Prince Edward Island to grab...

2014-03-10 16:28:30

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada defeated the U.S. 7-2 but later dropped their first game of the tournament 8-6 to Norway in Monday's wheelchair curling action at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Canada vs U.S. In today's early game, Canada defeated a struggling U.S. team 7-2. Early in the contest it quickly became evident that some of the tough ice conditions team had experienced in previous days had been resolved and both teams began to...

2014-03-10 16:28:24

SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Brian McKeever's gold medal won with the teamwork of his two guides, Erik Carleton and Graham Nishikawa, highlighted Sunday competition for Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, along with a win by the wheelchair curling team. What Canada Did on Monday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: PARA-NORDIC SKIING Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and his guides Erik Carleton (Canmore, Alta.) and Graham Nishikawa (Whitehorse, Yukon)...

2014-03-10 16:26:44

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Robin McKeever's gold medal won with the teamwork of his two guides, Erik Carleton and Graham Nishikawa, highlighted Sunday competition for Team Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games, along with a win by the wheelchair curling team. Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://cdnparalympics.photoshelter.com/image/I0000hkM5PiuAnVk CAPTION: Sochi,...

2014-03-10 12:24:42

OTTAWA, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to extend my most heartfelt congratulations to Brian McKeever and guide Erik Carleton on winning Canada's first gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games today. Brian McKeever and Erik Carleton, both from Canmore, Alberta, earned their gold medal in the Men's 20-km Cross-country Ski (Visually Impaired) event on the third day of competition. This is Brian's eleventh Paralympic medal overall and the...

2014-03-10 12:24:06

SOCHI, Russia, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - It was a frustrating day for three Canadian women making their Paralympic debut in super-G at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, as they battled nerves and tough course conditions at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre in front of a packed stadium. Alexandra Starker, of Calgary, Alta. was the top-placing Canadian with a seventh-place finish in the standing category. The 19-year-old's time of one minute, 36.52 seconds was more than 12 seconds off...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.