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2014-03-14 16:22:32

SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Twenty-one-year-old John Leslie of Arnprior, Ont. paced the Canadian para-snowboard team this morning with a superb seventh-place finish, as the sport of snowboard cross made its Paralympic debut in Sochi. Leslie, the pride of Mount Pakenham near Ottawa, Ont., completed three solid runs - the best two count for total time - and enthused about his Paralympic experience afterward. Leslie's best two runs combined time was 1:51.88. "The...

2014-03-14 16:22:26

SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Sit-skier Josh Dueck won Canada's third gold medal of the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Friday in men's super combined, adding to the silver medal in men's downhill he earned earlier in the week. The 33-year-old from Kimberley, B.C., who gained worldwide acclaim in 2012 when he became the first person in the world to complete a backflip in a sit-ski, was fifth following the first run of the super combined, men's slalom. Dueck was still in...

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...

2014-03-14 00:22:56

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Thursday competition was highlighted by four-time Paralympian alpine skier Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, who overcome a season of injury to win a remarkable bronze in the men's visually-impaired slalom race - for his fourth career Paralympic medal. Key photo highlights from the day are below. All photos can now be downloaded at: photos.paralympic.ca Photo 1: http://photos.paralympic.ca/image/I0000QGEUffYGHuA...

2014-03-13 20:23:26

SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made 7 saves, but Canada's National Sledge Team couldn't find the back of the net and dropped a 3-0 decision to the United States in a Thursday semifinal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The loss means Canada will face Norway for the bronze medal on Saturday (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT). It's the third consecutive Paralympics the Canadians and Norwegians will meet for a medal, with the teams splitting the...

2014-03-13 16:26:49

SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Chris Williamson, guided by Nick Brush, made a remarkable comeback from injury and a last-minute change to his guide by winning bronze in the men's visually impaired slalom on Thursday at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in what was Williamson's very first race of the 2013-14 season. The 41-year-old veteran from Toronto, Ont., pushed through a leg break sustained this past summer to make it to his fourth Paralympic...

2014-03-13 16:26:08

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - On the last day of round robin matches in wheelchair curling, Canada's day in the Ice Cube can only be described as "interesting." After downing Slovakia decisively with a score of 16-0, Canada went on to lose to last place Finland (1-6) by a score of 12-1. Canada set two Paralympic Winter Games records for most points scored and the highest margin of victory in their 16-0 rout of Slovakia. But according to skip Jim...

2014-03-12 20:23:39

SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever's second gold medal of these Games highlighted Canada's fifth day of competition in Sochi, along with a silver-medal performance by para-alpine skier Kimberly Joines in the women's sitting category, though still considered unofficial until an appeal process takes place tomorrow. What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: PARA-NORDIC SKIING Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and...

2014-03-12 16:24:46

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The last time Canada met Korea in Paralympic wheelchair curling action was in 2010 at the gold medal game in Vancouver. So, in a way today's game was a rematch of the two powerhouses from four years ago. The obvious difference this time is the makeup of the Korean team. While Canada's team is made up of three 2010 veterans and two newcomers, the Korean team has only one member, Myungjin Kim, from their silver medal squad. They...

2014-03-12 16:24:27

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Kimberly Joines conquered rough, low-visibility course conditions to fight her way to a silver medal position in the women's slalom sitting category at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, but is currently awaiting the results of an appeal by a German athlete who was disqualified and is appealing that decision. Germany's Anna Schaffelhuber was disqualified following the first of two slalom runs...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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