Category Archives: 2016Sochi

Bravo Larisa. Thank you.

The wise athlete knows best. Larisa Yurkiw has proved this both on and off the snow throughout her remarkable career. Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Tough sport, tougher athletes

It was the final day: slalom events for both men and ladies and the race to the wire for the Marc Hodler Trophy to crown the leading junior ski nation for 2016. If only the weather forecast could have given … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: 15 Gates to Glory

We’re an outdoor sport, so adapting to the weather is a constant. Today was no exception. The day dawned to pouring rain, but the forecast was actually promising – with sun predicted for 9:00am. So the planned program to run … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: That, was tough.

More than 50% of the field failed to navigate through one, tough day of ski racing. It was the men’s turn to open the tech events with the giant slalom and the continuing warm weather impacted on the steep “Russian … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Sochi Legacy

We’ve hit the mid-point of the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, switching from the speed events to tech. The ladies Giant Slalom events were held in the continuing warm spring-like conditions, but the race committee worked hard to … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: A long, tough day

  The Alpine Combined is always a long day on the snow. This was the first time the full AC was held at the Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, as the past two years in Varna and Hafjell were a … Continue reading

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World Juniors Update: Silver!

Day 3 dawned with clear skies again and hard early morning snow, but the impact of the sun on the “Russian Trampolone” section meant early start numbers ruled the day. In last nights’ team captains meeting, Mens coach Johnny Kucera saw … Continue reading

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