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Notice in the last bunch of links posted, there's no mention of Nordic sports. Canada still needs to improve in x-country, biathlon, ski jumping, and nordic combined.

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Talk about being "on fire" on the slopes. Erik Guay is just getting himself on the podium more times this season than all of his previous ones combined.

Link: CBC: Erik Guay 3rd In Super-G

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There is more. Anyone remember John Kucera? Well, with 194 points, he is third in the overall World Cup Super-G final rankings. Also, not a bad overall ranking for Guay, too.

World Cup super-G final standings:

1. Bode Miller (US) 304 points

2. Didier Cuche (Swi) 208

3. John Kucera (Can) 194

4. Mario Scheiber (Aut) 190

5. Aksel Lund Svindal (Nor) 181

6. Hermann Maier (Aut) 177

7. Christoph Gruber (Aut) 153

8. Marco Buechel (Lie) 146

9. Peter Fill (Ita) 143

10 equal. Erik Guay (Can) 136

10 equal. Georg Streitberger (Aut) 136

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Canada won sledge hockey gold at the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge which was hosted here in Kelowna over the past week.

This is from Castanet:

Canada Wins Sledge Gold

by Wayne Moore - Story: 27804

March 18, 2007 / 10:00 am

Canada struck gold at the 2007 World Sledge Hockey Challenge at the Capital News Centre.

Bradley Bowden scored the only goal of the game 48 seconds into overtime giving Canada a 1-0 victory over Norway in Saturday's final.

The win capped a perfect week for the Canadian team. During round-robin play, Canada defeated the United States 3-1, Norway 4-3 and Germany 9-1.

Paul Rosen was forced to handle just nine shots in earning the shutout. He also assisted on Bowden's game winner.

Canada directed 23 shots at the Norwegian goaltender.

Canada, the defending Olympic champions, are 13-1-1-1 in 2006-07. Norway is the reigning world champions.

The U.S. won the bronze medal, beating Germany 5-0.

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Canada is still perfect at the Women's World Curling Championships in Japan.

Link: CBC: Canada's Kelly Scott Beats Top Rivals At Women's World Curling Championship

Canada wins overall team short-track speed skating title.

CBC: Canadian Men Win Short-Track Team Title

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Whistler is hosting the Canadian national alpine skiing championships.

1. CBC: Alpine Ski Championships On Hold In Whistler

2. CBC: Janyk Wins Canadian Giant Slalom Title

3. CBC: Canadian Skier Grandi Calling It Quits?

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The women takes the curling championship in Japan; the men did it yesterday in Edmonton.

Link 1: CBC: Glenn Howard Wins World Curling Title

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Link 2: CBC: Glenn Howard Makes It Two World Championship Gold Medals For Canada

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Geez. Unless there is a serious challenge to Canada internationally in the women's ice hockey world, there will be calls about whether the sport is worth "saving." Again, Canada is world champion in the sport.

Link: CBC: Canada Wins Gold At Women's Hockey Worlds

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Link: CBC: Winnipeg In 2007 A Preview Of Vancouver In 2010 For Canadian Women's Hockey Team

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It looks like Canada and Russia will have 1972 Summit Series back in the fold again. This time, it is some sort of a "junior U-20" of it that will be played in August and September of this year. And, yes, it will be eight games in total (Russia will host 4 of them in different cities; Canada does the same).

Link: CBC: Canada, Russia To Play U-20 Summit Series

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Vladislav Tretiak

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Time to get the winter sports coverage rolling again.

Both articles from CBC News:

Another gold for speed skater Wotherspoon

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2007 | 4:30 PM ET

CBC Sports

Canadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon struck gold for the second time in as many days while rising talent Christine Nesbitt won her second straight 1,500 metres event Saturday at an ISU World Cup event in Calgary.

Wotherspoon, 31, won the men's 500 metres in 34.24 seconds at the Olympic Oval. The victory was his fourth straight in World Cup competition.

For the full article:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/amateur/story/200...otherspoon.html

Canadian skater Patrick Chan wins Paris Grand Prix

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2007 | 2:42 PM ET

CBC Sports

Toronto's Patrick Chan scored a big win Saturday in Paris to guarantee himself a spot in figure skating's Grand Prix final.

Chan, 16, had the best free skate to move up from second place and claim the Trophee Eric Bompard.

Chan finished with 214.94 points to win the event. Russia's Sergei Voronov was second with 208.91 points.

For the full article:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/figureskating/sto...chan-paris.html

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From CBC.ca:

Canada's Hudec wins Lake Louise downhill

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2007 | 4:52 PM ET

CBC Sports

Calgary's Jan Hudec made history Saturday, becoming the first Canadian to win the men's World Cup downhill at Lake Louise, Alta.

Hudec, who also had the fastest run in Friday's training session, clocked a time of one minute, 42.79 seconds Saturday to earn his first career World Cup victory.

American Marco Sullivan finished second in 1:43.03, while Austria's Andreas Buder was third in 1:43.13.

Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., finished in a three-way tie for 13th with defending World Cup downhill champion Didier Cuche of Switzerland and defending overall champ Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway. Each man posted a time of 1:43.68.

Vancouver's Manuel Osborne-Paradis was 25th in 1:44.80.

Hudec, the downhill silver medallist at last year's alpine world championships in Sweden, had never before reached a World Cup podium in any event.

For the rest of the article, go here:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/alpineskiing/stor...ake-louise.html

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Is anyone even interested in medals? if not I'll stop.

Like mr.x said, just continue on. Besides, I haven't been in these forums for a bit because of the Christmas rush. If I read my news right, Canada could win as many as 200 medals in various major winter sport events (World Cup, World Championships, etc.) this year. Right now, Canada is set to have its best season for its winter athletes ever. Too bad that Vancouver 2010 is still over 2 years away.

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Watched Jeremy Wotherspoon race the 500m at the Canadian Single Distances Championships (Long Track Speed Skating) yesterday in Calgary and he looked really smooth. The event is the qualifier for the second half of the World Cup circuit.

He set the World Record of 34.03 a few weeks back in Utah and he had a time of 34.13 yesterday. For a qualifying event, skating that close to a World Record is amazing. Just to put the time into perspective, 34.13 over 500m would work out to almost 53 km/h (or over 32 mph), though his top speed is closer to 60 km/h.

My bet is he will be skating a sub 34 by the end of the season and setting yet another World Record.

The rest of the Canadian skaters looked pretty good and it looks like we'll have a couple new skaters making the circuit for the various distances. The crop of current and upcoming skaters looks pretty good for the 2010 Games.

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Pretty soon, North America's only World Cup stop in cross-country skiing for this season at Canmore will be interesting because, with the likes of Beckie Scott retiring from the sport, I would like to see how the Canadian team will do there later this month.

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Pretty soon, North America's only World Cup stop in cross-country skiing for this season at Canmore will be interesting because, with the likes of Beckie Scott retiring from the sport, I would like to see how the Canadian team will do there later this month.

That will be interesting as this is another sport where we need to improve. How are we doing in biathlon? I've lost track of that.

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That will be interesting as this is another sport where we need to improve. How are we doing in biathlon? I've lost track of that.

Not that well. I haven't herd anything of Zina Kocher this year, but Sandra Keith seams to have a decent season.

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A couple of articles from CBC:

Lueders pilots Canada to bobsled gold

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2008 | 7:26 AM ET

CBC Sports

Edmonton's Pierre Lueders captured his first gold medal in the four-man competition this season, winning the World Cup bobsleigh race Sunday morning in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Lueders and his four-man crew of Edmonton's David Bissett, Ken Kotyk from Rama, Sask., and World Cup rookie Justin Kripps of Summerland, B.C., powered the Canada 1 sled to a two-run time of one minute 47.95 seconds.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/amateur/story/200...bsled-gold.html

Osbourne-Paradis 3rd in men's downhill event

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

CBC Sports

Manuel Osbourne-Paradis of Vancouver posted his best finish of the season, placing third in the men's downhill Sunday in Wengen, Switzerland, behind winner Bode Miller of the U.S. and Swiss skier Didier Chuche.

Paradis, who was second during Thursday's final training run, had a time of two minutes 31.73 seconds.

Canadian skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis reached the podium for the first time this season after finishing third in the men's downhill Sunday in Wengen, Switzerland.

(Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) Miller finished in 2:30.40, while Chuche gave the home fans a thrill with his second-place run in 2:31.05.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/alpineskiing/stor...-world-cup.html

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By the way, the gold we got at the FIS Nordic Skiing WC is the first medal we got in a major Nordic Skiing competition since 2006, and was won in the lady's sprint by Chandra Crawford, who is defending Olympic Champion not only in this event but also in the "most enthusiastic interpretation of the national anthem" one...

Oh, and its her first ever World Cup victory ever, and her second major victory overall. Its nice to see that Canadian X-Country Skiing seams to be making a bit of a comeback after last year's mediocre season.

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