Olympic moguls champion Jakara Anthony and Paralympian snowboarder Ben Tudhope take out Snow Australia top gongs

Olympic gold medalist and moguls world champion Jakara Anthony has capped off her historic season by winning Snow Australia’s Athlete of the Year award (Olympic disciplines) at the organisation’s annual gala event in Melbourne. Key points: Anthony was recognized after recording the most successful season for an Australian winter athlete in history Paralympian Ben Tudhope … Read more

Colorado Mountain College aims to give everyone access to the outdoors through youth skiing program

LEADVILLE — Vanessa Saldivar was introduced to skiing when she was 5 years old in a small town at the foot of Oregon’s Mount Hood. Her father, Pablo, took her to a local beginner’s slope even though he did n’t know how to ski, let alone how to teach someone. She didn’t have a lift … Read more

‘Still feels unreal’: Quebec snowboarder Max Parrot on medaling twice at Beijing Olympics

Max Parrot may have landed back on Canadian soil but the two-time Beijing snowboarding medalist is still riding high after competing at the 2022 Olympics in China. Parrot, a native of Bromont, Que., dominated the slopestyle competition winning Canada’s first gold medal of the Games, then soared to a third place finish in the big … Read more

Beijing Olympics Day 16: Isabelle Weidemann named Canada’s flag-bearer; Canada No. 3 in medals

The latest Olympics news from Beijing and around the world on Day 16. Web links to longer stories if available: 8pm: Here’s a look at Team Canada’s upcoming events: The following teams are competing for Canada in the third heat of the 4-man bobsleigh event starting at 8:30 pm ET. Starting 3rd: Justin Kripps, Ryan … Read more

Beijing Olympics Day 15: Canadian men chasing gold in ski halfpipe, bobsled; Final alpine ski race delayed due to high winds

The latest Olympics news from Beijing and around the world on Day 15. Web links to longer stories if available: 9:15 p.m.: The last alpine skiing race of the Beijing Olympics is being pushed back an hour to 11 am local time (10 pm ET) on Saturday. Canada will race against Slovenia in the 1/8 … Read more

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Why luge is the most dangerous winter sport

When every Winter Olympics passes, the conversation quickly turns to how dangerous everything seems to be. Well, almost everything. The Winter Olympics is largely about speed at extreme temperatures, trying to tame conditions that maybe shouldn’t always be tamed. Four athletes have died during the Winter Olympics in the history of the games. Two deaths … Read more

Beijing Olympics Day 12: Jennifer Jones beats Team USA in curling; Max Moffatt ninth in men’s freeski slopestyle

The latest Olympics news from Beijing and around the world on Day 12. Web links to longer stories if available: 10:48 p.m.(Update): Canada’s Jennifer Jones defeated American Tabitha Peterson 7-6 in women’s curling Wednesday morning at the Beijing Olympics, extending her win streak to three and improving her playoff chances at 4-3. 10:35 p.m.(Update): In … Read more

Max Parrot lands bronze, Su Yiming gold in snowboard big air

BEIJING—A star is born. Ta-da. Well, actually, this star was born 18 years ago, minus three days. But Su Yiming, a precocious Chinese teenager already into his second career, truly exploded with supernova brilliance on Tuesday, sassy gold in snowboard big air. First gold ever won by the host country in this sport. Second medal … Read more

Beijing Olympics Day 11: Three Canadians chasing gold in men’s big air; Canada takes on China in men’s curling

The latest Olympics news from Beijing and around the world on Day 11. Web links to longer stories if available: 9:50 p.m.: Canada’s Olympic silver medalist Laurie Blouin fell on two of her three jumps to finish eighth in the women’s snowboarding big air event at the Beijing Games. Jasmine Baird, a 22-year-old from Georgetown, … Read more

Beijing Olympics Day 10: Canada’s Christine de Bruin racing in day 2 of monobob; Team Canada faces Switzerland in women’s ice hockey semifinals

9:52 p.m. Slopestyle silver medalist Julia Marino of the United States has dropped out of the Olympic snowboard big air contest after a fall in practice while teammate Jamie Anderson fell during her first two runs and won’t qualify for the big air finals. The 24-year-old Marino was set to jump 23rd in the 30-snowboarder … Read more