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Sporting helmets on the slopes

It’s time to welcome the sun, shed the down jacket and work on that goggle tan — spring skiing and snowboarding have arrived. The one thing that many alpine enthusiasts don't seem to be shedding, though, is their helmets. >>>

Postcard from Torino: Alpine skiing at Sestriere Borgata

Alpine skiing during the Paralympic Games is one of the most exciting sports to watch as a spectator. The athletes – in the three categories of visually impaired, standing and sitting – race down the mountain at speeds of over 100 kilometres per hour. >>>

VANOC to conduct operational testing at Whistler competition venues during trio of Nordic and alpine sport events over next two weeks

Vancouver, BC – The final testing of Whistler venues built for the 2010 Winter Games will be conducted over the next two weeks during sport events for able-bodied biathlon and three Paralympic competitions: biathlon, cross-country and alpine skiing. All events are free and open to the public. >>>

Paralympic Perspectives: Karolina Wisniewska

At her first Paralympic Gamesin 1998 in Nagano, Japan, Karolina Wisniewska of Calgary won two silver medals in the women’s alpine events. Four years later at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, she won medals in all four alpine disciplines. She became the first Canadian athlete to win four medals in a single Paralympic Winter Games. She began adaptive alpine skiing at age six, racing against able-bodied skiers. >>>

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