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Postcard from Torino: Nordic skiing at Pragelato Plan

Covering two disciplines – cross country skiing and biathlon – Nordic skiing has more medals up for grabs than any other Paralympic sport. >>>

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: Verena Bentele

Verena Bentele from Tettnang, Germany, is a decorated Paralympic biathlete competing in the visually impaired class. As a 16-year-old, Bentele won her first four medals at the Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano in 1998. Four years later, she won another four gold medals in Salt Lake City 2002, followed by three additional medals in Torino 2006 . Bentele is a gold-medal contender for biathlon in Vancouver 2010. >>>

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