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    • Haywood LIVE Report: The World Championships and Canada Games coming up on the schedule

      February 19, 2019

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      1) Feb. 21- Mar. 3 World Ski Championships, Seefeld, Austria

      A 10 member team, will be representing Canada at the World Ski Championships, with the main racing action starting on Thursday in Seefeld.

      The veteran on the Women's team will be Emily Nishikawa. Emily was racing to a top 20 finish in last weekend's World Cup, before a bad fall caused her to abandon the race. She will lead a quartet of younger skiers, that have been building up their international experience and results including Dahria Beatty, Maya Macisaac-Jones, Katherine Stewart-Jones, and Cendrine Browne. This group has come together well over the last few years and should be ready to put together some strong performances on the trails at Seefeld.
       
      Alex Harvey will lead the men's group, and seems to be rounding into form, based on his 10th place World Cup finish on the weekend. Russell Kennedy surprised a few people, including himself, with a 12th place skate, sprint finish on the weekend. It will be interesting to see how he does again on Thursday, in the exact same event at the Worlds.  Evan Palmer-Charrette, Scott Hill and Lenny Valjas are the other racers on the team, with Lenny, a multi World Cup medallist looking to recreate the form that gave him a 7th place finish in last year's sprint in Pyeongchang.

      CBC sports is scheduled to live-stream most of the events on their web page,(schedule). Thank them for providing this coverage for our sport

      In case the CBC coverage is not available, the races can generally be watched on the following website http://www.sportlemon.tv/ or other streams, ensure you have proper computer security activated. Eurosport UK are generally providing live coverage in English. Note television doesn't necessarily cover the complete race live. Complete event coverage is usually available using the subscription based Eurosport player, however your computer's IP address must be based in Europe.

      FIS provide live updates on Live timing, and post race video highlights. You can usually also find post race footage on crosscountryski.us

      FIS Cross Country Website Results, Press Releases, Video... 


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      2) Feb 25 - Mar 2, Canada Games, Red Deer, Alberta

      The Canada Winter Games return this year, with the cross-country skiing events taking place in week 2. This is a Provincial/Territorial team competition with the able bodied (AB) teams having 4 junior and 1, U23 athlete eligible to participate, and open age category Para-Nordic teams (PN).

      This year's events will have some of Canada's top performers from the recent World Junior and U23 championships, with stiff competition from medals expected in all events. Several of the competitors from the recent Para-Nordic Championships in Prince George are also expected to attend.

      Schedule:
      Monday Feb. 25 AB Interval start, skate

      Tuesday Feb. 26 PN Interval start, skate
                                  AB Skate sprints: Live Stream of the Sprints on TSN

      Thursday Feb. 28 PN sprints.
                                    AB Mass start, classic

      Saturday Mar. 2nd PN Interval start, classic.
                                     AB Mixed relays, classic.

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