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    • Haywood LIVE Report: World Cups this weekend in Davos and Canmore, Haywood NorAms in B.C.

      December 8, 2017


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      There is a lot of racing in a lot of places over the next few days, and in some picturesque places to!

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      1) Dec. 9,10 World Cup, Davos, Switzerland

      The World Cup circuit has now moved to Central Europe for the next month, with races in the traditional site of Davos taking place this weekend. The events will be skate sprints on Saturday, followed up by short distance, skate interval races on Sunday.


      Devon and Alex will look to continue their strong starts to the season, and the rest of the team will aim to make further progress up the rankings, with their main focus being the Olympics in February. Olympic qualifying is still on the line, with results better than top 30 counting only 4 skiers per nation.

      Lenny Valjas has returned to Canada to rehab from some minor neck issues that have been hampering his performances.

      It will be interesting to see how performances of the Russian team pan out over the weekend, after the IOC excluded any official Russian participation in the upcoming Olympics. More Info This is a ground-breaking decision, which is a significant victory for Clean Sport, but will herald the beginning of much paperwork, appeals and twists and turns before PyeongChang. FIS will also be under the spotlight, as antidoping rules call for the suspension of countries that frequently violate anti-doping provisions.   

      Events

      Race Schedules: Note there is on occasion some changes to race starts from original schedules, and TV programming may not be synchronized with the complete race. Check the organizer's website to verify timing and double check the time difference listed.

      CET= Central European Time
      EST= Eastern Standard Time
       
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      Live timing 

      The races can generally be watched on the following website http://www.sportlemon.tv/ ensure you have proper computer security activated. Eurosport UK are generally providing live coverage in English which can often be streamed through the sportlemon.tv website. 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.

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      FIS provide live updates on Live timing, and post race video highlights

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      Complete video coverage, post-race, available at http://ixcski.weebly.com/  / Skiing Vinnie on YouTube.
       

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      2) Dec 9, 10 Haywood NorAm/U.S. SuperTour, Sovereign Lake, B.C.

      Once again Haywood Securities is back supporting our National Race Series and the events start up on Saturday at Sovereign Lake Nordic, near Vernon, B.C.  The event will host over 450 skiers, as it also serves as the 2nd stop on the U.S. SuperTour, the national series of "down south". This excellent north-south cooperation will be repeated in late January, when the SuperTour will take place in Craftsbury and then have an official stop at the Haywood Easterns, the next weekend at Nakkertok Nordic. A great step forward for the development of the sport in North America.

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      Sovereign Lake stadium. S. Kealey, photo

      Saturday's racing features classic sprints, with interval start, skate races scheduled for Sunday. With many top U.S. racers in attendance, Canadians will be looking to ensure the events aren't a repeat of last year, where U.S. skiers dominated the top of the results list.

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      3) Dec 9-17. Para-Nordic World Cup, Canmore, Alberta

      Canada's Para-nordic team gets to start off the Paralympic season with cross-country and biathlon World Cup races on home soil in Canmore, Alberta.

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      Cross-country classic races start off the schedule on Saturday. Many of the top Canadian Para-Nordic racers will be in attendance, including Mark Arendz and Brittany Hudak but one of the most famous competitors, Brian McKeever will be racing in Sovereign Lake, to further his goal of competing for Canada in the Olympic Games as well.

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