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    • Haywood LIVE Report: A busy weekend of Nordic Action coming up

      January 19, 2018

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      Tighten your seatbelts, as the next month or more will serve up non-stop cross country race action in Canada and aroiund the world. This Friday sees the NorAm Western Canadian Championships from Red Deer, Alberta, while on the international stage there are World Cups in Planica, Slovenia and Para-Nordic World Cups in Oberreid, Germany.

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      1) Jan 19-21 Haywood NorAm Western Canadian Championships, Red Deer, Alberta

      Red Deer, Alberta will be the hosts of the cross-country ski events at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The Haywood Westerns involve 3 days of racing, 2 individual and 1 relay. Over 580 racers are registered, with most of the the top racers in the country, that haven't set off for Olympic or pre World Jr./U23 Championship preparation, expected to attend. 


      Friday, January 19:      Individual Sprint - Free technique 
      Saturday, January 20:  Mass Start - Classic Technique; Para-Nordic 5km 
      Sunday, January 21:    Relay - Free Technique
                                          Masters Distance - Free Technique with Interval Start Para-Nordic 2.5km

      Event website


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      2) Jan. 20, 21. FIS World Cup Planica, Slovenia
      After a successful weekend at the Dresden,World Cup, highlighted by Julien Locke's 15th in the individual sprint, the young group of 4 Canadian skiers move on to Planica, Slovenia. Bob Thompson, Dominique Moncion-Groulx and Antoine Briand will join with Julien for classic sprint and distance events. Devon Kershaw will likely join the group in Planica for some pre-Olympic race preparation.
      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
      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.
      FIS provide live updates on Live timing, and post race video highlights. 
      FIS Cross Country Website Results, Press Releases, Video... 

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      3) Jan 20-28: Para-Nordic World Cup, Oberreid, Germany

      This is the last World Cup for the Canadian team before the Paralympics, with 3 cross-country events, followed by 3 biathlon events in the schedule.

      The team will be a mix of veterans looking to finetune preperation for Pyeongchang and some new development athletes looking to solidify or book a place on the Paralympic team.

      World Cup Team
      Mark Arendz
      Collin Cameron
      Brittany Hudak
      Chris Klebl
      Brian McKeever/Graham Nishikawa (guide)
      Emily Young
      Development Athletes (Prospects team)
      Sebastien Fortier
      Ethan Hess
      Derek Zaplotinsky
      Development Athlete
      Kyle Barber

      Website https://www.weltcup-oberried.de/en/
      WPNS website for results https://www.paralympic.org/nordic-skiing/calendar-results.
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      — Cross Country Canada (@cccski) December 3, 2016