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Sportspage cover story: Rookie rocks slide scene

Updated On: March 2, 2017
Netting 4 medals in her debut World Cup season, family the driving force behind rookie sensation’s skeleton career

Oh me, oh my, Mimi!

Updated On: February 3, 2017
Ottawa native Mimi Rahneva continued the explosive start to her World Cup skeleton career by earning her first-ever gold medal on the elite international circuit at the sport’s birthplace in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Jan. 20.

Nepean athlete ready to return to centre-stage at figure skating nationals

Created On: December 14, 2016
In 2014, Alaine Chartrand competed in the Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, where the Nepean Skating Club product is set to return for the 2017 edition of the event from Jan. 16-22.

Rookie bobsledder slides into top international scene

Updated On: April 10, 2016
Racing down a slick, ice-covered track at speeds of up to 150 km/h, twisting through multiple turns that throw sliders at nearly 90-degree angles, it’s no wonder why bobsleigh racers are deemed some of the most fearless and extreme athletes on the planet.

Sorensen stays on sidelines this slide season

Created On: December 3, 2015
The World Cup bobsleigh season kicked off in Germany at the end of November and for the second season in a row, Sochi 2014 Olympian Cody Sorensen was back home in Ottawa instead.

Olympic bobsledder Sorensen won’t compete this season

Updated On: October 9, 2014
February 2014: Ottawa native Cody Sorensen was tearing down the Sochi bobsled track, on pace to move into contention for an Olympic medal. A moment later, a miscue in turn 14 sent the Canada-3 sled tumbling on its side, bashing down the course across the finish line.

Bobsledder Sorensen itches to return from Olympic crash

Updated On: March 7, 2014
Ottawa bobsledder Cody Sorensen’s Olympics weren’t much of a dream, it was more like a nightmare. On pace for the second-best time about two-thirds of the way through the course in the second run of the four-man competition, his sled tipped going into a corner, ending his hopes of a podium performance.

Delay getting real-world job worth the ride for Sorensen

Created On: February 4, 2014
He’d just finished university. He was an excellent hurdler for the Guelph Gryphons – a two-time All-Canadian – but he wasn’t quite world-class. He’d completed a business degree in industry and finance.

Near-misses for many local Ottawa 2014 Olympic hopefuls

Updated On: February 4, 2014
Along with the Sochi-bound athletes from Ottawa were almost an equal number who fell just short of representing Canada – one of the world's toughest Olympic lineups to crack – at the 2014 Winter Games.

Numerous Olympians own links to the Capital

Updated On: February 4, 2014
A handful of athletes with past ties to the nation’s capital will be competing at the 2014 Olympics, while several local coaches and support staff are also headed to Sochi as part of the Canadian Olympic team contingent.

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