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February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited edition of Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle podium. Now that the French trio of ski cross racers -- gold-medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis, silver-medalist Arnaud Bovolenta and bronze-medalist Jonathan Midol swept the Olympic podium -- what does that mean for their commercial futures in France? Will it be adverts for Nutella, the popular chocolate hazelnut spread?
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February 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed appeals from Canada and Slovenia regarding the legality of the suits worn by the three French athletes who swept the medals in men's ski cross. CAS heard the appeals in the early morning hours and issued a one-paragraph ruling on Sunday afternoon. It said that additional details would follow. The respective sports organizations alleged that just before the four-man final that "French support staff changed the shaping of the lower-leg suits of the riders, creating an aerodynamic effect.
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February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited-edition Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle medals. Now that a French trio of ski cross racers - gold-medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis, silver-medalist Arnaud Bovolenta and bronze-medalist Jonathan Midol - have swept, what does that mean for their commercial futures in France? Probably very little. Instead, the skiers will be happy if it brings their sport more recognition.
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February 21, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Marielle Thompson heard a voice, someone calling "inside," up high on the course in the women's ski-cross final at the Winter Olympics. It was her Canadian teammate, Kelsey Serwa. Thompson gave Serwa a little space on the first turn. The four-woman final on Friday featured the two Canadians, Anna Holmlund of Sweden and France's Ophelie David. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "We definitely try to help each other," said the 21-year-old Thompson, who is three years younger than Serwa.
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February 21, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Marielle Thompson heard a voice, someone calling "inside," up high on the course in the women's ski-cross final at the Winter Olympics. It was her Canadian teammate, Kelsey Serwa. Thompson gave Serwa a little space on the first turn. The four-woman final on Friday featured the two Canadians, Anna Holmlund of Sweden and France's Ophelie David. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "We definitely try to help each other," said the 21-year-old Thompson, who is three years younger than Serwa.
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February 24, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Circumstances couldn't have been much different for Canada's ski-cross couple. Chris Del Bosco's dreams of winning a medal for Canada turned nightmarish Sunday when a sure-fire bronze evaporated in a forlorn heap on a bright, spring-like day at Cypress Mountain. Two days later, with the winter back in the Winter Olympics, Ashleigh McIvor won gold for Canada in women's ski cross in picturesque heavy falling snow, leading early and easily holding on. McIvor had watched her boyfriend Del Bosco from the stands, and he was, in turn, on hand Tuesday to support her winning effort.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed appeals from Canada and Slovenia regarding the legality of the suits worn by the three French athletes who swept the medals in men's ski cross. CAS heard the appeals in the early morning hours and issued a one-paragraph ruling on Sunday afternoon. It said that additional details would follow. The respective sports organizations alleged that just before the four-man final that "French support staff changed the shaping of the lower-leg suits of the riders, creating an aerodynamic effect.
TRAVEL
February 28, 1988 | JAN GREGG, Gregg is a free-lance writer living in Belvedere, Calif.
"But I'm not a B&B type," I said as a friend tried to persuade me to just give it a try. I always felt that I was a hotel person. I love to shut the door to the world and let breakfast be a room service affair. But once I saw the Alaska Private Lodging brochure I was sold. I would have been crazy to pass this up. The directory listed everything from private yachts to log cabins.
NEWS
February 21, 1987 | BOB SIPCHEN
The rush and the sudden swoop as he dropped down a steep undulation in the mountain side plucked Nick's mind out and left him only the wonderful flying, dropping sensation in his body. . . . He knew the pace was too much. But he held it. He would not let go and spill. . . . Whoompfh! Despite his bravado, Nick Adams took a beauty of a spill in Hemingway's "Cross Country Snow." Last month, you got a chance to do the same.
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February 22, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Bright sun, snow and plenty of strong Canadian beer was flowing at the Cypress Mountain venue. And all before noon. There was little doubt that the newest Winter Olympic sport, ski cross, would prove to be a hit with spectators, TV viewers and competitors as it made its highly awaited debut Sunday. Ski cross had them at "hello." Or maybe with the first spectacular crash. "Some people live for long walks on the beach, and I live to be standing at the top of a ski-cross course getting ready for the final," said Errol Kerr of Truckee, Calif.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited edition of Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle podium. Now that the French trio of ski cross racers -- gold-medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis, silver-medalist Arnaud Bovolenta and bronze-medalist Jonathan Midol swept the Olympic podium -- what does that mean for their commercial futures in France? Will it be adverts for Nutella, the popular chocolate hazelnut spread?
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - The fab threesome of U.S. freeskiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper landed on the cover of a limited-edition Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal box after sweeping the slopestyle medals. Now that a French trio of ski cross racers - gold-medalist Jean Frederic Chapuis, silver-medalist Arnaud Bovolenta and bronze-medalist Jonathan Midol - have swept, what does that mean for their commercial futures in France? Probably very little. Instead, the skiers will be happy if it brings their sport more recognition.
SPORTS
February 24, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Circumstances couldn't have been much different for Canada's ski-cross couple. Chris Del Bosco's dreams of winning a medal for Canada turned nightmarish Sunday when a sure-fire bronze evaporated in a forlorn heap on a bright, spring-like day at Cypress Mountain. Two days later, with the winter back in the Winter Olympics, Ashleigh McIvor won gold for Canada in women's ski cross in picturesque heavy falling snow, leading early and easily holding on. McIvor had watched her boyfriend Del Bosco from the stands, and he was, in turn, on hand Tuesday to support her winning effort.
SPORTS
February 22, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Bright sun, snow and plenty of strong Canadian beer was flowing at the Cypress Mountain venue. And all before noon. There was little doubt that the newest Winter Olympic sport, ski cross, would prove to be a hit with spectators, TV viewers and competitors as it made its highly awaited debut Sunday. Ski cross had them at "hello." Or maybe with the first spectacular crash. "Some people live for long walks on the beach, and I live to be standing at the top of a ski-cross course getting ready for the final," said Errol Kerr of Truckee, Calif.
SPORTS
February 21, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Thinking of it as running with the bulls Only your mind drifts away from the streets of Pamplona, Spain, to banked turns, big jumps and four jousting racers on the ski-cross course at Cypress Mountain. Ski cross? The semi-offspring of snowboard cross is set to make its Olympic debut Sunday morning when the men take the course for time trials. The sport is best watched with a double shot of espresso chased by a can of Red Bull, accompanied by a very loud soundtrack No smoothing Christopher Cross for ski cross.
TRAVEL
December 10, 1995 | Hannah V. Holmes, Holmes is a free-lancer writer based in Maine
When you're looking for cross-country skiing that is more about the wisdom of nature than the frenetic genius of humanity, there simply is no place quite like the last century. So unpeopled. So televisionless. So very thin, the barrier between human life and natural life. Warning: The roads to the 19th century are about what you'd expect--rutted and rambunctious and thick with snow--but they're usually worth the trip.
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February 21, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Thinking of it as running with the bulls Only your mind drifts away from the streets of Pamplona, Spain, to banked turns, big jumps and four jousting racers on the ski-cross course at Cypress Mountain. Ski cross? The semi-offspring of snowboard cross is set to make its Olympic debut Sunday morning when the men take the course for time trials. The sport is best watched with a double shot of espresso chased by a can of Red Bull, accompanied by a very loud soundtrack No smoothing Christopher Cross for ski cross.
TRAVEL
December 10, 1995 | Gregory McNamee, McNamee is a free-lance writer based in Tucson. His most recent book is "The Sierra Club Desert Reader."
In summer, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River can be a slice of hell. Not because of the heat, although it's plenty hot in the high desert. The canyon takes on a hellish aspect thanks to grinding tour-bus transmissions, honking horns, low-flying aircraft and the oohs and ahs and say cheeses of about 5 million tourists jamming into northern Arizona for a glimpse of eternity. But in the wintertime, when piercing cold settles in the high country, the Grand Canyon takes on a different aspect.
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