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Sport of the Week

Maelle Ricker

Olympic Snowboard

Americans have been at the forefront of snowboard’s evolution since Vern Wicklund’s first attempt at a snowboard-like sled in 1939. Surfing’s influence on the sport would continue later in the decade when the prototype for the modern snowboard was created using the model of a short surfboard.

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Stefan Kuhn

Skiing – Cross-Country

Cross-country skiing has been used for thousands of years as a way of getting around on snow. The oldest skis, found in Russia, are believed to be more than 6000 years old. Cross-country skiing as a sport began in the mid-19th century, at about the same time that it was brought to North America.

Sport of the Week

Erik Guay

Skiing – Alpine

Alpine skiing evolved from cross-country skiing, moving the sport from flat to sloped terrain. The concept behind ski racing is very simple: the fastest skier down the course is the winner.

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Jeff Christie

Luge

  • Olympic Debut: 01/29/1964

The first international luge competition was held on February 12, 1883. Luge made its Olympic debut at Innsbruck 1964.

Sport of the Week

Kevin Martin

Olympic Curling

  • Olympic Debut: 01/25/1924

Curling is widely believed to be one of the world’s oldest team sports, with the first written evidence dating back to 16th century Scotland. There are now 50 member associations of the World Curling Federation, but Canada still accounts for more than 90 per cent of the world’s curlers.

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Diving

Aquatics – Diving

Diving developed as a competitive sport in the 18th century when gymnasts in Germany and Sweden began practicing their routines…

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