Canada’s Cross-Country Ski Team Ready for 2017 World Championships in Finland
Cross Country Ski —Athletes to hold media teleconferences following podium performances—
LAHTI, Fin.—A group of 10 athletes loaded with Olympic, World Championship and World Cup experience will form Team Canada for the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland, February 21 – March 5.
A team of six men and four women will blaze the trails of Lahti at the premiere event on the cross-country skiing calendar every second year. The nordic festival will feature six different race distances in both classic and skate-ski disciplines.
Canadian athletes will be holding media teleconferences following podium performances throughout the World Championships.
Media can line up interviews with Canadian team members in Lahti during the World Championships by contacting Martine Zilligen at firstname.lastname@example.org/403-678-1378.
Alex Harvey – St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que. Cendrine Browne – Saint-Jérôme, Que.
Devon Kershaw – Sudbury, Ont. Dahria Beatty – Whitehorse
Jesse Cockney – Canmore, Alta. Emily Nishikawa – Whitehorse
Graeme Killick – Fort McMurray, Alta. Katherine Stewart-Jones – Chelsea, Que.
Knute Johnsgaard – Whitehorse
Len Valjas – Toronto
February 23 – Women’s/Men’s Skate Sprint
February 25 – Women’s/Men’s Skiathlon
February 26 – Women’s/Men’s Team Sprint
February 28 – Women’s 10 KM Classic Individual Start
March 1 – Men’s 15 KM Classic Individual Start
March 2 – Women’s 4×5 KM Relay
March 3 – Men 4×10 KM Relay
March 4 – Women’s 30 KM Skate Mass Start
March 5 – Men’s 50 KM Skate Mass Start
History of Canadian Medals at the World Ski Championships:
2015 – Alex Harvey, Falun, SWE: Bronze (Skiathlon), Silver (Sprint C)
2013 – Alex Harvey, Val di Fiemme, ITA: Bronze (Sprint C)
2011 – Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey, Oslo, NOR: Gold (Team Sprint)
2005 – Sara Renner, Oberstdorf, GER: Bronze (Classic Sprint)
Cross Country Ski de fond Canada will hold media teleconferences following podium performances during the 2017
Nordic World Ski Championships. Media advisories with specifics for the calls will be issued immediately following
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Cross Country Ski de fond Canada