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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


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

the race.




Chris Dornan                                                  

Cross Country Ski de fond Canada                                         

T: 403-620-8731