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Going into the third day of Junior Olympic competition, Friday’s skate individual start, four athletes had a chance to sweep all individual events: Hamish McEwen (Cambridge Sports Union) in J2 boys, Marion Woods (Alaska Winter Stars) in J2 girls, Logan Hanneman (FAST) in J1 boys, and Jessie Diggins (CXC) in OJ girls. When the day was finished, only McEwen was knocked off the top step of the podium.  (He was still second!) Woods, Hanneman, and...

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A successful day on snow for the New England team who took home six medals, three of which were gold, during the classic relay races securing the Alaska Cup at the 2009 Junior Olympics at Auburn Ski Club Training Center Saturday. Intermountain Northern also faired well winning six medals and Alaska with three. New England was 63 points ahead of Intermountain Northern going into the final day of competition and needed to perform well to...

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Donner Summit, CA – After winning six medals in Friday’s classic races New England is in the lead for the Alaska Cup (Overall team standings) with a total of 965 points at the 2009 Cross Country Ski Junior Olympics at Auburn Ski Club Training Center. Intermountain Northern, who was leading after Wednesday’s mass start skate races, is back in second with 902 points. Alaska is in third with 802 points followed by Rocky Mountain, Midwest,...

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Donner Summit, CA – Another ideal day for ski racing for the 2009 Junior Olympic classic cross country competitions at Auburn Ski Club Training Center Friday. Cold temperatures in the morning kept the snow firm throughout the day. “It was crazy fast,” Logan Hanneman of Fairbanks, Alaska said who was one of the early starters. “It was icy and scary almost.” Hanneman proved he was a well-rounded skier by taking home his third consecutive gold...

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Donner Summit, CA — Sunny skies and close finishes marked the second day of Junior Olympics competition Wednesday at Auburn Ski Club Training Center.   Air temperatures were much warmer (in the high-30s) than during Monday’s sprint races but the snow was still firm and fast, racers said.   Although Wednesday’s distances were far greater than Monday’s sprints, several races came down to the wire. The girl’s J2 5k race ended with Rocky Mountain teammates Hannah...

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    Truckee, California – With temperatures in the low 20s, sunny skies and a few gusts of wind —  conditions were ideal for the first day of competition at the Junior Olympics hosted by Auburn Ski Club Monday. Spectators lined the 913m sprint course expected, and got, close finish after finish. Athletes agreed favorable conditions made for fast times. “There’s so much snow here I can’t really complain,” said Stella Holt, 15, of Whitefish...

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For the 2009 Junior Olympics, organizers hope is to start a larger discussion within the ski community, and to set a new standard for future Junior Olympics to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. A new goal for the 2009 JOs is to improve the event’s environmental impact through the application of energy conservation, waste management, socially responsible purchasing, community involvement, and alternative energy generation. The bottom line is simple; our current path is unsustainable...

On the eve of Junior Olympic athletes arriving in Tahoe-Truckee, four feet of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours. This means one thing—there will be plenty of snow for the races. More snow was expected before 10 a.m. Wednesday with a 30-40 percent chance of snow Thursday and Friday. Monday, the first day of competition, there is a slight chance of snow with high near 32 degrees. Weather will clear on Tuesday. buy...

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xcjuniorolympics2009.org Schedule of Events Sunday March 8 3 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Truckee High School with guest speaker, extreme skier and global cooling consultant Alison Gannett Monday March 9 Freestyle sprint races 9 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. qualification heats Noon– 2:50 p.m. quarter, semis and finals Wednesday March 11 9 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Freestyle races 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Awards Banquet at Alder Creek Middle School Friday March 13 9...