Canadian skier Erik Guay to miss Olympics due to back pain

Canadian skier Erik Guay will not compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics. Alpine Canada says that Guay was not able to return to healthy form due to continuing severe back pain. “It was an incredibly difficult decision to stay home from the Olympics,” said Guay. “Despite everything we did, I do not feel I can […]

Canada's Erik Guay plans to ski in Olympics despite back injury

Erik Guay plans to ski for Canada at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, despite a back injury, according to a release from Alpine Canada. Guay, a two-time world champion and three-time Olympian, will miss the upcoming alpine World Cup events in Kitzbuhel, Austria and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany as he continues his recovery. The 36-year-old Montreal native revealed that […]

Canada's Erik Guay reveals disc rupture in his back

Erik Guay says he has an annular rupture at his L4 verterbra after undergoing an MRI in Innsbruck on Sunday. Guay was competing at the alpine World Cup event in Val Gardena, Italy, but told CBC Sports after that he “should have stayed at home” to deal with ongoing back issues. Homeward bound! Had an MRI yesterday in Innsbruck. I have a rupture […]

Erik Guay doesn't want an Olympic medal 'to be the one that got away'

On a mild and misty morning in the Canadian Rockies, the best skiers on the planet prowl the lobby of the magnificent Chateau Lake Louise like caged lions. For the second consecutive day, training runs for the opening World Cup speed race of the season have been cancelled.  There is nothing to do but work […]

Canada's Erik Guay takes bronze at World Cup super-G

Canada’s Erik Guay skied to a bronze medal at a World Cup men’s super-G race on Sunday in Kvitfjell, Norway. ​The medal comes on the heels of a gold and silver for Guay at the recent world championships in Switzerland. Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud secured the men’s World Cup super-G title on home snow as Peter Fill won Sunday’s […]

Canada's Erik Guay wins silver at downhill worlds

Canada’s Erik Guay continued his success at the alpine skiing world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Saturday, scoring a silver medal in the downhill event. Beat Feuz of Switzerland took the world title in a time of one minute, 38.91 seconds, with Guay just 0.12 seconds behind. Max Franz of Austria took bronze, 0.37 behind Feuz. “Hats off […]

Canada's Erik Guay wins super-G world title, Osborne-Paradis takes bronze

Erik Guay won the men’s super-G title at the alpine skiing world championships on Wednesday and Manuel Osborne-Paradis took bronze as the veteran Canadians outduelled the favoured Norwegians. The 35-year-old Guay, from Montreal, earned his first victory in almost three years, beating Olympic super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud by 0.45 seconds in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Norway […]