Billy Monger: Double amputee claims podium finish in British F3 debut

On Saturday, Monger placed third at Oulton Park on his return to the track in a Formula 3 car adapted with a throttle on the steering wheel and a single brake pedal for one of his two prosthetic legs. Naturally and quite rightly, the incredible achievement attracted plaudits from across the motorsport world. “It’s a […]

Canada's Dara Howell tops big air podium at freestyle skiing World Cup

Canada’s Dara Howell was golden Saturday in the women’s big air event at the freestyle skiing World Cup season finale in Quebec City. The Huntsville, Ont., native topped the podium with a score of 175.00 ahead of Italy’s Silvia Bertagna (174.00), while fellow Canadian Megan Cressey (152.80) earned bronze.  Canadian Dara Howell had just enough in her final […]

Brittany Phelan, Kevin Drury land on podium in World Cup ski cross

Canada had a successful outing in the first World Cup ski cross event since Pyeongchang, capturing two medals in Sunny Valley, Russia on Saturday. Brittany Phelan won silver on the women’s side and Kevin Drury brought home silver on the men’s side. Phelan equalled her Olympic mark, where she also won silver. Switzerland’s Fanny Smith won gold, while […]

Olympic spirit: Ukrainian & Russian athletes embrace on Olympic podium

Putting politicians to shame, Olympic skiers from Ukraine and Russia put political squabbles to rest in a brief show of sportsmanship. Not only did they share the pedestal after winning medals, but also an embraced each other. On Sunday, Ukrainian Oleksandr Abramenko won gold in the men’s aerials event in freestyle skiing, Ukraine’s first gold […]

Sharpe, McMorris reach snowboard slopestyle podium at Winter X Games

For a second straight year, Marcus Kleveland took home gold in the men’s snowboard slopestyle competition at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. The Norwegian edged out Canadians Darcy Sharpe (91.00) and Mark McMorris (90.00) with a second-run score of 93.66. It was Sharpe’s first-ever Winter X Games medal and McMorris’ 15th, as he moved into sole […]

Anne Merklinger on Canada's Olympic medal hopes, Own the Podium

Canada is a much more proud, bold and confident country, in the eyes of Own the Podium CEO Anne Merklinger, since its winter athletes won 26 medals and a record 14 gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Canadians reached the podium another 25 times four years later — albeit at a Winter Games in Sochi, Russia that […]

Georgia Simmerling reaches ski cross podium for 1st time this season

Georgia Simmerling stepped onto the podium for the first time this season with a silver-medal performance at the World Cup stage in Innichen, Italy, on Thursday. Heidi Zacher of Germany was the winner of the ski cross big final, followed by Simmerling and Sweden’s Sandra Naeslund.  The West Vancouver, B.C. native earned a silver medal at […]

Canada's Vathje, Rahneva reach podium in World Cup skeleton

Canadians Elisabeth Vathje and Mirela Rahneva both came away with medals at the World Cup skeleton race in Innsbruck, Austria, on Friday. ​Elena Nikitina of Russia won the event with a time of one minute 48.80 seconds. Elisabeth Vathje earns 3rd skeleton World Cup silver medal of the season2:07 Calgary’s Vathje claimed her third silver of the season […]

Kevin Drury, Brittany Phelan land 1st podium finishes in World Cup ski cross

Inclement weather helped Canadians Kevin Drury and Brittany Phelan lock down the first World Cup podium appearances of their careers on Tuesday. Heavy snow prompted officials to cancel the elimination rounds and finals of the Audi FIS Cross Alps Tour event in Arosa, Switzerland over concerns about course safety. Instead, the results and World Cup […]