Megan McTavish - Off to Italy For The World University Games!
By: Megan McTavish (2003/01/13)
On Monday, January 13th, I will be boarding the plane and heading to Tarvisio, Italy to race with the Canadian team at the FISU 2003 Winter Universiade. This event is run like a mini Olympics and includes the following sports: cross country skiing, biathlon, curling, freestyle, hockey, figure skating, speed skating, ski jumping, alpine skiing, short track speed skating and snowboarding. 51 nations and approximately 1400 athletes will compete in these sports from 16 to 26 January on the mountains of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Cross Country kicks off on January 18th with a 5km classic event for the women and a 10km classic for the men. Other races include, sprint, relay and a longer mass start skate race.
The Canadian cross country team consists of 6 men and 6 women. The other Ottawa area skier attending is Sarah Peters. To find out about the rest of Team Canada vist the Official website of Canada's World University games Team: www.cisport.ca/wug/tarvisio2003/.
For more information on the World University games, including results, go to www.tarvisio2003.org.