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Olympic dreams

Do you think you have what it takes to be an Olympian? So does Training Ground. That’s why the program is coming to the Yukon on May 11, to test athletes between the ages of 14 and 25. “We developed Training Ground from Podium Search in B.C.,” said Kurt Innes, director of talent development for …

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Play Makers: From Broom Handles to Beijing

BY GEORGE MARATOS Fifteen years ago, a young Yukon girl, armed with just an old broom handle, would relentlessly practise her weightlifting technique and form. A member of a weightlifting club that would train at Porter Creek Secondary School, with each push of the wooden handle the 12-year-old would envision one day lifting for her …

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Root Sellers’ International Career an Olympian Feat

BY JANELLE HARDY They’re a fixture in the local music scene and, increasingly, nationally. Now at the Beijing Olympics, the brotherly duo of the long-blonde dreadlocks, Galen and Daniel Ashley, will have performed at the BC Canada Pavilion. Speaking with them over the phone on the eve of their departure from Vancouver to Beijing, there …

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