Sarah Burke


The Week in Review: A Second-Best Tribute to First-Rate Sarah Burke

On Saturday, late Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke was honoured as part of National Flag of Canada Day. This was a lovely way to recognize the inspiring young athlete, who died in a training accident two years ago. But given the competitor and athlete that Burke was, there would have been no more fitting spot to honour Sarah Burke than right in the middle of the competitions she loved so much. It's a shame the International Olympic Committee let its bureaucratic anxieties get in the way of such a perfect tribute at Sochi.

Sarah Burke's Legacy To Be Honoured

The flag that has been flying on top of the Peace Tower will be given to the family of the late freestyle skier Sarah Burke on Saturday, a tribute to her legacy on this year's National Flag of Ca...
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Sarah Burke's Legacy

VANCOUVER - The husband of former freestyle skiing star Sarah Burke has helped start a charitable foundation in her name.Burke, a four-time Winter X Games champion in superpipe skiing, died last Janua...

Those We Lost In 2012

A list, in chronological order, of some of the notable Canadians who died in 2012.JANUARY3 - Celebrated Czech writer Josef Skvorecky, in Toronto at age 87. He fled to Canada with his wife, writer and...

Sarah Burke Among Hall Of Fame Inductees

TORONTO - Wrestler Daniel Igali, the 2010 Olympic men's hockey team and the late Sarah Burke are among this year's inductees into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.Cross-country skier Beckie Scott, fr...

Tribute For Fallen Skier Planned

ASPEN, Colo. - The Winter X Games will hold a tribute Thursday to honour Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died last week from injuries suffered during a training accident.X Games spokesman Da...

Doctors Reveal Cause Of Skier's Death

TORONTO - The artery that ruptured when freestyle skier Sarah Burke fell during a training run is one of the most critical blood vessels in the body, feeding oxygen-rich blood to the brain stem, neuro...

Top Canadian Skier Seriously Injured

SALT LAKE CITY - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, a halfpipe pioneer who lobbied tirelessly to get her sport included in the Winter Olympics, was seriously injured Tuesday while training on the s...