Sarah Burke

Burke's Ashes Spread At Sochi Halfpipe Venue

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - The ashes of Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke were spread in the Olympic halfpipe, high on a mountain above it and also near the O...

The Incredible Women Of The 2014 Winter Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Living

While we've been cheering on the Olympics in Sochi for the past week and a half, today marks a particularly poignant moment for Huffington Post Canada...

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

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

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 Honoured On Flag Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the family of late freestyle skier Sarah Burke will be presented with a flag from the Peace Tower in honou...

Sarah Burke's Legacy To Be Honoured

CBC | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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 ...

Sarah Burke's Mom Reacts To IOC Ban

CBC | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The mother of a Canadian skier who died two years ago said she is disappointed by the International Olympic Committees' decision to ban athletes from ...

IOC Bans Olympic Tributes To Dead Canadian Skier

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Impact

Just one more thing to shake your head about at the Sochi Olympic Games. Australian snowboarder Torah Bright posted this to Instagram about the IOC...

Sarah Burke's Legacy

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 G...

Those We Lost In 2012

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada

A list, in chronological order, of some of the notable Canadians who died in 2012.JANUARY3 - Celebrated Czech writer Josef Skvorecky, in Toronto at ag...

Sarah Burke Among Hall Of Fame Inductees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2012 | Canada

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...

Tribute For Fallen Skier Planned

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada

ASPEN, Colo. - The Winter X Games will hold a tribute Thursday to honour Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died last week from injuries suffer...

WATCH: Sarah Burke: A Life Remembered

The Huffington Post Canada | Lisa Yeung | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada Living

Sarah Burke shone bright, fought hard, and soared high above us all. And she captured a nation's heart in the process. The 29-year old Canadian wa...

Donations Flood In For Fallen Skier's Huge Medical Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada

Donations have been pouring in on behalf of Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke who died Thursday at the age of 29 in a Utah hospital.A fundraising w...

Doctors Reveal Cause Of Skier's Death

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada

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, ...

Twitter Mourns Loss Of Sarah Burke

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada

While training at the superpipe in Park City, Utah, top Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke suffered a serious injury which left her in a medically i...

Sarah Burke Passes Away

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada

Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke has died. Burke, 29, was seriously injured Jan. 10 in a training accident at the superpipe in Park City, Utah...

Skier Still In Critical Condition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

SALT LAKE CITY - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke remained in critical condition Thursday after a successful operation to repair a tear to an arte...

Top Canadian Freestyle Skier In Coma After Superpipe Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada

SALT LAKE CITY - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke remained in a coma Wednesday after suffering "serious injuries'' in a crash while training on a ...

Top Canadian Skier Seriously Injured

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada

SALT LAKE CITY - Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, a halfpipe pioneer who lobbied tirelessly to get her sport included in the Winter Olympics, was...