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Morrison officially selected to Canadian Olympic Team on Wednesday

first_imgCALGARY, AB. – Denny Morrison was selected to the Canadian Olympic Speedskating Team in Calgary on WednesdayMorrison will be representing Canada at the Olympics for the fourth time in his speedskating career. This despite being involved in a horrific motorcycle accident in 2015 and suffering a stroke the following year.The Fort St. John native will compete in the 1,500-metre event after finishing second on Saturday in the Long Track Team Selection’s race with a time of 1:44:13. The standard participants had to meet to qualify was 1:44:14, Morrison had already beat the mark in competition in late 2017. He will also be competing in the team pursuit.- Advertisement -“I crossed the line and I knew I did what I had to do, but I knew I could have had an even better race,” said Morrison. “I didn’t feel exhausted like I normally do in my best races. I feel like I’m capable of the results that I was capable of before all of what I lived through. I feel like I’m back! It leaves me inspired to do even more. I’ve been setting realistic goals for myself and now, a realistic goal is a podium in South Korea.”The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang begin February 9th and run until February 25th.The Canadian Team selection video can be viewed below:Advertisementlast_img read more

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BUNCRANA TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARDS CYCLING & WALKING TOURISM

first_imgBUNCRANA has taken the first steps towards setting up cycling and walking routes – and bring more tourists to Inishowen.Cllr. Mary Kelly has welcomed funding for the compilation of a strategy document for the initiative.Buncrana Cycling and Walking group has been informed funding had been approved for a strategy document to be prepared, a study which will provide direction to the group in the areas of cycling and walking in Buncrana and its environment This document will be a requirement to apply for future funding to programmes such as the Smarter Travel Programme.Funding has been approved by Inishowen Development Partnership.Earlier this year Buncrana Town Council agreed to part fund this project and we would like to thank them both for their support.Buncrana cycling and walking group was set up over a year ago to promote and plan walking and cycling in this area. Said Cllr Kelly: “Cycling and walking are of great importance not only for local residents but for tourism. Other areas have introduced cycling and walking projects and the success of these are to be seen around Ireland.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBUNCRANA TAKES FIRST STEPS TOWARDS CYCLING & WALKING TOURISM was last modified: November 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranacycling routeslast_img read more