From the pitches of Europe to the sunny skies of Florida

St. Petersburg, Fla.- Goalkeeper Kamil Contofalsky is excited to retire in sunny Florida. The veteran Slovakian ‘keeper is cherishing the twilight of his career in the warm climate of Tampa Bay with the Rowdies of the North American Soccer League. Contofalsky signed with Tampa Bay in February to a one-year contract. “Its a dream destination […]

Women take stage to portray violence in their lives

After immigrating to Toronto from Russia few years ago, Olga Vasina began to notice her husband becoming increasingly aggressive and abusive. In a new country with no one to turn to, she didn’t know what to do. “Because you don’t know anybody (and) because you don’t have any friends, you don’t have any family because […]

Dutch Sauerbreij, the golden girl of parallel giant slalom

Nicolien Sauerbreij of the Netherlands maintained the consistency during the competition to take the gold in the snowboard parallel giant slalom final, at the Vancouver Olympic Games. In the misty Cypress Mountain, Sauerbreij rode the final against Russia’s Ekaterina Ilyukhina where the Dutch got the first snowboard medal for her country. Ilyukhina took the silver. […]

Switzerland defeats Russia 2-1 in shootout thriller for 5th place in women’s hockey

Florence Schelling stopped 32 of 33 shots including two in the shootout as Switzerland defeated Russia 2-1 in a shootout and claimed 5th place in women’s hockey on Monday at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games. Schelling and Russian goalkeeper Irina Gashennikova were both magnificent in net with neither willing to give in to the other. […]

German women’s team wins gold in cross country

Germany’s team saved the energy for the last minute to make a final sprint and win gold in cross country at the Vancouver Olympic Games on Monday. Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Claudia Nystad worked together through six exchanges to get Germany’s seventh gold with a final time of 18:03.7. Sweden’s team of Anna Haag and Charlotte […]

Russia bounces back from Slovak loss to beat Czech

  The Russian team was desperate to atone for another disappointing Olympic defeat, and were successful, beating the Czech Republic 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at Canada Hockey Place. With the victory, Russia clinched first place in Group B and earned a trip directly to the quarter finals.   Neither team had surrendered a first-period goal […]

Russia defeats Slovakia 4-2 in women’s hockey classification game

Svetlana Terenteva scored the game-winning goal as Russia beat Slovakia 4-2 at the UBC Thunderbird Arena insuring they will play Switzerland for 5th place at the 2010 Olympic Games. A two many players on the ice penalty against Russia would put the Slovaks on the power play but it would be the Russians that would […]