Mixed Doubles added to the 2018 Olympic programme

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today agreed on the event programme and athlete quotas for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

The following events were added to the 2018 Olympic programme: curling mixed doubles (M&W); speed skating mass start (M/W); Alpine skiing nations team event (M&W); and snowboard big air (M/W).

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And the winners are……

At the 11th annual Celebration of Excellence the Nova Scotia Curling Association announced the winners for the 2015 NSCA Awards.

Capturing the Team of Year award was Team Mary Fay. Team Fay captured the silver medal at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, finished 4th at the 2015 M&M Canadian Juniors and repeated as the NS U21 Junior Champions.

Female Athlete of the Year was awarded to Christina Black. Christina was named as the all star third at the Canadian Mixed in November and captured her first Scotties appearance as third on team Arsenault.

Male Athlete of the Year went to Ryan Abraham. Ryan was the second stone on the Mackies Moving System U21, the U18 Juvenile, and the U19 Junior Mixed Championship teams.  Ryan also finished 5th at the 2015 CWG and 9th at the Canadian Juniors.

Andrew Atherton Captured the NS Coach of Year honours for his work with Team Fay.

Volunteer of the Year was won by Violy Curry of the Wolfville Curling Club.  Violy is the coordinator of the Light Rocks and Junior programs at the Wolfville CC.  Her little "penguins" make up 25% of the clubs overall membership.

The Chedabucto Curling Club was awarded with the Organization of the Year at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday.

Julie Morley was named the 2015 Official of the Year.

Final award announced was the Peter MacPhee Memorial Award, which will be presented by Billy MacPhee at the Tankard this winter.  The recipient, as elected by his peers, is Glen MacLeod.

Sport Nova Scotia announces Finalists for the 2015 Ricoh Sport Awards

Halifax, NS (May 26, 2015) – Nova Scotian athletes, coaches, officials and teams who achieved global greatness this past year were highlighted today, as Sport Nova Scotia announced the overall finalists for the 19th annual Ricoh Sport Awards.

“This year Nova Scotians had more world championship appearances and better results than we’ve had in many years,” said Jamie Ferguson, CEO of Sport Nova Scotia. “Our finalists include the Canadian Record holder for the Shot Put, Discuss and Javelin Throw; a snowboarder on track for a third appearance at the World Cup, this time as a coach; a kid from Dartmouth who was the first goalie picked in the 2014 NHL draft; a referee in the North American Soccer League; and an 18 year-old from Halifax who won the Canadian Cycling Championships then, seven months later, competed at the Canada Games in a completely different sport.”

The Ricoh Sport Awards recognize the achievements of Nova Scotia’s greatest athletes, teams, coaches, officials, and volunteers in amateur sport based on their best achievement of the past season, in addition to their overall performance throughout the year.

“We know that participation in sport is one of the greatest ingredients for success on many, many levels - social, economic, health, community, and so on...”, said Ferguson. “So these are Nova Scotians who are maximizing their potential and performing at their best - not only in their sport, but in their communities and in their lives. The very best role models.”

The finalists were announced in seven of the eleven categories. They are:

The RICOH Team of the Year

Team Fay (Curling)

Genevieve Orton & Una Lounder - Women K2 - 2014 Senior Worlds (CanoeKayak)

Erin Rafuse & Danielle Boyd (Sailing)



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