All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sarah Burke’

Sarah Burke Honored in Olympic Tribute

Sarah Burke was honored in a touching Olympic tribute in Sochi on Thursday night. Burke was a ski pioneer, having pushed for freestyle competition, including the half pipe, at the Olympic level. She died in a ski accident two years ago. The sport made its Olympic debut in Sochi this week and when slope workers skied down the center of …

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Sarah Burke: IOC Can Ban Sticker, But Not Her Memory

Sarah Burke, the freestyle skier who died in a halfpipe accident in 2012, has a fan club at the Olympics among what would have been her fellow competitors. However, the International Olympic Committee has stepped in and called the stickers that they wear, bearing Sarah’s name, a political statement and have banned them, according to CBC. This is disappointing news …

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Sarah Burke’s Memory Lives On Despite Sticker Ban

Torah Bright, an Australian snowboarder, was banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from wearing a memorial sticker of her friend’s name on her helmet during competition. The sticker was worn to honor Canadian skier, Sarah Burke, who died while training back in 2012. According to the IOC spokesperson Mark Adams, the Olympics is an inappropriate place to mourn, as …

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Sarah Burke Memorial Stickers Banned By IOC

The International Olympic Committee is remaining firm in their decision to ban the athletes from wearing the Sarah Burke memorial stickers during the Olympic games. Burke, a Canadian freestyle skier, was killed two years ago, in January 2012, after sustaining injuries while training, in Park City, Utah. Since then, fellow athletes have been mourning her death, and wanted to wear …

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