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Canadians help make history as ski mountaineering debuts at Youth Olympics

Source: Devin Heroux, CBC Sports, January 10, 2020

Canada’s Ema Chlepkova and Findlay Eyre among 48 athletes in 1st ‘skimo’ event

VILLARS-SUR-OLLON, Switzerland —The emotion of the historic moment was evident Friday afternoon on the sun-splashed Villar Winter Park mountainside in Switzerland as 48 young women and men from around the world competed in the first-ever Youth Olympics ski mountaineering event.

The International Olympic Committee added the event to the Youth Olympic program in July 2017. The unique sport involves skiing uphill and downhill while passing through a series of checkpoints.

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Image Source: Thomas Skrlj for CBC/COC 2020

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