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Hometown Olympian hopes to inspire next generation

Fresh from their second Olympic Games, biathletes Brendan Green and Rosanna Crawford came back to Hay River to spread the word about hard work and determination last week. “It doesn’t matter where you come from,” said Crawford. “If you put in the hard work and dedication, you can do whatever it is you want to […]

Fans go Green for Brendan

Excitement is building as the community cheers on biathlete Brendan Green in Sochi, Russia. While Green came in 23rd in his first race Feb. 8 as a result of a missed shot that added 30 seconds to his time, he placed high enough to join the Canadian men’s biathlon team in the pursuit event on […]

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Gearing up for Green

Other athletes may come from bigger places and have more people behind them, but it’s hard to beat the ardent support for Brendan Green as he heads to the Olympics next month. “He’s a real inspiration for kids around the North,” said Bob White, long-time member at the Hay River Ski Club and the organizer […]

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Back to the Olympics

  After months of uncertainty, Hay River biathlete Brendan Green has finally earned a spot to compete at next month’s Winter Olympics. The now two-time Olympian called his latest results at the Olympic-qualifying national trials in Canmore a “big relief.” Following months of training and recovery from a back injury sustained in 2012, Green started […]

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Green eyes Olympics despite injury

Brendan Green – Hay River’s very own Olympian – is hoping to be ready and able to qualify for next year’s winter games in Russia. The biathlete, who competed at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games in 2010, is still recovering from an injury that originated when he was hurt training with weights in mid-2011. In […]

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Heading to the Big Leagues

Few can say they’ve competed at the Olympic level, least of all at the age of 15 and from a tiny town of less than 4,000.  It’s a dream that many kids, even parents might not fathom.  But it’s one that’s now a reality for Hay River youth Carter Hill. 

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Peewees inspired by gold medal win

Hay River Peewee Huskies roared straight out of the dressing room and onto the ice seconds after Team Canada scored the overtime goal that won them the record-breaking Olympic gold medal.

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Hay River rallies around Olympian Green

The TV camera locked on to Brendan Green as he prepared to explode into his leg of the men’s 4 x 7.5 km race in Whistler, BC. It was a tense moment for Green, as well as for 3,600 people in a remote community 2000 km north of him. Crowds wearing green flocked into the […]

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Green’s Olympic debut Friday

See Brendan Green on the big screen Hay Riverites are being reminded to wear green this Friday to show their support for local Olympian Brendan Green. The 23 year-old Green is competing in his first Olympic Games and is coming off a first place finish in the IBU cup 10 km sprint race in Martel, […]

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Hay River fetes Olympians

Crowds recognize volunteers, delegates, Brendan Green Hay River’s Ben Sivertz arena was the hub of action on Monday, as the community gathered to celebrate its squad of Olympic representatives in an Olympic Pep Rally.

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