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Ashleigh McIvor > Team Canada Hockey

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Ashleigh McIvor

Dear Canada,

Instead of waiting for your Olympic Hockey team to justify your attendance at the 2010 Winter Olympics, you might want to focus more of your attention on someone whose actually won something. In this case, Ashleigh McIvor has everything you could ask for. She’s the best in her sport (Women’s Ski Cross) — at least, as of today — and she’s incredibly photogenic, on top of being quite attractive. If, my Canadian friends, you’re unsure on how to capitalize on her win, take some lessons from us, your American neighbors, and the marketing blitz we used with Lindsey Vonn.

More on McIvor’s significant win after the jump >>

Lindsey Vonn Keeps Winning

Lindsey Vonn

We’re big fans of Lindsey Vonn, so it does our hearts proud to see her dominate the sport that made her famous. And dominating it, she is. In fact, since the calendar turned, Vonn has pretty much dominated women’s skiing, and early today, she added another trophy to her ever-expanding case by becoming the first American woman to win the women’s World Cup title in back-to-back fashion.

Not only is Vonn dominating her sport, she’s doing things no other American female skier has ever done. That alone deserves recognition. When you add her easy-on-the-eyes qualities, it’s no wonder the sports blogosphere has a special place for Lindsey. CBS Sports has more on Vonn’s dominating performance:

The American completed the 1.6-mile Olympia course at the World Cup finals in 1 minute, 42.49 seconds after posting the fastest splits all the way down.

“It’s amazing,” Vonn said. “It’s been a long season and it’s been really difficult and challenging, but I’m really happy that it’s over.”

She needed at least an eighth-place finish to win the title again… With three races left at the finals, Vonn has an insurmountable lead in the overall standings with 1,688 points.

This time, Lindsey, just make sure you don’t gash your hands during the celebrations.

Crashing In A Winter Wonderland

We’ve stayed away from pwnage-style videos for a while, well, except the dunks and such, but sometimes you discover something that just has to be shared with the rest of the world. Take the above video, for instance. The title says it’s the “Best Ski Crash In History,” and after watching it, the uploader might be on to something. The sad thing is, said crasher almost landed that sick little freestyle trick they were attempting.

Unfortunately for the skier, the crash was even more spectacular than the trick being attempted.