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Canadian Skier Has Fatal Crash

Nick Zoricic is killed in Switzerland

(Newser) - Another tragedy in the skiing world: Canada's Nick Zoricic crashed during a World Cup run in Switzerland today and died of "severe neurotrama," reports AP . The 29-year-old "fell heavily just before the finish in the round of eight, crashing directly into the safety netting and thereafter... More »

Dead Skier's Fans Donate $300K to Cover Bill

Sarah Burke's case puts spotlight on US system

(Newser) - Fans of iconic freestyle skier Sarah Burke were shocked by her death in Utah earlier this month —and horrified by the huge bill she racked up during her nine days in a coma . The Canadian star's insurance did not cover the event where she was fatally injured and... More »

Skier Burke's Family Stuck With $550K Bill

Website set up for donations

(Newser) - Sarah Burke's family has more than grief to deal with after her tragic death : The skier racked up more than half a million dollars in medical bills after her accident, CTV reports. The family has set up a website seeking donations to help—so far they've raised almost... More »

Skier Sarah Burke Dies

Pioneering athlete had been in coma after fall

(Newser) - Sad news from the skiing world today: Pioneering freestyler Sarah Burke has died after a fall earlier this month in Utah, reports the Toronto Star . The 29-year-old Canadian had been in a coma for nine days since her crash during a training run at Park City Mountain. Burke, a four-time... More »

Pioneering Freestyle Skier in Coma

Sarah Burke of Canada falls during training run

(Newser) - A freestyle skier credited with helping get her sport included in the 2014 Winter Olympics is in a coma in Salt Lake City after a fall, reports the Toronto Globe and Mail . Canadian Sarah Burke, 29, fell yesterday during a training run at a Utah mountain resort. Burke has won... More »

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