Calgary, Alberta, August 4, 2020 – Nordic Combined Ski Canada (“NCSC”) is please to announce that Jim Woolsey is the new Chairman of the Board for NCSC following the NSO’s Annual General Meeting on July 23, 2020, replacing former outgoing Chair, Andy Mah.  Jim resides in Vancouver, B.C. and has a long history of involvement in sport development including involvement with Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Sochi 2014 Olympics, PyeongChang 2018 Olympics as sport staff for Jumping hill preparation and first President of the BC Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Society (Provincial Sport Organization).   Jim has also chaired the organizing committees for several Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined events at Whistler Olympic Park.

As commented by former Chair, Andy Mah, “Jim Woolsey will help lead NCSC through the next phase of development where we are excited about the recently announced Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the exploration of ways in which the four Canadian Nordic sports of  Nordiq Canada, Biathlon Canada, Ski Jumping Canada and NCSC can work together with the ultimate goal of putting more Canadian athletes on podiums and increasing participation in each of their sports.  Additionally, we are excited with continued international competition developments for women’s Nordic Combined since we have a former highly accomplished women’s Olympic ski jumping athlete, Taylor Heinrich on our national team who we expect can do very well on the international stage for Canada and help mentor young athletes as well.”

Canada first participated in the sport of Nordic Combined at the Olympic games in 1928.  Today we have grass roots Nordic Combined developments programs occurring in both the Whistler/Squamish, B.C. and also in the Calgary/Bow Valley/Red Deer, Alberta corridors from which we hope to invigorate many more young Canadian athletes to pursue their dreams in this exciting Olympic sport.

NCSC is the National Sport Organization which is the governing body of Nordic Combined in Canada.  Please visit our website at www.nordiccombinedskicanada.com

For further information contact:

Jim Woolsey, Chairman
Phone:  (604) 250-1875

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