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Burke's ashes spread in Sochi

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According to Donna Spencer of the Canadian Press on Saturday, the ashes of Canadian freestyle skiing icon Sarah Burke were spread at various venues throughout the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Burke's ashes were reportedly spread at the Olympic halfpipe, on a mountain near the Olympic hafpipe and near the Olympic rings at the athlete's village. The ashes were reportedly spread at the halfpipe by Canadian freestyle ski coach Trennon Paynter.

Burke, who was one of the world's best halfpipe skiers, passed away in a tragic accident while training in Utah in January of 2012. She was a four time Winter X Games champion in women's superpipe and won the world championship in halfpipe at the 2005 World Freestyle Ski Championships in Ruka, Finland.

Burke made significant contributions to world sport as a builder because of her tenacious vision to have slopestyle skiing and halfpipe skiing included on to the Olympic program.

When Canadians Dara Howell (slopestyle skier) and Mike Riddle (halfpipe skier) won their medals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, they paid tribute to Burke in their post-competition interviews.



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