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Canadian skier dies

Mon., March 12, 2012

The family of Canadian skier Nik Zoricic, who died at a World Cup skicross event, said racing was his life. Zoricic died Saturday from fatal injuries he suffered at an event in Switzerland when he went wide over the final jump and crashed hard into the safety nets lining the side of the course. In a statement released Sunday, Zoricic’s father said that there are no regrets from anyone because his son did what he loved to do. “Nik’s dream was to make the national team and he did that,” Predrag Bebe Zoricic said. “His other dream was to make the Olympics. Like every athlete, he had his ups and downs but he was on his way up when this happened. He was really enjoying this year. He was really happy.” – Associated Press

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