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|VANCOUVER Travis Benjamin Jersey , Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Building on the momentum of the gold medal won by Ashleigh McIvor at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Canada on Monday named an all-star team of ski-cross athletes to represent the country at next month's Sochi Games.
With the exciting freestyle-skiing discipline appearing in the Olympic roster for a second occasion, the Canadian team is stacked with six athletes - three men and three women - all currently sitting in the top 10 of their respective FIS ski cross World Cup rankings.
Leading the men's team is Dave Duncan, the current world No. 1 Tyrell Williams Jersey , along with Brady Leman and Chris Del Bosco. The women's team includes Marielle Thompson, a two-time World Cup winner this season who currently sits atop the world rankings, Georgia Simmerling and Kelsey Serwa.
With Canadian Olympic officials declaring a goal of winning a ski-cross medal in both the men's and women's disciplines, it may be modest forecast as the potential is there to win more.
Del Bosco goes into Sochi with something to prove. At the 2010 Games Jatavis Brown Jersey , the Montreal native appeared to be a lock for a bronze medal until he crashed in the final heat while trying to improve his position.
"All three of us on the men's team are heading into Sochi looking for redemption. We all feel like we have a second chance," said the 31-year-old Del Bosco, winner of a World Cup event in France earlier this month.
"We all have potential to go out there and win gold and that's what we'll be trying to do. Canada has been the top ski-cross nation in the world for four of the past five years and we have nothing to fear in Sochi. We believe this is our year," he said.
Also looking to top the podium in Russia is 24-year-old Serwa. As a 20-year-old the British Columbia native was fifth at the 2010 Vancouver Games Trevor Williams Jersey , but bounced back the following season to finish as the overall 2011 world champion and X Games champion.
Last February, she won in Sochi at a test event for the Games, won of her eight career World Cup victories.
Canada has set an ambitious goal of topping the medal standings in Sochi, which it did for the first time at the 2010 Winter Games with 26 medals Spencer Pulley Jersey , including 14 golds.
MEXICO CITY， Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Dilma Rousseff's removal as president of Brazil for fiscal irregularities had a clear political motive but was not a coup， as Rousseff has stated， according to an expert.
Mario Torrico， a political expert from the Latin American School of Social Sciences (Flacso) in Mexico City， told Xinhua that the impeachment ""was used a mechanism to remove her from power for political reasons. However， to go from that to saying that a coup d'etat is happening in Brazil is going too far.""
""There is no coup d'etat in Brazil， it's a process which follows the constitutional rules for removing a president，"" he added.
The Brazilian Senate voted on Wednesday to strip Dilma Rousseff of the presidency by 61 votes in favour to 20 votes against.
This means Rousseff is immediately and permanently removed from her role and Michel Temer， who assumed the interim presidency after Rousseff was suspended in May， will become president until the end of this term in 2018.
For Torrico， the seeds of Rousseff's impeachment sprouted when her Workers' Party (PT) saw its alliances with other political parties fell apart.
""I am certain that， if it had not been this accusation， it would have been another. The reason for this trial is political，"" he stated.
According to Torrico， the fiscal manipulations Rousseff stood guilty of were used by ""previous presidents and governors of states."" However， he believes her acts were certainly illegal since she needed the approval of Congress.
Furthermore， Torrico predicts that Temer's policies will not be easy to be implemented in Brazil， as he will have to make ""important and painful fiscal adjustments."" He has less than two years to do so since Temer is ineligible to stand for election during the next presidential race in 2018.
""Brazil is facing a very complicated landscape over the next two years， when there will be new elections for president，"" said Torrico.
Rousseff's impeachment should teach two lessons for Latin America， as a whole， he noted. First， people are beginning to demand stiff accounts from left-wing governments that do not meet their promises. Second， national economies can no longer be dependent on raw materials， since Brazil's economy tanked as oil prices did the same.
""Today， left-wing governments have to pay the costs. Beforehand， the right-wing governments paid the costs but we have not learned our lesson. I hope we learn it now，"" he concluded.
SANTIAGO, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Ivan Zamoran, the Chilean ex-soccer star, former player of Spain's Real Madrid and Italy's Inter Russell Okung Jersey , on Thursday received the Premio Imagen de Chile award in Santiago for his career and popularity in his native country.
"I thank you very much for this award, it is a great honor as a Chilean. My gratitude to my parents, who instilled me the values of humility, sacrifice and fight for life Philip Rivers Jersey ," said Zamorano during the ceremony.
The ceremony was held in the Pre-Columbian Museum in Santiago. Zamorano, also known as "Bam Bam", said he and his wife are instilling their children the same values.
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Chile's Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz, who leads Imagen de Chile foundation, said the award is to acknowledge Zamorano's qualities as Chilean.
"We want to honor his coherence inside and outside the soccer field, his spirit of constant improvement Rayshawn Jenkins Chargers Jersey , his simplicity and dedication. He is a great contribution for the country's image," said Munoz.
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