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Ex Olympian back on skis

Former Olympic ski champion Nancy Greene Raine will be back on the slopes of Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops this winter. She is already back on the job in Ottawa.

"Nancy is healthy, feeling great and excited for the coming season,” said Darcy Alexander, the resort's general manager.

In April, it was announced the legendary skier was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer.

Originally diagnosed in February, Greene Raine had her thyroid removed, then was also diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in her lungs.

However, a press release issued by the resort said experts expect a targeted drug treatment, which will begin later this month and be completed by mid-December, should provide good results.

Meanwhile, Greene Raine has returned to her duties in the Canadian Senate and has plans to ski most weekends and holiday periods this winter.

"I wish to thank all those who sent their wishes and encouragement over the past number of months, as well as those who have respected the personal nature of this journey," said Greene Raine. "I also really thank the medical teams who have assisted and supported me since January.”

Greene Raine was Canada's top ski racer through the 1960s, winning gold and silver medals at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics and overall World Cup titles in 1967 and '68.



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