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Sochi tribute for Sarah Burke; Ashes spread at Olympic venues, village

Sarah Burke launches out of the halfpipe in 2010. She died after an accident in Park City, Utah, in 2012. - Wikimedia Commons
Sarah Burke launches out of the halfpipe in 2010. She died after an accident in Park City, Utah, in 2012.
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The ashes of Sarah Burke were spread in Sochi on Saturday, during the final weekend of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Burke was a Canadian freestyle skiing pioneer. She passed away in Salt Lake City in January, 2012, after an injury suffered in Park City, Utah.

Her ashes were spread in three places in Sochi: in the halfpipe, on the mountain, and near the Olympic rings in the athletes' village.

Burke was born in Barrie, Ontario, and lived in Squamish, B.C. at the time of her death.

Burke has been mentioned a number of times during the 2014 Games. Canadian gold medallist Dara Howell honoured Burke when she won and, on Friday, she was honoured by a tribute before the women's halfpipe competition began:

Sarah burke Tribute in Sochi

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