Date of Birth:  October 6, 1972
 Place of Birth: Richmond, BC
 Residence: Richmond, BC
 Years on National Team:
 10
 Height:  5'6"
 Weight: N/A


You wouldn't normally expect to find a 33-year-old chartered accountant racing in a parallel giant slalom (PGS) event at the Olympics, but that's exactly what you'll find in Turin this year as Canada's Alexa Loo goes looking for a podium finish in her first trip to the Winter Games.

With Mark Fawcett as her coach this past year, Loo has enjoyed the best results of her long career. The former Olympian has worked hard to push Loo, teaching her to be more fearless and aggressive. And, the lessons have definitely paid off. Prior to this season, Loo had only three Top-10 results in World Cup events dating back to 1996. Now, over her last seven races dating back to the final race of last season, she has notched three more Top-10's -- including her first-career World Cup medal, a bronze won at a PGS event in Italy in mid-January. The medal was also the first ever won by a Canadian woman in alpine snowboarding.

Although she is considered one of the team's elder stateswomen, it's hard to believe regardless of what happens in Turin, that Loo won't want to stick around another four years in order to compete in the Games when they come to Vancouver, her home province.

When not racing or training, Loo enjoys mountain biking, swimming and running.





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Men's Giant Slalom
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Men's Halfpipe
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Men's Cross
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Women's Giant Slalom
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Women's Halfpipe
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Women's Cross
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