Date of Birth:  February 6, 1976
 Place of Birth: St. Albert, AB
 Residence: Onoway, AB
 Years on National Team:
 1
 Height:  N/A
 Weight: N/A

A member of the junior national cross-country team for the past three years, Amanda Ammar was supposed to be aiming for the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. However, her rapid development in 2005 put her on the fast tack to Turin this year.

After racing primarily on the Nor-Am Cup circuit in 2004, where she collected seven Top-15 results, it was clear the young Edmonton Nordic Ski club member was coming into her own.

In 2005, she got off to a great start with a bronze medal in the 5 km at the Canadian Championships held in Prince George, BC. She followed that up with a so-so performance at the World Junior Championships in Finland in March, where her best finish was a disappointing 37th in the sprint. Nonetheless, Ammar buckled down, and just three days after the world event, finished 12th in a 5 km FIS race in Finland. One week later, she nailed a pair of ninth-place finishes at an event in Sweden and suddenly people were starting to take notice of the precocious teenager.

Early in the 2005-06 season, Ammar made it obvious she had eyes on the 2006 Games thanks to a pair of Top-10 Nor-Am Cup finishes, including a silver medal, on home snow in Vernon, BC. A 27th place finish in a 15 km race at a senior World Cup event in Canmore, AB, last December qualified the young skier for her first ever Olympics.


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