July 21, 2011
Skier injured in alleged Stampede stunt
By DAMIEN WOOD, QMI Agency
CALGARY - Canadian alpine skier Manuel Osborne-Paradis' alleged Stampede shenanigans cost him some skin off his backside.
The 27-year-old Olympian is in hospital following “a minor motor vehicle accident” July 14, according to a written statement issued by the team Wednesday.
The statement does not speak to the nature of the accident.
But Osborne-Paradis has been identified as the intoxicated man police say fell from the back of a party bus after trying to climb it during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
His clothing caught on the trailer hitch and he was dragged along Macleod Tr. roughly 80 metres, leaving him with “road rash” to his rear.
A motorist signalled the bus driver what was happening.
Insp. Steve Ellison said police are not releasing the name until he has been formally charged.
Osborne-Paradis remains injured, which the national team in its statement said he is recovering well from.
He also has a broken leg from a World Cup race last January.
“(The more recent) injury is not expected to delay his return to competitive skiing, which is scheduled for some time this winter,” the release stated.