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Canadian freestyle skier Burke remains in critical condition
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After being attended to by medical staff at the scene, Burke was airlifted off the mountain and taken to the hospital.

Burke’s was the second serious injury suffered by an elite athlete on the Park City superpipe in two years; American snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffered a serious brain injury barely a month before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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Judge praised Burke for having been involved in her sport "since the very, very early days" of its evolution, and for always being willing to encourage young skiers and help the sport grow.

"My dream was always to win the Olympics," Burke said in the documentary. "That’s what I wanted to do."

Tribune reporters Bob Mims and Sheena McFarland, and the Associated Press, contributed to this report.

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