Tim Danson & Zoricic Family to Hold News Conference Regarding the Swiss Police Investigation Report Into The Death of Nik Zoricic
Re: Swiss Police Investigation Report Into The Death of Canadian World Cup Ski-Cross Racer, Nik Zoricic/All Legal Options Back on the Table
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Law Office of Danson Recht (Timothy Danson / Marjan Delavar)
700 Bay Street, Suite 2000
Toronto, Ontario (Bay & Gerrard)
Telephone: 416-929-2200 (Ext 106) / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 10, 2012, Canadian World Cup Ski-Cross racer and medalist, Nik Zoricic, needlessly died during a fall at the finish line of a World Cup race held at Grindelwald, Switzerland. At a Toronto news conference held on April 25, 2012, a frame by frame analysis of the last seconds of Nik’s life was undertaken. This careful analysis conclusively demonstrated the gross negligence of race organizers. The Zoricic family asked for an independent and transparent investigation. In exchange, all legal options would be taken off the table – no payment of money, no lawsuits, no litigation, no liability – just the truth. The Zoricic family wanted accountability to prevent such tragedies from ever occurring again.
Not only has there not been such an investigation, the Swiss police have now completed their investigation which was neither independent nor transparent, and reached conclusions that are unacceptable and insulting. This will not be Nik’s legacy. There is much more to Nik’s life than his tragic death. Nor have FIS or Alpine Canada agreed to undertake an independent and transparent investigation. This puts all legal options back on the table. At the news conference, the Zoricic family will have much to say about their disappointment over the Swiss police report, the English translation of which will be available for distribution. They will also discuss the legal options that are now back on the table. Finally, the family will discuss an initiative to involve the Government of Canada and Sports Canada to deal with pressing issues of safety in sport. Nik Zoricic proudly represented Canada on the world athletic stage and needlessly died for it. The time has come for Canada to support Nik Zoricic and the cause of safety.