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Madshus to Launch emPower Technology for 2015 Season

August 21, 2014 – For this coming 2014/2015 season Madshus is excited about its ISPO-award-winning Super Nano Skate XC boots and its huge technology advance known as Madshus emPower, which also won an … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Organizers Cable 2015 IPC Nordic Worlds Launch Volunteer Program

August 21, 2014 (Cable, WI) – Organisers of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships taking place in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, from 22 January-1 February, launched their volunteer programme on Thursday (21 August) … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bjornsen Report – Alaskan Summer and Training Recap

August 20, 2014 (Alaska) – Summer on! Somehow this Alaskan summer just keeps summering on!! Normally when I think about summer in Alaska I think of missing the warmth, I think of training … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Aug 19: USBA and USST to Host Fast...

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(Lake Placid, NY) – The women from the US Biathlon Team and the US Ski Team are hosting a Fast and Female event in Lake Placid on Friday, September 5th from 4-6:30. Learn from … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 19: US Women’s Coach Matt Whitcomb Webinar...

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– U.S. Ski Team’s Women’s XC Coach Matt Whitcomb recently headlined a webinar on Xcountry Live about Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing. In addition to answering questions from coaches, Matt shared his personal testing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 18: CXC Continues Partnership With...

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– CXC is proud to announce the continuation of it’s important sponsorship with Rossignol, thru Group Rossignol North America for another season. “We are thrilled to have the support for our athletes with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 17: Canooks Training in Good Old...

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(Stratton, VT) – The Canadian men’s World Cup XC Ski team is at a training camp in Stratton, VT, with new team coach Tor Arne Hetland, a former Norwegian great. Following their first on-snow … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 16: Merino Muster Worldloppet – Hoffman 2nd,...

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(New Zealand) – The USA’s Noah Hoffman and Canada’s Brian McKeever landed on the men’s 42km podium in second and third as perfect conditions set the stage for the Merino Muster held on Aug. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 15: Interview with Tor Arne Hetland New...

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(Stratton, VT) – Norwegian great, Tor Arne Hetland, needs no introduction. His storied career as a sprinter began in 1990 and when it ended he had five Nordic Worlds and two Olympic medals to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 15: Interview with Canadian Head Coach Justin...

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– The Canadian team is in training mode and we caught up with Justin Wadsworth, Head Coach of the Canadian National Cross-country Ski Team, to check on the team’s progress, the transition to their new … READ MORE → 1 comment

Aug 14: Dave Nighbor Joins Lakers Nordic Coaching...

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(North Bay, ON) – The Nipissing Lakers Nordic ski team has received a big boost with the addition of a new assistant coach who will join the team for the 2014-15 season. Dave Nighbor … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 14: Milestone for Nordic Combined as Summer...

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– After months of physical conditioning, the Nordic Combined athletes will switch gears and return to competition as the Summer Grand Prix approaches. A dense two-week period with five competitions and three qualifications in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 13: NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle...

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(Wilmington, NY) – The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority invite athletes to the 8th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race on Saturday, September 6 at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 13: World’s First Global Talent Camp for...

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(Oslo and Sjusjøen, Norway) – Athletes from nine different countries took part in the global talent camp, where former World Champions and Olympic medalists Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen and Eldar Rønning shared their inside knowledge … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 12: Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing Webinar...

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– Matt Whitcomb, the U.S. Ski Team’s Women’s XC Coach, will be the featured guest in an upcoming webinar, “Performance Testing in Nordic Skiing” on August 14 at 5:00 pm CST. In addition to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 12: Job Opportunity – Biathlon...

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(Ottawa, ON) – Biathlon Canada, the national governing body for the sport of biathlon in Canada, is seeking an individual to serve as a bookkeeper for the organization. This position reports to the Executive … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 12: WADA Launches New...

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(Montreal, QC) – WADA has today announced the launch of its new website as part of its continued drive to make information more accessible to its stakeholders and the wider anti-doping community.
The new … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 11: Justyna Kowalczyk Trains and Races at...

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(New Zealand) – Justyna Kowalczyk travelled down under and has put on skis again. For the fourth time, the Polish star is going to spend almost the whole month of August at Snow Farm, New … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 10: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Appoints Allan...

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(Haywood, Wisconsin) – The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has appointed Allan Serrano as its new Director of Race Operations. Serrano will replace Shellie Milford—who served in various capacities for 13 years and then … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 09: Kris Freeman Takes on the Top...

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(New Hampshire) – So how does Kris Freeman, former top distance skier on the US XC Ski Team, stay in shape? He takes on all-comers at the Top Notch Triathlon and then a week … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 09: FIS XC Cross-Country Talk – Celine...

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(Anchorage, Alaska) – Norway’s Celine Brun-Lie travelled to Anchorage, Alaska for the US Women’s XC Ski Team’s annual NAWTA (North American Women’s Training Alliance) camp which included dryland training and a week on Eagle Glacier. FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 08: Interview with US Women’s Coach Matt...

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(Alaska) – The US Women’s XC Ski Team recently held their NAWTA (North American Women’s Training Alliance) camp second training camp in Alaska including a week on Eagle Glacier, and were joined by APU skiers … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 07: NNF U16 National Training Camp...

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(Jackson Hole, Wyoming) – Check out this fun video by Skyler Mullings, one of the athletes who attended the NNF- Supported U16 Camp that just wrapped up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As NNF Executive Director, David … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 07: First Steps in Ladies‘ Nordic Combined...

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– Before this year’s Nordic Combined Grand Prix competitions in Obertsdorf (GER), the female athletes will take centre stage. One of the athletes who will participate in the international training camp and competitions this … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 06: Jessica Jerome Wins 11th National Women’s...

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(Park City, Utah) – Jessica Jerome demonstrated her world-class talent picking up her 11th national title on Sunday, Aug. 2 with a win in the large hill competition at the U.S. Ski Jumping Championships in Park … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 06: Raising the Bar – U16 Camp...

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(Jackson Hole, Wyoming) – The NNF- Supported U16 Camp just wrapped up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (the location changes annually). We caught up with one of the camp’s founders, Sun Valley Coach, Rick Kapala … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 06: Fast and Female Event in Vermont...

August 05, 2014 (Stratton, Vermont) – Sign up today for the Fast and Female event happening in Stratton, Vermont on August 10th. Join women from both the SMS T2 Team and Craftsbury Green Racing Project … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 06: Devil’s Thumb Ranch Seeks Nordic Ski...

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August 05, 2014 (Tabernash, Colorado) – Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colorado is seeking Nordic Ski Instructors for the 2014/2015 ski season. This is a full-time seasonal position teaching skate and classic ski lessons to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 04: What’s Happening Now from Norway to...

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– Check out the latest from the boys and girls in the band as the mid-summer racing, heat, vacationing and surf add up to a whole lot of what’s happening now from Norway, to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 04: 2014 FIS XC Australia-New Zealand Continental...

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(Perisher Valley, Australia) – The ANC is the opening Continental Cup Series for the 2014-2015 season, consisting of five events in Australia and three in New Zealand throughout August. Three nationalities topped the podium … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 03: Friberg Claims US Ski Jumping Large...

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(Park City, Utah) – In a strong and spirited competition on the K-134m ski jump here in Park City, Utah, Christian Friberg (St. Paul, MN) took his first-ever National Senior crown to win the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 03: USA’s Tim Burke 3rd in Men’s...

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(Sandnes, Norway) – The final Biathlon Supersprint race at the Blink Festival saw the USA’s Tim Burke take third spot on the podium behind winner Johannes Thingnes Boe (Nor) as Burke’s teammate Lowell Bailey finished … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 02: Blink Festival Sprint Finale – Bjoergen...

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(Norway) – Marit Bjoergen (Nor) took the Women’s Sprint victory on the final day of competition at the Blink Festival over fellow Norge Maiken Caspersen Falla in second with Slovenia’s Katja Visnar, Friday’s 10km … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 02: USA’s Lowell Bailey on Podium in...

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(Norway) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey landed on the podium in second in a nailbiter at the opening biathlon competition at the Blink Festival in Norway as local star Emil Hegle Svendson just nipped … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 02: Peterson Nips Pettersen as Visnar Tops...

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(Norway) – Teodor Peterson (SWE) was superior in men’s 15km mass start free as he stopped the clock in the time of 28:07.3 and edged out Øystein Pettersen (NOR) by a mere +0.8. Cyril … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 01: Blink Ski Festival’s Lysebotn Opp...

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(Norway) – Check out this video of the famous Lysebotn Opp rollerski competition at the Blink Ski Festival that featured almost 630 skiers and was won this year by the USA’s Liz Stephen and France’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 01: Cross-Country Talk – Lukas Bauer on...

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– For several years Lukas Bauer has been the leading Czech cross-country skier. After a successful Olympic season he considered quitting his professional racing career. But at 36 years of age, Bauer has now … READ MORE → 0 comments

Aug 01: Club Excellence Now Offers AFFILIATE Status...

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Club Excellence, the only multi-sport certification program for community sport clubs in Canada, has introduced a self-declaration status available to all community sport clubs in Canada.
Based on extensive feedback, the program … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 31: Liz Stephen and Maurice Manificat Win...

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(Norway) – The USA’s Liz Stephen and France’s Maurice Manificat have won the Lysebotn Opp, the first stage of the 2014 Blink Ski Festival, a popular three-day Rollerski race. Stephen bested Norway’s Kristin Størmer … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 31: 4th Annual Epic Summer Event Fundraiser...

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(Craftsbury Common, Vermont) – Get your mountain bike loaded up and get ready for an EPIC event at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, this Sunday, August 3rd! NEW this year, the event includes a free event … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 30: Kershaw Report – Spring/Summer 2014 Super...

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– God, it’s been a long time. Why is that a familiar refrain with me regarding the frequency and consistency of website blog updates in my time? I could cowardly hide behind any number … READ MORE → 1 comment

Jul 30: Job Opportunities at Canadian Sport Institute...

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(Calgary, AB) – There are two jobs available in Coaching positions open for Strength and Conditioning Levels 1 and 2 at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. Both have a deadline date of Aug. 20.
Strength and Conditioning … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 29: Gatineau Loppet 2015 – Registration is...

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(Gatineau, QC) – Departure is given for cross-country skiers for the 37th edition of the Gatineau Loppet wich will be held from February 13th to 15th in the Gatineau Park. Registration is officially open … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 29: BrandHealth Wins International Clio Advertising Award...

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– Peterborough-based advertising agency BrandHealth was a big winner at the recent inaugural Clio Sports Awards. The agency and Cross Country Ski Canada won the top award in the print category, a Grand Clio, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 28: 19 Annual 24 Hours of Great...

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(Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire) – Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center welcomes back the 12 & 24 Hours of Great Glen for its 19th season on August 9th and 10th. The unique mountain bike race … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 27: Job Opportunity at Biathlon Canada –...

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– The Domestic Programs Manager is a key staff position within the organization and as such provides the overall coordination aspect of all biathlon sport development programs (coaching, officials and competition programs).
The DPM ensures … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 27: Job Opportunity – Coach & Partner...

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(Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 25: American Birkie Alert – Register by...

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– Ready for the epic adventure of the 2015 Swix American Birkebeiner? Here’s the latest update: Register by July 31 and SAVE $15 on your registration for the American Birkebeiner 50/54K, Kortelopet 23K, or … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 24: Marit Bjørgen Awarded Fair Play Mecenate...

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(Castiglion Fiorentino, ITA) – Norway’s Cross-Country queen and six-time Olympic Champion Marit Bjørgen was awarded the international prestigious Fair Play Mecenate award for 2014. On 23rd July 23, she received the award in Castiglion … READ MORE → 1 comment

Jul 24: FIS Cross-Country World Cup Venues –...

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– Summer is in full swing and so are the inspections of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup venues for the 2014/15 season. Until now, the FIS team has visited venues that are back in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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