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US XC Ski Team Alaska Camp Update and Photos + Interviews with Andy Newell and Noah Hoffman

July 21, 2014 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The US XC Ski Team is in Alaska this year for their second training camp opting for Eagle Glacier instead of the Snow Farm in New Zealand … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity – Head Coach at Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club

July 21, 2014 (Thunder Bay, ON) – Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club (BTNSC), in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is seeking to fill the full-time position of Head Coach.
BTNSC currently offers training programs from Mini-Midget/Peewee … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity at Canadian Olympic Committee – Bilingual Receptionist & Operations Assistant

July 21, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jul 21: Introducing New FIS Council Member –...

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July 20, 2014 -  was elected to the FIS Council at the Congress in Barcelona in 2014 and was also named FIS Vice President. A former alpine ski racer, Paine is also currently chairman of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 21: Big Thunder’s Head Coach, Adam Kates...


July 20, 2014 (Thunder Bay, Ontario) – Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club is sad to announce that Adam Kates is stepping down from his position as the club’s Head Coach. After 6 years in this … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 19: US XC Ski Team Alasaka Camp...

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(Alaska) – The US XC Ski Team is in Alaska for a training camp including time on snow at Eagle Glacier. From the looks of it they’re cooking up a storm and them some, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 18: Russian Biathletes Iourieva and Starykh Receive...

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(Moscow, Russia) – Two Russian biathletes, Ekaterina Iourieva and Irina Starykh were handed bans for failing doping tests, one of them was a former world champion reports AP. Both women tested positive for banned … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 18: WADA to Develop New ADAMS System...


(Montreal, QC) – Dear Colleagues, WADA will call for organizations to submit proposals to develop a new Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), which will be launched in 2016.
ADAMS is the worldwide anti-doping clearinghouse … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 18: Olympic Ski Champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle Receives...

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(Berlin, Germany) – Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, an Olympic biathlete and two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion, is now serving a two-year ban for failing a drug test at the Sochi 2014 Olympics reports BBC.
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Jul 17: Hardwood Ski and Bike Named Mountain...


Oro-Medonte, ON) – The best mountain bikers in the Americas will be chasing down gold as they fly down the Boneshaker, go on a Coffee Run and do the Grunt Climb at Hardwood Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 16: Preparations Underway for 2015 FIS Junior/U23...

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– For the first time, Almaty (KAZ) will host the world’s best Nordic skiers at the FIS Junior & U23 Nordic World Ski Championships, which will take place in February next year.

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Jul 15: Winter World Masters Games 2015 Quebec...


(Quebec City, QC) – We’re pleased to announce that the website for the Winter World Masters Games 2015 in Quebec is now available online. You will find information about the sports, venues and accommodation … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 14: A New Bend in the Road...

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July 14, 2014 – While I had started to train a bit, trying to stay in shape rather than lose everything. I was pleased to get back to Canmore and focus a little bit on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 13: Melia’s Take – Is Pro Sport...

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– Over 25 years ago, Ben Johnson tested positive for anabolic steroids at the Olympics in Seoul, Korea. He was subsequently sanctioned and prohibited from involvement in sport for four years. I think it … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 12: FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper’s Vision for...

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– Welcome to the 500th edition of FIS Newsflash. Such milestones are a perfect opportunity to both reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. It is with a sense of satisfaction … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 12: Job Opportunity – General Manager Sovereign...

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– Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking a General Manager for the coming season to ensure operations at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre are efficient and meet the needs of the Nordic Community.
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Jul 12: IOC Confirms Three Bid Cities for...

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July 11, 2014 – On July 7, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee unanimously agreed that Oslo (NOR), Almaty (KAZ) and Beijing (CHN) would progress from the Applicant City Phase to the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 10: Interview with Holly Brooks on Mount...

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– Check out our latest interview with USA’s Holly Brooks as she talks about her recent win at the Mount Marathon Race, the upcoming NAWTA – North American Women’s Training Alliance – in Alaska, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 10: Marwe to Team Up With...


– We are happy to announce that Marwe roller skis will become the official brand for CXC programs and that’s welcome news. The Finnish-based brand is imported in the United States and Canada by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 09: US Star Kikkan Randall Changes to...


– Kikkan Randall (USA) won the small crystal globe three times in succession as the best sprinter of the season in 11/12, 12/13 and 13/14. The fastest woman in the cross-country World Cup will … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 09: Women’s Ski Jumping USA Announces New...

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(Park City, Utah) – Women’s Ski Jumping USA is excited to announce Melissa Brooke as the foundation’s new Executive Director. Brooke, of Park City, Utah, will support the top-ranked Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 09: Craftsbury Junior Dryland Camp – August...

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– Building on the success of our daycamps, we’re excited to offer our Junior Ski Camp for U16-20 skiers (born in 2000 and earlier), located at the perfect camp setting of our sister organization, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 08: U.S. Olympic Committee Recognizes Erik Flora...

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(Colorado Springs, CO) – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) coach Erik Flora (Anchorage) was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 2013 National Coach of the Year. He is the fourth USSA coach to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 08: Job Opportunities – Canadian Paralympic...

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(Ottawa, ON) – We are currently recruiting for the below two positions within Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Communications Department. The two positions are as follows:
1) Coordinator, Communications Part Time - This is a part time position working … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 08: NENSA Eastern REG Camp Wrap...

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(Lake Placid, NY) – As part of the camp the REG group headed to the trails for a hike up to Algonquin, and maybe a couple of other high peaks along the way. A … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 07: National Development Centre Thunder Bay Launches...


(Thunder Bay, ON) – We have an exciting new fundraising initiative starting here at the National Team Development Centre in Thunder Bay. We would like to get the incredible community excited about our athletes, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 07: Nominate a 2015 Canada Winter Games...


(Prince George, BC) – The 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society is looking for torchbearers to help Illuminate the North, as part of the 2015 Games Torch Relay. Nominations for one of the 150 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 07: Job Opportunity – CCC Assistant...


(Canmore, AB) – Looking for an exciting and dynamic team to work with? You have found the right place! Cross Country Canada is the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada and is … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 06: Marcialonga 2015 – Registration Now...

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– Entries for the 2015 Marcialonga, Italy’s most popular ski-marathon scheduled for January 25, officially opened on July 1, 2014. The only way to register is through the Registration Area on the Marcialonga website with mandatory … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 05: Holly Brooks Wins 2014 Mount Marathon...

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(Seward, AK) – Renowned former USST skier, Holly Brooks, claimed the women’s victory at the grueling 2014 Mount Marathon Race on July 4. Brooks edged out last year’s champion Christy Marvin by a couple of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 04: Vancouver 2010 Games Officially Wraps Up...


(Vancouver, BC) – Almost eleven years to the day after winning the rights on July 3, 2003 to host the 2010 Olympic Games, today the project officially ends with the release of Games’ final … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 04: Happy Fourth of July… Fun Facts...

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– Happy 4th of July… wishing everyone the very best on this special day commemorating the historic Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Check out these fun facts as the USA celebrates its 238th … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 03: Controversy Continues Over Doping Tests at...


(Salzburg, Austria) – The next executive meeting of the international Biathlon Union (IBU) scheduled for mid-July is likely to be stormy. As reported, the heart of the controversy is an executive board (EB) vote … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 03: FIS World Snow Day Registration Off...

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– The World Snow Day registration opened on 1st July and within the first 24 hours, registrations came in from all around the world. This year, the honour of the first event to register … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 03: Job Opportunity at Canadian Sport Institute...

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July 2, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – The position of Lead, Physiology is responsible for strategically, operationally and technically leading the Physiology (including SportLab) team within the Performance Services department of CSI Ontario. In addition the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 01: Swix Launches Rollerski Brand with PRO-SKI...

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– Swix Sport USA is proud to announce the US release of its branded line of rollerskis. “We’re no stranger to the rollerski world,” commented Swix Director of Marketing, Andy Canniff, “but with the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jul 01: Happy Canada Day – Celebrated Since...

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– Happy Canada Day…wishing everyone the very best on this special day of recognition for one of the best places on the planet to xc ski, ride your bike, share a smile, a glass, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 30: Job Opportunity – XC Ottawa Seeks...

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(Ottawa, ON) – XC Ottawa is looking to hire a part time coach to oversee our athletes’ training and development. We currently have 11 athletes as well as 2 summer training partners. Our team … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 30: Soldier Hollow Announces Richard Hodges as...


(Midway, Utah) – The Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation (SHLF) is excited to announce the hiring of Richard Hodges as its new Executive Director effective July 1, 2014. Hodges will oversee the execution of the foundation’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 29: Tribute to Canadian Coach and Contributor...

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– It is with deep sadness that Cross Country Canada announces the unexpected passing of Dave Battison, long-time coach and contributor to Cross country Canada. CCC extends condolences to Dave’s wife Laura, his family, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 29: 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals Bid Packages...


– Cross-Country ski de fond Canada (CCC) is interested in receiving Letters of Interest and Bid Packages to Host the 2016 Haywood Ski Nationals. The applicant must be a CCC Club in good standing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 28: IBU Executive Decision To Discontinue Blood...

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(Salzburg, Austria) – In a move that has perplexed, confused, and angered some key figures, the International Biathlon Union’s (IBU) executive board (EB) has voted to discontinue blood testing at Olympic Winter Games (OWG). … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 28: FIS XC Skiing TV Report –...

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June 27, 2014 – A season 2013/14 final report by Repucom summarizing the TV coverage of the Cross-Country, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboard FIS World Cups showed that the overall … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 28: Helvetia Sponsors U23 Rankings to Promote...

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June 27, 2014 – FIS is pleased to introduce the Helvetia U23 Ranking. In close cooperation between FIS, FIS Marketing AG and Helvetia, a new promotion concept for young skiers has been started. In order … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 26: The Way I See It –...

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THE 40TH Anniversary – Yes, it was 40 years ago this year that the DDR roller board made it’s debut in the USA – at least a copy did, in my cellar on Tiger … READ MORE →2 comments

Jun 26: NENSA Eastern Regional Elite Group Heads...


– The Eastern Regional Elite Group Invitational Camp (REG) is NENSA’s premier summer camp and will feature USST staff as well as New England’s top coaches. Next week some of the fastest juniors in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 26: Job Opportunity – Bowdoin College Seeks...


(Brunswick, ME) – Bowdoin College is seeking an Assistant Nordic Ski Coach.  This is a salaried, benefits-eligible position that runs from September through May. For more information and to apply, go to here or … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 25: Worldloppet Annual General Meeting Report –...

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(Riva del Garda, ITA) – The biggest decision which the assembly of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) had to take this year was for sure the one if each of the four races, which … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jun 25: Cross-Country Canada Honours Retiring National Ski...

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(Canmore, AB) – During the 2014 Annual General Meeting Banquet, Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada recognized a talented group of National Ski Team athletes who have retired from the sport over the last quadrennial.
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Jun 25: Job Opportunities at Walden Cross Country...


– The Walden Cross Country Fitness Club is hiring a part time coach. This person will coach Train to Train (T2T) and Learn to Compete (L2C) programs (12 – 18 year olds) for the … READ MORE → 0 comments