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FINAL CHANCE to VOTE for Nakkertok Until 12 Midnight – Kraft Heinz Project Play Finalist for $250,000 Grand Prize

VJuly 26, 2016 (Nakkertok, ON) – This is the final chance to VOTE for Nakkertok in the Kraft Heinz Project Play! We submitted a nomination to use the funding to both upgrade our … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Survey for Ethical Sport

July 25, 2016 – We are a group of coaches/athletes that have been directly impacted by cheaters. We have put together this survey as we believe that everyone’s voice needs to be heard. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IOC Clears Russia for Rio – Passes Buck to Sport Federations

July 24, 2016 (Lausanne, Switzerland) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has voted not to ban all Russian athletes from competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics reports BBC but has left the door … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Update on Cross-Country Rankings after CAS Ruling on Sundby

July 23, 2016 – By a decision of July 11, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against Norwegian cross-country skier Martin Johnsrud … READ MORE →3 comments

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VOTE for Nakkertok July 25-26 – Kraft Heinz Project Play Finalist for $250,000 Grand Prize

July 22, 2016 (Nakkertok, ON) – Nakkertok is a finalist is the Kraft Heinz Project Play! We submitted a nomination to use the funding to both upgrade our trails for summer use and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sundby Loses Ski Titles for Doping Violation and Receives 2-Month Sanction

July 20, 2016 (Lausanne, Switzerland) – Norwegian superstar Martin Johnsrud Sundby has received a two-month suspension and been stripped of his 2014/15 Tour de Ski title and his overall World Cup title for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New CCC Roller Ski Fleet Available for Testing and Racing

July 19, 2016 – As part of a broader mission to encourage the cross-country ski racing community to increase and enhance its off-season sport specific training, Cross Country Ski de fond Canada has … READ MORE → 0 comments

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McLaren Report Confirms Russian State-sponsored Doping – WADA Calls for Ban of all Russian Athletes at Rio

July 18, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released its McLaren Investigation Report, which WADA claims confirms evidence of state-sponsored cheating in Russia. WADA has also issued a recommendation … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Mark Arendz Blog Report – Adventures Uphill

July 17, 2016 – To kick off the training camp schedule for this season the team headed south to Bend, Oregon. This June camp has become a favorite for everyone on the team. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Ski Fit North Alberta Program Coordinator

July 16, 2016 – Join our team. Ski Fit North Alberta is looking to hire a Program Coordinator that is responsible for the direct coordination, implementation and delivery of the Ski Fit North Alberta … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Maine Winter Sports Becomes Outdoor Sport Institute – Letter from the President

July 15, 2016 – Dear MWSC alumni, volunteers, parents and friends, Life in much of rural Maine in the late 1990’s – and still today – has been typified by industries under stress … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Member/Guest Services Manager @ Hardwood Ski and Bike

July 14, 2016 (Barrie, ON) – Hardwood Ski and Bike is looking for a dynamic Member/Guest Services Manager to be responsible for the continued growth and success of our customer and administrative services … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Roller Ski Rocks!

July 13, 2016 – Cross country skiing is a highly technical sport that requires years of practice in order for a skier to become technically proficient. Unfortunately we do not have year-round snow … READ MORE → 1 comment

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Job Opportunity – Caledonia Nordic Biathlon Coach

July 12, 2016 – Caledonia Nordic Ski Club (“CNSC”) is an organization of over 1,400 members in Prince George, British Columbia and has a large enrolment in skier development programs.  Club athletes compete … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Nakkertok Makes Kraft Heinz Project Play Final for $250,000 – We NEED Your VOTES on July 25-26

July 11, 2016 (Nakkertok, ON) – Nakkertok is a finalist is the Kraft Heinz Project Play! We submitted a nomination to use the funding to both upgrade our trails for summer use and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunities @ Canadian Interuniversity Sport

July 10, 2016 (Richmond Hill, Ontario) – Check out the various openings at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Every year, over 12,000 student-athletes and 700 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Manager, Sport and Programming at Whistler Olympic Park

July 09, 2016 (Whistler, BC) – Whistler Sport Legacies is seeking a Manager, Sport and Programming who is responsible for managing the delivery of Whistler Sport Legacies (WSL) programs at Whistler Olympic Park … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Pedal’s 2016 Tour de France Contest – Over $5,000 in Prizes

July 08, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – With over $5,000 in prizes up for grabs in our annual TdF Contest you could be eligible to take home this year’s Grand Prize, a sweet Felt … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Nordic Ski Legend Sven Wiik Passes Away

July 07, 2016 (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Sven Wiik, a long-time skiing legend, passed away July 5 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he was 95. Wiik devoted his life to cross-country skiing and … READ MORE → 1 comment

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CCSAA First Summer Summit saw Strong Attendance and Great Sharing of Ideas + Olympian Simi Hamilton

July 06, 2016 (Woodstock, VT) – The first Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) Summer Summit occurred recently in Woodstock, VT with 21 ski areas representatives listening to six presentations and participating in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Australian Cross-Country Ski Report – Season Well Underway

July 05, 2016 (Australia) – The 2016 cross country ski completion season is well underway in Australia, with events held last weekend at both Perisher Valley in New South Wales and at Falls … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New Nordic Development Centre Makes Whistler Training Hub for Young High Performance Athletes

July 04, 2016 (Whistler, BC) – The Olympic Champions 2022 in the Nordic ski disciplines might be originating in the Sea to Sky region, as Whistler Sport Legacies is inviting young athletes to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Fourth of July… Happy Birthday USA

July 04, 2016 – Happy Fourth of July on this special day commemorating the historic Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 as the USA celebrates its 240th birthday… and may set a record … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dahria Beatty’s Spring Update – Sand, Snow and Northern Adventures

July 03, 2016 – Check in with Canadian national XC Ski member Dahria Beatty who’s latest blog talks about Sand, Snow and Northern Adventures. Beatty took home her first national title in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Competition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop for Coaches

July 02, 2016 – Cross Country Canada is offering a ompetition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop for coaches from Sept. 8-11 at the University of Ottawa. An On Snow Comp-Dev. workshop will follow at a later … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team Canada’s FISU World University Games 2017 Nominations

July 01, 2016 – Congratulations to the skiers who will be representing Canada at the World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan in January/February 2017. These skiers are full time university students who qualified … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Canada Day

July 01, 2016 – 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, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Manager, Financial Services @ 2019 Canada Winter Games

June 30, 2016 (Red Deer, AB) – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society is looking to fill the contract position of Manager, Financial Services.
In less than three years, thousands of our country’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCC Announces its 2016 Board of Directors

June 29, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The affairs of CCC are governed by an elected Board of Directors, composed of the Chair, six Directors at Large, a DCC appointed Director and an Athlete Director. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Over 200 Kids Attend 2016 Olympic Day in Madison

June 28, 2016 (Madison, WI) – Over 200 kids gathered on the Capitol Square at the Dream Bank in Madison, to celebrate and be inspired by the spirit of the Olympic Movement, as Central Cross … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

June 27, 2016 (Park City, Utah) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The National Winter Sports Association Announces Funding Support for 2016-17


June 26, 2016 – The National Winter Sport Association (NWSA) was established through the foresight and donation of the Disbrow family. This generous support of the NWSA is aimed at assisting coaches, athletes … READ MORE → 0 comments

The EC3D Compression Tour – June 29

June 25, 2016 – The EC3D Compression Tour presented by EC3D Sports is in collaboration with Cross Country Canada and offers you the chance to be a professional athlete for the day. If … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ivan Babikov Retires to Join Cross Country Canada’s National Coaching Squad

June 24, 2016 – Ivan Babikov has officially closed the book on his successful cross-country skiing journey as an athlete, but is ready to write the first chapter of his new career as … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Brian and Robin McKeever Receive Meritorious Service Medal Award

June 24, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Legendary Paralympians, Brian and Robin McKeever, were recently honoured once again for their stellar careers receiving the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (MSC civil).
Brian McKeever, 37, who is … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Ski Fit North Alberta Program Coordinator

June 24, 2016 – Join our team. Ski Fit North Alberta is looking to hire a Program Coordinator that is responsible for the direct coordination, implementation and delivery of the Ski Fit North Alberta … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCSAA Announces Summer Summit in Woodstock, VT – June 29

June 23, 2016 (Woodstock, VT) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) announces the creation of the CCSAA Summer Summit Series, short, one day regional meetings keying in on relevant topics.  The … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA and Clif Bar & Company Enter Three-Year Partnership

June 22, 2016 (Emeryville, CA) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and Clif Bar & Company today announced their partnership making CLIF BAR® the official energy food of the U.S. Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Cross-Country Interview with Kikkan Randall

June 21, 2016 (Alaska) – You have been the female athlete representative on the FIS Athlete Commission now since 2009 and have been attending the annual June FIS meetings. This year it was … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SOD Training Camp – June 30 to July 3 @ Highlands Nordic

June 20, 2016 – Ah, summer – time for a break. NO WAY! There are training camp opportunities happening this summer. Take a look at the one listed below, and check the Summer … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Cross-Country World Cup Calendar 2016/17 Confirmed

June 19, 2016 – The FIS Council held its spring Meetings during the FIS Congress Week in Cancun (MEX) from June 6-11. The FIS Council confirmed the calendar for the FIS Cross-Country World … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New Worldloppet President and New Race for 2017 Announced

June 18, 2016 – Once a year all representatives of Worldloppet are gathering to evaluate the past season and to discuss the future of our Worldloppet. This year the OC of Finlandia Hiihto … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Congratulations to Madeleine and Graham Nishikawa on their New Baby Girl

June 17, 2016 – Canadian skiers, Madeleine and Graham Nishikawa, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Midori Nishikawa according to the latest social media posts from Cross Country Canada (CCC).
“Congratulations to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Congress @ Cancun, MEX – Decisions in Cross-Country Skiing

June 16, 2016 (Cancun, MEX) – During the 50th FIS Congress in Cancun (MEX), June 5-11, the Cross-Country Committee heard several proposals and made following decisions, which were approved by the FIS Council during the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IPC Worlds in Finsterau to Highlight Nordic Calendar

June 15, 2016 (Finsterau, Germany) – Finsterau, Germany, has been announced as the host for the 2017 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships, alongside the high-level race calendar for 2016-17.
More than 135 skiers from … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canadian 2016-17 Para-Nordic Prospects Team Announced

June 14, 2016 – Cross Country Ski de fond Canada is pleased to announce the athletes who have been named to the 2016-2017 Para-Nordic Prospects Team. In partnership with Own the Podium and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norway vs Sweden @ IKEA

June 13, 2016 (Oslo, Norway) – Earlier this year, Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company NRK put together a spoof video depicting Norwegian and Swedish skiers competing in a quasi-XCski-Biathlon event … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Share the Road with Devon Kershaw on June 22

June 12, 2016 (Sudbury, ON) – One of Canada’s most accomplished and decorated xc skiers, Devon Kershaw, a multi-time Olympian and FIS Nordic Worlds champion, is back in his native Sudbury to host … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS XC World Cup Survey Results

June 11, 2016 – With the conclusion of the 2015-16 FIS World Cup Cross-Country season we sent out a survey to the public to get feedback on competition formats. Over 3,600 fans of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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(Denver, CO) – The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) announced today over $28K in training season funding for grassroots skiing support. “Skiers are made in the summer,” said Hennie Kashiwa, Executive Director of the NNF. … READ MORE → 0 comments