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Talking With the Gravy Train – Interview with Noah Hoffman

December 18, 2014 – In this edition of Talking With the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves speaks with special guest, the US Ski Team’s Noah Hoffman of Aspen, CO. Hoffman recently suffered a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Pound on Independent Commission to Investigate Doping Allegations Made on German TV

December 18, 2014 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today announced details of the three-person Independent Commission that will investigate the serious doping allegations recently aired in a series of German television documentaries.
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High Demand for Falun 2015 Nordic Worlds Tickets – 100,000 Sold or Reserved

December 18, 2014 (Falun, Sweden) – The signs are good that Falun 2015 will be a fantastic ski festival. Today, there are two months remaining until the opening ceremony and more than 100 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dec 17: Interview with CXC President Oyvind...

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– As the current winter season gets underway renowned ski journalist Peter Graves caught up with Central Cross Country Ski Association President Oyvind Solvang, since 2007, for an inside look at the organizations’ plans and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski...

Madshus 2015 Group.4

(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce that the seventh annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2015 Contest is coming soon for contestants worldwide with thousands of dollars in prizes up for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: Biathlon Canada Names Team for 2015...

[P]Biathlon Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Biathlon Canada will send an experienced lineup of athletes from across the country to the 2015 Youth and Junior World Championships in Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus following a recent selection race.
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Dec 17: NNF News – NNF Allocation, Double...

Supporting Tomorrow's Nordic Stars Today [P]NNF

– The NNF bears a simple mission: to support athletic excellence in developing U.S. Nordic athletes. To that end, through grassroots support and large fundraising efforts like the Drive for 25, the NNF raises the funds … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 16: Team USA’s Masters 2nd on Penultimate...

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– Russian skiers once again dominated competition on the fifth day of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland, on Tuesday (16 December) winning three out of the four biathlon sprint races.

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Dec 16: World’s Biggest Winter Multisport Event Pentathlon...

[P]Pentathlon des Neiges

(Quebec City, QC) – The 11th edition of the Pentathlon des neiges presented by MEC will be held on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City from January 31 to March 1, 2015. Last … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 16: Beckie Scott to Launch New Season...

[P]Ski Fit North Alberta

(Edmonton, AB) – Double Olympic medallist, Beckie Scott, will ski into Edmonton’s Beacon Heights Elementary School to launch the Ski Fit North Alberta season, December 17 at 9 a.m.
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Dec 16: Eastern Cup Opener Online Registration Deadline...

Snow at Rikert [P]NENSA

– Don’t miss out! Online Registration closes at 9PM sharp this Wed 12/17. There is NO DAY OF RACE registration for Sunday’s mass start race, so if you miss the online deadline you will … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 16: Maine Winter Sports Center...

[P] Maine Winter Sports Center

– Here is the latest news from the Maine Winter Sports Center, including holiday wishes, info about its upcoming Holiday Youth XC Ski Camp, Active Maine Projects, and highlights and events happening in various … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 15: Next Generation of Canadian XC Skiers...

Senior men's photo-finish [P] CCC

– If it takes a village to raise a child, then what does it take to get that child to the podium in 2018? In order to help developing athletes get the experience they … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 15: WADA Athlete Chair Beckie Scott Supports...


– WADA Athlete Committee Chair Beckie Scott has released a statement supporting WADA’s decision to investigate the doping allegations made in a documentary aired on German TV recently. Her statement is as follows:
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Dec 14: Canada’s Valjas is BACK as Krogh...

Lenny Valjas

(Davos, Switzerland) – While Norway’s Finn Haagen Krogh celebrated his first World Cup victory taking the 1.3km FR Sprint in Davos on Saturday it was Canada’s Len Valjas that turned heads back home in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: Oestberg Claims First World Cup Victory...

FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Lahti (FIN)

(Davos, Switzerland) – Ingvild Flugstag Oestberg took home her first full World Cup victory in the women’s 1.3km FR in Davos as the final resembled the Norwegian nationals with five Norge skiers vs lone … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: Canada’s Marshall and USA’s Freeman Go...


(Rossland, BC) – The weather continued to co-operate in Rossland on Day 2 of the opening round of the Haywood NorAm series as the 11/15km CL races were held with temperatures just below freezing. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: Canada’s Crawford Career-best 5th as Makarainen...

Rosanna Crawford [P] Nordic Focus

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford nailed a career-best 5th place finish with only one penalty in four rounds of shooting in the women’s 10km pursuit IBU World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria on Sunday.

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Dec 14: USA’s Oksana Masters Notches First Victory...

Oksana Masters (USA) [P] Pam Doyle

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Oksana Masters (Louisville, Kentucky) won her first International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Cup event as she took gold in the women’s 1-kilometer cross-country sprint on Sunday in Vuokatti, Finland.

Masters, a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: USA’s Hendrickson Takes 4th and 5th...

Sarah Hendrickson [P] Women's Ski Jumping USA

(Notodden, Norway) – Sarah Hendrickson placed 4th and 5th in the first Continental Cup competition of the 2014/15 season. Under cloudy Norwegian skies, Hendrickson, 20, achieved jumps of 92.5 and 88.5 meters in her … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: USA’s Brooks 2nd with Team Santander...

Livigno Swix Tempo Prologue.2

(Livigno, Italy) – The new race formula, which debuted on Saturday at La Sgambeda, has been appreciated by the athletes. Victory of the Team Coop that won on the Team Santander and on the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Sundby Rules Men’s 15km CL in...

FIS world cup cross-country, 15km men, Davos (SUI)

(Davos, Switzerland) – The men’s 15km CL in Davos came down to the wire and Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby, the current overall World Cup leader, was up to the challenge claiming the victory by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Johaug Dominates 10km CL in Davos...

FIS world cup cross-country, pursuit women, Lillehammer (NOR)

(Davos, Switzerland) – Norway’s Therese Johaug dominated the women’s 10 km classic in Davos with a 42-second margin over teammate Marit Bjoergen as Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen rounded out the podium in third.The USA’s Liz … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Marshall and Freeman Claim Victories at...

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(Rossland, BC) – The Black Jack ski club in Rossland B.C. has seen it’s share of miserable rainy weather in the last week but thanks to the tireless shoveling efforts of volunteers and even … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Canada Matches Career-Best 6th as Russia...

Team Canada (l-r) Perras, Leguellec, Green, Smith [P] Nordic Focus

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – Team Canada matched their best-ever men’s 4×7.5km relay 6th place finish using 10 spare rounds as Russia ran away with the victory with near perfect shooting using only one spare round. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: USA’s Masters and Canada’s Klebl and...

Oksana Masters (USA) [P] Pam Doyle

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Once again USA and Canadian paranordic skiers were on the podium as Day 3 of the IPC World Cup unfolded in Vuokatti, Finland. In the women’s 5km sitting American  Masters (15:59.1) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Germany Wins IBU World Cup Women’s...

IBU world cup biathlon, relay women, Hochfilzen (AUT)

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – Germany took home the women’s 4x6km relay victory today by a healthy margin using eight spare rounds at the IBU World Cup #2 in Hochfilzen in Hochfilzen, Austria. Belarus, with 10 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: USA’s Burke 13th and Dunklee 29th...

IBU world championships biathlon, individual men, Nove Mesto (CZE)

(Hochfilzen, Austria) -  American Tim Burke shot well with only one penalty in the men’s 10km Sprint to finish 13th at round two of the IBU World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria. Johannes Thingnes Boe … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize - Fischer Carbonlite Package

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round two of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season at Lillehammer, Norway. Canada’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: USA’s Holly Brooks 2nd at La...

Women's podium at La Sgambeda [P] Worldloppet

– “Finally!” That’s what Benoit Chauvet (FRA) has certainly thought when he crossed the finish line of this year’s edition of La Sgambeda. After 42km skied in the freestyle technique, the Frenchman had taken … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: FIS Inside the Fence – Olympic...

Tore Arne Hetland

– Check out the latest edition of Inside the Fence from Lillehammer as FIS catches up with some of Nordic skiing’s greats as they reminisce about the 1994 Winter Olympic Games at the same … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in...

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– Here is the Official statement of the Czech Ski Association regarding the cancellation of the FIS World Cup in February in Liberec:
Based on final analysis of the status of the preparations and of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: FIS WCup Davos Preview – Snow...

FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Davos (SUI)

– It’s a green light for the upcoming Davos World Cup weekend. Everything will get underway this Friday at 18:30 with official bib hand-out to the Top-Three FIS World Cup distance World Cup leaders … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: Free Coaching Certification for TO Residents...

[P]Sport Alliance Ontario

(Toronto, ON) – The City of Toronto, in partnership with Coaches Association of Ontario and MLSE Foundation, will be offering National Coaching Certification Program training throughout 2015, starting in January. The Fundamental Movement Skills … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: U.S. Youth/Junior World Championship Team Trials...


– Due to very limited snow conditions at the venue in Anchorage Alaska, U.S. Biathlon announced Thursday that the Dec. 28-30 U.S. Youth Junior World Championships Team Trials have been relocated to Mt. Itasca in Coleraine, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: FIS World Cup in La Clusaz...

La Clusaz 2013 [P] NordicFocus

– (La Clusaz, FRA) – Due to a lack of snow and an unfavourable weather forecast the French Ski Federation (FFS) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) have decided to cancel the FIS Cross-Country … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: WADA to Investigate Allegations of Russian...

Dying to win... [P] Pasquale Stalteri

(Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a statement yesterday that it will investigate allegations of widespread and systemic doping in Russia as raised in a recent  German TV documentary. Today, the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: Canada’s Arendz 2nd on Day 2...

Mark Arendz on his way to historic silver [P] Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

– After a third place finish in the biathlon sprint on Wednesday (10 Decmeber), Finland’s Maija Jarvela claimed the host country’s first victory at the Vuokatti IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup on Thursday (11 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: IOC Unanimously Approves Olympic Agenda 2020,...


– On 8th December 2014, the full membership of the IOC unanimously approved the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: IPC World Cup Vuokatti Day 1...


(Vuokatti, Finland) – Russian athletes showed no traces of a hangover from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Wednesday (10 December), dominating the first day of biathlon competition at the IPC Nordic Skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: New England Women’s XC Ski Day...


(Ripton, VT) – Rikert Nordic Center will host the 14th annual New England Women’s XC Ski Day on Sunday, Jan. 25. Organized by the New England Nordic Ski Association, the popular event is coming … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: 2015 WADA Prohibited List Comes into...


(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2015 Prohibited List will come into effect on January 1, 2015.
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Dec 09: No Snow Forces Whistler NorAm Relocation...


– Consistently warm wet weather with little relief in the forecast has forced the organizers of the Haywood NorAm, scheduled for Whistler Olympic Park just before Christmas, to relocate the races to Sovereign Lake … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Worldloppet and FIS Marathon Cup News...

La Sgambeda

– After all other Nordic disciplines already had their season opener, it’s now time for the long distance races to get underway. Traditionally, La Sgambeda, situated in the valley of Livigno (ITA), not far … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Change of Venue for Haywood NorAm/Kootenay...


– Unsettled weather in the forecast and low snow conditions have forced organizers of the Haywood NorAm events planned for Rossland (Dec 13 & 14) and Whistler (Dec 20 & 21) to review their … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Nordic Skiers Arrive in Vuokatti for...

Chris Klebl [P] IPC Nordic Skiing

– More than 100 athletes from 12 countries have arrived in Vuokatti, Finland, for the very first IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup of 2014-15 which starts on Wednesday (10 December).

Some of the best cross-country … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Start Releases Extensive New Waxing...

Start Wax

– Start has made an extensive new ski Waxing Manual available on its website that covers the waxing process with its entire product line, from safety and base preparation to kick waxing and klisters. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Westjet Discount Available for 2015 Winter...

[P]Winter World Masters Games 2015

– Attention all Masters athletes, coaches and family! The Canadian World Masters Alpine Coach Claudio Berto has confirmed that Westjet will offer a 10% discount for flights anywhere in Canada to either Québec or … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 08: Interview with Tor Arne Hetland after...

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– SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s new World Cup team coach, Tor Arne Hetland from Norway, after round two of the 2014-15 FIS WCup in Lillehammer, Norway, this past weekend. In his interview Hetland … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 08: Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic...

[P]Canadian Olympic Committee

– Be a part of Canada’s #1 charity devoted to our Olympic Athletes and high performance sport. The Canadian Olympic Foundation (Foundation) is a national charitable organization created by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC).  … READ MORE → 0 comments