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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Don’t Miss It

February 19, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – With the 2017 Nordic World Championships only days away don’t miss your chance to follow all of the action and win great prizes in our  SkiTrax FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Hamilton Solid 8th in Men’s Sprint F as Norway’s Klaebo Claims First World Cup Win in Otepaa

February 19, 2017 (Otepaa, EST) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton finished a solid 8th in the men’s 1.6km Sprint F while Canada’s Alex Harvey was 15th as Johannes Klaebo, 20, of Norway finally … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Mark Arendz Sprints to Gold on Day 6 at Para-Nordic Biathlon World Championships

February 19, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Mark Arendz added another gold medal to his haul, completing most successful Para-Nordic World Ski Championships in his career on Saturday in Finsterau, Germany.
Arendz, of Hartsville, P.E.I., … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Masters Claims 3rd World Title with Sprint Biathlon Gold on Day 6 at Para Nordic Worlds

February 19, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – American Oksana Masters won her fourth medal of the week as she secured gold in the women’s sitting sprint-distance biathlon at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

18.02.2017, Hochfilzen, Austria (AUT):
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USA Strong 7th in Men’s Relay as Russia Triumphs at IBU Worlds – Canada 13th

February 19, 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) – Team USA put on a solid showing with a 7-place finish in the men’s relay team 4×7.5-kilometer race at the IBU World Championships in Hochfilzen as Russia … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Germany Wins Women’s Relay at IBU Worlds – USA 14th, Canada 16th

February 17, 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) – Team USA finished 14th while Canada was 16th in the women’s 4 x 6km relay as Germany won gold for their fourth relay win this season. Ukraine … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest – Enter TODAY

February 17, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Nordic race fans around the world will soon be focused on the 2017 Nordic World Championships in Lahti, Finland from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 and our SkiTrax FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lowell Bailey Claims USA’s First IBU Biathlon Worlds GOLD with Historic Win in Men’s 20km Individual at Hochfilzen

February 16, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey made history today at the IBU World Championships, winning the first ever championship gold medal by an American biathlete. Bailey, 35, a three-time … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Brian McKeever Remains the King of Para-Nordic Cross-country Skiing

February 16, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – The 13-time Paralympic medallist from Canmore, Alta., and his guide, Graham Nishikawa of Whitehorse, led wire-to-wire in the men’s 20-kilometre visually impaired classic cross-country ski race on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Masters Wins Long-distance Cross-country Gold at Para Nordic Worlds

February 16, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Oksana Masters won her third medal of the week as she secured gold in the women’s sitting long-distance cross-country at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships.
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Biathlete Susan Dunklee Is First U.S. Woman To Qualify For 2018 Olympics After Placing Sixth At Worlds

February 16, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – Susan Dunklee (Barton, Vt.) became just the second athlete to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team after finishing sixth in the women’s 15-kilometer individual Wednesday at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Skitrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest NOW OPEN

February 15, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to announce the launch of our SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti Contest as the 2017 Nordic World Championships will soon be underway from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 … READ MORE → 1 comment

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USA’s Dunklee Stellar 6th and Canada’s Ransom Career-best 18th as Dahlmeier Wins Women’s 15km Individual for 3rd Gold at IBU Worlds

February 15, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Susan Dunklee found her championship form today in the women’s 15km Individual race at the IBU Worlds to take 6th and in the process secured a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Para-Nordic Team Wins Historic Bronze at World Championships

February 15, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Canada’s Para-Nordic Team skied into the historic books after winning a bronze medal for the first time ever at the World Championships in Finsterau, Germany on Wednesday.
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Canada’s Mark Arendz Claims Silver at Para-Nordic Biathlon World Championships

February 15, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Mark Arendz had a Valentine’s Day date with the podium, earning a silver-medal at the World Para-Nordic Ski World Championships on Tuesday in Finsterau, Germany.
The Hartsville, P.E.I. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Oksana Masters Wins Individual Biathlon Bronze at Para-Nordic World Championships in Germany

February 15, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – American Oksana Masters from Louisville, Kentucky won her second medal of the week as she claimed bronze in the women’s sitting individual biathlon at the 2017 World … READ MORE → 0 comments

11.01.2017, Ruhpolding, Germany (GER):
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Biathlete Lowell Bailey is First Athlete Of Any Sport To Qualify For 2018 U.S. Olympic Team

February 14, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – In the span of one year, biathlete Lowell Bailey has gone from the brink of hanging up his rifle and skis to becoming the first athlete – … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Fast & Female Champ Chat Returns to Birkie Week

February 14, 2017 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – From fitness activities to inspirational stories, Fast and Female’s 4th annual Champ Chat at the Birkie will start a conversation for young female athletes during Birkie weekend. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Ladies Ski Day at Whistler Olympic Park on February 18 – Discounts and Free Lessons for Female Skiers

February 13, 2017 (Whistler, BC) – Whistler Olympic Park, in partnership with Kari Traa, presents Ladies Ski Day on Saturday, February 18, 2017. On that day, female skiers can enjoy a number of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bailey Career-best 6th in Men’s Pursuit as Fourcade Rules @ IBU Worlds – Canada’s Christian Gow 23rd

February 12, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Lowell Bailey had fans on the edge of their seats as he left the final standing range in second after shooting clean to deliver yet another … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dunklee 22nd as Dahlmeier Defends Pursuit Title @ IBU Worlds – Domracheva is Back and Wins Silver

February 12, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee battled back to finish 22nd in the women’s 10km Pursuit at the IBU Worlds as Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier defended her title while Darya … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Oksana Masters Wins USA’s First Gold at 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau

February 12, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Oksana Masters made history on the second day (February 12) of the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Finsterau, Germany, by winning her maiden world title to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Tragedy Strikes the Canadian Ski Marathon

February 12, 2017 – Today, the CSM mourns the loss of one of our skiers. An incident happened on the trail, a skier suffered a cardiac arrest and in spite of all the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bailey Claims Career-best Fab 4th in Men’s 10km Sprint – Germany’s Doll Wins First IBU Worlds Title

February 11, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey, a 3-time Olympian, put together a phenomenal performance today for the best-ever finish by an American in a 10km sprint at a world … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Arendz Strikes Gold on Day 1 of the 2017 World Para-Nordic Ski World Championships

February 11, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Canada’s Mark Arendz struck gold on the opening day of the 2017 World Para-Nordic Ski World Championships, winning the men’s 7.5 kilometre standing biathlon race on Saturday … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti 2017 Contest Launching Soon

February 11, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce that the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Lahti 2017 Contest is launching soon as the biggest event on the ski calendar, the FIS Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Egan Takes Career-Best 20th Women’s Sprint as Koukalova Wins First IBU Worlds Gold

February 10, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Clare Egan delivered a career-best 20th in the women’s 7.5km Sprint today at the IBU Worlds in Austria with clean shooting and fast skiing to finish … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IBU Provisionally Suspends Russian Ekaterina Glazyrina

February 10, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – IBU provisionally suspends Ekaterina Glazyrina/RUS immediately based on McLaren Report investigation related to alleged anti-doping violation
Following the publication of the McLaren Report , Part II on  December 9, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Germany Claims Mixed Relay at IBU World Championships – Canada 13th, USA 16th

February 09, 2017 – The day belonged to Germany in the Mixed Relay as the IBU World Championships got underway in Hochfilzen, Austria today with France just behind at 2.2 seconds and Russia … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with USA’s Patterson Sibs on Their Good Form in PyeongChang

February 09, 2017 – Team USA skiers and sibs, Caitlin and Scott Patterson from Anchorage, Alaska, showed their fine form at the PyeongChang World Cup in South Korea this past weekend. The duo … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IBU Extraordinary Congress Gets Tough on Doping

February 08, 2017 (Fieberbrunn, Austria) – The IBU conducted an Extraordinary Congress today in Fieberbrunn, Austria. Congress delegates, representing 46 IBU member federations voted on the three proposals from the athlete’s letter of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Megan Bankes Wins Biathlon Silver at Junior IBU Cup in Czech Republic

February 08, 2017 (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – Canada’s Megan Bankes had the biathlon race of her life winning the silver medal at the Junior IBU Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after PyeongChang

February 08, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following PyeongChang where the USA’s Ida Sargent nailed her career-first World Cup podium in Women’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Upholds Provisional Suspensions of Four Russian Cross Country Skiers

February 07, 2017 – The International Ski Federation (FIS) Doping Panel announced its ruling on the appeals of four provisionally suspended Russian cross-country skiers including Julia Ivanova, Evgenia Shapovalova, Alexey Petukhov and Maxim … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Silas Talbot and Caitlin Gregg Win 41st Boulder Mountain Tour

February 07, 2017 (Sun Valley, Idaho) – Silas Talbot (Bridger Ski Foundation) and U.S. Ski Team Member Caitlin Gregg were victorious in the men’s and women’s categories at the 41st Zions Bank Boulder … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2017 AXCS National Masters Named

February 07, 2017 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – The 2017 AXCS National Masters held in conjunction with the annual City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota wrapped up on Sunday with the naming of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Results Manager @ Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

February 06, 2017 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our … READ MORE → 0 comments

21.01.2017, Ulricehamn, Sweden (SWE):
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Team Canada Unveiled for Lahti 2017 FIS Senior World Championships + Synopsis of Selection Process

February 06, 2017 – Congratulations to the following athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at the 2017 Senior World Championships that will compete in the Otepaa World Cup February 18-19 and the World … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interviews with USA’s Swirbul, Kern, Halvorsen and Ogden + Norway’s Larsen

February 05, 2017 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – Check out these great interviews with Team USA’s Hailey Swirbul, Julia Kern, Hannah Halvorsen and Katharine Ogden following their bronze medal in the Women’s Relay at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norway and Russia Golden in Junior Worlds Relays – USA Claims Historic Bronze

February 05, 2017 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – The 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships came to a close on Sunday at the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow with hotly contest relays under … READ MORE → 0 comments

28.01.2017, Falun Sweden (SWE):
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USA 1 Strong 4th as Russia Pips France in PF for Gold in Men’s Team Sprint #PyeongChang World Cup – Norway 1 DSQ

February 05, 2017 (PyeongChang, Korea) – USA I’s Andy Newell and Simi Hamilton battled to a strong 4th-place finish in the men’s Team Sprint won by Russia I over France in a photo … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA 1 Takes Bronze as Sweden 1 Wins Women’s Team Sprint at PyeongChang World Cup Olympic Test Event

February 05, 2017 (PyeongChang, Korea) – Team USA I including Sophie Caldwell and Ida Sargent landed third on the women’s Team Sprint podium at the PyeongChang World Cup Olympic test event as Sweden … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Caldwell Stellar 9th as Russia Sweeps U23 Men’s 30km Skiathlon Podium #Utah2017 + Interview

February 05, 2017 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – While the day belonged to Russia the USA’s Paddy Caldwell delivered a stellar 9th-place finish in the U23 Men’s 30km Skiathlon. Alexander Bulshonov took the win as … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Beatty 19th as Norway’s Weng Claims U23 Women’s 15K Skiathlon Title #Utah2017 – USA’s Knori 30th

February 05, 2017 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – Canada’s Dahria Beatty was the top North American in 19th as Norway’s Lotta Udnes Weng closed out the USANA FIS U23 World Championships with gold in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Stephen Takes Silver in Women’s 15km Skiathlon #PyeongChang – Kowalczyk Wins 50th World Cup

February 04, 2017 (PyeongChang, Korea) – American Liz Stephen continued the USA’s stellar start to the PyeongChang World Cup Olympic test event with another podium finish claiming second in the women’s 7.5km C + … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Hoffman 8th and Patterson 9th in Men’s 30km Skiathlon as Russia’s Sedov Wins First World Cup #PyeongChang

February 04, 2017 (PyeongChang, Korea) – Noah Hoffman finished 8th to match his best individual World Cup finish while teammate Scott Patterson in 9th recorded his best World Cup finish as Russia’s Petr … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Williams Strong 11th and USA’s Gebhardt 12th in Junior Men’s 20km Skiathlon #utah2017

February 04, 2017 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – Canada’s Gareth Williams delivered a strong 11th place finish followed by the USA’s Wyatt Gebhardt in 12th in the Junior Men’s 20km Skiathlon on Friday as … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Katharine Ogden Claims Historic Podium for USA in Junior Women’s 10k Skiathlon #utah2017

February 03, 2017  (Soldier Hollow, UT) – The USA’s Katharine Ogden claimed a historic podium in the Junior Women’s 10k Skiathlon winning bronze becoming the first American to medal at the Nordic Junior World … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Valjas Misses Podium by Boot Toe in Men’s CL Sprint on Olympic Course at Pyeongchang World Cup

February 03, 2017 (PyeongChang, Korea) – Canada’s Len Valjas just missed the podium by the toe of his ski boot with a final lunge in the men’s Sprint CL final on the 2018 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Ida Sargent (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

(PyeongChang, Korea) – American Ida Sargent snagged her first World Cup podium claiming 3rd in the Women’s Sprint CL at the Olympic Test Event in PyeongChang on Friday. It was a day of firsts … READ MORE → 0 comments