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Heidi Weng and Petter Northug Win Toppidrettsveka 2016

August 23, 2016 (Aure and Trondheim, Norway) – Norwegian stars, Heidi Weng and Petter Northug, won this year’s edition of Toppidrettsveka, held in Aure and Trondheim from August 18-20.
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2016 Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE™) Program

August 22, 2016 – Building Tomorrow’s Team Canada. Since 1988, Petro-Canada™ has supported over 2,700 athletes on their way to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Every year, fifty promising athletes from across Canada … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NENSA and NNF Fundraiser Coming on Oct. 6

August 21, 2016 (Wellesley, MA) – Save the date – Thursday evening October 6th ~ NENSA & NNF are having a joint fundraising gathering in the Boston area at the Wellesley Community Center … READ MORE → 0 comments

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First Sanctioned Roller Ski Event to be Held in Orford, QC – Sept. 17

August 20, 2016 – Orford Cross Country Ski Club will be the first club in Canada to organize a CCC sanctioned Tier 2 Roller Ski event! As such the event will follow the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jan Ekmark is Fischer’s New Head of Marketing

August 20, 2016 (Ried im Innkreis, Austria) – Jan Ekmark has assumed the newly created position of Head of Marketing as of August 1st. In this new role Ekmark will have marketing responsibilities … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club is Looking for a Volunteer Coordinator

August 19, 2016 (Whitehorse, YT) – The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator for the 2016/17 season, potentially longer. This position is a volunteer position (no pay), so … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inanaugural Cross-Country Technical Delegates Seminar in South America

August 18, 2016 (Ushuaia, ARG ) – The first Cross-Country Technical Delegates seminar in South America took place in Ushuaia (ARG) on 23rd and 24th July 2016 with participants from Argentina, Brazil and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Grooming Supervisor/Trails Manager @ Caledonia Nordic

August 17, 2016 (Prince George, BC) – The Caledonia Nordic Cross Country Ski club in Prince George, BC is looking for a grooming supervisor to oversee operations at one of Canada’s largest Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CXC’s First Masters Camp of the Season Less Than Two Weeks Away!

August 16, 2016 (Cable, WI) – CXC’s first Open Masters/Citizen Technique Camp of the season is coming up in less than two weeks! Join CXC Team head coach, Andy Keller and Egor Akimov, CXC Sports … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Calgary XC Skiers and Biathletes Scramble to Secure Winter Training Facility – Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

August 15, 2016 (Calgary, AB) – While Canada’s summer Olympians take the podium, young cross-country and biathlon development athletes clamber for a Calgary training facility for the upcoming winter. WinSport Canada’s June 2016 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alex Harvey Finishes 3rd at Garneau-Québecor Granfondo

August 15, 2016 (St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) – Canada’s top Nordic skier finished third in the 118km Garneau-Québecor Granfondo finishing on August 14 reports QMI. There were some 2,500 riders participating in the 8th annual … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NENSA Coaches Symposium with USSA Level 100 or 200 Coaching Certifications Sept. 9-11

August 14, 2016 – Join NENSA Coaches and Bryan Fish, USST Development Coach, for the weekend of September 9-11th at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center for the NENSA Fall Coaches Symposium. It will be … READ MORE → 0 comments

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WADA Confirms ADAMS System Hack and Illegal Activity on Yuliya Stepanova’s Account

August 13, 2016 (Montreal, Que.) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms that Yuliya Stepanova’s password for WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) was illegally obtained, which allowed a perpetrator to access … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New This Year at XC Supercamp – U35 and Pro Camp Options

August 12, 2016 – Check out what’s new at XC Supercamp 2016/17 including a U35 Supercamp and a Pro Camp – Masters Training. Many Supercamp coaches hold the highest certification in Canada, many … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Sovereign Lake Head Instructor & SDP Administrator

August 11, 2016 (Sovereign Lake, BC) – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is soliciting interest for two available jobs with ​in​ SLNC for the coming ski season. Please review the job descriptions below and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS President Gian Franco Kasper Elected to IOC Executive Board

August 10, 2016 – On August 4 at the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), FIS President Gian Franco Kasper was elected to the IOC Executive Board as the representative of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Southern Ontario Summer Endurance Fest – Aug 27-31

August 09, 2016 (Barrie, ON) – The Southern Ontario Summer Enduirance Fest hosted by Team Hardwood takes place from August 27 – 31 at Hardwood Ski and Bike for athletes born in 2003 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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International Youth Festival @ at Hardwood Ski and Bike – Aug. 13

August 08, 2016 (Barrie, ON) – The International Youth Festival on Aug. 13 at Hardwood Ski and Bike is a day to celebrate, engage, connect, and honour youth across the world. Locally inspired … READ MORE → 0 comments

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ALL Russian Athletes BANNED from Rio Paralympic Games

August 07, 2016 (Bonn, Germany) – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has banned all Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympic Games. This follows in the aftermath of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunities @ Landmark Sport Group Inc. – Event Assistant, Internships, Co-ops, Volunteers

August 06, 2016 (Mississauga, ON) – Landmark Sport Group Inc. is an athlete and television personality representation and event marketing company. Landmark was founded in February, 1987, based on the principles of integrity, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Sponsorship Coordinator at Canada Games Council

August 05, 2016 – The Canada Games Council (CGC) is looking for a qualified, enthusiastic individual to provide support in the coordination and implementation of CGC’s revenue generation initiatives and support sponsorship fulfillment … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Congratulations to Nakkertok Nordic – Kraft Heinz Project Play Grand Prize WINNER

August 04, 2016 (Cantley, Que.) – On August 4th, Kraft Heinz, together with Bell Media’s TSN and RDS, announced the 2016 Kraft Heinz Project Play Grand Prize winner: Nakkertok Nordique from Cantley, Quebec. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canadian Nordic Ski Star Alex Harvey Signs With Salomon Skis

August 04, 2016 – Standout Canadian Nordic athlete Alex Harvey, who was already using Salomon boots and bindings, has agreed to make the switch to Salomon skis as he begins the 2016-2017 Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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COC President Tricia Smith Elected as IOC Member

August 04, 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, BRA) – On Thursday, the IOC Executive Council announced four-time Olympian, Olympic medallist and Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) President, Tricia Smith, along with seven others, as a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Parasport Education Consultant @ Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 02, 2016 – The System Development and Education department of the Canadian Paralympic Committee is seeking an experienced and qualified consultant to  develop, implement, and assess several education-based initiatives, with an emphasis … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jessica Jerome Takes Gold at L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships as Canadians Dominate

August 01, 2016 (Park City, UT) – Veteran Jessica Jerome returned from a one-year hiaitus to take her 13th career national title on the HS134 meter hill at the Utah Olympic Park in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Taylor Fletcher Takes First National Title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship

July 31, 2016 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – Taylor Fletcher broke away from the pack with a kilometer remaining to take his first national title at the L.L.Bean U.S. Nordic Combined Championship at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Repeat Title for Will Rhoads at 2017 L.L.Bean U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

July 31, 2016  (Park City, UT) – USA Nordic ski jumper Will Rhoads (Park City, UT) won an action-packed competition Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park to claim a repeat title on the HS134 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS President Gian Franco Kasper Statement on Doping Crisis

July 31, 2016 – The past 10 days have been filled with more appalling news in the fight against doping and further damaged the already tarnished reputation of sport. During our FIS Congress … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Coaches and Technical Leaders – An Important Piece in the Athlete-Success Puzzle

July 30, 2016 – Central to all quality athletic programs is superior coaching and strong technical leadership, especially when the athlete is striving to achieve their optimal performance and international podium success. At … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alex Harvey Now on Salomon Skis

July 29, 2016 (Quebec City, Que.) – While not yet officially announced, it seems Canada’s Alex Harvey will now be racing on Salomon skis according to a July 13 posting on the his … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Kikkan Randall on Eagle Glacier

July 28, 2016 (Eagle Glacier, Alaska) – Kikkan Randall is back training on Eagle Glacier with the US Ski Team following the birth of her new son Breck Stuart with husband Jeff Ellis. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Johaug and Heikkinen Win Lysebotn Opp @ Blink Festival

July 28, 2016 (Norway) – Therese Johaug (NOR) and Matti Heikkinen (FIN) topped the respective women’s and men’s podiums at the 7.5km Lysebotn Opp, the opening round of the Blink Festival, a popular … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Congratulations – Wedding Bells for Flowers and Newell… How He Popped the Question

July 27, 2016 – Two prominent US cross-country skiers just announced their engagement via social media. SkiTrax caught up with Andy Newell to ask him details of how he proposed to Erika … READ MORE → 0 comments

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L.L.Bean U.S. Champs and Springer Tournee Return to Park City

July 26, 2016 (Park City, UT) – The nation’s top junior and senior ski jumpers and nordic combined athletes will be in Park City at the end of July for the L.L.Bean U.S. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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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, 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 establish some snowmaking for … READ MORE → 0 comments