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Italy Announces 2016/17 Cross-Country Ski Team

May 24, 2016 – The Italian Winter Sports Federation has announced the 2016/2017 Italian National Cross Country Ski Team. The team will be broken up into World Cup, A and B/U25 teams, with … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Athletes, Coaches and Leaders Receive Annual Awards at USSA Congress

May 23, 2016 (Park City, UTAH) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recently recognized accomplished athletes, coaches and leaders at the annual Chairman’s Awards Dinner during the USSA Congress. The awards … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NANANordic Continues to Evolve in Rural Alaska with Special Guest Beckie Scott

May 22, 2016 (Barrow, Alaska) – Earlier this April in Barrow, Alaska, one of the most Northern inhabited towns in the world, two Olympic Nordic skiers sat in a school gym watching the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Strength & Conditioning Intern @ Canadian Sport Institute Pacific in Victoria, B.C.

May 21, 2016 (Victoria, BC) – We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as a Strength & Conditioning Intern. The intern will join our world class Strength and Conditioning … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2016 Cross Country Canada Annual General Meeting

May 20, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – The 2016 CCC Annual General Meeting will be hosted by Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada in Canmore, AB from June 16-18, 2016, at the Ramada Inn, 1402 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SnowSports Industries America to Uphold January Snow Show Dates

May 19, 2016 (Nashville, TN) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA) announces today the change of its recently announced plan to shift the SIA Snow Show and On-Snow Demo dates in late 2017. After … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Annual Female Athlete & Coach Survey – June 5 Deadline

May 18, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is asking female athletes & coaches to complete our annual survey. We use the responses to this survey to plan our initiatives so … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jessie Diggins Partners with Swix Sport USA

May 17, 2016 (Haverhill, MA) – Swix Sport USA Inc. is pleased to welcome 2016 World Cup Champion Jessie Diggins as a Swix sponsored athlete. A steadfast competitor, Diggins has rocketed up the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Project Assistant, Summer Intern @ 2019 Canada Winter Games

May 16, 2016 – The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the summer intern position of Project Assistant. In less than three years, thousands of our country’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Athlete and Coach Development Manager @ Biathlon Canada

May 15, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Biathlon Canada, the national governing body for the Olympic winter sport of biathlon, is seeking to fill the position of Athlete and Coach Development Manager. A national … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alysson Marshall Crowned Female Athlete of the Year at Lakehead University

May 14, 2016 (Thunder Bay, ON) –  Former Canadian National XC Ski Team member, Alysson Marshall, is still turning heads as she was recently named Female Athlete of the Year at Lakehead University … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Middlebury College Assistant Nordic Ski Coach

May 13, 2016 – The Middlebury College ski team is seeking applicants for the position of assistant coach men’s and women’s nordic team. To see the full job description and to apply online, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norwegian Star Eldar Roenning to Retire

May 13, 2016 – Norwegian cross-country ski star Eldar Roenning has announced his retirement in the Norwegian press. The 33-year-old cites health reasons for hanging up his skis mentioning a 2015 diagnosis of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russia Accused of State-Sponsored Doping at Sochi 2014 Games to Win 33 Medals – Protected Athletes, Steroid Cocktails, Tampering

May 12, 2016 – More details are beginning to emerge about alleged Russian doping at the the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi reports the New York Times. It is now alleged that the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alcoa Awards $70,000 to 19 Student Athletes in Conjunction with Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

May 11, 2016 (Deschambault-Grondines, Que.) – The Alcoa Deschambault aluminum refinery, Mr. Jean-François Cyr, Vice-President of Operations: Canada and Iceland, Alcoa Group Primary Products, has announced the names of 19 student-athletes who have … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Fuelling Women Champions – Report Shows 84% of Canadian Women Missing Benefits of Sports

May 10, 2016 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Canada may be a sport-loving nation, but when it comes to access to sport for Canadian women, it has a long way to go for the win. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – General Manager, Caledonia Nordic Ski Club

May 09, 2016 – The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club operates the Otway Nordic Ski Centre, located minutes west of Prince George, BC.  The club has 55 km of groomed trails, night skiing (10km … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Happy Mother’s Day – Who Makes the Coffee?

May 08, 2016 (Alaska) – We caught up with US XC Ski Team star, Kikkan Randall, on Mother’s Day as she recently became a mom for the first time when she and husband … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Dopers Who Won Gold at Sochi to be Exposed on 60 Minutes Show @7pm May 8

May 08, 2016 – A Russian whistleblower has told 60 Minutes about four Russian gold medallists who were taking steroids at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics reports CBS. More details will be revealed … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCSAA Concludes Successful 2016 Annual Conference with Liz Stephen as Keynote Speaker

May 08, 2016 (Woodstock, Vermont) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) concluded a successful 2016 Annual Conference hosted by Snow Mountain Ranch, CO, with emphasis on grooming technique and hospitality. New … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon Team Seeks Coaching Intern

May 07, 2016 – The U.S. Biathlon Team Coaching Internship is ideal for nordic skiers and biathletes considering becoming a coach. The intern will work with the U.S. Biathlon National Team athletes on … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alex Harvey Among 57 Finalists for 43rd Gala Sports Québec

May 06, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – Quebec Sports unveiled the identity of the 57 finalists from the 263 nominations submitted by sports federations. These finalists reach the final round of the 43rd Gala Sports … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Coaching Association of Canada – Nominations for Geoff Gowan Award

May 05, 2016 – The CAC is pleased to honour outstanding coaches who have made significant contributions to coaching and coaching development over the years. The Geoff Gowan Award recognizes lifetime contribution to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCO Annual Coaching Seminar June 4-5 in Ottawa – Registration is Now Open

May 05, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Don’t miss Cross Country Ontario’s annual Coaching Seminar from June 4-5 in Ottawa – the schedule (with some updates to come) is available via the link below. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Biathlon Announces Five Volunteer Regional Coordinators

May 05, 2016 (New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon is happy to announce the naming of five volunteer Regional Coordinators, one from each of U.S. Biathlon’s five regions: Alaska, West (CA, OR, WA), Rocky … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bring Children to the Snow – Largest Season to Date

May 04, 2016 – Now in its eighth year of operation, Bring Children to the Snow has grown at a rapid pace. Its two programmes SnowKidz and World Snow Day have gained a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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CCES Releases Guide to Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport

May 04, 2016 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) released today a document entitled, “Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport – Guidance for Sport Organizations,” … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada Names 2016-17 National Ski Team

May 03, 2016 – Focused on winning medals at all levels, Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada named its 2016-17 National Ski Team loaded with promise for 2018 & 2022 Olympics and Paralympics … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Peter Graves Selected Interim Director of New England Nordic Ski Association

May 03, 2016 – Long time Nordic figure Peter Graves has been named Interim Director of NENSA following this past weekend’s Board of Director’s meeting in Hanover, NH.  A native of Bennington, VT, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2016-17 Team Nominations

May 03, 2016 – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with Pierre LaFontaine, CEO of Cross-Country Canada

May 03, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talking with the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves has an interesting conversation with Pierre LaFontaine, the new CEO of Cross-Country Canada. La … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Felicia Gesior and Oscar Friedman Join CXC Team

May 03, 2016 – Central Cross Country Skiing is proud to announce, Felicia Gesior and Oscar Friedman will be joining the CXC Team for the 2016-2017 season. Felicia and Oscar look to build upon the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Elan Terminates Ski Jumping Program and Appoints New Board Members

May 02, 2016 – In 2015, Elan Group increased its revenues to €71.3 million, while the Group’s audited net profit amounted to €3.8 million. Business results in the first quarter of 2016 are … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2016 Nominations for Cross Country Canada Annual Awards

May 01, 2016 – The following Cross Country Canada awards will be announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Canmore, AB,  June 16-19, 2016. Please see nomination form below for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS XC Ski Survey – What do you LIKE about Cross-Country Skiing?

April 30, 2016 – FIS Cross-Country would like to learn from its fans and followers, athletes, teams and the media what they like about the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in its current format … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Swedish Star Charlotte Kalla Parts with National Team to Train Independently

April 30, 2016 – Charlotte Kalla, Sweden’s top skier and an Olympic, World and FIS Tour de Ski champion, has decided to leave the national team to train independently. “I want to try … READ MORE → 0 comments

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The Spring Fling Returns to SLNC May 12-15

April 29, 2016 (Sovereign Lake, BC) – Now that the sunny days of Spring are here, most people have shifted their focus to cycling, running, paddling and golfing. Cross country skiing is not … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bend Endurance Academy Announces Head Nordic Coach

April 29, 2016 (Bend, Ore)  Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is pleased to announce Bernadette Nelson as the new Head Nordic Coach.  Nelson joins BEA after a two-year coaching stint at Bridger Ski Foundation … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Seasonal Nordic Head Coach @McCall Winter Sports Club

April 28, 2016 – The McCall Winter Sports Club (MWSC) is seeking to hire a Seasonal Nordic Head Coach for the club’s Nordic Program. This position would lead, motivate, educate and provide direction … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with Zina Kocher on her Retirement

April 27, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Zina Kocher, a three-time Olympian, announced her retirement following the end of the biathlon season. The veteran athlete was a national team member for 15 years earning … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team Blackjack Has Openings for 2016/2017

April 27, 2016 (Rossland, BC) – The Blackjack Ski Club and Team Blackjack are based in Rossland, BC. The Blackjack Ski Club has run successful elite programming for many years. In fact two … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Executive Director at Cross Country (Ski) New Brunswick (CCNB)

April 27, 2016 (Dieppe, NB) – CCNB is the provincial sport organization that oversees the sport of cross country skiing and is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director (ED) will … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Tire Proudly Present the Class of 2016 – Sue Holloway on Board

April 26, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Presenting Sponsor, Canadian Tire Corporation are honoured to reveal the six Athletes and one sport “Builder” who will make up the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norwegian Women’s Head Coach Egil Kristiansen Resigns

April 26, 2016 – Long-time women’s coach Egil Kristiansen has resigned from the Norwegian national team. Kristiansen has been responsible for the Norwegiam women’s team since 2006 and under his leadership Norwegian women … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Russian Skier Vichuzhanin Cleared of Doping Suspension

April 25, 2016 (Moscow, Russia) – The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has lifted a temporary suspension imposed last month on cross-country skier, Kirill Vichuzhanin, for the banned performance-enhancing drug meldonium according to Tass, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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High Performance Coaching Seminar Grants – Deadline April 30

April 24, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is offering up to 3 grants of $300 to subsidize participation by female coaches in the High Performance Coaching Seminar hosted by Cross Country … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity @ Canadian Sport Institute Pacific Program Assistannt, Talent Development (part-time)

April 24, 2016 – The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as the Pacific Program Assistannt, Talent Development (part-time). This role will provide part-time administrative assistance … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Inspiring Excellence in Female Athletes

April 23, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee hosted a Coaches’ Cocktail again this year at the Haywood Ski Nationals. The Committee presented a seminar in Whitehorse on March 20, 2016, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Kikkan Randall Makes Sports Illustrated

April 22, 2016 (Anchorage, AK) – Cross-country skiers are not used to seeing Sports Illustrated provide coverage of their sport, but American xc ski star, Kikkan Randall, is in the current issue in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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(Camrose, AB) – The University of Alberta – Augustana Campus (Augustana) and the Camrose Ski Club (CSC), in collaboration with Cross Country Alberta (CCA), are seeking a coach for both the Augustana Vikings Cross … READ MORE → 0 comments