Archive | November, 2007

Interview With Jay Hakkinen After 20km Race – Video

November 30 (Kontiolahti, Finland) – Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, AK) talks about his best-ever season opening World Cup competition, ninth place result in Thursday’s 20km Individual, in an interview following his race. Hakkinen missed one … READ MORE →

USA’s Spillane 2nd and Demong 7th at Nordic Combined WCup Opener

November 30, 2007 (Kuusamo, Finland) – Current world champion Ronny Ackermann of Germany won the opening event of the Warsteiner Nordic Combined World Cup season Friday and the U.S. Ski Team had 2003 gold … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski 2007/08 Schedule Revised

Oberstdorf Venue Pulled

November 30th, 2007 – The Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Craft Sportswear 2007/08 will consist of eight races in ten days as planned. Contrary to the original schedule, however, there will be no … READ MORE →

Defrasne and Glagow Win Biathlon World Cup Opener – Photos

USA's Hakkinen 9th in Kontiolahti

November 29, 2007 (Kontiolahti, Finland) – Martina Glagow of Germany and Vincent Defrasne of France each shot flawlessly Thursday to win the opening biathlon World Cup events of the season. Alaskan Jay Hakkinen … READ MORE →

Yellowstone SuperTour 2008 – More Photos

November 29, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The USSA Cross Country SuperTour, with 11 stops throughout the United States for the 2007-08 winter season, held the season opener races … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm 2007/08 Race Series – Starts This Weekend

November 28, 2007 (Vernon, B.C.) – Canada’s elite cross- country ski athletes are set to kick off the fifth season of the Haywood NorAm race series on Saturday at the Sovereign … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Starts Tomorrow – US Biathlon Team Coach Mikael Lofgren Video

Men's 20K, Women's 15K

November 28, 2007 (Kontiolahti, Finland) – The two longest events in biathlon, the Women’s 15K, and the Men’s 20K will open the 2007-2008 Biathlon World Cup season here tomorrow. The new season will start … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Mascots Introduced to the World

November 28, 2007 (Vancouver, BC) – Months of mystery and anticipation finally ended today as hundreds of local schoolchildren were the first to personally meet Miga, Quatchi and Sumi, the mascots for the Vancouver 2010 … READ MORE →

Audi is Official U.S. Ski Team Automotive Sponsor

November 27, 2008 (Auburn Hills, Mich.) – Audi of America, Inc. Monday announced it is the official automotive sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team. The partnership includes sponsorship of both the Team and key U.S. … READ MORE →

CCES Doping Control Stats and Mandatory Anti-doping Education for University Athletes

July-Sept. 2007 Statistics

November 27, 2007 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) made prevention and promotion a priority during the three-month summer quarter, rolling out an online education program to student-athletes prior to … READ MORE →

16 Projects Receive American Birkebeiner Skier Development Grants

November 27, 2007 (Hayward, Wis.) – Sixteen youth cross country ski programs will get a boost this winter thanks to funding from the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF). The Foundation recently awarded $13,850 to programs … READ MORE →

Grand Targhee Receives More Snow

Nordic Trail System in Full Swing

November 27, 2007 (Alta, WY) – Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, WY, has received more snow and is reports excellent conditions on its 15km world-class and fully groomed Nordic trail system. Located on the … READ MORE →

WADA Approves New World Anti-Doping Code

Changes to Affect Canadian Anti-Doping Program

November 27, 2007 (Ottawa, Ont.) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) adopted the revised World Anti-Doping Code this weekend during the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Madrid, Spain. The 2007 Code represents an … READ MORE →

Worldloppet Supports Right To Play

November 27, 2007 – It is now possible to support the work of the international, humanitarian organization Right To Play by taking part in popular cross-country races belonging to the Worldloppet series.Worldloppet organizers have … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Team at Biathlon World Cup in Finland

Biathlon World Cup Season Kicks Off Thursday

November 27, 2007 (Kontiolahti, Finland) – The US Biathlon team kicks off its 2007-2008 Biathlon World Cup season in Kontiolahti, Finland in two days.For the first time in several years, the season will open … READ MORE →

2nd Annual Equinox Ski Challenge

How Far Can You Go?

November 26, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The 2nd annual Equinox Ski Challenge is a 24 Hour Nordic ski race to be held on March 22nd and 23rd at the Rendezvous Ski Trails in West … READ MORE →

Norwegian Teams Sweep at Beistolen XC World Cup Team Relays

November 26, 2007 (Beistolen, Norway) – Norwegian men’s and women’s teams swept the World Cup cross-country relays Sunday under partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-20s (-4 C.). No North Americans raced.A strong anchor … READ MORE →

Job Offer – 2010 Arctic Winter Games GM

Can You Carry the Torch!

November 23, 2007 – If you are a bright, aggressive, energetic and organized individual with a strong desire to Succeed, the 2010 Arctic Winter Games Society is looking for you. Reporting to the Board of … READ MORE →

Zimmermann and Strandberg Score at SuperTour Men’s 15km and Women’s 10km

November 24, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Semi-local Leif Zimmermann, who learned to ski fast not far away in Bozeman, won the first distance race of the USSA SuperTour season Saturday – a 16km classic … READ MORE →

Bjoergen and Teichmann Rule at Viessmann XC World Cup #2

Canada's Kershaw 43rd - USA's Freeman 50th

November 24, 2007 (Beistolen, Norway) – Former World Cup champions Marit Bjoergen and Axel Teichmann ruled World Cup skate races Saturday as the schedule turned to distance racing. The 2008 Viessmann World Cup opened … READ MORE →

Canada’s Nathan Smith 10th at Biathlon European Cup Opener

November 24, 2007 (Geilo, Norway) – Canada’s Nathan Smith had his best international finish after he fired his way to a 10th-place result in the opening European Cup biathlon sprint event in Geilo, Norway … READ MORE →

CCC and Steiner Mundal Part Ways

November 24, 2007 – Cross Country Canada (CCC) and Steinar Mundal have mutually agreed to discontinue Steinar’s coaching services effective November 18. We appreciate the significant contribution that Steinar has made to our National Ski … READ MORE →

Valaas and Kuzzy Win SuperTour Opener

November 23, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Defending sprint champion Laura Valaas (APU) and Garrott Kuzzy (CXC), teammates last season on Team CXC, won the opening races of the USSA Cross Country SuperTour Friday. The … READ MORE →

Silver Star Appoints New Resort Services Manager

November 24, 2007 (Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC) – The management of Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robin Baycroft to the newly-created position of Manager of Resort … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – 2011 Canada Winter Games

November 23, 2007 – The 2011 Canada Winter Games, Canada’s premier multi-sport event, will be hosted in Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding area in February 2011. Over 3600 athletes, coaches and managers will compete in … READ MORE →

Fairbanks Nordic Ski Club Race Season Underway

November 22, 2007 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – Birch Hill Recreation Area was the site and Julia Coulter was the star Nov. 17-18 in the first two domestic cross-country races of the season. She won … READ MORE →

Grand Targhee’s Nordic Trail System Now Open

November 22, 2007 (Alta, WY) – Hello and happy Thanksgiving! Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, WY, officially kicked off its 2007-2008 season on Wednesday and has a world-class Nordic trail system – all of our … READ MORE →

FIS Doping Panel Sanctions Austrian XC Skiers for Violations at Torino

November, 2007 (Oberhofen, Germany) – The FIS Doping Panel has today issued its decisions in the cases of Austrian Cross-Country skiers Roland Diethard, Johannes Eder, and Martin Tauber, who were found to have committed anti-doping … READ MORE →

Mont-Sainte-Anne – 50km of Trails to Open by this Weekend

November 21, 2007 (Beaupré, QC) – Thanks to the recent snowfall and expected precipitations, cross-country skiers are in heaven! Mont-Sainte-Anne’s renowned cross-country skiing center will exceptionally open 25km of trails this week, and gradually … READ MORE →

Nominations Open for CAAWS Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity

Deadline is Friday, Nov. 30

November 22, 2007 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity, CAAWS, wants to recognize women who have made a significant impact in these fields. CAAWS is … READ MORE →

COC Invites Applications to the 2008 Olympic Academy of Canada

November 22, 2007 (Vancouver, BC) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is inviting applications from across Canada for the 20th session of the Olympic Academy of Canada (OAC) to be held in Vancouver, June 21-27, … READ MORE →

Canadian Biathletes Target Podium at World Cup in Finland

November 21, 2007 (Calgary, AB) – Canada’s top biathletes, one of the youngest biathlon teams in the world, will head to Europe loaded with confidence and international competition experience, when the national team departs … READ MORE →

FIS Cross Country News

World Cups and More

November 21, 2007 – Welcome to FIS Cross-Country News. After the great World Cup kick-off in Duesseldorf at the end of last month, the World Cup continues in Beitostoelen this coming … READ MORE →

Career Opportunity at Sport BC

November 21, 2007 – Sport BC has a job opening for a full time position as Manager of Fundraising Services starting January 2, 2008 and reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer … READ MORE →

2007 Yellowstone Festival – All Systems are GO

November 20, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – With over a foot of new snow in West Yellowstone the 2007 Festival is rocking as there is skiing … READ MORE →

SuperTour 2008 Update

Million Dollar Season

November 20, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The 2008 SuperTour season will get underway this week in West Yellowstone, MT, but all season long, we will be celebrating a monumental benchmark. This season, the … READ MORE →

SuperTour 2008 Ready to Go

First Race this Friday - Complete Schedule

November 20, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – The USSA Cross Country SuperTour, with 11 stops throughout the United States, is set for the 2007-08 winter season with opening races Friday. It has become a … READ MORE →

Interview With U.S. Ski Team Pete Vordenberg

November 20, 2007 – This is the second season in which Pete Vordenberg has been at the wheel of the U.S. Ski Team’s cross-country bus. A two-time Olympian and former NCAA college … READ MORE →

Travel Alberta Signs With Six National Winter Sport Organizations

World Cup TV to Showcase Alberta as International Sports Destination

November 20, 2007 (Calgary, Alberta) – Travel Alberta and six national winter sport organizations have signed a landmark marketing partnership designed to promote Alberta as a premier international winter sports destination. Surrounded by medal-winning World … READ MORE →

Yellowstone Receives 13\” of Snow

It's Game On in West Yellowstone

November 20, 2007 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Great news for the 2007 Yellowstone Ski Festival and racing fans as we have just heard that West Yellowstone received 13″ of snow in the last few … READ MORE →

Swix Sport Welcomes Back Kevin Sweeney as Director of Nordic Racing

November 20, 2007 (Wilmington, MA) – Swix Sport is proud to announce the return of Kevin Sweeney to the position of Swix Nordic Racing Service Director. Kevin rejoins the Swix management team in a similar … READ MORE →

Yellowstone Ski Festival – Snow Update

Think Snow!

November 19, 2007 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – With just days to go before the start of the 2007 Yellowstone Ski Festival the question on everyone’s mind is “How is the snow?” In an effort to … READ MORE →

German Ski Federation Avoids Crisis

Signs Contracts with TV Networks

November 19, 2007 (Berlin, Germany) – The German Ski Federation (DSV) announced Thursday that it has signed a nine million euros contract with the public television chains ARD and ZDF, saving the Federation from a … READ MORE →

Oneway Ski Poles Join Forces with Rossignol

November 19 2007 (Granby, Que.) – Oneway of Finland, the fastest growing Nordic pole manufacturer in the world, will be distributed directly by the Rossignol Group in Canada and USA. Oneway products will be sold … READ MORE →

COC Unveils New Athlete Excellence Fund

November 19, 2007 (Ottawa, Ont.) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) today unveiled its new Athlete Excellence Fund, an athlete support and reward program that will provide Canadian athletes with performance awards of up to … READ MORE →

Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge Gets New Director

November 19, 2007 (Cap-Chat, Que.) – It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) announces the arrival of Mr. Dominique Gagnon as the new Director of … READ MORE →

Banff Designs Factory Sale

Annual Outerwear Warehouse Sale

November 19, 2007 – Banff Designs is having its annual warehouse sale of outerwear this Saturday, November 24 in Toronto. Clothing made of Goretex, Protex, Arctic and Polartec Fleece are on sale, as well as … READ MORE →

USA’s Freeman 20th at FIS Warm Up Races in Norway

Bjorgen Goes 3-for-3

November 18, 2007 (Beitostolen, Norway) – Marit Bjorgen of Norway went 3-for-3, capturing a sprint and two medium-distances races this weekend as World Cup skiers and local race organizers got a good warmup for the … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity: Fischer Seeks Director of Nordic Marketing and Sales Promotion

November 18, 2007 (Auburn, NH) – An opportunity currently exists for an energetic, personable marketing person to help coordinate Fischer’s Nordic marketing and sales promotion in the US. The successful person will have an understanding … READ MORE →

Team at Silver Star Mountain Nordic Opening!

November 18, 2007 (Silver Star, BC) – The crew was part of the official opening of the Silver Star Mountain Nordic trails yesterday as the resort unleashed the avid skiers onto … READ MORE →