Archive | July, 2008

2009 U.S. Ski Jumping Team Named

July 31, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Seven jumpers, including team veterans Lindsey Van, Jessica Jerome and Avery Ardovino (all Park City, UT), have been named to the 2009 U.S. Ski Jumping Team according to … READ MORE →

Successful first Nordic Combined test events

July 31, 2008 – The first test events with a new Nordic Combined format took place successfully on 25th- 26th July in Hinterzarten and on 28th-29th in Oberstdorf (both GER). For the first … READ MORE →

USSA names 2009 Nordic Combined Team

July 31, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Twelve men, including Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), who finished third in the 2008 World Cup standings, and 2003 World Champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) have been named … READ MORE →

Sunny start for FIS Grand Prix Ski Jumping

July 31, 2008 (Hinterzaren, GER) – The 15th edition of the FIS Grand Prix Ski Jumping kicked off last weekend together with the Grand Prix in Nordic Combined, both in Hinterzarten (GER). On Saturday, … READ MORE →

NENSA News – Applications for 2009 JO Staff

J2-EHSC Camp Concludes

July 30, 2008 – The New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) has lots on the go. Applications are now being accepted for 2009 Junior National Staff to be held in Truckee, … READ MORE →

Ski to School Scholarships 2008 – Call for Applications

July 30, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – This scholarship is to be awarded to an individual who combines excellence in both academics and cross-country skiing. The scholarship has been funded by Canadian university alumni cross-country skiers … READ MORE →

I Want to Feel Like That All Winter… Video

July 29, 2008 (Whistler, BC) – New Hampshire’s Kris Freeman, a Type 1 diabetic, posted the best U.S. cross country distance results since the Bill Koch era of the early Eighties. His … READ MORE →

Cross Country Ontario Para-Nordic Training Camp

July 29, 2008 – SOD Dryland Camp – Hosted by Waterloo Region Nordic Sports Club and University of Waterloo Ski Team. Friday, August 15 to Sunday August, 17 2008, University of Waterloo, Waterloo … READ MORE →

Interview With FIS Race Director Jurg Capol

July 28, 2008 – Jurg Capol is the FIS Race Director for cross-country skiing, and travels the world overseeing all high level cross-country ski events on the FIS calendar. He is Swiss, and was … READ MORE →

Demong Second in Summer Grand Prix

July 26, 2008 (Hinterzarten,GER) – Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) came back from seventh in the jumping round to finish second overall in the first of three FIS Grand Prix nordic combined summer competitions in rainy … READ MORE →

Randall Pushes Limits on a Glacier

July 26, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – Kikkan Randall just wrapped up a session of training with her club team, the Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center on Eagle Glacier in the Chugach Mountains near … READ MORE →

Interview with Kristina Strandberg

July 26, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – Swedish born Kristina Strandberg came to the US in 1999. From that time until present she has graduated from the University of New Mexico (UNM) with a … READ MORE →

Hinterzarten opens Grand Prix Ski Jumping for 10th time

July 25, 2008 – The 15th edition of the FIS Grand Prix Ski Jumping will begin this week in Hinterzarten (GER). This represents the tenth time that Hinterzarten hosts the opening competition of this … READ MORE →

Join the debate on Olympism and Youth: Virtual Olympic Congress

July 25, 2008 – With just 16 days until the start of the Olympic Summer Games, it might be a good time to reflect on the Olympic movement and Olympism. To prepare for the 13th … READ MORE →

Bring Children to Snow Campaign Update

Taking stock of current programs

July 25, 2008 – The new FIS campaign entitled “Bring Children to the Snow” is making progress. This international marketing and activity campaign, the first of its kind in the Federation’s history, was approved by … READ MORE →

Good Conditions in Southern Hemisphere

July 24, 2008 – Recent forecasts have been predicting good to excellent snow conditions in the Southern hemisphere and the prospect of widespread new snowfalls for almost all resorts. Early last week, even most … READ MORE →

Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix

A Test of a New Competition Format

July 24, 2008 – For the first time, the Ski Jumpers will receive company from their colleagues in Nordic Combined who will also stage the first competition of the Nordic Combined Summer Grand Prix … READ MORE →

Austria Applies Turin Lessons in Beijing

July 24, 2008 (Vienna, Austria) – Austrian athletes are not allowed to live outside the official Olympic villages in China, in order to keep an eye on doping, the Austrian Olympic Committee (OeOC) announced Monday. … READ MORE →

Summertime in the Callaghan Valley

We’ve had spectacular weather out here for the past month or so. One of the locals that I talked to said “yeah – it can be like this. Maybe once … READ MORE →

Summertime in the Callaghan Valley

We’ve had spectacular weather out here for the past month or so. One of the locals that I talked to said “yeah – it can be like this. Maybe once … READ MORE →

Summer Biathlon WCH Trials/Nationals Results

July 22, 2008 – Twenty women and twenty-nine men from ten states competed in the 2008 USBA Summer Biathlon World Championship Trials and National Championships held July 18-20 at the Whitetail Preserve in Luzerne County, … READ MORE →

APU Completes On-Snow Camp Number Three

July 22, 2008 (Anchorage, AK) – Three camps down and one more to go, as the Alaska Pacific University’s Ski team completed it’s longest on-snow camp of … READ MORE →

Finland’s Top Ski Jumper Janne Ahonen Retires

July 20, 2008 (Lahti, Finland) – Some 11‚000 fans wished farewell to Janne Ahonen in his home town of Lahti (FIN) last Thursday. The 15-strong starting field of the invitational Ski Jumping competition held … READ MORE →

Munich Vies for 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Race for 2018 Begins

July 20, 2008 – With 22 days until the start of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Summer Games on August8 and 576 days until the 2010 Games in Vancouver, the race for the 2018 Olympic … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities at Cross Country Canada

July 19, 2008 – There are two positions available at Cross Country Canada, both are full-time opportunities. The first is a Para-Nordic Administrative Assistant (PNAA) and the second is an Athlete Development Coordinator (ADC) – … READ MORE →

Lake Superior Ski Division Dryland Training Camp

July 19, 2008 – The Lake Superior Ski Division held its 5th annual summer dryland training camp hosted by Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club. This year the organization of … READ MORE →

Hardwood Bike and Ski Celebrates 25 years and New Ownership – Video

July 18, 2008 (Barrie, ON) – On Saturday, March 29, Hardwood Hills (HH) welcomed xc skiers, MTB riders, and guests to a Farewell and Welcome Open House. Hardwood Hill’s former owner, Kim Viney, and … READ MORE →

2008 Regional Technique Development Camp at Telemark Resort – July 28-31

July 17, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Central Cross Country Ski Association with the support of the American Birkebeiner is pleased to announce the 2008 Regional Technique Development Camp for Regional Development Group, State Development Group, … READ MORE →

Québec to Contribute to the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver

July 17, 2008 (Québec, QC) – “I am very pleased to announce that the Government of Québec has accepted the invitation of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) … READ MORE →

New FIS Course at Jackson XC

July 16, 2008 (Jackson, NH) – The Jackson Ski Touring Foundation in Jackson, NH has begun construction of a new competition venue for cross country skiing. The new trail design, a collaboration between John Morton … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity: Fairbanks Cross Country Assistant Coach

July 16, 2008 – Fairbanks Cross Country (FXC), the year-round junior training program of the Nordic Ski Club Fairbanks seeks an energetic coach to assist with a growing group of J3-OJ athletes. The job primarily … READ MORE →

Great Start for Continental Cup Ski Jumping in Slovenia

July 16, 2008 – The FIS Continental Cup Ski Jumping started in Velenje (SLO) with the home team’s double win on Friday, 4th July. The first winner of the summer 2008 was Primoz Pikl, who … READ MORE →

2009 Draft Canadian FIS Calendar

July 16, 2008 – The CCC has published a draft of the 2009 Canadian FIS calendar. The competitive season kicks off on November 28-29 with the Quebec City NorAm. The draft includes Canadian FIS Sanctioned … READ MORE →

Summer Biathlon National Champs / World Team Trials Open July 18

July 16, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – The 2008 Summer Biathlon National Championships and World Championships Team Trials open this Friday at the Whitetail preserve in Luzerne County near Bloomsburg, PA. Competitions begin with the … READ MORE →

Bill Demong Hops a Ride at Cascades Classic

July 16, 2008 (Oregon) – While Kristin Armstrong Savola (Cervelo-Lifeforce) killed the field recently at the Cascade Cycling Classic in Oregon that finished on Sunday, July 13, and Levi Leipheimer (Astana) ran away with … READ MORE →

CXC Regional Development Camp Wrap Up

July 15, 2008 (Hayward, WI) – Central Cross Country Ski Association recently concluded a week of testing, training, and technique work at Cresthill Resort in Hayward, WI. Participants … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Names Patrick Coffey Asst. National Team Coach

National Biathlon Team Rosters Announced

July 14, 2008 (New Gloucester, ME) – US Biathlon Executive Director Max Cobb today announced that Patrick Coffey (St. Alban’s, VT) has been hired as a full-time Assistant Coach for the US Biathlon Team, … READ MORE →

It’s BC Week at Haig Glacier

July 13, 2008 – Many Nordic ski teams will make the approximate 20km run/hike into the Haig Glacier this summer for training. Currently, occupying the facility is the Cross Country BC ski team … READ MORE →

Door Closes on Historic Western State College Ski Program

July 13, 2008 – Despite the best effort of current staff, athletes and alumni Colorado’s Western State College has lost it’s ski program. Officially removed from funding in 2004 by college officials the program … READ MORE →

World’s Top XC Skiers in Summer Training

July 13, 2008 – While the masses are enjoying their summer holidays, cross-country skiers remain hard at work to be in top shape for the upcoming season which will include three highlights: … READ MORE →

International Ski History Congress in Mammoth Lakes – Call for Papers

July 13, 2008 – The next International Ski History Congress is scheduled to take place at Mammoth Lakes (USA) from March 29 to April 3, 2009. The 2009 Congress has been entitled “From Skiing … READ MORE →

Canadian NST Uphill Skate TT in Canmore

July 12, 2008 (Canmore, AB) – After a day filled with cold and wet conditions in Canmore, which left snow capped peaks across the Bow Valley, the NST tested their … READ MORE →

Sara Renner’s Husband Grandi Takes Aim at 2010 Olympic Games

July 12, 2008 – Following his retirement from the Canadian Alpine team after the 2006/07 season, becoming a new dad, and taking over as President of Alberta Alpine Ski Association, it appeared that Thomas … READ MORE →

Skiing the Callaghan Valley on Wheels

July 10, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, BC) – Amy is up on the Haig glacier with the three CVTC athletes who are native British Columbians. That leaves Gunnar and me in … READ MORE →

Skiing the Callaghan Valley on Wheels

July 10, 2008 (Callaghan Valley, BC) – Amy is up on the Haig glacier with the three CVTC athletes who are native British Columbians. That leaves Gunnar and me in charge of the rest of … READ MORE →

World Renowned Sport Psychologist Dr. Terry Orlick in Victoria!

July 10, 2008 – PacificSport Victoria and LifeSport Coaching are proud to welcome and present World Renowned Sport Psychologist Dr. Terry Orlick to Victoria, BC. Dr. Orlick has been leading the field of focus training … READ MORE →

Bill Demong Helps Young Athletes Succeed

July 10, 2008 (Park City, Utah) – Bill Demong (Vermontville, NY) has accomplished a great deal in his career as a nordic combined athlete. With six World Cup podium finishes, including one win, and third … READ MORE →

Liberec 2009 Nordic Worlds News

July 9, 2008 – With 231 days remaining until the start of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec (CZE), the organizing committee last week joined forces with the Czech Prime Minister … READ MORE →

Interview With USSA Nordic Program Director John Farra

July 9, 2008 – In late March John Farra, ex-Olympian, ex-U.S. Ski Team member and ex-Vice President of the Maine Winter Sports Center was named as the USSA’s Nordic Director, replacing Luke Bodensteiner, who … READ MORE →

Petter Northug Joins Alpina Racing Team

July 8, 2008 – Petter Northug was born in January 6, 1986 in Mosvik in Nord-Trondelag, Norway. His home cross-country ski club is Strindheim IL, based in Trondheim. Northug has won six gold medals at … READ MORE →