Archive | January, 2010

FIS Junior Nordic Worlds Team Relays – Norway Sweeps, US Women 8th

January 31, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – The Norwegians dominated the final event of the FIS Junior Nordic World Championships winning the Junior women’s 4×3.3km and men’s 4.5km Team Relays respectively. The US women’s team consisting … READ MORE →

Gravey’s Grapevine – Junior/U23 Worlds and 2010 Games

January 31, 2010 – Don’t let the talk of rain in Vancouver trick you into thinking there’s any problem with snow at Whistler Olympic Park. One source I spoke with recently said the conditions … READ MORE →

Canada’s 2010 Flag Bearer Clara Hughes Will Lead Team of 206 Athletes into the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

January 31, 2010 (Vancouver, BC) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that five-time Olympic medallist Clara Hughes has been named Canada’s flag bearer for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The announcement came as … READ MORE →

TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon – Uhl and Dunklee Win

January 30, 2010 (Craftsbury, VT) – It was cold for the start of this morning’s TD Bank Craftsbury Marathon. Most athletes covered their faces, wore mittens instead of gloves, and added an extra layer under … READ MORE →

Some Rare Time at Home, Sweet Skiing, Then it’s Off to the Races…

January 30, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – It’s not too often anymore that I actually get to spend time at home, training in Anchorage during the winter months. … READ MORE →

FIS U23 Nordic Worlds Men’s 30km Pursuit – Touchette 6th, Killick 7th

Pepene Scores Historic Win

January 30, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – Frederic Touchette and Graeme Killick earned top-10 placements with fine skiing on Saturday in the men’s 30km Pursuit placing 6th and 7th respectively as Paul Constantin Pepene (ROU) … READ MORE →

FIS U23 Nordic Worlds Women’s 15km Pursuit – Slind Wins, Webster 8th

January 30, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – Canada’s Brittany Webster put on another show finishing 8th in the U23 Nordic Worlds 15km Women’s Pursuit on Saturday as Norway was in control with a 1-2 victory with … READ MORE →

Onion River Sports Dash For Cash

January 29, 2010 (Craftsbury Common, Vermont) – On a frigid evening, under the light of a full moon, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center held the Onion River Sports Dash For Cash. It was a true dash, … READ MORE →

Clara Hughes to Carry the Flag at Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games

January 29, 2010 – Clara Hughes, a member of the Specialized Mazda Samson women’s cycling team, will be carrying the Canadian flag at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. An … READ MORE →

FIS Junior Nordic Worlds 10km/20km Pursuit – Norway and Sedov Dominate

USA's Reid 18th, Patterson 19th

January 29, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) won her 9th Junior World medal on Friday in the women’s 10km Pursuit. She was so strong that she skied away from the field in … READ MORE →

Interview with Canada’s Brittany Webster

January 29, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – Brittany Webster’s (Can) enthusiasm for her sport is contagious. It is what brought her from a high school freshman, taking her first steps on skis, to a junior … READ MORE →

US Masters Nationals – 10km Freestyle Report

January 29, 2010 (Craftsbury Common, Vermont) – Despite a “rain event” that pummeled New England earlier this week, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center’s volunteers laid out a tough course for the first race of the U.S. … READ MORE →

One Way Becomes Exclusive Supplier to French Nordic Ski Team

January 29, 2010 (Helsinki, Finland) – One Way Sport OY, the Authentic Nordic Sports company with its headquarters in Helsinki, has signed an exclusive four-year contract with the French Nordic Ski Team to … READ MORE →

Côté Wins Bronze at Biathlon Youth and Junior Worlds

January 29, 2010 (Torsby, Sweden) – Rose-Marie Côté led the Canadian charge to the podium after winning a bronze medal in the youth women’s 10-kilometre individual start competition at the 2010 Youth and Junior Biathlon … READ MORE →

Canadian Para-Nordic Squad Capture Double Bronze at IPC World Cup

January 29, 2010 (Bessan, France) – Canada’s Collette Bourgonje and Mark Arendz both skied to the bronze-medal position on the podium at an IPC World Cup cross-country ski sprint race on Thursday in Bessan, France. … READ MORE →

Final Skier Added to US 2010 Olympic XC Team

January 28, 2010 (Park City, UT) – A final skier has been added to the 2010 Olympic Cross Country Ski Team. Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO), a former All American from Middlebury College, was announced … READ MORE →

2010 Canadian Olympic Biathlon Team Announced

January 27, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – Canada will field one of the youngest biathlon teams in the world, armed with a wealth of international experience, for the … READ MORE →

U.S. National Masters/Craftsbury Marathon Update

January 28, 2010 (Craftsbury Common, Vermont) – Thanks for your patience as we work to put on the best races possible after the recent rain event. U.S. National Masters’ 10k FS – As noted yesterday, … READ MORE →

FIS U23 Nordic Worlds Men’s 15km Classic – Sandau 13th, Hoffman 20th

Skobelev Wins

January 28, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – There were difficult conditions today in Germany’s Black Forest, as the U23 men’s xc 15km classic competition got underway. Four times around the 3.75km track in snowy, … READ MORE →

FIS Nordic U23 World Championships – Canada’s Webster 5th

Finland’s Niskanen Wins

January 28, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – Despite four inches of new snow and wet fog, Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen won the U23 women’s 10km classic by almost seven seconds. Canada’s Brittany Webster’s headlined the day … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Adds Four Athletes to 2010 Olympic XC Ski Team

More Firepower

January 27, 2010 (Canmore, Alta.) – Canada will send four more cross-country skiers to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, bringing the team’s total size to 15, thanks to additional spots allocated … READ MORE →

Interviews with 2010 Olympic XC Ski Team Members Chandra Crawford, George Grey and Stefan Kuhn

January 27, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – On Friday, Jan. 22 the 2010 Canadian Olympic XC Ski Team was announced as Canada once again plays host to the world from Feb. 12-28 at … READ MORE →

Methow Does it Right….

January 27, 2010 – With coach Eric de Nys at the wheel, we embarked on the long trek South to the SuperTour races taking place in Methow Valley, Washington Jan. 16-17. Methow Valley is around … READ MORE →

CAAWS 2009 List – Most Influential Women in Sport – Scott, Renner, and Canadian Women’s Ski Jumping Team

January 27, 2010 (Ottawa, ON) – From organizing the winning bid for the 2015 Pan American Games, to staging the 2009 Canada Games, to preparing Canada’s athletes and support staff for the 2010 Olympic … READ MORE →

FIS Junior Nordic Combined Worlds Normal Hill/5km Sprint – Kobayashi Wins

Ward 23rd

January 27, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – In first place following the jump, Junshiro Kobayashi of Japan sped through the 5km course this afternoon with a time of 12:55.4 to win the Junior Nordic combined World … READ MORE →

Russian XC Skier Tests Positive

Germany’s Pechstein Denied

January 27, 2010 (Moscow, Russia) – Alena Sidko, bronze medalist at the 2005 Nordic World Championships and in the individual sprint at the 2006 Torino Olympics, has been thrown off her country’s Olympic team … READ MORE →

FIS Junior Nordic Worlds Men’s 10km Classic – Golberg Claims Title

Alaska’s Patterson 17th

January 27, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) –Paal Golberg of Norway won the Junior Worlds gold medal in the men’s 10km classic, adding to his silver medal from Monday’s sprints. Second and third went to the Russians, … READ MORE →

FIS Junior Nordic Worlds Women’s 5km Classic Final – Patterson 17th

Lahteenmaki Wins

January 27, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – With a blistering pace, Krista Lahteenmaki of Finland won herself a gold medal in the FIS Junior Nordic World Championships 5km classic with a time of 13:33.9 over of … READ MORE →

US Olympic 2010 Cross Country Team Expanded

January 26, 2010 (Park City, UT) – A week after naming the 2010 Olympic Cross Country Ski Team, two additional athletes have been added to the roster with expanded quotas received Tuesday by … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Story Part 1

Family & Friends & The Early Years
It’s December 2008 as I run into Beckie Scott at Kaffe Klatsch, an uber-swank Swiss coffee shop in downtown Davos, Switzerland. Skis are stacked beside the outdoor cafe patio. … READ MORE →

Going Big in Canada’s North

This past March 22-28 saw the second annual Rock and Ice Ultra take place in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. I first heard about this race when I read the article by Elinor Fish in last December’s … READ MORE →

The Sasseville Report – Rybinsk World Cup?

January 26, 2010 (Barrie, ON) – What was the FIS Cross Country Committee thinking when they staged an XC World Cup during the third week of January in an Olympic year? If I was … READ MORE →

BC Nordic Launches Photo Contest

January 26, 2010 (Vancouver, BC) – Show us what inspires you out there while exploring the Nordic trails in British Columbia and you could win one of many fabulous prizes in BC Nordic’s “Fun on … READ MORE →

FIS U23 Nordic Worlds Freestyle 1km Sprint Finals – USA’s Hamilton Top Qualifier, Sargeant 4th

Bach and Laukkanen Win

January 26, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – The USA’s 2010 skate sprint national champ, Simi Hamilton, put on a dazzling show as the top qualifier in the U23 men’s 1km sprint but ended up in … READ MORE →

Saputo Inc. Presents its Olympic Athletes – Gaiazova on Board

January 26, 2010 (Montreal, QC) – Today, Saputo inc. is honoured to present its 5 Saputo athletes who will be participating in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. These athletes are a true source … READ MORE →

SuperTour Minnesota: Welcome to the Midwest

January 25, 2010 – This week, Super Tour racing action continued in Minnesota, a venue that was unfamiliar to me before this week. Traveling to a new location, I was excited for a chance to … READ MORE →

Ski Jumping Team Nominated to the 2010 Canadian Olympic Team

January 25, 2010 (Calgary, AB) – Ski Jumping Canada is proud to announce that the following athletes have been nominated to the Canadian Olympic Committee to represent Canada in ski jumping at … READ MORE →

Nordic Combined Ski Canada Nominates Jason Myslicki to the Canadian Olympic Team

January 25, 2010 (Calgary, AB) – Nordic Combined Ski Canada is very pleased to announce the nomination of Jason Myslicki from Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Canadian Olympic Committee for participation at the 2010 … READ MORE →

FIS Junior Nordic Worlds 1.3km Sprint Free – Brodin and Northug Win

Widmer 22nd, Bjornsen 23rd

January 25, 2010 (Hinterzarten, Germany) – It was a foggy day in the Black Forest, but it was golden for Sweden’s Hanna Brodin, and Norway’s Tomas Northug in the the 1.3km Freestyle Sprint, the … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Minneapolis 10/15km Classic – Gregg and Dussault Win

January 25, 2010 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – Team CXC stood atop the podium again this weekend on day two of the USSA Super Tour in the 10/15km Mass Start classic events in Minneapolis. CXC’s … READ MORE →

FIS Marathon Cup Dolomitenlauf – Santus and Hansson Win

USA’s Smith 36th

January 25, 2010 (Lienz, Austria) – Fabio Santus (Ita) won the men’s 36th annual Dolomitenlauf 42km Freestyle, the 3rd event of the FIS Marathon Cup, with a time of 1:43:171. Due to poor … READ MORE →

Norwegian XC 2010 Olympic Team Announced

January 24, 2010 – Following the Norwegian 2010 National XC Ski Championships the question as to the final composition of Norway’s 2010 Olympic Cross-Country Ski Team was answered. Eleven athletes had been give their … READ MORE →

FIS NC World Cup Germany – US Men 9th in Team Gundersen

January 24, 2010 (Schonach, Germany) – The U.S. Team took ninth in an FIS World Cup Nordic Combined event Sunday afternoon in Germany, as the home team got the victory. The American team, comprised of … READ MORE →

NCAA XC – New Mexico Wins Utah Invit’l, Dartmouth Takes SMC Carnival

January 24, 2010 (Soldier Hollow, Utah) — Defending RMISA champion New Mexico was able to hold off surges from Nordic powers Denver and Colorado to officially win the first regular season meet of the 2010 … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Antholz Men’s 12.5km Pursuit – Mesotitsch Wins, Canada’s Green 14th

January 24, 2010 (Antholz, Italy) – Austria’s Daniel Mesotitsch scored the victory with a winning time of 31:50.4 over Arnd Peiffer (GER) in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit event on Sunday. Canada’s Brendan Green capped off … READ MORE →

Pepsi Challenge American Ski Marathon Series 48km Freestyle – Leibner and Bramante Win

January 24, 2010 (Biwabik, Minnesota) – Andy Leibner and Carolyn Bramante have won the the 48km freestyle marathon Pepsi Challenge, the opening round of the 2010 American Ski Marathon Series, on the trails of Giant’s … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Antholz Women’s 10km Pursuit – Henkel Scores, Kocher 14th

January 24, 2010 (Antholz, Italy) – Germany’s Andrea Henkel led her team mate Magdalena Neuner to a 1-2 victory at Sunday’s IBU World Cup women’s 10km Pursuit event in Antholz, Italy. For Canada’s Zina … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup Rybinsk Team Sprints Free – Russia I and Germany Win

McMurtry and Crooks 11th

January 24, 2010 (Rybinsk, Russia) – Russia I with Nikolay Morilov and Alexei Petukhov took the victory at the FIS World Cup men’s freestyle 6×1.3 km Team Sprint while Canada’s I team of Brent McMurtry … READ MORE →

Canmore Turns Into a Winter Village for Alberta World Cup Feb. 4-7

January 24, 2010 (Canmore, AB) – Canmore will soon host the Viessmann FIS XC World Cup from Feb. 4-7 and the entire community is getting behind the final event before the Vancouver 2010 … READ MORE →

FIS NCombined WCup Schonach – Lamy-Chappuis Again

Myslicki 30th

January 23, 2010 (Schonach, Germany) – France’s Jason Lamy-Chappuis, fourth after the jump competition at the Nordic Combined FIS World Cup event in Schonach, GER, bested Pavel Churavy (CZE) by 2.1s in second, and … READ MORE →