Archive | March, 2010

Andy Liebner Wins 2010 ASM Series Champions Cup

– Andy Liebner of Soldotna, Alaska has officially captured the 2010 men’s American Ski Marathon Series (ASM) Champion’s Cup following Sunday’s California Gold Rush and the conclusion of the 2010 thirteen race season. Liebner won four … READ MORE →

Russian Champ Stepanova Banned for Manipulating Drug Tests

(Syktyvkar, Russia) – Russian doping woes continue as Liliya Stepanova, who recently won two gold medals at the country’s national championships in the northern city of Syktyvkar, has received a two-year doping ban for … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 Contest Final Standings

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the winners of the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 contest. With over 300 teams from 15 countries entered, the second annual contest was a huge … READ MORE →

Polish Doctor Denies Giving EPO to XC Skier Kornelia Marek

(Warsaw, POL) – The blame game continues in the case of Kornelia Marek, the Polish cross-country skier who was caught doping after the 2010 Olympic relay – both her A and B samples tested … READ MORE →

Russian President Medvedev Demands Eradication of Doping

(Moscow, RUS) – Speaking to the Russian sports federation chiefs during the Olympic flag-raising ceremony in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Games, Medvedev said: “You must work 24 hours a day, not just wear … READ MORE →

FIS XC World Cup 2009/2010 – Points, Payouts, Top-Ranked and Rookies

(Lausanne, SUI) – With the prize money for the Tour de Ski and for the overall World Cup ranking that was awarded for the third time, the top Cross-Country athletes earned good money this … READ MORE →

Aussie XC Ski Team Vancouver 2010 Wrap-Up and Worldloppet News

Check out the Aussie XC Ski Team’s latest reports from Worldloppet events in Switzerland, Sweden, and Japan. Plus have a look at the squad’s Vancouver 2010 Olympic wrap-up poster that includes highlight photos, quotes … READ MORE →

2010 Olympic Games Take Whistler to a New Level

(Whistler, BC) – Early results from the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler show that the resort’s role as Host Mountain Resort has led to significant gains in international awareness – a critical element in … READ MORE →

SuperTour 2009/10 Final Standings Update – Dussault and Cook Win Overall

– It’s important to note that in addition to the USSA SuperTour Finals wrapping up on Sunday in Fort Kent, we presented awards and CASH prizes to the Overall points leaders for the year … READ MORE →

Beginnings and Endings

(Fort Kent, Maine) – I wonder what I will remember. Not now, but years from now. Settling down by the water’s edge at the family cabin, watching the alpenglow slowly fade away, I wonder … READ MORE →

AXCS Marathon Series California Gold Rush 45km Freestyle – Gelso and Grafnings Get the Gold

(Soda Springs, CA) – Over 260 racers skied either the Gold (45km), Silver (30km),  Bronze (15km), or Junior (3km) Rush on a warm sunny day at Royal Gorge. The Gold Rush was won by … READ MORE →

Alaskan Juniors Cap 2010 Season with Style

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – Spring skiing is all about warmth, fun, sun and speed, and this past weekend’s ConocoPhillips Alaska Junior Championships did not disappoint. Seventy skiers, most from Alaska’s interior, competed in the re-born … READ MORE →

USSA SuperTour Maine 5/6km Freestyle Hillclimb – Newell and Randall Top the Field Updated

(Fort Kent, ME) – First one to the top wins – the Hillclimb and the overall SuperTour Maine mini-tour. The Queen of the Climb on Sunday was Kikkan Randall (APU Nordic/USST), who finished with … READ MORE →

Alberta Cup Mt. Sharkfest 6.5/10km Freestyle Mass Start – Killick and Hewitt Win Grueling Finale

(Kananaskis Park, AB) – The Alberta Cup’s Mt. Sharkfest is an end of season must-attend for the points, the bragging rights, and the unique race site. Situated in the middle of Kananaskis Provincial Park, … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Russia Finale Mixed Relay – Germany Wins, Canada 12th

(Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS) – The final event of the IBU Biathlon World Cup, a mixed gender relay, was held on Sunday in the central Siberian town of Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, a fitting finale to the World … READ MORE →

SuperTour Maine 1.3km Classic Sprints – Randall and Koos Score

(Fort Kent, Maine) – Top US XC Ski team sprinters Kikkan Randall (APU Nordic Ski Center/US Ski Team) and Torin Koos (US Ski Team) were the skiers to beat on Saturday as they both … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Russia 12.5/15km Mass Start – Landertinger and Neuner Win, Burke 14th Overall Updated

Breakthrough Year for USA

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – At the final individual Biathlon WCup event of the season in Russia the USA’s Tim Burke placed a respectable 16th in the men’s 15km mass start with strong skiing to offset … READ MORE →

The Saga of Polish Doping Queen Kornelia Marek Continues

– The Kornelia Marek doping saga continues on as more information is released through Associated Press and Langrenn.com. As Marek related to the disciplinary committee of the Polish Ski Federation she thought the injections she … READ MORE →

SuperTour Maine 7/10km Classic – Newell and Randall Win Updated

(Fort Kent, Maine) – US XC Ski Team veterans Andrew Newell (Stratton Mountain School/US Ski Team) and Kikkan Randall (APU Nordic Ski Center/US Ski Team) were the respective winners at the men’s mass start … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Russia Men’s 10km Sprint – Burke 11th, Tcherezov Wins Updated

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – The USA’s Tim Burke had a strong day, despite two missed shots, placing 11th in the men’s 10km Sprint in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Friday as Ivan Tcherezov (Rus) took the win … READ MORE →

Fast and Female Comes to Aroostook County

(Madawaska, ME) – Thirty-five coaches, including Olympians Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, Tracy Colliander and Haley Johnson, spent the day with over 120 young women from the St John Valley as Fast and Female by … READ MORE →

McKeever Looking Ahead to 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Unfinished Business

(Kelowna, BC) – Brian McKeever was the first Canadian to make both the 2010 Winter Olympic and the Paralympic cross-country teams, based on his decisive win in the Canadian 50km trial. But when it … READ MORE →

New National Development Centres System in Effect April 2010

– CCC, in collaboration with British-Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec divisions, is announcing with great pride and anticipation the implementation of an expanded Training Centre system. From now on, the National Training Centre in … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coaching Development Coordinator

(Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Canada (CCC), the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada, is currently seeking to fill the position of Coaching Development Coordinator (CDC). The national office is located in … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Russia 7.5km Sprint – Romanova Wins, Tandy Leads Canucks

(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Megan Tandy posted one of her strongest results of the World Cup season after finishing 31st in a 7.5-kilometre sprint competition in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Thursday. The 21-year-old Tandy, who … READ MORE →

NENSA’s 2010 Annual Fund Drive Is Launched – Support Success

– Dear Members and Friends of NENSA, today NENSA launches the 2010 Annual Fund Drive. We are strong.  Membership set another record this year, with 6% growth.  Races and festivals across New … READ MORE →

COC’s Women in Coaching Workshop – Mar. 26-28

March 25, 2010 (Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada’s Women in Coaching (WiC) program will hold its annual National Coach Workshop on March 26-28 at the Briars Resort, Jackson’s Point, Lake Simcoe, Ont. … READ MORE →

U.S. National XC Championships Men’s 50km Freestyle – Canada’s Babikov Wins, USA’s Elliott Claims Title

(Fort Kent, ME) – The new snow may have created slow conditions for most people, but Canada’s Ivan Babikov feeds on challenge. He went out today and won the U.S. National XC Ski Championship’s … READ MORE →

2010 Olympics Won’t Lose Money Reports VANOC

(Vancouver, BC) – Now that the Olympic Games are over, the festivities have concluded and the athletes have gone home, it’s time to crunch the numbers – so did the Vancouver Olympic … READ MORE →

U.S. National XC Championships Women’s 30km Freestyle – Randall Wins

Canada's Gosling 5th

(Fort Kent, ME) – “Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow” stopped the women’s field from covering 30km on Wednesday, to see who would win the title of National 30km Champion. Wet but … READ MORE →

World Cup Finals Report

(Fort Kent, ME) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall from Anchorage just wrapped up her World Cup season in Europe with the final in Falun, Sweden last week. She is now in Fort Kent, Maine, … READ MORE →

Norwegian Anti-Doping Agency Tests at 2010 Norwegian Birkie

March 23, 2010 – Norway has stepped up their anti-doping stance recently testing skiers at the famous 54km classic Norwegian Birkie, on Saturday. Readers may remember that in February, when Finnish cross-country ski star, … READ MORE →

4th Annual Equinox Ski Challenge – Record Setting Conditions

(West Yellowstone, MT) – Sunny skies, mild temperatures and a fast course contributed to several new event records and countless personal records being set by the 89 participants of the 4th Annual Equinox Ski … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 Contest Standings after Falun Pursuit

(Toronto, ON) – Here are the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 contest standings after the Falun Pursuit held on March 20 in Falun, Sweden. TeamMagnus took over the lead with 1589 … READ MORE →

U.S. National XC 30/50km Championships and SuperTour Finals – Preview

(Fort Kent, ME) – The USSA National Cross country Ski 30/50km Freestyle Championships are “on tap” for Wednesday at the 10th Mountain Center in Fort Kent. The Maine Winter Sports Center … READ MORE →

2010 American Birkebeiner Video Now Available

– The American Birkebeiner and the Central Cross Country Ski Association present the 2010 American Birkebeiner Video with two DVDs and great footage of this year’s Birkie with on trail and aerial shots, interviews, … READ MORE →

Dear Dmitry!
The entire Russian ski team is appealing to you for help. We need to change the system of our Ski Federation. Right now everyone is looking for culprits for our failure at the Olympics, … READ MORE →

Russia National XC Ski Team Presents Open Letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

– The following letter on skisport.ru was apparently written by the Russian National XC Ski Team immediately following the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver and given to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev when awards were … READ MORE →

FIS XC WCup Falun Finale Photos

(Falun, Sweden) – Here is a selection of photos from the FIS Viessemann XC World Cup finale held in Falun, Sweden on the weekend. The competition was a mini-tour of the last … READ MORE →

SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 Contest Standings after Falun Prologue

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS World Cup 09.10 contest standings after the Falun Prologue held on March 19 in Falun, Sweden. Kenmores Workhorses continues to lead … READ MORE →

Currier and Dunklee Win Season Finale at North American/US Biathlon Championships

(Fort Kent, Maine) – Russell Currier had felt like this was a lost season, but he overcame his disappointment to finish with a bang, taking the North American Biathlon 15k Mass Start Championship in … READ MORE →

2010 Paralympics Classic Sprint Reports – McKeevers Win Third Gold Updated

(Whistler, BC) – It was something they had never done before, but they made it a goal for these Games – three races, three gold medals. The final day of the Paralympic Games started … READ MORE →

2010 Canadian Nationals XC Ski Juvenile/Junior/Senior Results – Touchette and Swanson Win Senior Titles Updated

(Whitehorse, Yukon) – In the Junior men’s 20km event Joey Burton from BC’s Overlander Ski Club captured the Canadian Championship with an 8-second victory over two local skiers. Martin Schrama of Banff finished 4th … READ MORE →

FIS XC WCup Falun Men’s 15km Free Handicap Start – Northug Wins Overall, Babikov 17th, Newell 19th Overall

(Falun, SWE) – The FIS Viessemann XC World Cup finale, a mini-tour of the last four events in the series, concluded on Sunday with Petter Northug (NOR) winning the mini-tour and claiming the overall … READ MORE →

FIS XC WCup Falun Women’s 10km F Handicap Start – Bjoergen Scores, Kowalcyzk Wins Overall Triple, Randall Strong 17th Updated+Video

(Falun, SWE) – The final race of the FIS Veissemann XC Ski World Cup 2009/10 season on Sunday, the 10km Freestyle in Falun, Sweden, saw Norway’s Marit Bjoergen hold on to her 51.9-second lead … READ MORE →

NENSA Marathon Series Sugarloaf Ski Marathon – Kelly and Golovkina Win 50km

( Carrabassett Valley, ME) — On a warm sunny day at Sugarloaf, Colby College assistant coach Ryan Kelly and Olga Golovkina (Colby College) skied away from their respective fields to win the day in … READ MORE →

Thank You Canada !

(Whistler, BC) – Wow, it’s already been a few weeks since the end of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and I’ve barely even had a chance to let the whole experience sink in! For … READ MORE →

Biathlon World Cup Oslo 10/12.5km Pursuit – Hauswald and Fourcade Win, Burke 24th, Kocher 29th Updated

(Oslo, NOR) – Germany’s Simone Hauswald and Martin Fourcade of France both made it 2-for-2 as they followed up their sprint victories winning Saturday’s 10km and 12.5km Pursuit races respectively in Oslo.
Starting Saturday’s pursuit … READ MORE →

Collette Bourgonje to Receive Prestigious Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award at the Closing Ceremony

(Whistler, BC) – At every Paralympic since the 1988 Seoul Games, two athletes – one male, one female – have been awarded the prestigious Whang Youn Dai Adversity Award. The recipients are those athletes … READ MORE →

2010 Paralympics 7.5/14km Sit Ski – Russians Rule, Canada 4th

(Whistler, BC) – Skiing conditions were hard and fast, and skies were clear and quickly warming up as six countries with three skiers each lined up for the women’s 7.5km relay. This event combines … READ MORE →