Archive | April, 2010

Costa Rica Surf with Andy Newell and Friends

(Costa Rica) – If you’re wondering what some of the top skiers on the international circuit do during the off season check out this video of US Ski Team Andy Newell and friends kicking … READ MORE →

Top Skiers Retire after 2010 Olympic Games

– The end of an Olympiad is not only marked by the Olympic Games but also by the retirement of many athletes who decide to bring down the curtain on their distinguished careers and … READ MORE →

IOC Strips Marek of Olympic Results

– Following her two-year ban by the Polish Skiing Association after testing positive for banned blood booster EPO, Kornelia Marek has been disqualified from all events she competed in at the Winter Olympics in … READ MORE →

FIS Anti-Doping Program – Out-of-competition Testing Continues

– Since the new World Anti-Doping Code became effective as of January 1, 2009, structured out-of-competition doping controls are a mandatory requirement on all International Federations. Given the demonstrated higher rate of effectiveness in … READ MORE →

CXC Upcoming Camps, Coach Announcement, CXC Academy and more…

– CXC welcomes Gus Kaeding as an Elite Assistant Coach. “I was very impressed and thank all those that applied for our CXC Elite Assistant Coaching position.  We had a diverse group of qualified applicants … READ MORE →

NENSA’s 2010 Annual Fund Drive – Thank You !

– Friends and Members of NENSA – your enthusiasm for our challenge simply blew me away and I am incredibly excited today to announce that we have met the $25K matching challenge and more!  … READ MORE →

U.S. Ski Team Vision 2011

– Every since the 2010 season came to an end, we have been hard at work creating our annual strategic plan and detailed plans regarding competition calendars, training camps, Team nominations, etc, as well … READ MORE →

Demong Ready For Opening Baseball Pitch at Mets Game

New York – Tuesday night, Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) will be atop the pitchers mound at New York’s Citi Field, throwing out the first ball at the Mets game. Read on … READ MORE →

Passion for Skiing: A History of Skiing Origins at Dartmouth College

–  Passion for Skiing is a new book by Stephen Waterhouse (Dartmouth ’67) that looks at the history development of skiing over the past 100 years. It also shows the extent to which Dartmouth … READ MORE →

Canadian Pacific Sponsored Sea to Sea to Sea – April 30 Deadline

– The final week of Sea to Sea to Sea is upon us and while some clubs are experiencing summer like conditions, others are skiing in pristine spring like conditions.  A reminder to all … READ MORE →

CXC Academy 2010/2011 Training Season III

– April 26 will highlight the beginning of Training Season III in CXC Academy. Here are some of the new and exciting additions that will be taking place including training tips from Matt Liebsch, … READ MORE →

Skarverennet 2010 – Johaug and Perl Win

(Norway) – For the fourth time in a row Therese Johaug has wonNorway’s popular Skarverennet race. The Queen of the 2010 Olympics in Whistler, Marit Bjoergen in the second place was edged out, while … READ MORE →

NENSA’s 2010 Annual Fund Drive – One Week to Go

– Friends and Members of NENSA, I know that the seasons have shifted away from winter; but I also know that NENSA staff, committees, and the board of directors are already working hard to … READ MORE →

CCC Funding Assistance Programs

– The National Cross-Country Ski Development Association has been established to assist cross-country ski clubs in financing their skier development and competitive racing programs. The primary focus will be supporting clubs that have a … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympians and Paralympians Honoured at Canmore Ceremony

(Canmore, AB) – At a recent homecoming event at the Canmore Civic Centre plaza nearly 700 fans turned out to show their appreciation for Bow Valley Olympians and Paralympians reports the Canmore Leader. Supporters … READ MORE →

Over 2 million Spectators at FIS World Cup Events

– The FIS World Cup tours in the six Olympic disciplines attracted over 2 million spectators (2.061 million) during the past 2009/2010 season, after narrowly missing the milestone during the 2008/2009 … READ MORE →

5th FIS Tour de Ski – Planning Underway

– “Post-season is pre-season” was the motto for more than 20 representatives of the organizing committees and representatives of Infront Sports and Media who conducted a debrief on the fourth edition … READ MORE →

Oslo 2011 Enters Final Preparation Phase

– The spring Coordination Group meeting for the was held immediately following the World Broadcasters Meeting by the host broadcaster NRK on Thursday and Friday 15th-16th April. Following the successful … READ MORE →

Ammann Voted King of Nordic Skiing 2010

– The Ski Jumping season dominator Simon Amman has deservingly been named the King of Nordic Skiing by the members of the Forum Nordicum, or the Union of Nordic Ski Journalists that … READ MORE →

Can Russia Turn Things Around for Sochi ?

– With a disappointing performance at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games and serious doping woes plaguing the Federation over the years the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has been hard at work to stem the … READ MORE →

2011 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominations

The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2011 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA will announce … READ MORE →

2011 U.S. Nordic Combined Team Nominations

– The following is the USSA’s preliminary list of nominations for the 2011 U.S. Nordic Combined Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA will announce … READ MORE →

Austrians Probed in Blood Doping Scandal

–  The head of Austria’s Austrian anti-doping watchdog NADA says he’ll be proceeding against athletes and trainers for their alleged involvement with Humanplasma lab, a controversial blood laboratory in Vienna reports AFP. Austrian biathlon … READ MORE →

Sean Crooks Retires

– Canadian National XC Ski Team member Sean Crooks has retired from competitive skiing and will be heading back to school at the University of Calgary, to pursue an Honors Science Degree and hopes … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee Announces New CEO and COO

(Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) today announced its new executive leadership team. COC President-Elect, Marcel Aubut, introduced Jean R. Dupré as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General and Chris … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Story Part III of IV

Competing and Coming Back On One’s Own Terms

It’s almost like alchemy — to watch Beckie Scott turn the page from the disappointment that was Nagano and come into the Salt Lake Olympics a changed competitor. Then to watch bronze turn to silver, … READ MORE →

2010 Oregon Spring Camp – Registration Open

– Registration has now opened to the general public for the 2010 Oregon Spring Camp taking place May 27-31, 2010 (Memorial Day weekend) at Bend/Mt Bachelor, Oregon. (See note below on potential of a … READ MORE →

Cross Country Canada Names Justin Wadsworth as XC Ski Team Head Coach

(Canmore, AB) – Canada’s high-performance cross-country ski athletes will begin their four-year march to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with a new head coach blazing the trail to world-leading results. Justin Wadsworth, a three-time … READ MORE →

Paris Ancaster 2010 – Canada’s Largest One-Day Cycling Classic April 18 – USAC Riders Welcome

– With no defending champions, a strong lineup of past champions, Olympians, and world championship team members are expected to make the 2010 Paris to Ancaster a very difficult race to handicap. If you … READ MORE →

Job Posting – Head Coach, Chelsea Nordiq Ski and Biathlon Club

  (Chelsea, Quebec) – Chelsea Nordiq is the largest cross-country ski and biathlon club in Quebec. The  Club has over 750 members and is based in Chelsea, Quebec. Chelsea Nordiq is  a full service club … READ MORE →

Meet Olympians Devon Kershaw and Chandra Crawford – Silent Auction

– Share the Road Cycling Coalition invites you to an evening with Olympic cross-country skiers Devon Kershaw and Chandra Crawford. Kershaw first joined forces with Share the Road last year when he and Coalition … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Kershaw, CCC Coaching, Technique, and Twitter Twatter

– I’ve now watched the CTV videos of Devon Kershaw at the Olympic 50km race twice and the last 5kms 4-5 times to try and figure out if Devon was right about his evaluation … READ MORE →

Annual WADA Symposium with Anti-Doping Organizations in Lausanne

– The annual gathering of International Federations (IFs) and National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) organized by the World Anti-Doping Agency at the University Hospital in Lausanne (SUI) took place on 13th and … READ MORE →

Bend Endurance Academy Launches Summer Team

– The Bend Endurance Academy is seeking collegiate skiers and older juniors ages 18-23 who have an interest in spending 3-4 months in Bend, Oregon supported by professional coaches and a highly motivated Nordic … READ MORE →

Assistant Coaching Position at Gunstock Nordic

– Assistant coach wanted to work for head coach Nina Gavrylyuk!  Gunstock Nordic (GNA) is an actively growing club in central NH with newly upgraded facilities and racing programs for all levels.  A biathlon … READ MORE →

FIS Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Season Recap – Women’s Ski Jumping WCup in 2012

– Following the FIS sub-committee meetings in Zürich last weekend, Walter Hofer and Ulrich Wehling, FIS Race Directors for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined, respectively, take a look back at the 2009/2010 season and … READ MORE →

Chris Grover Named US XC Head Coach

(Park City, UT) – After coaching the sprint team for four years, will take over as the head coach of U.S. Cross Country Ski Team as the team begins its run to the Olympics … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy 2010/2011

– The Alberta World Cup Academy (AWCA) is a part of the Cross Country Canada national training centre system. As a National Development Centre (NDC) our goals are to further the development of cross-country … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Drugs, Ski Changes, McKeevers, Kikkan and Andy

– Let’s talk about drugs since they’ve been in the news lately. The blame game antics continue. Kornelia Marek, the Polish skier caught for doping at Vancouver 2010 – read more here – tried … READ MORE →

Somewhere in the Elk Mountains with Liz Stephen and Friends

– Here’s a cool video of Liz Stephen and friends somewhere in Elk Mountains a high, rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of western Colorado. The helmet cam is by US ski jumper … READ MORE →

Tour de Barents Stage 4 Final – Jauhojärvi and Rroponen Win

Interview with Winner Sami Jauhojärvi

(Rovaniemi, Finland) – Finland’s Sami Jauhojärvi won the men’s race at the inaugural Tour de Barents which wrapped up in Roviniemi with the final climb of the competition on Sunday. Jean Marc Gaillard of … READ MORE →

Graham Maclean Hired as CVTC Wax Technician/Assistant Coach

– It is with great pleasure that the CVTC Society announces the hiring of Graham Maclean as wax technician and part-time assistant coach. Graham has been with the National Ski Team since 2003, most … READ MORE →

Troll Ski Marathon – Record Participation

(Lillehammer, Norway) – Lillehammer Troll Ski Marathon is one of the longest cross-country skiing races.  Almost 100 km, the race goes through the Norwegian Mountains starting in Venabu at Venabygdsfjellet and finishing in Sjusjen … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Cross Country Canada, Director of Marketing

– Cross Country Canada (“CCC”), the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada, seeks applications for full-time employment as Director of Marketing. The Director of Marketing will be responsible for the ongoing development … READ MORE →

Tour de Barents – Stage 3

(Rovaniemi, Finland) – Antti Häkämies (FIN) won the third stage of the Tour de Barents, a 1.6 km Sprint, in Rovaniemi. Sami Jauhojärvi (FIN) came second and Fulvio Scola (ITA) third. Lukas Bauer (CZE) … READ MORE →

Kati Wilhelm Retires

– German biathlete Kati Wilhelm announced here retirement following the 2010 Games after an incredibly successful 10-year career during which she won five World Championships, 21 World Cups, and three Olympic gold medals. She … READ MORE →

Tour de Barents – Stages 1, 2

(Inari, Finland) – Riitta-Liisa Roponen and Sami Jauhojärvi won first stage of the Tour de Barents. The Finnish skier was 15.2 seconds ahead of Norway’s Kristine Stoermer Steira, while Pirjo Muranen was only three … READ MORE →

Northug, Cologna, Bjoergen, Johaug Compete at Skarverennet

– Skarverennet is a cross-country skiing race held in Norway since 1974, arranged by the club Geilo IL. The race begins in Finse and finishes in Ustaoset and is 38km long. There is an … READ MORE →

New Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy Nordic Program

– The Mt. Mansfield Winter Academy is pleased to announce that it has established a Nordic program for the 2010-2011 academic year (grades 8-12) to complement the existing alpine and snowboard programs.The Mt. Mansfield … READ MORE →

US Nordic Medalists Head to Middle East

(Steamboat Springs, CO) – With a total of seven Olympic medals in tow, the U.S. Ski Team’s Nordic combined superstars Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) … READ MORE →