Archive | April, 2011

Gaillard and Johaug Win Skarverennet

(Ustaoset, Norway) – Jean Marc Gaillard (FRA) won the 38km Skarverennet on Saturday edging out Norwegians Chris Jespersen in second with Frode Andresen landing on the podium in third following a tight race to … READ MORE →

FIS Seminars – Homologation May 20-22 and Roller Skiing June 11-12

– FIS will be presenting a cross-country homologation seminar in Falun, Sweden from May 20-22, 2011. The core content will include group works in order to design a venue that will … READ MORE →

Veerpalu to Appear at FIS Anti-Doping Hearing June 5

– Andrus Veerpalu (EST), the two-time Olympic gold medal winner who retired from competitive cross-country skiing on the eve of this year’s World Championships in Oslo, recently tested positive for Human Growth Hormone – … READ MORE →

Canadian Para-Athlete Tyler Mosher Completes Three Birkies

– Canada’s Tyler Mosher, 2009 Para-Snowboard World Champ and 2010 Paralympic XC ski team member, completed three Birkebeiner events this season, and recently finished fourth and sixth at the World Snowboard Federation Para-Snowboard World … READ MORE →

Norway’s Skarverennet to Wrap Up 2010/11 Ski Season

(Norway) – The end of the Cross-Country season is expected to witness 12,000 cross-country skiers at the start in Geilo, Norway for the season-concluding Skarverennet on Saturday, April 30th. For most of the participants, … READ MORE →

Russia’s Dementiev Plans to Return in 2011-2012

– Last October we reported that Russian skier Yevgeny Dementiev, who retired after testing positive for EPO during the 2009 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme, was considering a comeback in 2011-12. His … READ MORE →

Media Vote Bjoergen and Boe Queen and King of Nordic Skiing

– The members of the Forum Nordicum have again elected the Queen and King of Nordic Skiing. The Norwegian Cross-Country world champion Marit Bjoergen and her countryman, biathlete Tarjei Boe were … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall Conquers Tallest Peak in Maui

– U.S. Ski Team member Kikkan Randall is currently enjoying some well-deserved vacation time in Hawaii after a long competitive XC ski season, which included World Cup medals and a top 10 in the … READ MORE →

Bend Endurance Academy Seeks Collegiate/Older Juniors for Summer Nordic Training Program

(Bend, OR) – 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 training with professional coaches and a highly … READ MORE →

Altai Ski Company Launched

– The Altai Ski Company is born. Altai Skis represent a convergence of utility and adventure in backcountry ski design. Altai Skis’ first ski, the Hok, is a hybrid of ski and snowshoe. The … READ MORE →

Winter Youth Olympic Games – Less than a Year to go

(Innsbruck, Austria) – As Innsbruck prepares to host the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games, Michael Stoneman visits the Austrian city for the Olympic Review to find out how the preparations are progressing.
With less than … READ MORE →

IOC’s Hope Photo Contest – Win a Trip to Switzerland

– The Olympic Museum has just launched a photo contest in conjunction with the temporary exhibition currently showing at The Olympic Museum! There are many prizes to be won including a VIP tour of … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – SportMedBC, COC

– If you’re on the hunt for a new job that’s sports and physical activity related, check out these openings from SportMedBC and the Canadian Olympic Committee. SportMedBC is seeking a Coordinator for its … READ MORE →

Matching Dollars Directly Support NENSA Programs

– We have met the 2011 Annual Fund Goal, but with 5 days left, a new donor has stepped forward with a really exciting offer: “Every dollar NENSA raises from this point through the … READ MORE →

Babikov on Wipeout Canada

– Watch this special athletes’ edition of Wipeout Canada that features National Team XC skier Ivan Babikov pitting himself against 19 other great Canadian athletes. Babikov made it through to the final four and … READ MORE →

CXC Academy’s Training Season IV Kicks Off

– April 25th highlighted the beginning of Training Season IV in CXC Academy. As always, we strongly suggest you start your training year by working through the Yearly Overview Steps 1, 2 and 3 … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – CAAWS, PacificSport Northern BC, University of Manitoba

– Here are a few sport-related career opportunities, including Communications and Operations Coordinator with CAAWS, Strength and Conditioning Specialist with PacificSport Northern BC, and Certified Exercise Physiologist for the University of Manitoba. Read on … READ MORE →

USSA National J2 Camp – Registration Deadline is May 20

(Sun Valley, ID) – The 2nd annual National J2 Talent Camp will be conducted August 1- August 8, 2011 in Sun Valley, ID. The camp will provide a great opportunity for many of the … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunities – SportLink and the Canadian Olympic Committee

– Here are three positions now open for applications including SportLink out of Sudbury seeking an Executive Director and two opportunities at the Canadian Olympic Committee as a Graphic Designer and a Director, Brand … READ MORE →

Memories of the Development of Skiing in Alberta

(Camrose, Alberta) – Irvin Servold has had a lifelong involvement in Nordic skiing, starting from his childhood in Camrose, Alberta. He began competing as a youngster and twice represented Canada in the Winter Olympic … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – University of Alaska Fairbanks Ski Coaching Intern Position

(Fairbanks, Alaska) – The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a full-time opening for a ski coaching intern for its ski team for a 6-month period. The intern will assist the head and assistance ski … READ MORE →

Nordic Athletes Retire and Bid Farewell to an Era

– Every fourth year, the FIS disciplines have a season marked by the absence of the World Championships and Olympic Games, which often encourages the retirement of top athletes who decide to bring down … READ MORE →

FIS Anti-Doping Program Continues to Focus on Out-of-Competition Testing

– 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 →

Alissa Johnson Awarded Women’s Sports Foundation Grant

(Park City, UT) – The Women’s Sports Foundation has awarded Alissa Johnson, Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team member, with a Travel & Training Fund grant. Thanks to a partnership between WSF and Gatorade, $100,000 … READ MORE →

The Way I See It – Prize Money, Canadian Coach?, Missing Component, Changed Kikkan, World Cup Flop

– Was I ever wrong… I’ve been operating under the illusion that all of the prize money won on the FIS WCup circuit has been paid to the skiers by FIS. Hello Marty, … READ MORE →

2011 Oregon Spring Camp – May 26-30

(Bend, OR) — Registration is open to the general public for the 2010 Oregon Spring Camp taking place May 26-30, 2011 (Memorial Day weekend) at Bend/Mt Bachelor, Oregon. Designed primarily as a master/citizen XC … READ MORE →

2012 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominations

(Park City, Utah) – The following is the USSA’s list of nominations for the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. The nominations include those athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA … READ MORE →

Sauce Headwear to Outfit Young Skiers with Hip Headwear

(Canmore, AB) – Canadian youth taking their first tracks in cross-country skiing will begin pursuit of their Olympic dream fitted with the hippest headgear in the sport, thanks to a partnership struck between Sauce … READ MORE →

Rockin’ the Riviera Maya

(Mexico) – The very first thing I did after getting to our hotel in Mexico? Ran to the BEACH!!! I ran into the water, almost tripped over coral, and nearly squashed a stingray … READ MORE →

Southern Ontario Training Centre – Renewed Search for Head Coach

(Barrie, ON) – The Southern Ontario Training Centre (SOTC) once again invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Head Coach, to lead the growth and development of this newly formed high … READ MORE →

Join Team XC Ottawa Today – Deadline April 24th

(Ottawa. ON) – We are looking for talented, committed, and determined athletes for our team. On-line application to join XC Ottawa for the coming year is now open. Closing date is now Sunday April … READ MORE →

The Sasseville Report – Part 2 Using your Goals to Help you to Succeed

  (Barrie, ON) – As I mentioned in my previous report, spring is the time when cross-country skiers should sit down and evaluate their previous season and start the process of setting goals for the … READ MORE →

Mobile-Enhanced Global DRO Now Available for Athletes

(Ottawa, Ontario) – Athletes can now check their medications when out and about thanks to the new mobile-enhanced website for Global DRO (Global Drug Reference Online). Global DRO provides athletes and … READ MORE →

Employment Opportunity at CCES – Testing Coordinator

– The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport is an independent, national, non-profit organization whose mission is to foster ethical sport for Canadians. We are seeking an individual to fill the position of Testing … READ MORE →

Kowaczyk Wins 60km Avacha Marathon in Kamchatka

(Kamchatka, Russia) – FIS World Cup overall winner Justyna Kowalczyk (POL) won the 18th annual 60km Avacha Marathon in Kamchatka where she is recuperating. Kowalczyk promised organizers she would return and kept her word … READ MORE →

The Sasseville Report – Part 1 Evaluating Your Season and Setting Goals

(Barrie, ON) – The racing season is over and in most parts of Canada the snow has melted and cross-country ski racers have put away their skis and are starting to think about summer … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – North Bay Nordic Club

(North Bay, ON) – The North Bay Nordic Ski Club is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Ski Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will oversee all programs delivered by the club, … READ MORE →

Fast and Female’s Northern Empowerment Weekend Report

(Norman Wells, NT) – Fast and Female hosted its second Northern Youth Empowerment Weekend in the Norman Wells, Northwest Territories on April 8, 9, and 10, 2011. A total of 46 female skiers between … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coaching Development Coordinator at CCC

(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 … READ MORE →

Sports Day in Canada – Sept. 17

– Make sure that you get in the game and be a part of Canada’s biggest celebration of sport on September 17. The second annual Sports Day in Canada is shaping up to be … READ MORE →

Kristin Stoermer Steira to Continue Racing

– Norwegian media are reporting that Kristin Stoermer Steira, 29, will continue World Cup racing until the 2013 Nordic World Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Steira had a difficult season when she was injured … READ MORE →

Vyalbe Supports Veerpalu – Russian Door Open for Mati Alaver

– Mati Alaver, Estonian Ski Team coach, has refused to accept the job of Russian Ski Team Coach offered by the Russian Ski Federation according to ERR News. Alaver states that his priority is … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Nakkertok Ski Club Coach

(Ottawa, ON) – Nakkertok Ski Club and the Nakkertok Racing Program has an opening for a full-time coach starting in the spring of 2011. This position is focused on developing our Midget and Juvenile … READ MORE →

Arendz Report – What a Year!

(Canmore, AB) – The 2010-11 season is in the history books and will go down as a year that can only be dreamt of. With four World Cup seasons under my belt and my … READ MORE →

Kershaw Wins Tellement Sport Male Athlete of the Year

(Quebec City, QC) – Canmore, Alberta’s Devon Kershaw was announced Tellement Sport’s Male Athlete of the Year after the Canadian XC ski star logged a breakthrough season in which he won his first ever … READ MORE →

Canmore Nordic Polar Cup – CCC Ski Tournament Report

(Canmore, AB) – Walt Disney once said ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. I’m not sure he was referring to a trip around the world, becoming dogsledders, salt mine workers, or … READ MORE →

Spend Easter at Mont-Sainte-Anne with Alex Harvey World XC Ski Champion!

(Beaupré, QC) – From April 22 to the 25, spend Easter at Mont-Sainte-Anne for the last ski weekend of season 2011! For the occasion, the resort will be hosting its official ambassador Alex Harvey, … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Maine Coast Nordic Coach

– The Coastal Nordic Ski Club (CNSC), a nonprofit organization located in southern Maine, is seeking a Head Coach for the Maine Coast Nordic (MCN) Ski Team. MCN currently has over 25 athletes representing … READ MORE →

Nordix 2011 Video Action Spills and Thrlls

(Chelsea, QC) – Check out this video of exciting race action with spills and thrills from the 1st Annual Nordix Fortune Cup Cross Country Ski Cross and Super Sprint, presented by XCZone, Madshus, and … READ MORE →

Racing Rocks Whitehorse School Challenge Report

(Whitehorse, YT) – The Racing Rocks Whitehorse School Challenge on March 30 was a great success this year! We had 145 students participating between grades 4 and 7 (2001-1998) from eight different schools in … READ MORE →