Archive | July, 2014

Liz Stephen and Maurice Manificat Win Lysebotn Opp at Blink Ski Festival

(Norway) – The USA’s Liz Stephen and France’s Maurice Manificat have won the Lysebotn Opp, the first stage of the 2014 Blink Ski Festival, a popular three-day Rollerski race. Stephen bested Norway’s Kristin Størmer … READ MORE →

4th Annual Epic Summer Event Fundraiser this Weekend – Aug. 3rd

(Craftsbury Common, Vermont) – Get your mountain bike loaded up and get ready for an EPIC event at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, this Sunday, August 3rd! NEW this year, the event includes a free event … READ MORE →

Kershaw Report – Spring/Summer 2014 Super Update + Wedding Bells are Ringing in Norway

– God, it’s been a long time. Why is that a familiar refrain with me regarding the frequency and consistency of website blog updates in my time? I could cowardly hide behind any number … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary – Coaching Level 1 & 2

(Calgary, AB) – There are two jobs available in Coaching positions open for Strength and Conditioning Levels 1 and 2 at Canadian Sport Institute Calgary. Both have a deadline date of Aug. 20.
Strength and Conditioning … READ MORE →

Gatineau Loppet 2015 – Registration is Now OPEN

(Gatineau, QC) – Departure is given for cross-country skiers for the 37th edition of the Gatineau Loppet wich will be held from February 13th to 15th in the Gatineau Park. Registration is officially open … READ MORE →

BrandHealth Wins International Clio Advertising Award for Cross Country Ski Canada’s Completely Pure Campaign

– Peterborough-based advertising agency BrandHealth was a big winner at the recent inaugural Clio Sports Awards. The agency and Cross Country Ski Canada won the top award in the print category, a Grand Clio, … READ MORE →

19 Annual 24 Hours of Great Glen 2014 – Aug. 8-11

(Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire) – Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center welcomes back the 12 & 24 Hours of Great Glen for its 19th season on August 9th and 10th. The unique mountain bike race … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at Biathlon Canada – Domestic Programs Manager

– The Domestic Programs Manager is a key staff position within the organization and as such provides the overall coordination aspect of all biathlon sport development programs (coaching, officials and competition programs).
The DPM ensures … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Coach & Partner Services Team Member-Coaching Association of Canada

(Ottawa, ON) – The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the … READ MORE →

American Birkie Alert – Register by July 31 and SAVE

– Ready for the epic adventure of the 2015 Swix American Birkebeiner? Here’s the latest update: Register by July 31 and SAVE $15 on your registration for the American Birkebeiner 50/54K, Kortelopet 23K, or … READ MORE →

Marit Bjørgen Awarded Fair Play Mecenate 2014

(Castiglion Fiorentino, ITA) – Norway’s Cross-Country queen and six-time Olympic Champion Marit Bjørgen was awarded the international prestigious Fair Play Mecenate award for 2014. On 23rd July 23, she received the award in Castiglion … READ MORE →

FIS Cross-Country World Cup Venues – Summer Inspections Underway

– Summer is in full swing and so are the inspections of the FIS Cross-Country World Cup venues for the 2014/15 season. Until now, the FIS team has visited venues that are back in … READ MORE →

Canada’s Biathletes Reunite for Road to 2018 – New Partners on Board

(Ottawa, ON) – The nation’s top biathletes loaded up its support as they begin their new journey towards the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, by welcoming six partners to the team’s pool of product sponsors, … READ MORE →

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario Appoints New Experts

(Toronto, ON) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to welcome Matt Price as the new Lead, Strength and Conditioning and Christine St. Clair as a Sport Nutritionist. CSIO is also excited to … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Case Manager Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada

(Montreal, QC) – The SDRCC is looking to hire a permanent and full-time Case Manager to assist the Executive Director in the management of the Dispute Resolution Secretariat (tribunal). The successful candidate will work … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Team Alaska Camp Update and Photos + Interviews with Andy Newell and Noah Hoffman

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The US XC Ski Team is in Alaska this year for their second training camp opting for Eagle Glacier instead of the Snow Farm in New Zealand this year to ease … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Head Coach at Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club (BTNSC), in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is seeking to fill the full-time position of Head Coach.
BTNSC currently offers training programs from Mini-Midget/Peewee through to Masters age … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at Canadian Olympic Committee – Bilingual Receptionist & Operations Assistant

(Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private … READ MORE →

Introducing New FIS Council Member – Dexter Paine

July 20, 2014 –  was elected to the FIS Council at the Congress in Barcelona in 2014 and was also named FIS Vice President. A former alpine ski racer, Paine is also currently chairman of the … READ MORE →

Big Thunder’s Head Coach, Adam Kates Stepping Down

July 20, 2014 (Thunder Bay, Ontario) – Big Thunder Nordic Ski Club is sad to announce that Adam Kates is stepping down from his position as the club’s Head Coach. After 6 years in this … READ MORE →

US XC Ski Team Alasaka Camp Tweets and Photos

(Alaska) – The US XC Ski Team is in Alaska for a training camp including time on snow at Eagle Glacier. From the looks of it they’re cooking up a storm and them some, … READ MORE →

Russian Biathletes Iourieva and Starykh Receive Doping Bans

(Moscow, Russia) – Two Russian biathletes, Ekaterina Iourieva and Irina Starykh were handed bans for failing doping tests, one of them was a former world champion reports AP. Both women tested positive for banned … READ MORE →

WADA to Develop New ADAMS System in 2016

(Montreal, QC) – Dear Colleagues, WADA will call for organizations to submit proposals to develop a new Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), which will be launched in 2016.
ADAMS is the worldwide anti-doping clearinghouse … READ MORE →

Olympic Ski Champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle Receives 2-Yr Ban

(Berlin, Germany) – Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, an Olympic biathlete and two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion, is now serving a two-year ban for failing a drug test at the Sochi 2014 Olympics reports BBC.
On Feb. 21 … READ MORE →

Hardwood Ski and Bike Named Mountain Bike Venue for Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

Oro-Medonte, ON) – The best mountain bikers in the Americas will be chasing down gold as they fly down the Boneshaker, go on a Coffee Run and do the Grunt Climb at Hardwood Ski … READ MORE →

Preparations Underway for 2015 FIS Junior/U23 Nordic World Ski Championships in Almaty Kazakhstan

– For the first time, Almaty (KAZ) will host the world’s best Nordic skiers at the FIS Junior & U23 Nordic World Ski Championships, which will take place in February next year.

FIS representatives spent … READ MORE →

Winter World Masters Games 2015 Quebec City Website is LIVE

(Quebec City, QC) – We’re pleased to announce that the website for the Winter World Masters Games 2015 in Quebec is now available online. You will find information about the sports, venues and accommodation … READ MORE →

A New Bend in the Road – Celebration of Excellence

July 14, 2014 – While I had started to train a bit, trying to stay in shape rather than lose everything. I was pleased to get back to Canmore and focus a little bit on … READ MORE →

Melia’s Take – Is Pro Sport Too Soft on Doping?

– Over 25 years ago, Ben Johnson tested positive for anabolic steroids at the Olympics in Seoul, Korea. He was subsequently sanctioned and prohibited from involvement in sport for four years. I think it … READ MORE →

FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper’s Vision for the Next Four Years

– Welcome to the 500th edition of FIS Newsflash. Such milestones are a perfect opportunity to both reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. It is with a sense of satisfaction … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – General Manager Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre

– Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking a General Manager for the coming season to ensure operations at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre are efficient and meet the needs of the Nordic Community.
The General … READ MORE →

IOC Confirms Three Bid Cities for 2022 Winter Olympics – Oslo, Almaty, Beijing

July 11, 2014 – On July 7, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee unanimously agreed that Oslo (NOR), Almaty (KAZ) and Beijing (CHN) would progress from the Applicant City Phase to the … READ MORE →

Interview with Holly Brooks on Mount Marathon Race Victory, FIS Marathon Cup + Photos

– Check out our latest interview with USA’s Holly Brooks as she talks about her recent win at the Mount Marathon Race, the upcoming NAWTA – North American Women’s Training Alliance – in Alaska, … READ MORE →

Marwe to Team Up With CXC

– We are happy to announce that Marwe roller skis will become the official brand for CXC programs and that’s welcome news. The Finnish-based brand is imported in the United States and Canada by … READ MORE →

US Star Kikkan Randall Changes to Fischer Boots

– Kikkan Randall (USA) won the small crystal globe three times in succession as the best sprinter of the season in 11/12, 12/13 and 13/14. The fastest woman in the cross-country World Cup will … READ MORE →

Women’s Ski Jumping USA Announces New Executive Director

(Park City, Utah) – Women’s Ski Jumping USA is excited to announce Melissa Brooke as the foundation’s new Executive Director. Brooke, of Park City, Utah, will support the top-ranked Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team … READ MORE →

Craftsbury Junior Dryland Camp – August 4-8

– Building on the success of our daycamps, we’re excited to offer our Junior Ski Camp for U16-20 skiers (born in 2000 and earlier), located at the perfect camp setting of our sister organization, … READ MORE →

U.S. Olympic Committee Recognizes Erik Flora as National Coach of the Year

(Colorado Springs, CO) – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) coach Erik Flora (Anchorage) was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 2013 National Coach of the Year. He is the fourth USSA coach to … READ MORE →

Job Opportunities – Canadian Paralympic Committee

(Ottawa, ON) – We are currently recruiting for the below two positions within Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Communications Department. The two positions are as follows:
1) Coordinator, Communications Part Time – This is a part time position working … READ MORE →

NENSA Eastern REG Camp Wrap Up

(Lake Placid, NY) – As part of the camp the REG group headed to the trails for a hike up to Algonquin, and maybe a couple of other high peaks along the way. A … READ MORE →

National Development Centre Thunder Bay Launches New Fundraising Campaign

(Thunder Bay, ON) – We have an exciting new fundraising initiative starting here at the National Team Development Centre in Thunder Bay. We would like to get the incredible community excited about our athletes, … READ MORE →

Nominate a 2015 Canada Winter Games Torchbearer Today

(Prince George, BC) – The 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society is looking for torchbearers to help Illuminate the North, as part of the 2015 Games Torch Relay. Nominations for one of the 150 … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – CCC Assistant Administrator

(Canmore, AB) – Looking for an exciting and dynamic team to work with? You have found the right place! Cross Country Canada is the National Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in Canada and is … READ MORE →

Marcialonga 2015 – Registration Now OPEN

– Entries for the 2015 Marcialonga, Italy’s most popular ski-marathon scheduled for January 25, officially opened on July 1, 2014. The only way to register is through the Registration Area on the Marcialonga website with mandatory … READ MORE →

Holly Brooks Wins 2014 Mount Marathon Race

(Seward, AK) – Renowned former USST skier, Holly Brooks, claimed the women’s victory at the grueling 2014 Mount Marathon Race on July 4. Brooks edged out last year’s champion Christy Marvin by a couple of … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 Games Officially Wraps Up Debt Free with Lasting Legacies for all Canadians

(Vancouver, BC) – Almost eleven years to the day after winning the rights on July 3, 2003 to host the 2010 Olympic Games, today the project officially ends with the release of Games’ final … READ MORE →

Happy Fourth of July… Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

– Happy 4th of July… wishing everyone the very best on this special day commemorating the historic Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Check out these fun facts as the USA celebrates its 238th … READ MORE →

Controversy Continues Over Doping Tests at Olympic Games – IBU President versus Medical Officer

(Salzburg, Austria) – The next executive meeting of the international Biathlon Union (IBU) scheduled for mid-July is likely to be stormy. As reported, the heart of the controversy is an executive board (EB) vote … READ MORE →

FIS World Snow Day Registration Off to a Flying Start

– The World Snow Day registration opened on 1st July and within the first 24 hours, registrations came in from all around the world. This year, the honour of the first event to register … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – Lead, Physiology, Performance Services

July 2, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – The position of Lead, Physiology is responsible for strategically, operationally and technically leading the Physiology (including SportLab) team within the Performance Services department of CSI Ontario. In addition the … READ MORE →