Archive | December, 2016

USA’s Diggins Stellar 6th in Women’s Sprint FR at Tour de Ski as Sweden’s Nilsson Rules

(Val Mustair, Switzerland) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins delivered a solid 6th place finish in the women’s Sprint FR as Stage 1 of the 11th annual Tour de Ski got underway on man-made snow … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey Solid 6th as Russia’s Ustiugov Claims Men’s Sprint FR at Tour de Ski Opener

(Val Mustair, Switzerland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey skied to a solid 6th-place finish in the men’s 1.5km skate Sprint won by Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov at the Tour de Ski Stage 1 in Val Mustair, … READ MORE →

New Wax Truck for Team USA is Coming in September 2017

– Team US is having a solid start to the season but the squad has been celebrating even more good news over the holidays as next September they will take delivery of their new … READ MORE →

FIS Decision on Appeals of 6 Provisionally Suspended Russian Cross Country Athletes

– Six Russian Cross Country athletes were provisionally suspended on December 22nd after the findings in the McLaren Report outlined alleged anti-doping rules violations in connection with the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi … READ MORE →

US Biathlon Teams Named for Youth/Junior Worlds, IBU Cup & Junior European Championships

(Jericho, Vt.) – The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee is happy to announce the Youth (U19) and Junior (U21) Biathlon World Championship Team, as well as the team for the IBU Junior Cup and the … READ MORE →

Quebec City to Host FIS XC Ski World Cup Finals in 2017 ?

December 29, 2016 (Quebec City, QC) – In an unexpected turn of events, Quebec City is suddenly a strong candidate to host the 2017 FIS Cross-country World Cup finals reports le Journal de Québec. This … READ MORE →

9-Strong US Team Unveiled for Tour de Ski 2017

(Val Mustair, Switzerland) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will enter one of its deepest and most experienced squads ever with nine athletes named, as the FIS Tour de Ski 2017 gets underway in … READ MORE →

Team Canada Announced for 11th Annual Tour de Ski 

(Val Mustair, Switzerland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey (St.-Ferreol, Qué.), Devon Kershaw (Sudbury, Ont.), Len Valjas (Toronto), and Graeme Killick (Fort McMurray, Alta.) are set to hit the start line when the world’s best cross-country … READ MORE →

Tour de Ski 2017 Preview – Snow Conditions, Contenders, Can Norway be Beaten ?

– The 11th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski, Dec. 31-Jan. 8, will soon be underway and organizers are reporting good snow conditions at the four venues. The competition schedule for TdS … READ MORE →

Russia Admits to Systematic Doping Operations – Denies Top Government Involvement

(Moscow, Russia) – In a dramatic reversal, Russian authorities are no longer denying widespread doping at the Olympics – notably including the 2014 Sochi Winter Games – reports The New York Times. Anna Antseliovich, … READ MORE →

Russians Legkov & Belov Claim Innocence – To Appeal Temporary Doping Suspensions Before Tour de Ski

– Alexander Legkov and Yevgeny Belov plan to appeal their temporary doping suspensions in hopes of participating in the upcoming Tour de Ski, Dec. 31-Jan. 8, reports TASS, a Russian news agency.
Legkov and Belov … READ MORE →

Wostawea XC Ski Club Receives $200,000 to Upgrade The Killarney Lake Trails near Fredericton

(Fredericton, NB) – The City of Fredericton and the Wostawea Cross-Country Ski Club will upgrade and improve the trails at Killarney Lake, making this region a destination of choice for recreational and competitive cross-country … READ MORE →

Job Opportunity – Manager, Experiential Marketing @ Canadian Olympic Committee

– The Canadian Olympic Committee is looking for a Manager, Experiential Marketing to help us create meaningful brand experiences for all stakeholder groups.  The role will focus on the management of COC events & … READ MORE →

Happy Holidays

 (Toronto, ON) – We would like to extend our warmest wishes to all of our readers, contributors, partners, advertisers, suppliers, supporters, families and friends across the continent, and around the globe, for a happy and safe … READ MORE →

Cross Country World Cup Athletes Request IOC and FIS Leadership for Clean Sport

– Dear President Bach, President Kasper, members of the IOC Executive Board, and members of the FIS Council, We find the handling of the evidence of state-sponsored systematic doping named in the McLaren report … READ MORE →

Six Russian XC Skiers and Two Biathletes Provisionally Suspended due to McLaren Report UPDATED

– Earlier today FIS provisionally suspended six Russian cross-country skiers linked to doping violations during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics while yesterday the IBU held a special Extraordinary Executive board meeting to announce two … READ MORE →

Youth Racing Season is Underway with Junior National Qualifier and CXC Youth Cup

– The Nordic racing season began this past weekend on the ski trails of Michigan Technology University in Houghton, Michigan with the first Junior National Qualifier and CXC Youth Cup events of the season.
Over … READ MORE →

FIS Statement on Provisional Suspensions of 6 Russian XC Skiers – Finals in Tyumen to be Moved

(Switzerland) – On December 22 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) communicated to FIS that it has opened investigations into alleged anti-doping rule violations in connection with the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi (RUS) for … READ MORE →

IOC President Bach in Hot Water with Anti-Doping Organizations

– IOC president Thomas Bach has apparently ruffled the feathers of 24 Anti-Doping Organizations who sought to meet with him for an urgent face-to-face meeting to discuss the problems in the global anti-doping system reports … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after La Clusaz

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following La Clusaz where the USA’s Rosie Brennan was the top North American in 22nd and Canada’s Dahria Beatty … READ MORE →

Alberta World Cup Academy Race Report – Dahria Beatty New Personal Best in La Clusaz

– For the second week in a row, Dahria Beatty has achieved a new personal best on the World Cup circuit, proving she can compete with the best skiers in the world. Fresh off … READ MORE →

U.S. Biathlon Names January 2017 World Cup and IBU Cup Teams

(New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee (ICC) met today and is happy to announce the rosters for the first World Cup and IBU Cup events of 2017. The ICC would like … READ MORE →

Fischer and Rossignol Join Forces to Develop TURNAMIC® For a New Nordic Future

– As Nordic skiing brands known worldwide, Fischer and Rossignol have joined forces to shape the future in a proactive way. The two companies have set common goals of further enhancing the performance and … READ MORE →

Stewart-Jones and Dumas Win 10/15km CL on Final Day of Haywood NorAm in Rossland – Holmes and Palmer-Charette Take Mini Tour

(Rossland, B.C.) – On Sunday it was another chilly day in Rossland, with the temperature around -15 deg. C. as the final day of the Haywood NorAm, mini-tour took place at the Black Jack … READ MORE →

Team USA 7th and Canada 12th as Norway 1 Dominates Women’s Relay in La Clusaz

(La Clusaz, France) – Team USA battled back to 7th place in the women’s 4 x 5km Relay in La Clusaz as Norway 1 dominated the field with a decisive 50s-lead over Finland in … READ MORE →

Norway Pips Russia for Gold in Men’s Relay as France Claims Bronze at Home in La Clusaz

(La Clusaz, France) – Norway’s Finn Haagen Krogh held off a hard-charging Sergey Ustiugov of Russia to lead Norway 1 to a mere 0.2 second win. France was all smiles in third as the … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey 21st in Mass Start for 9th Overall as Fourcade Scores Hat Trick Sweep in Nove Mesto

(Nove Mesto, CZE) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey finished 21st in the men’s 15km mass start on Sunday with three missed targets as the BMW IBU World Cup 3 came to a close in Nove … READ MORE →

Koukalova Takes Women’s IBU World Cup Mass Start Victory at Home in Nove Mesto

(Nove Mesto, CZE) – Gabriela Koukalova of Czech Republic thrilled the home crowd with her victory in the women’s mass start; the first podium for the Czech team this week and Koukalova’s second win … READ MORE →

FIS Launches Official App

– FIS is pleased to announce the launch of its new official mobile application – the FIS App – on Friday, December 16. Available on Android and iOS devices, the FIS App will offer … READ MORE →

Haywood NorAm Day 2 Buff Skate Sprints – Newell and Flowers Win

(Rossland, BC) – It was another chilly day in Rossland, B.C. with the temperature around -15 deg. C. as the Haywood NorAm, Buff skate sprints took place at Black Jack ski club.
In the morning … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey 7th and USA’s Bjornsen 20th in Men’s 15km FR in La Clusaz – Krogh Bests Sundby

(La Clusaz, FRA) – Canada’s Alex Harvey was a strong 7th in the men’s 15km FR in La Clusaz but a fateful crash took him out of the mix for the podium as Norway’s … READ MORE →

USA Brennan 22nd and Career-best 26th for Canada’s Beatty in Women’s 10km FR at La Clusaz as Weng Wins

(La Clusaz, FRA) – The USA’s Rosie Brennan was the top North American in 22nd while Canada’s Dahria Beatty continued her good form chalking up the best distance result of her career, finishing 26th … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Nails Personal Best 4th in Women’s Pursuit at IBU World Cup in Nove Mesto – Canada’s Ransom 19th

(Nove Mesto, CZE) – American Susan Dunklee continued her world class performances with a personal-best 4th in the women’s pursuit at the BMW IBU World Cup 3 in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on Saturday. … READ MORE →

USA’s Bailey Recovers to Claim 9th in Men’s Pursuit at IBU World Cup in Nove Mesto – Fourcade in Charge

(Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – Following a tough start the USA’s Lowell Bailey battled back after two missed targets to a strong 9th place finish in the men’s 12.5k Pursuit on Saturday as Martin … READ MORE →

Secret Number Codes in McLaren Report Reveal Top Russian Skiers Involved in Major Doping Scandal

– Three top Russian cross-country skiers, Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, and Nikita Kriukov have been implicated in a doping scandal that threatens to shut down the Russian national team according to a report in … READ MORE →

USA’s Dunklee Claims Brilliant Bronze in Women’s Sprint at IBU World Cup in Nove Mesto

(Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – American Susan Dunklee is poised to land on the top step of the podium as she delivered another stellar result claiming the bronze on Friday with clean shooting and … READ MORE →

Canada’s Gow Career-best 18th in Men’s Sprint at IBU WCup in Nove Mesto – Fourcade Scores Hat-trick, USA’s Bailey 20th

(Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – Calgary’s Scott Gow shot clean and posted a career-best 18th in the men’s 10km Sprint at the BMW IBU World Cup 3 in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on Thursday. … READ MORE →

NBCUniversal to Launch Domestic Olympic Channel

(Park City, Utah) – An announcement by NBCUniversal today holds the opportunity to bring even more ski and snowboarding content to fans. In a ground-breaking collaboration to connect fans to the Olympic movement all year … READ MORE →

Russia May Cancel FIS XC World Cups Scheduled in March due to McLaren Report Part 2

– Following the recent release of the second McLaren Report, which concluded that state-sponsored doing in Russia represented “an unprecedented attack on the integrity of sport”, an article at CBC.ca says that Elena Vialbe, … READ MORE →

SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Davos

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Davos where the USA’s Jessie Diggins claimed historic 4th in the women’s 15km FR while Canada’s Alex Harvey finished … READ MORE →

FIS Statement on WADA McLaren Investigation Report Part 2

– FIS has studied the WADA McLaren Investigation Report part 2, which was published on Friday 9th December 2016 relating to doping allegations in Russia and especially in connection with the Sochi 2014 Olympic … READ MORE →

Mark Arendz Adds to Medal Haul with Silver at Para-Nordic World Cup in Vuokatti on Day 3

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Make it three in a row for Canada’s Mark Arendz. The two-time Paralympic medallist skied to his third straight podium finish at the season-opening World Para-Nordic World Cup – this time … READ MORE →

Patterson and Holmes Lead US Podium Sweeps in 10/15km FR at Haywood NorAm/USSA SuperTour

(Vernon, BC) – It was a wintry day, -10 deg. C., with light falling snow, as the racers competed in Race Day 2 at Sovereign Lake as part of the Haywood NorAm series, and … READ MORE →

Canada’s Valjas 14th in Men’s 1.6 km Sprint FR at Davos – Ustiugov Wins, Hamilton 24th

(Davos, SUI) – Canada’s Len Valjas was on form finishing 14th in the men’s 1.6 km Sprint FR in Davos as Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov pushed the pace to claim gold in the final over … READ MORE →

Diggins Fab 5th in Women’s Sprint FR in Davos as Falla Dominates – Canada’s Beatty All Smiles in 25th

(Davos, SUI) – Afton, MN star, Jessie Diggins, delivered another top result for Team USA placing 5th in the women’s Sprint FR in Davos as Maiken Kaspersen Falla of Norway set a torrid pace … READ MORE →

Canada Claims 10th as France is Untouchable in Men’s Relay at IBU World Cup in Pokljuka

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Team Canada finished a solid 10th in the men’s  4×7.5km relay in ideal race conditions as France was untouchable winning the first men’s relay of the season in 1:11:56 using two … READ MORE →

Canada Rallies to Finish 11th in IBU Women’s Relay at Pokljuka World Cup as Germany Triumphs

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Canada rallied to finish 11th in the women’s 4x6km relay with solid shooting using only four spares as Germany claimed the victory over France in second with the Ukraine in third.

Canada’s … READ MORE →

Kern and Hanneman Lead US Podium Sweeps at Haywood NorAm Buff CL Sprints / USSA SuperTour – Canada’s Mehain and Williams Top Junior Fields

(Vernon, BC)  – US skiers dominated the opening round of the Haywood NorAm Buff Sprints which also doubled as round #2 of the USSA SuperTour. Held at Silver Star the 1.2 CL Sprint saw … READ MORE →

Canada’s Harvey 12th with Killick 21st in Men’s 30km FR in Davos as Sundby Rules

(Davos, SUI) – Canada’s Alex Harvey is on a steady roll capturing 12th sitting just outside the top 10 in the men’s 30km FR individual start race in Davos, Switzerland won by Norway’s Martin … READ MORE →

USA’s Diggins Takes Historic 4th in Women’s 15km FR at Davos World Cup as Oestberg Triumphs

(Davos, SUI) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins continues climb the ladder of success with a historic 4th-place finish in the women’s 15k freestyle at round #3 of the Viessmann FIS Cross Country World Cup … READ MORE →