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Registration for the Nakkertok Alumni Candy Cane Cup Closes 12 Midnight Dec. 13

December 13, 2017 (Cantley,  QC) – Registration for the Nakkertok Alumni Candy Cane Cup closes midnight tonight. The Nakkertok Alumni Candy Cane Cup is an early season, CPL points race.
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Three More Russian XC Skiers Suspected of Doping – Kryukov, Bessmertnykh, Matveyeva in Hot Water

December 12, 2017 (Moscow, Russia) – According to the Russian News Agency, TASS, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspects three more Russian cross-country skiers of anti-doping rules violations. Olympic gold medallist Nikita Kryukov … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IBU Executive Board Relegates the Russian Biathlon Union to Provisional Membership

December 12, 2017 – Following the decision of the IOC to suspend the Russian NOC and create a path for a clean individual athlete to compete at the Pyoengchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Caitlin Patterson and Ian Torchia Win Haywood NorAm/US SuperTour 10/15km FR Races

December 11, 2017 (Vernon, BC) – Day two of the Haywood NorAm & Sprints / USSA SuperTour saw sunny skies and a temperature hovering around -2 degree Celsius as skiers from around North … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey Claims Strong 10th in Men’s 15km FR at Davos World Cup as Manificat Tops Field

December 11, 2017 (Davos, Switzerland)December 11, 2017 (Davos, Switzerland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey posted his best result at high altitude in Davos finishing 10th in the men’s 15km individual start won … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bjornsen Leads 4 Americans into Top 20 in Women’s 10km FR Interval Start at Davos

December 11, 2017 (Davos, Switzerland) – Sadie Bjornsen led four Americans in the top 20 with a solid 12th-place finish in the women’s 10 km interval start as Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg (NOR) topped … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada 9th as Germany Claims IBU World Cup Women’s 4x6km Relay at Hochfilzen

December 11, 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) – Canada’s Emma Lunder, Rosanna Crawford, Megan Bankes and Julia Ransom raced to a 9th-place finish as Germany took the win in the women’s 4x6km Relay at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team USA 9th in IBU Men’s Relay at Hochfilzen as Norway Triumphs – Canada 15th

December 11, 2017 (Ostersund, Sweden) – Team USA raced to a 9th-place finish on Sunday in the men’s 4×7.5-kilometer relay as Norway claimed a solo victory in windy Hochfilzen with Germany second and France … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Thompson and USA’s Miller Win Haywood NorAm / USSA SuperTour Sprints at Sovereign Lake

December 09, 2017 (Vernon, BC) – Over 550 skiers from around North America eager to rid themselves of the early-season race butterflies ascended upon the Rotary Stadium at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Hamilton 9th as Norway’s Klaebo Claims Record 6th Victory in Men’s 1.5km Sprint FR at Davos

December 09, 2017 (Davos, SUI) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton led the North Americans finishing 9th after advancing to the semis in the men’s 1.5km Sprint F won by Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Randall in 3rd Leads Three Americans in Sprint FR Final @ Davos – Nilsson Wins Over Falla

December 09, 2017 (Davos, SUI) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall took home her first World Cup podium since having her first child in April 2016. Officially it was her second podium since the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Doherty 17th In IBU World Cup Pursuit as Boe Triumphs Again in Hochfilzen – Canada’s Lunder 27th

December 09, 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) – American Sean Doherty sharpened his sprint performance to claim 17th in the men’s 12.5km pursuit with two penalties at 2:12.8 behind winner Johannes Thingnes Boe of Norway. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Ski Team Rolls Out New Wax Truck + PHOTOS

December 08, 2017 (Davos, SUI) – When the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team rolled into Davos, Switzerland for the FIS Cross Country World Cup this weekend, it did do so in style. Thanks … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Smith 19th & USA’s Doherty 22nd w/Clean-shooting at Hochfilzen Sprint – Boe & Domracheva Win

December 08, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – Canada’s Nathan Smith delivered clean shooting en route to 19th in the men’s 10-kilometer Sprint at the BMW IBU World Cup 2 in Hochfilzen as Johannes Thingnes … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canmore World Cup Kicks Off Para Nordic Ski Season Dec. 9-17

December 08, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Another exciting World Cup season for Nordic skiing is about to get underway. Athletes are in top form going into the crucial Paralympic year and the battles … READ MORE → 0 comments

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One Way Nordic Sample Sale Dec 15-16 in Toronto

December 08, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – One Way Nordic Canada in Toronto is hosting a Winter Clothing Sample Sale. All items are priced to go, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to get … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bend Endurance Academy Welcomes Sandy Visnack as New Executive Director

December 07, 2017 (Bend, OR) – Sandy Visnack of Bend, Oregon has been named the next Executive Director of the Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) by the organization’s governing board.  Ms. Visnack will assume … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest Standings after Lillehammer

December 06, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Here are the standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest following Lillehammer where American Sadie Bjornsen was on the Sprint CL podium again on Day … READ MORE → 0 comments

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INSIDE THE FENCE – It’s Not the Size of the Truck

December 06, 2017 (Davos, SUI) – By far the most fun we have ever had making an Inside the Fence episode. Big thanks to the wax staff from the USA, Switzerland, France, Canada, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IOC Suspends Russian NOC and Creates Path for Clean Athletes at PyeongChang 2018

December 05, 2017 – The IOC Executive Board today studied and discussed the findings of the Commission led by the former President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, addressing the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey Races to Strong 6th in Men’s 30km Skiathlon in Lillehammer as Norway’s Klaebo Wins Again

December 05, 2017 (Lillehammer, Norway) – Canada’s Alex Harvey earned his best result this season with a strong 6th place finish against a stacked field in the men’s 30km Skiathlon as Johannes Klaebo … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Diggins Stellar 5th in 15km Skiathlon as Kalla Triumphs in Lillehammer

December 05, 2017 (Lillehammer, Norway) – American Jessie Diggins claimed a stellar 5th in the women’s 15km Skiathlon on Sunday showing her fine form as Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla took home her first-ever World … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy Announces Allison McArdle as New High Performance Coach

December 05, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – The Alpine Insurance AWCA is very pleased to announce that Allison McArdle will be joining our organisation starting January 1st, as a High Performance Coach. Allison will … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bailey 17th in Men’s 12.5km Pursuit at Ostersund as Fourcade Takes Solid Victory

December 03, 2017 (Ostersund, Sweden) – American Lowell Bailey moved up five places to finish 17th in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit on Sunday at the BMW IBU World Cup 1 in Ostersund with … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Herrmann Claims Second IBU World Cup in Women’s 10K Pursuit at Östersund – Canada’s Ransom 23rd

December 03, 2017 (Ostersund, Sweden) – Canada’s Julia Ransom finished 23rd with two penalties as Germany’s Denise Herrmann claimed her second World Cup victory winning the women’s 10K pursuit at the BMW IBU … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Johansson Norgren and Nygaard Win Sgambeda

December 03, 2017 (Italy) – Britta Johansson Norgren, Lager 157 Ski Team, achieved a clean sweep in Sgambeda winning all her individual categories. Andreas Nygaard, Team Santander, showed his strength and beat everyone … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey 28th as Norway’s Klaebo Wins Men’s CL Sprint at Lillehammer

December 02, 2017 (Lillehammer, Norway) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished 28th as Norway’s Johannes Klaebo continued his class act winning the men’s 1.3km CL Sprint on day one in Lillehammer. Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bjornsen Podiums Again Takes 3rd in Women’s 1.3km CL Sprint in Lillehammer

December 02, 2017 (Lillehammer, Norway) – American Sadie Bjornsen took home her second podium this season after topping the qualifications landing third on the women’s 1.3km CL Sprint podium in Lillehammer.
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Canada’s Scott Gow Claims Career-best 16th in Men’s IBU WCup 10K Sprint in Ostersund as Tarjei Boe Wins

December 02, 2017 (Ostersund, Sweden) – Canadian Scott Gow shot clean en route to claiming a career-best 16th in the men’s 10K sprint in Ostersund, Sweden as Norway’s Tarjei Boe took home his … READ MORE → 0 comments

29.11.2017, Oestersund, Sweden, (SWE):
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Canada’s Ransom 29th in Women’s 7.5km Sprint as Germany’s Herrmann Claims First IBU World Cup

December 01, 2017 (Ostersund, Sweden) – Canada’s Julia Ransom led the North American charge placing 29th with clean shooting in the women’s 7.5-kilometer sprint at round #1 of the BMW IBU World Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard to Live Stream Opening SuperTour Weekend

December 01, 2017 (West Yellowstone, Mont.) – U.S. Ski & Snowboard, in a newly established content partnership with Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC), will live stream all of the events from this … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – High Performance Director @ Cross Country Canada

November 30, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Cross Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC) is seeking a world-class High Performance Director (HPD) to lead the development and execution of CCC’s High Performance vision and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Norway’s Boe Takes Men’s 20km IBU World Cup in Sweden with Perfect Shooting – USA’s Burke’s 32nd

November 30, 2017 (Ostersund, SWE) – American Tim Burke placed 32nd in the men’s 20km individual race with three penalties at 5:24.2 behind winner Johannes Thingnes Boe from Norway who cleaned all targets. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Final Countdown EXTENDED to 12 Midnight EST

November 30, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – With only hours to go we’re in the countdown to the final deadline to register your team for the 9th annual SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 … READ MORE → 0 comments

29.11.2017, Oestersund, Sweden, (SWE):
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Canada’s Julia Ransom Nails Career-best 9th in Women’s 15km at IBU World Cup Kick Off in Sweden

November 30, 2017 (Ostersund, Sweden) – Canada’s Julia Ransom took home her first top-10 finish in the women’s 15-kilometer at the IBU World Cup 2017/18 season kick-off at Ostersund, Sweden on Nov. 29. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Imposes Provisional Suspensions on 6 Russian Cross-Country Skiers

November 30, 2017 – The IOC Disciplinary Commission recently issued its decisions in the cases against Cross-Country skiers Alexander Legkov, Evgeniy Belov, Julia Ivanova, Evgenia Shapovalova, Alexey Petukhov and Maxim Vylegzhanin on 1st … READ MORE → 0 comments

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A Cross Country Ski Story by Bjorger Pettersen Launched – 435 Pages with 300+ Photos

November 29, 2017 – Friesens Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Bjorger V. Pettersen’s amazing in-depth book “A Cross Country Ski Story” that chronicles the development of the sport of cross-country … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Countdown Begins

November 28, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – The countdown for the final deadline to register your team for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest has begun. Don’t miss your chance to win … READ MORE → 0 comments

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West Yellowstone 5/10km FR Season Opener – More PHOTOS

November 27, 2017 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Check out these additional photos from the West Yellowstone 5/10km FR season opener this past weekend where tight finishes saw CXC’s Kyle Bratrud and Caitlin Gregg (CXC … READ MORE → 0 comments

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IOC Sanctions Five Russian Athletes and Publishes First Full Decision as Part of the Oswald Commission Findings

November 27, 2017 – Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published new decisions from the Oswald Commission hearings, which are being conducted in the context of the Sochi 2014 forensic and analytic … READ MORE → 0 comments

26.11.2017, Ruka, Finland (FIN):
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Harvey Just Off Final Podium in 4th at Ruka Triple World Cup Opener as Klaebo Bests Sundby

November 26, 2017 (Ruka, Fin) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished a fab fourth, a mere 0.6 seconds off the final podium, as Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo claimed the season opening Ruka Triple mini-tour.
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Norway Triumphs in Mixed Relay as IBU World Cup Kicks Off in Sweden – Canada 15th, USA 21st

(Oestersund, Sweden) – Norway took home the mixed relay crown again as the BMW IBU World Cup got underway in Oestersund, Sweden. The Norwegian squad used 13 spare rounds as anchor Emil Hegle Svendsen held … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bjornsen Claims 10th Overall as Kalla Wins Ruka Mini Tour Season Opener

November 26, 2017 (Ruka, Finland) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen raced to 10th in the women’s 10 km FR Pursuit, as Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla claimed the win on the final stage to take … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Fletcher Scores Another Top 20 on Day 2 in Finland

November 26, 2017 (Ruka, Finland) – Bryan Fletcher had another strong day of competition as he recorded his second top 20 World Cup result of the season in Ruka. On day two of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest – Over 200 Teams Entered

November 26, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce that well over 200 teams have entered the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest. The season has begun with the Ruka mini … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Gregg and Bratrud Take West Yellowstone 5/10km FR Opener

November 25, 2017 (West Yellowstone, MT) – Caitlin Gregg (CXC Team/LNR/Team Gregg) edged out Caitlin Patterson (CGRP) by a mere 0.9s in the women’s 5km FR as the season got underway in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

24.11.2017, Ruka, Finland (FIN):
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Canada’s Harvey 13th on Day 2 in Men’s 15km CL at Ruka Mini Tour – Klaebo Wins

November 25, 2017 (Ruka, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey, 29, finished 13th in the men’s 15-kilometre classic-ski individual start race on Day 2 at the Ruka mini-tour as Norway went 1-2 with Johannes … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Diggins 10th in Women’s 10km CL at Ruka on Day 2 as Bjoergen Claims Victory

November 25, 2017 (Ruka, Finland) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins delivered a top-10 finish in the women’s 10km CL interval start on day two in Ruka as Marit Bjoergen of Norway was in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Borah Teamwear Holiday Sale – 20% Off!

November 24, 2017 – After 20-years in business, Borah Teamwear is celebrating big this holiday season, offering 20% off all Nordic ski suits, including stock designs from their online collection and individual-custom ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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(Ruka, Finland) – Nordic National Team member Bryan Fletcher had a strong start to his season earlier today, posting a 17th place finish in the opening Nordic Combined World Cup of the year. The … READ MORE → 0 comments