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2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea
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USA’s Diggins & Randall Win Historic Olympic Gold in Women’s Team Sprint at PyeongChang 2018 + PHOTOS

February 21, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) won the team sprint to give the United States its first-ever women’s Olympic gold medal in cross … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Embracing the Torture of Type-Two Fun at the Winter Olympic Games

February 21, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – One of the enduring images of an Olympic Winter Games is of cross-country skiers sprawled on the snow after crossing the finish line in the men’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bjornsen and Hamilton Best-ever 6th in Olympic Men’s Team Sprint as Norway Wins – Canada 8th

February 21, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Team USA’s Erik Bjornsen (Anchorage, Alaska) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) raced to a 6th-place finish claiming the best Olympic result ever for the United States in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Randall and Diggins Win Team Sprint GOLD and Bring Home Historic First US Olympic Women’s Medal

February 21, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Jessie Diggins (Aton, Minn) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska) won Team Sprint GOLD bringing home the USA’s first Olympic women’s medal today at the 2018 PyeongChang … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Fletcher 17th in Nordic Combined Large Hill Individual Event at PyeongChang 2018

February 21, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – USA Nordic athlete Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the Americans in PyeongChang today in the Nordic Combined individual event, finishing 17th and posting a top-ten result. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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France Triumphs in Olympic Mixed Relay as Italy Takes Controversial Bronze – Team Canada 12th and USA 15th

February 20, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – Team Canada finished 12th followed by the USA 15th in the Mixed Team Relay as France captured the gold in an exciting but controversial race at … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team USA’s Randall, Diggins and Bjornsen, Hamilton Ready for Olympic Team Sprint on Feb. 21

February 20, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, Alaska) and Jessie Diggins (Aton, Minn) will represent Team USA in the team sprint on Feb. 21 at 5:00 p.m. KT / 3:00 … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team USA Ski Jumpers Set New Standard with 9th Place Finish at Olympic Large Hill Team Event

February 19, 2018 (Park City, UT) – USA Nordic athletes Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL), Michael Glasder (Cary, IL), Will Rhoads (Park City, UT), and Casey Larson (Barrington, IL) raised the bar in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Gatineau Loppet Day Two Sees More Sunshine & Success for 2,000+ Skiers at 40th Anniversary Edition

February 18, 2018 (Gatineau, Que.) – Day two of the Gatineau Loppet’s 40th anniversary edition competitions also started under brilliant sunshine at École secondaire Mont-Bleu. All participants, from expert to beginner, were eager … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada Claims 9th in Men’s 4x10k Olympic Relay as Norway Triumphs for the Double – Team USA 14th

February 18, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Team Canada rallied to a 9th-place finish in the Men’s 4x10km Relay as Norway finally reclaimed the gold having last won the event at the Salt … READ MORE → 0 comments

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LIVE – Ishpeming U.S. Ski and Snowboard SuperTour

February 18, 2018 (Ishpeming, Michigan) – The 2018 SuperTour continues this weekend with a 10K Men’s classic individual start race and a 5K Women’s race in Ishpeming. The Northern Michigan University Nordic Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Gatineau Loppet Day One Features Excellent Classic and Fat Bike Races

February 17, 2018 (Gatineau, Que.) – The mood was most definitely festive as today’s Gatineau Loppet skiers hit the trails of Gatineau Park. More than 1,200 of them gathered at the start line … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bickner 20th on Large Hill Ski Jumping at PyeongChang 2018 – Canada’s Boyd-Clowes 21st

February 17, 2018   (PyeongChang, South Korea) – USA Nordic athlete Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) finished 20th in the Large Hill Ski Jumping event at the 2018 Olympic Games, marking the best American result … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Team USA Best-ever 5th in Olympic Women’s 4x5k Relay as Norway Reclaims Gold – Canada 13th

February 17, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Team USA finished 5th in the Women’s 4x5k Relay for their best Olympic result but the day belonged to Norway as Marit Boergen, 37, anchored the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey Claims 7th in Men’s 15km FR as Switzerland’s Cologna Wins Historic Olympic Gold Hat-trick

February 16, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Canada’s Alex Harvey was on track for a great result but in the end finished 7th in the men’s 15km free as Dario Cologna (SUI), 31, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Everything is Set for the 40th Edition of the Gatineau Loppet

February 16, 2018 (Gatineau, QC) – The Gatineau Loppet Organizing Committee is just putting the finishing touches on the 40th edition of the biggest international cross-country ski event in Canada. Skiers of every … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Scott Gow Fab 14th as Norway’s JT Boe Claims Olympic Gold in the Men’s 20K Individual

February 15, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Canada’s Scott Gow led the North American charge at his Olympic debut with a stellar 14th place finish with only one missed target at 2:02.5 behind … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Dunklee 19th in Olympic Women’s 15K Individual as Sweden’s Oeberg Triumphs – Canada’s Crawford 26th

February 15, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee took home a top-20 result finishing 19th with two penalties in the Olympic women’s 15-kilometer individual race won by clean-shooting surprise winner, … READ MORE → 0 comments

15.02.2018, Pyeongchang, Korea (KOR):
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USA’s Diggins Just off Olympic Podium Claims 5th in Women’s 10k FR as Norway’s Haga Wins Gold

February 15, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – American star, Jessie Diggins, was in contention for a medal but fell off the pace to finish fifth in the women’s 10k FR at the Alpensia … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Book Review – WORLD CLASS: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team

February 14, 2018 – The title is World Class: The Making of the U.S. Women’s Cross-Country Ski Team. Written by Peggy Shinn, a longtime contributor to, it’s a marvel, and I now … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Women’s 15km Individual Biathlon Rescheduled Due to Strong Winds

February 14, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Due to strong wind hitting the Alpensia Biathlon Centre and forecasts predicting gusts of more than 15m/s, the Women’s 15km Individual has been rescheduled to Thursday, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Valjas Super 7th in Olympic Men’s CL Sprint as Norway’s Klaebo Takes Gold – USA’s Hamilton 20th

February 13, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Canada’s Lenny Valjas, 26, delivered a superb 7th-place finish in the men’s Sprint CL as Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR), 21, became the youngest Olympic champion in … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Diggins Strong 6th in Women’s Olympic Classic Sprint as Sweden’s Nilsson Powers to Gold

February 13, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins led three Americans into the top 12 in the women’s Sprint CL finishing 6th as Sweden’s Stina Nilsson was a runaway winner … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Burke Blasts to Career-best 17th in Olympic Men’s 12.5km Pursuit as France’s Fourcade Triumphs

February 12, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – The USA’s Tim Burke vaulted 30 spots to post a career-best Olympic finish of 17th in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit with two penalties at 19.6 seconds … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Crawford Nails Best-ever 19th in Olympic Women’s 10K Pursuit as Dahlmeier Wins 2nd Gold – Ransom 28th, Dreissigacker 47th

February 12, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford delivered a superb top-20 result finishing a best-ever 19th in the women’s 10km pursuit with two penalties as she moved up 34 spots … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Bailey 33rd in Biathlon Men’s 10km Sprint as Germany’s Peiffer Claims Olympic Gold – Canada’s Smith 44th

February 11, 2018 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey battled through gusty winds to 33rd in the Men’s 10km Sprint Biathlon with one penalty as Arnd Peiffer of Germany cleaned for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Harvey 8th as Krueger Leads Norwegian Podium Sweep w/Olympic Debut 30km Skiathlon Gold – USA’s Patterson 18th UPDATED

February 11, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – Canada’s Alex Harvey battled to 8th in cold and windy conditions in the men’s 30km Skiathlon as Simen Hegstad Krueger won gold at his Olympic debut, … READ MORE → 0 comments

USA’s Diggins Stellar 5th in 15km Skiathlon as Sweden’s Kalla Wins First Gold at Pyeongchang UPDATED

February 10, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – American Jessie Diggins claimed a stellar 5th in the women’s 15km Skiathlon, the best-ever U.S. women’s cross-country Olympic result, as Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla won the race … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s Ransom 40th in Women’s 7.5K Sprint Biathlon as Germany’s Dahlmeier Wins Olympic Gold

February 10, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – Canadian Olympic newbie, Julia Ransom, led the charge for North America in cold and windy conditions finishing 40th in the women’s 7.5K sprint with one penalty … READ MORE → 0 comments

USA’s Bickner 18th on Normal Hill on First Day of Olympic Ski Jumping – Canada’s Boyd-Clowes 26th

February 10, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – USA’s Kevin Bickner, of the historic Norge Ski Club, finished 18th on the Normal Hill at the Alpensia Ski Jumping facility at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

PyeongChang 2018 RACE Schedules and TV Viewing

February 09, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – With the Opening Ceremonies held on Friday (Korean time) the first Olympic medal races are set to take place on Sat. Feb. 10 starting with the … READ MORE → 0 comments

SkiTrax Roundtable #4 – Hopes and Expectations Let the Games Begin!

February 09, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – With the first races at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games kicking off on Feb. 10 here’s our final question for the SkiTrax Roundtable crew including Alex Harvey, Kikkan … READ MORE → 0 comments

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North Americans Go for Gold at Pyeongchang 2018 in South Korea

February 09, 2018 – CONGRATULATIONS! North America has caught up to the best in the world in cross-country skiing. In this Olympic year, American Jessica Diggins and Canada’s Alex Harvey have spearheaded astonishing … READ MORE → 0 comments

WADA Statement Following CAS Decisions

February 08, 2018 (Montreal, Que.) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the announcement today by the Ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which dismissed the application filed … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Interview with USA’s Ida Sargent on her Crash, Injury and Soulful Journey to Pyeonchang

February 08, 2018 (Pyeongchang, South Korea) – Any athlete’s journey to the Olympic Games is full of anticipation, nerves, jet lag and a whole lot more especially if you’re U.S. Ski Team cross-country ski racer, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Quebec ITU S3 Winter Triathlon World Cup for Elites & Age Groupers $8,000 in Prizes – REGISTER by Feb. 9

February 08, 2018 – Highlight of the program of the 14th Pentathlon des neiges, the Quebec ITU S3 Winter Triathlon World Cup will be presented on the Plains of Abraham from February 25th … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2018 Olympic Winter Games Set to Begin – Team USA Press Conference

February 07, 2018 (PyeongChang, Korea) – In about 24 hours all the waiting will be over, as the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are set to begin heralded by the pageantry and anticipation of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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SkiTrax Roundtable #3 – These Answers Will Surprise You

February 07, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – With the Games just around the corner we slipped in two more questions to the SkiTrax Roundtable crew including Alex Harvey, Kikkan Randall, Devon Kershaw, Andy Newell and … READ MORE → 0 comments

The CCES Completes Testing of Team Canada Prior to PyeongChang 2018

February 07, 2018 – “The CCES has fulfilled its promise to Canadian sport and its commitment to the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) through a robust, comprehensive intelligence based testing program for Canadian athletes,” … READ MORE → 0 comments

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France’s Dabudyk and Norway’s Berdal Win 45th König Ludwig Lauf

February 06, 2018 (Germany) – Thousands of marathon skiing enthusiasts travelled to Oberammergau in the German Bavaria to be part of the 45th edition of the traditional König Ludwig Lauf, the second stage … READ MORE → 0 comments

IOC Bars Russian Athletes Cleared by CAS from Pyeongchang 2018

February 05, 2018 – In the latest twist to the ongoing drama surrounding Russian participation in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the IOC announced on Feb. 5 that it is declining the Russian Olympic … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Frankowski and Norris Win 10/15km CL Pursuit on Final Day of Haywood Eastern Canadian Championships

February 04, 2018 (Cantley, Que.) – The weather changed dramatically, as warmer temperatures and heavy snow greeted the racers at the “Fresh Air Experience” pursuit races at Nakkertok Nordic. The American racers continued … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Sad News – Allan Daigneault Passes Away

February 04, 2018 (Lacolle, Que.) – We are sorry to report that Allan Daigneault, 55, a long-time friend and associate to many cyclists, cross-country skiers and the Canadian Sporting Goods community has passed … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New Blood Doping Scandal with 10,000 Tests Hits Winter Olympics

February 04, 2018 – Only days before the Pyeonchang 2018 Olympic Games begin a new database leak with results from more than 10,000 blood tests suggest 1/3 of all medallists recorded results judged … READ MORE → 1 comment

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USA’s Frankowski and Hegman Win 10/15km FR at Haywood Eastern Canadian Championships

February 03, 2018 (Cantley, Que.) – It was another cool, sunny day at the Nakkertok Ski Centre in Cantley, as the “The Cyclery” Race Day began with the men’s 15k skate races. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

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First Ever Junior Nordic World Championships Medal for U.S. Men Winning SILVER in Relay

February 03, 2018 (Goms, SUI) – The USA wrapped up its most successful week ever at the FIS Junior Nordic World Championships taking silver in the 4x5km Men’s Relay competition as the championships … READ MORE → 0 comments

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

February 03, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – We’re sorry for the delay and pleased to present the standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest following Seefeld, Austria, where the USA’s Sophie Caldwell … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Ben Saxton and Becca Rorabaugh Win Haywood Easterns/SuperTour Sprint Titles

February 02, 2018 (Cantley, QC) – The Haywood Noram Eastern Canadian Championships and SuperTour race got underway today at Nakkertok, with chilly -15 degree temperatures but lots of sun.
The morning qualifiers were won … READ MORE → 0 comments

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2018 FIS U23 Nordic World Ski Championships Skiathlon Results – USA’s Torchia 27th

February 02, 2018 (Goms, SUI) – American Ian Torchia led the North Americans finishing 27th in the U23 Men’s 30km Skiathlon 15/15km C/F as Russia’s Denis Spitsov claimed the gold over Frenchman Jules … READ MORE → 0 comments

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(Switzerland) – In a stunning reversal the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has overturned the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sanctions against 28 Russian athletes on Feb. 1 while upholding the sanctions against 11 Russian … READ MORE → 0 comments