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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest 2014-15 – Standings After Rybinsk

January 30, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round six of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in … READ MORE → 0 comments

[P]Almaty 2015
FIS Nordic Junior/U23 Nordic World Championships to Get Underway – Feb. 1

January 30, 2015 – FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships & U23 in Cross-Country will get underway on 1st February in Almaty; one of the largest cities in Kazakhstan. The most important event … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunities – CSI Pacific, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Paralympic

January 30, 2015 – Here are the latest job openings in the Canadian sports sector, including positions with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Jan 29: Russian Biathlete and Three Junior XC...

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(Moscow, Russia) – In separate announcements, Russian authorities revealed that three junior cross-country ski stars and a biathlete have tested positive for banned substances report RUSADA, and l’Équipe.
“The Cross Country Federation of Russia, following … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 29: FIS Cross Country Talk – Interview...

Liz Stephen [P]Nordoc Focus

– Liz Stephen recorded her first individual World Cup podium last weekend in Rybinsk. FIS Cross-Country News talked to the 28-year-old U.S. skier about the World Cup podium experience, good vibe in the team … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 29: USA’s Soule, Masters Win Medals in...

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(Cable, WI) – Russia’s visually impaired skiers took both men’s and women’s cross-country sprint titles at the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on Wednesday (28 January), while Andy Soule … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 28: Canadian Masters XC Ski Championships 2015...

[P]2015 Candian Masters XC Ski Championships

(Kamloops, BC) – Looking for that great ski vacation destination? Still thinking about registering for the Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Championships? The Organising Committee has just announced that the registration deadline has been … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 28: Canada’s Arendz 5th in Middle Distance...

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(Cable, WI) – Ukrainian Oleksandra Kononova captured her third gold medal of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on Tuesday (27 January), maintaining her 100 per cent record across … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 28: NNF Pledges $8,000 of Support for...

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(Salt Lake City, UT) – The National Nordic Foundation announced today $8,000 of support the Falun World Championship team named yesterday. Originally, proposed as a pillar project, one of the funded skiing development projects … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 27: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

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(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round five of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in Otepaa, Estonia – the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: US Cross Country Ski Team Named...

(Park City, Utah) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT), Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: In Memoriam: Larry...

Larry Sinclair [P] CCC

– It is with great sadness that Cross Country Ontario and Cross Country Canada announce the passing of Larry Sinclair. As a young man, Larry competed both at the provincial and national level. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: Canada’s McKeever Golden, USA’s Soule Bronze...

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(Cable, WI) – Brian McKeever (CAN) and his guide Erik Carleton successfully defended their IPC World Championship title in the men’s 20-kilometre cross-country ski race on Sunday in Cable, Wisconsin.

Competing in his lone event … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: UVM Wins on Home Snow to...

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(Stowe, VT) – The University of Vermont took full advantage of home snow to take victory at the its UVM Winter Carnival at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT with 447 points ahead … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: USA’s Diggins 5th, Stephen 7th in...

FIS world cup cross-country,individual sprint, Rybinsk (RUS)

(Rybinsk, Russia) – Team USA women had another fantastic day as Jessie Diggins (USA) continued her upward trajectory to finish fifth in the 15km Skiathlon FIS World Cup event in Rybinsk, Russia, followed closely … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: Canada’s Harvey 9th at FIS WCup...

FIS world cup cross-country, skiathlon men, Rybinsk (RUS)

(Rybinsk, Russia) – Alex Harvey (CAN) bounced back after a difficult sprint race to climb his way back into the top-10 in a men’s 30-kilometre pursuit race on Sunday in Rybinsk, Russia. Harvey, 26, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: Germany Wins Windy Women’s IBU 4x6km...

IBU world cup biathlon, relay women, Antholz (ITA)

(Antholz, Italy) – The winds really picked up for the women’s 4x6km IBU relay in Antholz, Italy that made shooting incredibly challenging. Despite the stormy conditions, the German squad took top spot, with the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: USA 8th and Canada 9th as...

Sean Doherty (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

(Antholz, Italy) – Team USA claimed 8th while the Canadian men followed in 9th as Norway took the IBU men’s 4×7.5km Relay victory using five spare rounds on the final day of competition in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: Taylor Henrich Wins Canada’s First Women’s...

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(Obertsdorf, GER) – Calgary’s Taylor Henrich, 19, became the first Canadian woman to capture a World Cup ski jumping medal, placing third in the HS106 normal hill competition in Oberstdorf, Germany with jumps of 93m … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: Norway’s Gjerdalen and Austria’s Smutna Win...

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(Mazzin, Italy) – A wonderful winter scenery awaited the almost 8000 racers on the start line of this year’s Marcialonga. However, Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme, the two valleys through which the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: USA’s Diggins Fiesty Fifth in Women’s...

FIS world cup cross-country,individual sprint, Rybinsk (RUS)

(Rybinsk, Russia) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins from Afton, MN, followed up yesterday’s strong distance result with a stellar season-high 5th in the women’s 1.2km FR Sprint on Saturday in tough snowy conditions. Sweden’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Italy’s Pellegrino Nails Hat-Trick Sprint FR...

FIS world cup cross-country,individual sprint, Rybinsk (RUS)

(Rybinsk, Russia) – Italy’s Federico Pellegrino took home his third consecutive victory winning the men’s 13km sprint on Saturday at Rybinsk. Russians Sergey Ustiugov and Andrey Parfenov were second and third respectively. Pellegrino now … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: USA’s Soule Wins Biathlon Silver on...

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(Cable, WI) – American Andy Soule, from Pearland, Texas, led the way for Team USA as he won silver in the men’s 7.5km sitting sprint biathlon on Day 1 of competition at the IPC Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: USA’s Dunklee Strong 6th in IBU...

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

(Antholz, Italy) – American Susan Dunklee pushed closer to the podium with a stellar 6th place finish with one penalty at 1:40.8 behind winner Darya Domracheva (Bel) who nailed her third straight victory winning … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Canada’s Green 18th as Streak Ends...

Brendan Green (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

(Antholz, Italy) – A dramatic finish in the men’s 12.5km pursuit at Antholz saw Germany’s Simon Schempp triumph yet again in a battle to the line over Austria’s Simon Eder in second with Russia’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Dramatic Podium for USA’s Taylor Fletcher...

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(Sapporo, Japan) – Brothers Taylor and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) worked together to move up in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Saturday, with Taylor coming out on the podium in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: USA’s Stephen Claims Historic World Cup...

Final podium (l-r) Stephen 2nd, Jacobsen 1st, Boehler 3rd [P] Nordic Focus

(Rybinsk,Russia) – The USA’s Liz Stephen skied into the record books with a historic second-place finish on Friday in the women’s 10km FR race in Rybinsk, Russia – her first full World Cup podium … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: Canada’s Harvey Strong 10th as Cologna...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

(Rybinsk, Russia) – Canada’s Alex Harvey delivered a strong 10th-place result as Switzerland’s Dario Cologna took no prisoners in cold -12 degrees conditions on his way to victory in the men’s 15km FR interval … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: Dunklee Posts Season-best 8th in Women’s...

IBU world cup biathlon, sprint women, Antholz (ITA)

(Antholz, Italy) - Susan Dunklee raced to her best performance of the season on Friday at the IBU World Cup in Antholz, Italy, finishing eighth in the women’s 7.5km Sprint with one penalty at 1:10 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: Cable 2015 Set to Welcome World’s...

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(Cable, Wisconsin) – Nordic skiers from around the globe are putting the final touches to their preparations for the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, which begin on Friday (23 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: Canada’s Green Cleans Again for Career-best...

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(Antholz-Anterselva, Italy) – Canada’s Brendan Green delivered superb clean shooting once again for  a career-best fifth-place finish in the IBU men’s 10km Sprint at Antholz, Italy. With today’s result Green extended his unprecedented perfect … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: USA’s Annie Pokorny Prepares for 2015...

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– Annie Pokorny is a member of the U23 team traveling to  Kazakhstan in a week’s time. (That team is an NNF pillar project enjoying $38,000 of funding.) She reflects on the lessons learned … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships Less...

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– After 4.5 years of preparation, less than a month remains until the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden on February 18.
Interest in the Championships is increasing day-by-day. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: 2015 FIS World Snow Day a...

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– The fourth edition of the FIS World Snow Day was the biggest and most successful yet with 645 events in 45 countries and an estimated 600,000 participants. Part of the FIS Bring Children … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: January Blog Roundup w/Hamilton, Hoffman, Bjornsen,...

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– In the midst of the competitive season with racing at full steam across North America and Europe, we catch up with some of our favourite XC skiers and see how they’re doing and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: Deadline to Enter the Jackrabbit Toque...

Jackrabbits Toque Design Contest [P]CCC

– Hello to all Jackrabbits and Bunnyrabbits! We invite all Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2016 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 11,000 Jackabbit and Bunnyrabbit skiers across Canada!

Get … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: Fast and Female Power Hour at...

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– Join us for an evening of athletic inspiration for 9-19 year old girls with Fast and Female ambassadors Rosanna Tomiuk and Joelle Bekhazi, former and current members of Canadian Women’s Water Polo Team … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski...

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(Toronto, ON) - We are excited to present the winners and final standings of our 7th annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest after the famed Alpe Cermis climb at round seven in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: Brooks Report – Red Bib, Tirol...

Racers and support crew - thanks to these guys! Nicolaus of SWIX Germany, Fred & Norbert of Salomon Austria. These guys waxed my skis and gave crucial feeds throughout the race! [P]Holly Brooks

– On Sunday I raced the Dolomitenlauf and right now, I’m at the race hotel check out with time to get this post up. We’re moving up into the mountains for a couple days … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: Olympian Tours Offers Fundraising Bend Trifecta...

Kikkan Randall [P] Nordic Focus

– Olympian Tours, a Colorado-based custom bike and ski vacation company, has announced its 2015 fundraising event May 21-25 for the United States Biathlon, Cross Country, and Nordic Combined teams in Bend, Oregon, featuring … READ MORE → 1 comment

Jan 19: Nishikawa, Somppi Win 10/20km FR at...

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(Canmore, AB) – It was a great day for racing, -4 deg. C., as the final day of the Haywood NorAm, Western Canadian Championships wrapped up at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Sunday. On … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 19: Mooney, Caldwell Win 5/10km FR 2015...

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(Rumford, ME) – Day 2 of the 2015 EISA Bates College Winter Carnival in Rumford was frigid and saw the start for the races delayed by an hour due to dangerously cold temperatures. Once … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 19: CXC Marathon Team Shines at the...

Team CXC at Seeley Hills Classic [P]CXC Skiing

(Seeley, WI) – The 23rd annual Seeley Hills Classic was hosted by the Seeley Ski Club at the County 00 Birkie Trailhead on Saturday, January 17. Although snow conditions on the Birkie Trail were … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: Canada’s Valjas and Cockney Strong 8th...

Jesse Cockney (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

(Otepaa, Estonia) – Russia I with Alexey Petukhov and Sergey Ustiugov triumphed in the men’s 6×1.5km Team Sprint over Norway I’s Anders Gloeersen and Finn Haagen Krogh in a close match up that saw … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: USA’s Sargent and Brennan Stellar 6th...

FIS world cup cross-country, team sprint, Otepaeae (EST)

(Otepaa, Estonia) – The day belonged to Sweden’s Ida Ingemarsdotter and Stina Nilsson who won the women’s 6×1.2km Team Sprint FR in Otepaa, Estonia but Team USA II’s Ida Sargent and Rosie Brennan turned … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: Canada’s Green Cleans for 18th as...

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(Ruhpolding, Germany) – Germany Simon Schempp gave local fans in Ruhpolding the win they were hoping for when he emerged as the victor of a 3-up photo finish sprint to the line in the men’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: Domracheva Takes Women’s IBU Mass Start...

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(Ruhpolding, Germany) – Darya Domracheva (Bel) claimed the women’s 12.5km Mass Start despite three penalties as her strong skiing kept her in contention in a see-saw battle on the final day in Ruhpolding. Landing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: USA’s Brooks and Switzerland’s Livers Win...

FIS Marathon Cup Dolomitenlauf Classic, Lienz (AUT)

(Obertilliach, Austria) – Once again, Obertilliach showed off as winter wonderland at the day of the FIS Marathon Cup. After new snowfall yesterday and over night, the sky cleared and the sun came out … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: Nearly 1,500 Participants to Compete at...

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(Québec City) – Nearly 1,500 athletes and their entourages are coming to Québec City from the four corners of the planet to compete in the Winter World Masters Games, January 31 to February 8, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 17: Somppi and Dupont Win Buff Sprints...

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(Canmore, AB) – A total of eight hours of sprint racing was scheduled for the Haywood Western Canadian Championships sprints, sponsored by Buff and held on Saturday at the Canmore Nordic Centre. The racing … READ MORE → 0 comments