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World Champion USA’s Sarah Hendrickson Out for Season

August 27, 2015 (Park City, Utah) – World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent knee surgery this week and will be out for the season. Hendrickson, who injured her right … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FINAL PUSH – Alaska Pacific Team Needs a New Van – We Need Your Help

August 26, 2015 – A generous supporter gifted our team $20,000 towards the purchase of a new van! Our team is in much need of a new van as it provides transportation to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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High Performance Coaching Seminar Planned for May 7 -8, 2016 in Canmore (AB)

August 25, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – CCC is pleased to announce that we are planning to host a high performance coaching seminar designed specifically for cross country ski coaches. The seminar will be … READ MORE → 0 comments

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9th Annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – Sept. 20

August 24, 2015 Wilmington, New York) – The New York Ski Educational Foundation and the Olympic Regional Development Authority invite athletes to the 9th annual NYSEF Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race … READ MORE → 0 comments

WADA Concedes it Can’t Ban Nations for Doping

August 23, 2015 (Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has conceded that it has no power to ban nations where doping is endemic reports Inside the Games. According to WADA president, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Diggins Top 10 @Toppedrittsveka Final Stage – Stephen 7th, Hoffman 11th Overall

August 22, 2015 (Trodheim, Norway) – In front of a packed crowd that felt more like a winter World Cup than a summer roller ski race, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor @Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 22, 2015 – The primary function of the Paralympic High Performance Athlete Development Advisor is to work with targeted Paralympic sports to support the identification and development of athletes as indicated by … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Toppidrettsveka 15km Skiathlon Report, Results – Stephen 6th, Randall 7th, Newell 24th, Kershaw 32nd

August 21, 2015 (Orkdal, Norway) – Liz Stephen and Kikkan Randall cracked the top 10 in the third stage of Toppidrettsveka – a 15km Skiathlon at the Knyken ski center in Orkdal on Friday. Norway’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA’s Caldwell 5th in CL Sprint on Day 1 @ Toppidrettsveka

August 20, 2015 (Aure, Norway) – Olympian Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) opened the three-day Toppidrettsveka roller ski stage race, finishing fifth in a classic sprint. Topidrettsveka is an annual weekend festival that this … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Johaug and Toenseth Win Toppidrettsveka Fonna Opp Trail Run – USA’s Hoffman and Stephen 3rd

August 20, 2015 (Aure, Norway) – Norway’s Therese Johaug and Didrik Toenseth won the first competition of Toppidrettsveka 2015, a trail run called Fonna Opp. The 5.3km race that runs from Aure to … READ MORE → 0 comments

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How to Catch a BIG ONE in Norway – US Team Fishing Expedition

August 20, 2015 (Norway) – Check out Noah Hofman’s recent blog as the US Team is in Norway as guests of the upcoming Toppidrettsveka race and part of their training included a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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NNF in Action – The International Camp | Finding Balance | D25 Dates

August 20, 2015 (Norway) – With the first ever U.S. contingent attending the International Camp in Norway, we’ve been posting news and videos (thanks in large part to camp participant Hailey Swirbul) that … READ MORE → 0 comments

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U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to Compete at Toppidrettsveka in Norway

August 19, 2015 (Aure, Norway) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will kickoff its 2015-16 season on wheels. Eight members of the team are training in Norway in anticipation of this weekend’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Support CXC’s Adaptive Program and Win a Dream Bike

August 19, 2015 – Kent Eriksen Cycles is partnering with Central Cross Country Ski Association to support CXC’s Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment by giving away a dream … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Site Inspections of Ski Tour Canada 2016 – All Systems GO

August 18, 2015 – Members from the Fédération internationale de Ski (FIS) were in Canada from August 13-18 to inspect the host Ski Tour Canada 2016 venues in Gatineau, Montréal, Québec City, and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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North American Rollerski Cup and US Biathlon Rollerski Championships Day 2 Pursuit Results and Photos

August 17, 2015 (Jericho, Vermont) – US Biathlon’s Susan Dunklee triumphed over the women’s field again on Day 2 at the North American Rollerski Cup and US Biathlon Rollerski Championships winning the Pursuit. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Canada’s McKeever and Japan’s Obayashi Win Merino Muster 42km FR

August 16, 2015 (Wanaka, NZ) – The Merino Muster long distance cross-country FR ski race began in light snow at 10.00 a.m. and ended with the last skier coming in at 4.30 p.m. as … READ MORE → 0 comments

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North American Rollerski Cup and US Biathlon Rollerski Championships Day 1 Sprint Results and Photos

August 16, 2015 (Jericho, Vermont) – Americans Susan Dunklee and Tim Burke topped the women’s and men’s fields respectively in the Sprint races on Day 1, as the North American Rollerski Cup and … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Own the Podium High Performance Advisor, Winter Sport

August 15, 2015 – Own the Podium is a not-for-profit organization that prioritizes and determines investment strategies for national sport organizations in an effort to deliver more Olympic and Paralympic medals for Canada. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Lannes and Kowalczyk Win 5th Annual Ushuaia Loppet

August 15, 2015 (Ushuaia, Argentina) – Argentina’s Carlos Lannes won the 5th annual Ushuaia Loppet 42km FR marathon with Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk taking the women’s victory as she finished only one second behind … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Madshus Presents the 2nd Annual Peter Hale Memorial Scholarship Program

August 14, 2015 (Seattle, WA) – Madshus, one of the world’s leading performance Nordic ski companies, is pleased and honored to announce the 2nd annual Peter Memorial Scholarship Program. Madshus will select one … READ MORE → 0 comments

USSA National Coaches Symposium in Lake Placid – Sept. 11-13

August 13, 2015 (Lake Placid, New York) – The 2015 USSA Cross Country Coaches Symposium will be held in Lake Placid at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) from Friday 9/11 at 1pm through … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Anti-Doping Tests 2014 in Numbers

August 12, 2015 – FIS is publishing yearly statistics on in-competition and out-of-competition doping controls based on a seasonal overview, it is interesting to take a look at the overall doping control numbers in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Q&A with Athletes Commission Members Kikkan Randall and Maxime Laheurte

August 12, 2015 – Cross-Country representative Kikkan Randall (USA) and newly elected Nordic Combined representative Maxime Laheurte (FRA) talked with Newsflash about their goals for the FIS Athletes’ Commission, the 2022 Olympics and summer training.

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Doping in Sport Hits New High – 55 Gold Medallists in Athletics Now Suspect

August 11, 2015 – Doping is the domain of all sports and recent revelations in Athletics raise startling suspicions about the level of corruption in sport and whether the anti-doping systems in place … READ MORE → 0 comments

Rossignol Announces Evan Pengelly as its New Nordic Racing Manager

August 10, 2015 – Group Rossignol is pleased to announce longtime Rossignol Nordic Tech Rep Evan Pengelly as its new Nordic Racing Manager. Pengelly will be responsible for overseeing the Nordic Race Department which … READ MORE → 0 comments

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WADA Seeks Nominations for its 2016 Committees

August 09, 2015 – WADA is seeking nominations for candidates to sit on its four standing committees in 2016, in accordance with its policy for committee composition and rotation. Positions become vacant each … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunity @ Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club – Track Attack Coordinator

August 09, 2015 – Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club is located in the stunningly beautiful Muskoka district comprised of lakes and rolling Canadian Shield.  The Club is located within Arrowhead Provincial Park Nordic Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Global Talent Junior Nordic Ski International Camp Update

August 08, 2015 (Norway) – The International Camp is a supported by the National Nordic Foundation because it’s the perfect example of how development happens. $10,000 has gone into the program to create … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Head Coach @ Avalon Nordic Ski Club

August 08, 2015 – Avalon Nordic Ski Club (ANSC) services the Cities of St. John’s, Mount Pearl and Conception Bay South, and numerous additional smaller towns and communities in Eastern Newfoundland. ASNC is … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – XC Supercamp Coordinator Position @ Sovereign Lake Nordic Club & Silver Star Mountain Resort

August 07, 2015 (Silver Star, BC) – XC Supercamp is a partnership program between Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and Silver Star Mountain Resort. The program offers high end instruction to skiers from all over North … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USSA Names New Nordic Director

August 06, 2015 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named longtime Nordic business leader and enthusiast, Robert Lazzaroni, as its new nordic domestic program director. Lazzaroni will … READ MORE → 0 comments

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American Birkebeiner History to be Featured in New Museum – Free Presentation August 12

August 06, 2015 (Hayward, Wisconsin) – Each February, more than 10,000 cross country skiers gather in Cable and Hayward, Wisconsin to take part in North America’s greatest ski race, the American Birkebeiner. For … READ MORE → 0 comments

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FIS Nordic Summer Training Camp and Leaders’ Seminar 2015 – Register Until Aug. 10

August 06, 2015 – The FIS Development Programme Nordic Summer Training Camp 2015 will take place in Val di Fiemme (ITA). Starting on September 8th for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined and September … READ MORE → 0 comments

Borah Teamwear Offers Pole & Wax Team Incentive

August 05, 2015 (Coon Valley, WI) – Borah Teamwear has aligned with BrikoMaplus Ski Wax and Exel Poles to offer an additional incentive for teams and clubs ordering custom nordic or alpine … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Job Opportunity – Program Coordinator @ Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club

August 04, 2015 – Working with the club’s board and management teams, the Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating youth and adult programs, organizing events, developing new programs and season schedules, coordinating facility bookings for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Bryan Fletcher Defends his Title at U.S. Nordic Combined Championships

August 03, 2015 (Soldier Hollow, UT) – On a hot summer evening on the Olympic trails of Soldier Hollow, Olympian Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) notched a repeat national title at the U.S. … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Blink Ski Festival Day 3 Results – Crawford Wins Biathlon Sprint

August 03, 2015 (Sandnes, Norway) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford was all smiles in Norway on Day 3 of the 2015 Blink Ski Festival as she took home the women’s Biathlon sprint victory over … READ MORE → 0 comments

Job Opportunities – Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Coaches for Arctic Winter Games

August 02, 2015 – In preparation for the Arctic Winter Games, the Kativik Regional Government’s (KRG) Recreation Department and Team Nunavik-Quebec (TNQ) are hiring coaches to manage a five-month long training and development … READ MORE → 0 comments

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New CAN Fund Application Now Open – Aug. 21 Deadline

August 02, 2015 – The CAN Fund athlete application is NOW available on the CAN Fund website for athletes to begin submitting their applications. The application deadline is Friday, August 21, 2015 at 5pm … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Blink Ski Festival Day 2 Results – Northug and Fourcade Win, Crawford and Bailey 4th

August 01, 2015 (Sandnes, Norway) – On Day 2 at the 2015 Blink Ski Festival, Petter Northug (Norway) won the men’s 15km rollerski race that included Russia’s Alexander Legkov in 6th, while fellow … READ MORE → 0 comments

NENSA Announces Eastern Cup Race Formats and Distances for 2015-16 Season

August 01, 2015 – The EasternCup race formats and distances have been finalized for the upcoming 2015-16 season of EasternCup, JNQ and Supertour racing here in New England!
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Job Opportunities – CCC Athlete Development Coordinator & Coach and Administrative Coordinator for Para-Nordic

August 01, 2015 – Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC) is the national sport organization that works with member clubs, divisions, and other partners to coordinate and support the development of cross-country skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Matti Heikkinen and Heidi Weng Win Lysebotn Opp at Blink Ski Festival on Day 1

July 31, 2015 (Norway) – Matti Heikkinen (Finland) and Heidi Weng (Norway) topped the men’s and women’s fields respectively at the Lysebotn Opp, the first stage of the 2015 Blink Ski Festival, a … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

July 31, 2015 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – Beijing has won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter Games. Chinese president, Xi Jinping, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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National U16 Camp Results and Video – Get Your Nord ON

July 30, 2015 (Burlington, Vermont) – Here are the results from the uphill run and general strength test as the nation’s best U16 cross country athletes storm the University of Vermont campus for … READ MORE → 0 comments

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21st Merino Muster Cross Country Ski Event at the Snow Farm – August 15th

July 29, 2015 (Wanaka, New Zealand) – The Merino Muster Organizing Committee invites you to join us to celebrate the 21st Merino Muster on the 15th of August at Snow Farm, Cardrona, Wanaka.
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128th IOC Session – 2022 Olympic Winter Games Host City Selection

July 29, 2015 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – The 128th IOC Session, in which FIS President Gian Franco Kasper is participating in his capacity as IOC Member, will open on Friday, July 31, … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Career Opportunity – Chief Executive Officer for Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada

July 28, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – Cross-Country Ski de fond Canada (CCC) is seeking an outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide leadership and assume overall responsibility for the operation and administration of … READ MORE → 0 comments

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July 27, 2015 – The Putney School, a residential high school in Putney, Vermont, is seeking a head coach with previous experience to run their competitive program for the winter trimester – December 1-12 and January … READ MORE → 0 comments