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IBU Suspends Athletes for Positive EPO Results after Re-analysis of Samples from Previous Seasons

December 22, 2014 – As officially announced in late November, the IBU pro-actively decided to re-analyze some samples that showed atypical results in the previous seasons and were therefore stored for potential future … READ MORE → 0 comments

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USA 5th in FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Ramsau Team Event

December 22, 2014 (Ramsau, Austria) – On the wings of improved jumping, the USA bumped up from eighth to fifth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team event Saturday in Ramsau. Action … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Conoco Phillips Besh Cups 1 & 2 Results

December 22, 2014 – The Conoco Phillips Besh Cup series kicked off Saturday at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska with back-to-back FIS scored races. Low snow conditions led to a shorter than usual … READ MORE → 0 comments

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Dec 22: NENSA EasternCup Opener at Rikert Nordic...

Andy Newell [P]NENSA

(Ripton, VT) – Rikert Nordic Center and host club, Frost Mountain Nordic pulled out all the stops to put on an amazing race on a pristine day at the Breadloaf campus of Middlebury College. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 21: USA’s Randall Crashes for 9th in...

Final podium (l-r) Nilsson 2nd, Bjorgen 1st, Oestberg 3rd [P] Nordic Focus

(Davos, Switzerland) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall looked like her old self leading four teammates into the heats but crashed out in her semi final in the women’s 1.3km FR Sprint today in Davos … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 21: Pellegrino Scores First World Cup Victory...

FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Davos (SUI)

(Davos, Switzerland) – Italy’s Federico Pellegrino claimed his first ever World Cup Victory winning the men’s 1.3km FR Sprint as Canada’s Len Valjas, in 18th, led three North Americans into the heats.
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Dec 21: Canadian Nathan Smith Strong 9th in...

IBU world cup biathlon, pursuit men, Pokljuka (SLO)

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Calgary’s Nathan Smith, 28, missed one shot in each of his first and final stops at the range en route to a 9th-place finish in the men’s 15km mass start race … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 21: Canada’s Crawford Solid 12th in Women’s...

Rosanna Crawford (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford claimed a solid 12th place result with three penalties at 1:25.2 behind Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen, who rebounded from almost a 30s-deficit and two missed targets, to take home the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 20: Canada’s Beatty and USA’s Freeman Take...

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(Sovereign Lake, BC) – Saturday was the final day of racing for the Haywood NorAm competitions at Sovereign Lake and included a men’s 30km and a women’s 15km interval start free-technique races. It was … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 20: USA’s Stephen Strong 12th as Bjoergen...

Liz Stephen [P] Nordic Focus

(Davos, Switzerland) – The USA’s Liz Stephen skied to a solid 12th-place finish in the women’s 10km FR as the World Cup returned to Davos and Marit Bjoergen (NOR) stamped her authority once again … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 20: Gloeersen Wins First Distance World Cup...

FIS world cup cross-country, 15km men, Davos (SUI)

(Davos, Switzerland) – Norway showed its teeth again with a surprise win by Anders Gloeersen who earned his first distance victory as he led a podium sweep in the men’s 15km FR. Petter Northug … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 20: Svendsen Takes Men’s 12.5km Pursuit IBU...

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(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Clean shooting took Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen to the top step on the podium in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit in Pokljuka as Russia’s Anton Shipulin was second with two penalties at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 20: Canada’s Crawford Stellar 7th in Women’s...

IBU world cup biathlon, pursuit women, Pokljuka (SLO)

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Rosanna Crawford delivered another strong result claiming 7th with two penalties in the women’s 10km pursuit at 1:20.7 behind winner Darya Domracheva of Belarus who one missed target in the final standing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 20: Canada’s Scott Gow Podiums in Men’s...

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(Obertilliach, Austria) – Calgary’s Scott Gow, 24, delivered perfect shooting to take home the bronze in the men’s 10km Sprint IBU Cup at round #3 in Obertilliach, Austria on Friday – his best result at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 19: Haywood NorAm Sovereign Buff CL Sprints...

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(Sovereign Lake, BC) – Pleasant racing conditions with temperatures just below zero degrees greeted skiers for the Buff CL Sprints at round #2 of the Haywood NorAm series that got underway on Friday at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 19: USA’s Bailey Shoots Clean for 16th...

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(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey continues to impress as the Lake Placid biathlete shot clean again hitting 10 of 10 targets to finish at 54.3s behind winner Anton Shipulin (Russia) who also delivered … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 19: Brooks Report – La Sgambeda Race…In...

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– Fill your coffee cup because this is long…. Or just scroll through the pictures :) – 12 days, 8 airplanes, 92 kilometers of racing in three days….. What a trip! When I was first … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 19: Job Opportunities – Special Olympics Canada,...

[P]Canadian Paralympic Committee

– Here are the latest job openings in the Canadian sports sector. They include opportunities at Special Olympics Canada, Toronto 2015, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Read the postings below … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 19: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize - Fischer Carbonlite Package

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round three of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season at Davos, Switzerland. Canada’s Len … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: Canada’s Crawford Nails 4th in 7.5km...

IBU world cup biathlon, pursuit women, Hochfilzen (AUT)

(Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Rosanna Crawford edged one step closer to becoming the third ever Canadian woman to win a World Cup biathlon medal with a fourth-place finish in the 7.5km sprint competition in Pokljuka, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: Talking With the Gravy Train –...

FIS world cup cross-country, tour de ski, prologue men, Oberhof (GER)

– In this edition of Talking With the Gravy Train, host Peter Graves speaks with special guest, the US Ski Team’s Noah Hoffman of Aspen, CO. Hoffman recently suffered a major injury during the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: Canada’s Pound on Independent Commission to...

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– The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today announced details of the three-person Independent Commission that will investigate the serious doping allegations recently aired in a series of German television documentaries.
The Commission, which will formally … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: High Demand for Falun 2015 Nordic...

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(Falun, Sweden) – The signs are good that Falun 2015 will be a fantastic ski festival. Today, there are two months remaining until the opening ceremony and more than 100 000 tickets have been … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: Interview with CXC President Oyvind...

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– As the current winter season gets underway renowned ski journalist Peter Graves caught up with Central Cross Country Ski Association President Oyvind Solvang, since 2007, for an inside look at the organizations’ plans and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski...

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(Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce that the seventh annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2015 Contest is coming soon for contestants worldwide with thousands of dollars in prizes up for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: Biathlon Canada Names Team for 2015...

[P]Biathlon Canada

(Canmore, AB) – Biathlon Canada will send an experienced lineup of athletes from across the country to the 2015 Youth and Junior World Championships in Minsk-Raubichi, Belarus following a recent selection race.
The governing body … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: NNF News – NNF Allocation, Double...

Supporting Tomorrow's Nordic Stars Today [P]NNF

– The NNF bears a simple mission: to support athletic excellence in developing U.S. Nordic athletes. To that end, through grassroots support and large fundraising efforts like the Drive for 25, the NNF raises the funds … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 16: Team USA’s Masters 2nd on Penultimate...

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– Russian skiers once again dominated competition on the fifth day of the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland, on Tuesday (16 December) winning three out of the four biathlon sprint races.

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Dec 16: World’s Biggest Winter Multisport Event Pentathlon...

[P]Pentathlon des Neiges

(Quebec City, QC) – The 11th edition of the Pentathlon des neiges presented by MEC will be held on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City from January 31 to March 1, 2015. Last … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 16: Beckie Scott to Launch New Season...

[P]Ski Fit North Alberta

(Edmonton, AB) – Double Olympic medallist, Beckie Scott, will ski into Edmonton’s Beacon Heights Elementary School to launch the Ski Fit North Alberta season, December 17 at 9 a.m.
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Dec 16: Eastern Cup Opener Online Registration Deadline...

Snow at Rikert [P]NENSA

– Don’t miss out! Online Registration closes at 9PM sharp this Wed 12/17. There is NO DAY OF RACE registration for Sunday’s mass start race, so if you miss the online deadline you will … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 16: Maine Winter Sports Center...

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– Here is the latest news from the Maine Winter Sports Center, including holiday wishes, info about its upcoming Holiday Youth XC Ski Camp, Active Maine Projects, and highlights and events happening in various … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 15: Next Generation of Canadian XC Skiers...

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– If it takes a village to raise a child, then what does it take to get that child to the podium in 2018? In order to help developing athletes get the experience they … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 15: WADA Athlete Chair Beckie Scott Supports...

CANADA'S BECKIE SCOTT RECEIVES OLYMPIC GOLD IN VANCOUVER

– WADA Athlete Committee Chair Beckie Scott has released a statement supporting WADA’s decision to investigate the doping allegations made in a documentary aired on German TV recently. Her statement is as follows:
On behalf … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: Canada’s Valjas is BACK as Krogh...

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(Davos, Switzerland) – While Norway’s Finn Haagen Krogh celebrated his first World Cup victory taking the 1.3km FR Sprint in Davos on Saturday it was Canada’s Len Valjas that turned heads back home in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: Oestberg Claims First World Cup Victory...

FIS world cup cross-country, individual sprint, Lahti (FIN)

(Davos, Switzerland) – Ingvild Flugstag Oestberg took home her first full World Cup victory in the women’s 1.3km FR in Davos as the final resembled the Norwegian nationals with five Norge skiers vs lone … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: Canada’s Marshall and USA’s Freeman Go...

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(Rossland, BC) – The weather continued to co-operate in Rossland on Day 2 of the opening round of the Haywood NorAm series as the 11/15km CL races were held with temperatures just below freezing. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: Canada’s Crawford Career-best 5th as Makarainen...

Rosanna Crawford [P] Nordic Focus

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford nailed a career-best 5th place finish with only one penalty in four rounds of shooting in the women’s 10km pursuit IBU World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria on Sunday.

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Dec 14: USA’s Oksana Masters Notches First Victory...

Oksana Masters (USA) [P] Pam Doyle

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Oksana Masters (Louisville, Kentucky) won her first International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Cup event as she took gold in the women’s 1-kilometer cross-country sprint on Sunday in Vuokatti, Finland.

Masters, a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: USA’s Hendrickson Takes 4th and 5th...

Sarah Hendrickson [P] Women's Ski Jumping USA

(Notodden, Norway) – Sarah Hendrickson placed 4th and 5th in the first Continental Cup competition of the 2014/15 season. Under cloudy Norwegian skies, Hendrickson, 20, achieved jumps of 92.5 and 88.5 meters in her … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: USA’s Brooks 2nd with Team Santander...

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(Livigno, Italy) – The new race formula, which debuted on Saturday at La Sgambeda, has been appreciated by the athletes. Victory of the Team Coop that won on the Team Santander and on the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Sundby Rules Men’s 15km CL in...

FIS world cup cross-country, 15km men, Davos (SUI)

(Davos, Switzerland) – The men’s 15km CL in Davos came down to the wire and Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby, the current overall World Cup leader, was up to the challenge claiming the victory by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Johaug Dominates 10km CL in Davos...

FIS world cup cross-country, pursuit women, Lillehammer (NOR)

(Davos, Switzerland) – Norway’s Therese Johaug dominated the women’s 10 km classic in Davos with a 42-second margin over teammate Marit Bjoergen as Finland’s Kerttu Niskanen rounded out the podium in third.The USA’s Liz … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Marshall and Freeman Claim Victories at...

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(Rossland, BC) – The Black Jack ski club in Rossland B.C. has seen it’s share of miserable rainy weather in the last week but thanks to the tireless shoveling efforts of volunteers and even … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Canada Matches Career-Best 6th as Russia...

Team Canada (l-r) Perras, Leguellec, Green, Smith [P] Nordic Focus

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – Team Canada matched their best-ever men’s 4×7.5km relay 6th place finish using 10 spare rounds as Russia ran away with the victory with near perfect shooting using only one spare round. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: USA’s Masters and Canada’s Klebl and...

Oksana Masters (USA) [P] Pam Doyle

(Vuokatti, Finland) – Once again USA and Canadian paranordic skiers were on the podium as Day 3 of the IPC World Cup unfolded in Vuokatti, Finland. In the women’s 5km sitting American  Masters (15:59.1) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 13: Germany Wins IBU World Cup Women’s...

IBU world cup biathlon, relay women, Hochfilzen (AUT)

(Hochfilzen, Austria) – Germany took home the women’s 4x6km relay victory today by a healthy margin using eight spare rounds at the IBU World Cup #2 in Hochfilzen in Hochfilzen, Austria. Belarus, with 10 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: USA’s Burke 13th and Dunklee 29th...

IBU world championships biathlon, individual men, Nove Mesto (CZE)

(Hochfilzen, Austria) -  American Tim Burke shot well with only one penalty in the men’s 10km Sprint to finish 13th at round two of the IBU World Cup in Hochfilzen, Austria. Johannes Thingnes Boe … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

1st Prize - Fischer Carbonlite Package

(Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round two of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup season at Lillehammer, Norway. Canada’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: USA’s Holly Brooks 2nd at La...

Women's podium at La Sgambeda [P] Worldloppet

– “Finally!” That’s what Benoit Chauvet (FRA) has certainly thought when he crossed the finish line of this year’s edition of La Sgambeda. After 42km skied in the freestyle technique, the Frenchman had taken … READ MORE → 0 comments

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