08.02.2014, Sochi, Russia (RUS): Therese Johaug (NOR), Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Charlotte Kalla (SWE)
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Therese Johaug is Out of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games

– Norwegian cross-country skiing star, Therese Johaug, is out of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games as she is mandated to serve an 18-month ban which expires next April, according to the final verdict by … READ MORE →

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Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Welcomes Eric de Nys as New Programs Director

– With a focus on delivering a full roster of programming from Bunny Rabbits and Biathlon to Ski Academy and Masters, Eric brings new collaborative vision to the delivery of Programming at Sovereign Lake … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Groomer Operator @ Whistler Olympic Park

– The Groomer Operators at Whistler Olympic Park ensure that every visitor to one of North America’s preeminent Cross Country Ski facilities has a chance to ski like an Olympian. The trail design and … READ MORE →

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Mike Vieira Takes on New Position as Manager of Paralympic Performance with the CPC

– CCC Staff & community would like to wish the best of luck to Mike Vieira as he pursues a new professional endeavour as Manager of Paralympic Performance with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). We are … READ MORE →

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Thunder Bay Awarded 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Special Olympics Canada announced today that Thunder Bay has been awarded the  2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. The finalists were Thunder Bay and Regina, Saskatchewan.
The bid theme is “Hearts … READ MORE →

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New SkiTrax Roundtable Launching Soon – Plus Buyer’s Guide, Road to PyeongChang 2018, Fashion Guide & More

(Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce that a new innovative SkiTrax Roundtable is launching soon featuring Canadian top gun Alex Harvey along with US star Kikkan Randall, veteran Canuck Devon Kershaw, American speed … READ MORE →

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Rossignol Introduces Mountain Bike Collection for Spring 2018

(Park City, Utah) – Following the recent acquisitions of TIME Sport and Felt Bicycles, the Rossignol Group will continue its expansion into the cycling market with the introduction of a new Rossignol Bike collection … READ MORE →

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Ushuaia Loppet Kicks Off the 2018 Worldloppet Season

(Ushuaia, Argentina) – Olympian Federico Cichero took the victory at Ushuaia Loppet in Argentina on Saturday, August 12, the season opener of the 2017/18 Worldloppet series with more than 90 skiers on the start … READ MORE →

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Volvo Challenge 2017 Rollerski Race is BACK Sept. 9 – Register Today

(Orford, Que.) – The Volvo Challenge is back. For its second edition, the Challenge goes urban: it will happen on Portland Boulevard, in Sherbrooke, QC on a newly asphalted road. This rollerski race, scheduled … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Beckie Scott WADA Athlete Chair Criticised by IOC Committee Members Over Russian Comments

– A controversy is unfolding over comments made by Canada’s Beckie Scott, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee, who recently claimed that Russia deserves more than just a “fine” following doping … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Corporate Partnerships & Marketing Manager @ Coaching Association Canada

– The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC … READ MORE →

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Almost 100 Athletes Attend Youth Camp in Norway

(Sjusjoen, Norway) – Almost 100 young athletes from 14 nations met in Sjusjoen, Norway at the junior camp from 28th July – 4th August. The camp was organised by the Norwegian Ski Association in … READ MORE →


Zone4 Timing Systems Training Clinic at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club – Nov. 4-5

(Sovereign Lake, B.C.) – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is hosting a Zone4 Clinic on November 4-5, 2017.  Please forward this to anyone in your club who handles timing and would like more training on how to use … READ MORE →

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Russian Fine Over Sochi 2014 Doping Affair Rejected by Canada’s Beckie Scott WADA Athlete Chair

– Russia is expected to receive a “large” fine for widespread doping infractions at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics rather than any suspension from the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games (OWG) according to a … READ MORE →

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U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships Coming to Jericho Aug. 12-13

(Jericho, Vt.) – Over 80 athletes will be competing this Saturday and Sunday in the U.S. Biathlon Summer Rollerski Championships at Camp Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho. The national championships are the first in … READ MORE →

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Nordic Combined Grand Prix 2017 Extended

– After months of hard training, the stars of Nordic Combined are ready for the traditional FIS Grand Prix series this summer, which has been extended by one stop and expects more than 25,000 … READ MORE →

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Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage – Over 50 Years of Fabulous Trails

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Check out this announcement about the great year-round trail work the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) does for Southcentral Alaska. NSAA is a non-profit that maintains many of Anchorage’s wonderful … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – RFP for Human Resource Review @ Cross Country Ski Ontario

– Cross Country Ski Ontario, the Provincial Sports Organization for cross country skiing in Ontario, is seeking to procure consultant expertise to conduct a Human Resources Review of its organization. Please see attached document.
Post … READ MORE →

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USA’s Caitlin Patterson Wins Gold at World Mountain Running Championships in Italy

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Sad News – Reijo Puiras Founder of Lappe Ski Centre Passes Away

(Thunder Bay, ON) – We are sad to report that Reijo Puiras, 65, founder of Lappe Ski Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away on Aug. 4 peacefully at his home surrounded by his … READ MORE →

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Congratulations – Erika Flowers and Andrew Newell Tie the Knot

(Bozeman, MN) – Congratulations to US XC skiers Erika Flowers and Andrew Newell who were married at an outdoor ceremony near Flowers’ hometown in Bozeman, Montana on June 24. The two newlyweds were engaged … READ MORE →

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FIS Rollerski World Championships 2017 Ready to Roll in Sollefteå, Sweden

(Sollefteå, SWE) – August 2nd marked the official opening ceremony to the start of the FIS Rollerski World Championships in Sollefteå (SWE). More than 120 athletes from 13 nations have registered to participate including … READ MORE →

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Medals Hotly Contested at 2018 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships

(Park City, Utah) – Will Rhoads (Park City, Utah/Park City Nordic) and Nita Englund (Florence, Wis./Kiwanis Ski Club) came away with gold at the 2018 U.S. Ski Jumping Championships Saturday on the HS134 meter … READ MORE →

08.02.2014, Sochi, Russia (RUS): Therese Johaug (NOR), Marit Bjoergen (NOR), Charlotte Kalla (SWE)
- XXII. Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, cross-country, skiathlon women, Sochi (RUS). www.nordicfocus.com. © NordicFocus. Every downloaded picture is fee-liable.

Therese Johaug Doping Judgment Delayed Until August 18

(Norway) – The case against Nordic superstar Therese Johaug for her 2016 doping conviction has been postponed until August 18 by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reports Norwegian news source Aftenposten.

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WATCH Blink Festival 2017 Races + Results – USA’s Stephen 6th in 7.5km FR, Newell 16th in Men’s 60km

(Sandnes, Norway) – Last weekend the roller skiing Blink Festival took place in Sandnes, Norway with Americans Liz Stephen and Andy Newell on the start line. Stephen led the charge finishing 6th in women’s … READ MORE →

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Kikkan Randall Wins Cross-country Ski Leg at 2017 Ski to Sea Race with 7 Sports

(Bellingham, WA) – Four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall won the opening cross-country ski leg at the 45th Annual Ski to Sea race in Bellingham, WA that features seven sports over a 93-mile/149.7km adventure relay.
The race … READ MORE →

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PyeongChang Olympic Trials for Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Coming to Park City

(Park City, Utah) – Utah’s 2002 Olympic venues will play a key role in determining the first skiing athletes nominated to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team to compete in PyeongChang. The U.S. Olympic Team … READ MORE →


Job Opportunity – Kanata Nordic Club Coach Position

(Ottawa, Ont.) – Kanata Nordic is a non-profit, community-based organization run by volunteers. Established in 1979, it is dedicated to promoting life-long activity, fitness and enjoyment of the outdoors through a variety of cross … READ MORE →


K2 Sports Owner of Madshus Sold to Kohlberg & Company

– In October last year we reported that Newell Brands Inc., parent company of Rubbermaid and Sunbeam, was looking to sell off its winter division including brands such as K2, owner of Madshus, along … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Athlete Services Project Officer @ 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society

– The 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society is a non-profit organization responsible for hosting the circumpolar world’s largest multi-sport and cultural event from March 18-24, 2018 in the South Slave Region of the … READ MORE →

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Blink Festival Gets Underway July 26-29 in Norway

(Norway) – The famous Blink Festival gets underway in Sandnes, Norway on Wednesday 26th July. Four competition days, different races are lined up for athletes from 16 nations.
The programme starts  already on Wednesday with … READ MORE →


Thunder Bay and Regina are Competing to Host the 2020 Special Olympics Winter Games

(Thunder Bay, ON) – Local residents continue to show their support for Thunder Bay competing against Regina, Sask. to host the 2020 Special Olympics Winter Games. The successful city is expected to be announced the … READ MORE →

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Australian Cross Country Ski Racing Launches New Website

(Australia) – Over a year in the making, the new AUSXC website has just been launched with fresh new look and functionalities. The new site is smart phone / tablet friendly and now hosts … READ MORE →

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USA Nordic Sport Hires Alex Glueck as Field Marketing and Communications Manager

Park City, Utah – USA Nordic Sport added another familiar face to their staff earlier this month: former Nordic Combined athlete Alex Glueck, to serve as Field Marketing and Communications Manager. This new position … READ MORE →

(l-r) COC Chef de Mission Isabelle Charest, next generation athlete Sarah Mitton, CPC CEO Karen O'Neill, Minister Qualtrough, COC CEO Chris Overholt, next generation athlete Élodie Tessier, CPC Chef de Mission Todd Nicholson [P] Adam Pulicicchio/Canadian Olympic Committee

Investing in the Next Generation of Olympic and Paralympic Athletes – Up to $10 million in Annual Funding

(Toronto, ON) – Ensuring that Canadian athletes have the support they need, to continue to push for the podium today and in the future, is an important focus for the Government of Canada.
Today, the … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Athlete Development Coordinator at Cross Country BC

– Cross Country BC (CCBC), the Provincial Sport Organization for cross-country skiing in British Columbia, is currently seeking to fill a full-time Athlete Development Coordinator position.  The successful candidate will work out of the provincial office … READ MORE →


Job Opportunity – Sovereign Lake Nordic Club Coach

– Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is seeking a highly motivated and skilled coach available for full time employment effective September 5th, 2017. This position offers an annually renewable contract with fair compensation package. The … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Women National Ski Team in the Running for Champions Fund Grant by Dairy Farmers of Canada!

– The Dairy Farmers of Canada announces that Cross Country Canada – Women National Ski Team from Canmore, Alberta is in the running for a Champions Fund grant of $5,000 to help achieve their … READ MORE →

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National XC Ski Teams on the Road Part 1

– Summer training is in the full swing and national teams are collecting kilometers. Here a short overview of what the German, Swiss and Austrian national team skiers have been up to.
German national team … READ MORE →

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SilverStar Invitation to Beowulf our Newly Minted XC Epic + BBQ – July 29

(SilverStar, BC) – On Saturday, July 29, 2017, we will be cutting the ribbon for the grand opening of Beowulf and we would love for you to be a part of the first chapter … READ MORE →


NENSA Proudly Presents the App Gap Roller Ski Challenge & Best Ball Golf Tournament July 23-24

– Coming up on July 23-24 is the return of the App Gap Challenge Roller Ski Race and the the next day our first annual NENSA Best Ball Golf Tournament at the Sugarbush Resort Golf Course … READ MORE →


Women’s Nordic Combined Event Added to 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

(Park City, Utah) – Last weekend in Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the addition of a Women’s Nordic Combined event at the upcoming 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games being held in … READ MORE →

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Kikkan Randall Runs for IOC Athletes’ Commission

– This week, the IOC Executive Board approved the candidatures of six winter sports athletes for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections, which will be held next February during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Learn to Train Coach @ University of Alberta Nordic

(Edmonton, AB) – The University of Alberta (U of A) Nordic Junior Academy program is looking for a Learn to Train level coach for its Track Attack program. The U of A Nordic Junior … READ MORE →

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Bickner Leads Team USA with 3rd Place Finish at First Continental Cups of the Summer

(Kranj, Slovenia) – Kevin Bickner led the way for team USA this past weekend at the first Continental Cups of the 2017/2018 season in Kranj, Slovenia. Bickner, who is coming off a strong finish … READ MORE →


Supercamp Registration is Now OPEN

– Hello skiers, registration is now open for Supercamp! We have some very exciting programs planned for this year and some great changes from the last few seasons of Supercamp.
Take some time to look … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Coordinators for Transportation, Volunteers and Logistics @ 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer

– The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Coordinators for Transportation, Volunteers and Logistics.
In less than two years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will … READ MORE →


Fast and Female Champ Chat p/b Fuelling Women Champions in Canmore, AB

(Canmore, AB) – Calling all girls 8-18 years old! Join us for a day of empowerment through sports at the Canmore MTB Nationals! This Champ Chat includes an inspirational chat with our Fast and … READ MORE →

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Outdoor Retailer, Largest U.S. Tradeshow for Outdoor Community, Chooses Denver for All Shows Beginning January 2018

(San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) – Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald Expositions”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (NYSE: EEX), producer of Outdoor Retailer and a leading U.S. business-to-business tradeshow and conference producer, … READ MORE →

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Competition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop at Nakkertok Sept. 14-17

– The Competition-Development (L2C) Dryland Workshop is schedule to take place Sept. 14-17 in Nakkertok, Gatineau, QC, and includes four complete days of training. Complete details below. Registration Deadline is Sept. 1.

Dates: Thursday 14Th … READ MORE →