22.01.2017, Ulricehamn, Sweden (SWE):
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Legend of Johnsgaard Grows as Knute Earns World Cup Bronze and Olympic Spot

(Calgary, AB) – Alberta World Cup Academy stand out Knute Johnsgaard punched his ticket to the 2018 Winter Olympics with a bronze medal performance in 4×7.5km men’s world cup relay Sunday (Jan. 22) in Ulricehamn, Sweden.

After … READ MORE →

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Canadian Men WIN Historic Bronze in Men’s Relay – WATCH Video Highlights

– The Canadian men’s relay team of Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard and Len Valjas won a historic bronze medal after reaching the podium in the men’s 4×7.5km World Cup relay on January … READ MORE →

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IBU Executive Board Promises Rule Changes for Cleaner Sport Pre 2017 Worlds in Austria

– The IBU Executive Board has decided to call for an Extraordinary Congress before the IBU World Championships 2017. The Board fully understands and supports the initiative of the athletes to sharpen the IBU … READ MORE →

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Honey Stinger Joins USA Nordic as Official Nutrition Sponsor

(Steamboat Springs, Colorado) — Honey Stinger, the leading manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, today announced that it will partner with USA Nordic as the organization’s official nutrition sponsor. Honey Stinger will proudly supply honey-based … READ MORE →

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National Nordic Foundation Announces Funding for FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Athletes

– The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is excited to announce details of its support for unfunded cross-country athletes attending the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. These six athletes, not currently on the National … READ MORE →

22.01.2017, Ulricehamn, Sweden (SWE):
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Canada Wins Historic Brilliant Bronze in Men’s Relay at World Cup in Sweden – Team USA 10th

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Canada’s fab-four including Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard and Len Valjas delivered historic bronze reaching the podium the first time in the men’s 4×7.5km World Cup relay in Sweden on … READ MORE →

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

Team USA Claims 4th as Norway Dominates Women’s Relay in Sweden

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – A valiant effort by Team USA-1 came up just short of the podium in the women’s 4x5k mixed technique relay on Sunday, as the squad settled for fourth. Marit Bjoergen anchored … READ MORE →

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USA 13th and Canada 18th as Germany Rules Women’s IBU World Cup Relay on Final Day in Antholz

(Antholz, ITA) – Team USA was in second early on in the women’s 4x6km Relay but fell back and ended up 13th as Germany triumphed over France in second at 24.2 seconds behind with … READ MORE →

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USA’s Bailey 16th as Norway’s Boe Triumphs in Men’s Mass Start at Antholz – Canada’s Gow 30th

(Antholz, ITA) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey was as high as second but finished 16th following two misses in each of his standing stages as Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe shot clean to claim his … READ MORE →

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Emily Nishikawa and Andy Shields Win Haywood NorAm/Western Canadians

– The Haywood NorAm and Western Canadian Championships were being held in Whistler B.C. Temperatures were pretty much the same though, as the athletes headed out on the 10/15km classic, interval-start, distance races.

At the … READ MORE →

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EISA Nordic Kicks Off with St. Lawrence Carnival Days 1 and 2 – Dartmouth Leads

(Lake Placid, NY) – The 2017 EISA Nordic season began Friday, Jan. 20, with a 1.5-kilometer classic sprint at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg cross-country ski trails in Lake Placid, NY on day one of … READ MORE →

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IBU Executive Board Takes Further Actions due to McLaren Report – 7 More Athletes Under Investigation

– On December 9, 2016 the IBU received the task from WADA to take over the result management responsibility for suspicions found by WADA-appointed Independent Person (IP) McLaren and his team that were reported … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Harvey Wins Stunning Men’s 15km FR Individual Start GOLD in Sweden for Historic Back-to-Back Victories

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Canadian Alex Harvey, 26, put the hammer down for his second consecutive World Cup victory winning the men’s 15km FR individual start at the new venue in Ulricehamn, Sweden on Saturday. … READ MORE →

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

Diggins Strong 7th as Bjoergen Rules Women’s 10km FR in Ulricehamn – Canada’s Browne Career-best 35th

(Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Jessie Diggins led a strong day for the Americans finishing 7th in the women’s 10k freestyle at the new venue in Sweden. Also in the points were Sadie Bjornsen in 12th,  … READ MORE →

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USA Solid 6th and Canada 16th in Men’s Relay at Antholz as Germany Pips Norway

(Antholz, ITA) – Team USA claimed its best relay performance of the season finishing 6th in the men’s 4×7.5km event at Antholz as Germany’s Simon Schempp pipped Norway’s Emil Hegle Svendsen at the line … READ MORE →

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

Dunklee 24th in Women’s 12.5k Mass Start as Germany’s Horchler Takes First World Cup Win

(Antholz, ITA) – Susan Dunklee started strong taking an exciting early lead in the women’s 12.5km Mass Start but suffered five penalties to end up 24th on the day in Antholz, ITA.

Clean-shooting Nadine Horchler … READ MORE →

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USA’s Lowell Bailey 10th and Canada’s Scott Gow Career-best 17th at Antholz 20km as Shipulin Wins

(Antholz, Italy) – Team USA’s Lowell Bailey led the charge in 10th with one missed target in the men’s individual 20km in sunny Antholz while Canada’s Scott Gow nailed a career-best 17th also with … READ MORE →

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Updated World Cup Criteria for USA + Quotas

– We have just posted an amended selection criteria for World Cup which provides for the selection of a USA 1⁄2 Nation’s Group to the World Cup Finals in Quebec City, CAN March 17,18, … READ MORE →

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17 Contest Standings after Toblach

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Toblach where Canada’s Alex Harvey and Len Valjas won stunning Team Sprint gold here and the USA’s Simi Hamilton … READ MORE →

Emma Lunder (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

Canada’s Emma Lunder Nails Career-best 21st at Debut 15km Individual Start IBU World Cup in Antholz

(Antholz-Anterselva, Italy) – Canada’s Emma Lunder, 25, delivered a career-best 21st in her first-ever 15km IBU World Cup individual competition, missing just one shot in four rounds of shooting despite gusty winds, as round … READ MORE →

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CCSAA Grooming Clinic at Pineland Farm on Feb. 7

(New Gloucester, Maine) – CCSAA, in conjunction with Pineland Farm, is offering a NE Grooming clinic with hands on grooming workshops.  Clinic topics will be specific to NE including ice and low snow.  much … READ MORE →

Simi Hamilton and Jessie Diggins, both of whom finished on the podium in the first stage at Ski Tour Canada last season, will lead the U.S. Team at the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships next month [P] USSA

Strong U.S. Team Announced For FIS Nordic World Champs in Lahti

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 17 athletes to the cross country team that will compete in the International Ski Federation’s 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships next month … READ MORE →

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Major Improvements for Alaskan Skiers to Enjoy at Government Peak

(Palmer, Alaska) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 11 marked the opening of Government Peak Recreation Area with some major improvements reports the Frontiersman. A nearly $1 million lighting project that placed more than … READ MORE →

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Talking with the Gravy Train – Interview with US Biathlon CEO Max Cobb

(Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with Max Cobb, President & CEO of the US Biathlon Assoc. and more recently the Vice-President … READ MORE →

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Winter Triathletes WANTED

(Quebec City, Que.) – Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to compete in the ITU Winter Triathlon in Quebec City this February 26, 2017 – you could be invited for an all-inclusive fun weekend in … READ MORE →

Patrick Caldwell will lead a team of 10 Americans at the USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30 through Feb. 5 in Utah [P] USSA

USA Names U23 Cross Country FIS World Championship Team

(Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships. The U23 Championships will … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Harvey and Valjas Win Stunning Team Sprint GOLD at Toblach World Cup – USA 6th

(Toblach, ITA) – Canada’s Alex Harvey and Lenny Valjas won gold in their debut run in the men’s World Cup Team Sprint in Toblach, Italy on Sunday. The duo held their own and on … READ MORE →

Kikkan Randall (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

Team USA 10th as Russia Wins Photo Finish Over Sweden & Norway in Women’s Team Sprint at Toblach

(Toblach, Italy) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell claimed 10th in the Women’s Team Sprint as Russia’s Natalia Matveeva secured the victory in a three-way photo finish over Sweden and Norway at … READ MORE →

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

USA’s Dunklee Rebounds to 24th as Finland’s Makarainen Wins Ruhpolding IBU World Cup Pursuit

(Ruhpolding , Germany) – American Susan Dunklee rebounded to finish 24th in the women’s 10km Pursuit despite four penalties as the BMW IBU World Cup 5 wrapped up in Ruhpolding on Sunday.
Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen … READ MORE →

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USA’s Burke 24th in Men’s Pursuit as Fourcade Rules on Final Day in Ruhpolding

 (Ruhpolding , Germany) – The USA’s Tim Burke finished 24th in tough snowy conditions with three missed targets in the men’s 12.5k pursuit that kicked off the final day of competitions in Ruhpolding as the … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

It’s OFFICIAL – 2017 FIS XC World Cup Finals are Coming to Quebec – UPDATED

(Quebec City, QC) – It’s now official – the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Final will be back in Quebec City on the Plains of Abraham – see release below.
While not officially announced the FIS … READ MORE →

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USA’s Hamilton Stellar 2nd in Uber-Close Photo Finish in Men’s Sprint FR #Toblach – Skar Claims 1st WCup Win

(Toblach, Italy) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton was a mere boot tip away from victory as he delivered a superb sprint performance to claim second in the men’s 1.3km freestyle Sprint at Toblach, Italy, … READ MORE →

04.01.2017, Oberstdorf, Germany (GER):
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USA’s Randall and Caldwell Out in Fateful Crash as Matveeva Takes Sprint FR Over Falla in Toblach

(Toblach, ITA) – A fateful crash took out Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell as they collided in the same semi final heat in the women’s 1.3km Sprint in Toblach, Italy, as the FIS World … READ MORE →

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USA’s Dunklee 33rd, Canada’s Crawford 55th as Makarainen Wins Women’s Sprint in Ruhpolding

(Ruhpolding, GER) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee placed 33rd with two missed targets in the women’s 7.5km sprint on Saturday in Ruhpolding at BMW IBU World Cup 5 at 2:13.5 behind Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen … READ MORE →

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USA’s Burke and Bailey Net Top-20 Finishes in Ruhpolding Sprint as Fourcade Rules Again

(Ruhpolding, Germany) – The USA’s Tim Burke finished 12th and his teammate Lowell Bailey was 18th in the men’s 10km Sprint in Ruhpolding at the BMW IBU World Cup 5 for two top-20 results. … READ MORE →

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Green Mountain Valley School Announces Comprehensive Training Partnership with U.S. Ski Team

(Fayston, Vermont) –  Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) today announced a comprehensive training partnership with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) that designates GMVS as both a U.S. Ski Team Development Site, … READ MORE →

Katharine Ogden was named as one of the 12 athletes that will represent the USA at the 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships [P] USSA

USA Names Junior Worlds Cross Country Ski Team 2017

(Park City, Utah) – Twelve cross country ski racers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation’s 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Jan. 30-Feb. … READ MORE →

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FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper to Meet with Kikkan Randall at Lahti 2017 to Address Concerns for Clean Sport

– SkiTrax has learned from reliable sources that FIS President, Gian-Franco Kasper, has agreed to a meeting in Lahti, Finland in February with US skier Kikkan Randall, the female representative on the FIS Athlete … READ MORE →

Rosanna Crawford (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

Canada 10th as Germany Triumphs in Women’s IBU WCup 4x6km Relay in Ruhpolding – Team USA 17th

(Ruhpolding, Germany) – Canada battled to 10th in the women’s 4x6km relay in Ruhpolding (GER) on Thursday as Germany came from behind for the win at home with France claiming second over Norway at … READ MORE →

Jesse Cockney (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

Cockney Leads Canadian Sweep in Sprint FR Qualifier at US Nationals – Locke 2nd, Johnsgaard 3rd, USA’s Logan Hanneman 4th

(Heber City, Utah) – Canadians swarmed the podium again as national ski team member Jesse Cockney (Foothills Nordic) raced to victory in the Men’s Sprint FR Qualifier at Soldier Hollow as the 2017 L.L.Bean … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Beatty Wins Womens Sprint FR Qualifier at US Nationals – Halvorsen 2nd, Gregg 3rd

(Heber City, Utah) – Canadian U23 team skier Dahria Beatty, who hails from Whitehorse, was on fire winning the women’s 1.5km Freestyle Sprint Qualifier by over a 3-second margin on the final day of the 2017 … READ MORE →

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2017 L.L.Bean US Cross Country Championships – Days 1 and 2 PHOTOS

(Heber City, Utah) – Here’s a selection of great photos from the first two days of the 2017 L.L.Bean US Cross Country Championships in case you missed the action and our exciting coverage from … READ MORE →

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Team Canada Announced for 2017 FIS Nordic Junior & U23 World Ski Championships

(Soldier Hollow, Utah) – From January 30th-February 5th, the world’s best, young cross-country skiers will gather at Soldier Hollow, Utah to compete at the World Junior & U23 Championships. Soldier Hollow was the site … READ MORE →

Scott Gow (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

Canada 11th and USA 12th in Men’s IBU World Cup 4×7.5 Relay in Ruhpolding – Norway Triumphs Again

(Ruhpolding, Germany) – Canada finished 11th while the USA was 12th in the men’s 4×7.5km relay at round five of the BMW IBU World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany as Norway bested Russia at 5.1 … READ MORE →

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Fischer Launches New Easy Care & Wax Line

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19 National Anti-Doping Organizations Want Russia Banned from International Sport

(Dublin, Ireland) – In the wake of the second McLaren Report, and the system of national corruption and unfair play uncovered in Russia, the National Anti-Doping Organizations of 19 countries have come together in … READ MORE →

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Lustgarten Takes First National Title Winning Men’s 30km CL @ US Cross Country Nationals – Johnsgaard Top Canuck in 6th

(Heber City, Utah) – Ben Lustgarten, competing in his first year with the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, raced to his first national title in the men’s 30km CL mass start competition despite more challenging … READ MORE →

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Holmes Claims Women’s 20km CL Crown at US Nationals Over Ogden – Canada’s Nishikawa 5th

(Heber City, Utah) – Chelsea Holmes of APU Nordic Ski Center skied away from the field in the women’s 20km Classic mass race at US Nationals in Soldier Hollow today, beating top junior skier … READ MORE →

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Remi Drolet Leads Canadian Sweep of Junior Men’s 10km CL Mst Podium at US XC Ski Nationals – Wonders is Top American

(Heber City, Utah) – U18 racer Remi Drolet of the Blackjack Ski Club in Rossland, B.C., won the Junior Men’s 10km CL mass start race, leading a Canadian podium sweep. Drolet’s time of 31:41 … READ MORE →

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Julia Kern Wins Junior Women’s 7.5km CL Title at 2017 L.L.Bean US XC Nationals – Canada’s Richardson 3rd

(Heber City, Utah) – Julia Kern from Stratton Mountain School topped the Junior Women’s field for the title in their 7.5km CL mass start race on Tuesday at the 2017 L.L.Bean US Cross Country … READ MORE →