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Harvey Takes Record Bronze at Tour de Ski as 1st Canuck on Final Podium – Historic 4th Win for Cologna

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Alex Harvey became the first Canadian to finish on the final podium at cross-country skiing’s famed Tour de Ski realizing a long-term goal of the Canadian team. The 29-year-old … READ MORE →

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USA’s Diggins Claims Historic Bronze as First American on Women’s Final Podium at Tour de Ski

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – In a display of true grit, Jessie Diggins bridged a 10-second gap to overtake Krista Parmakoski of Finland on the flanks of Alpe Cermis to become the first American … READ MORE →

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France and Sweden Take IBU World Cup Relay Victories in Oberhof – Canadian Men 10th and Women 14th

(Oberhof, GER) – The Canadian men’s 4×7.5km relay squad finished 10th behind Sweden, the surprise winners amidst extremely heavy fog, as they triumphed with one penalty and nine spare rounds.
Second went to Italy with … READ MORE →

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Harvey 3rd in Men’s 15km CL Mst for 1st Podium this Season & 4th Overall on Penultimate Stage of TdS

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Canadian Alex Harvey, 29, stormed to his first podium of the season claiming a brilliant bronze in the men’s 15km CL mass start race won by Alexey Poltoranin on … READ MORE →

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Diggins 4th in Women’s 10km CL Mst & Slips to 4th Overall at Tour de Ski – Weng Strikes to Defend Title

(Val di Fiemme, Italy) – American Jessie Diggins claimed a valiant 4th in the women’s 10km classic mass start and is now fourth overall as Norway’s Heidi Weng put in a dominant performance to … READ MORE →

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Burke 14th in Men’s 12.5km Pursuit at IBU World Cup in Oberhof – Ransom 37th as Fourcade and Kuzmina Win

(Oberhof, GER) – American Tim Burke raced to 14th in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit on Saturday with three penalties at 29.5 seconds behind winner Martin Fourcade of France.
Fourcade, with a single penalty on his … READ MORE →

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Caitlin Patterson Wins Women’s Sprint FR for 2nd Title & Reese Hanneman Takes Men’s Crown at U.S. XC Ski Nationals

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury GRP) continued her domination of the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships on Friday at Kincaid Park, winning her second National title in two races – this time … READ MORE →

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Dahria Beatty and Julien Locke Win Haywood NorAm Sprint CL at Mont-Saint-Anne PQ

(Mont-Ste-Anne, Que.) – Top qualifier, Dahria Beatty (Whitehorse Ski Club), won the Open Women’s 1.35km Sprint CL final with Maya MacIsaac-Jones (Rocky Mountain Racers) second and Katherine Stewart-Jones (Nakkertok Nordique) third at the newly … READ MORE →

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USA’s Burke Takes Stellar 4th in Men’s 10km Sprint at IBU World Cup 4 in Oberhof as Fourcade Wins

(Oberhof, Germany) – American Tim Burke raced to a stellar 4-place finish in the men’s 10km Sprint with clean shooting at the BMW IBU World Cup 4 in Oberhof as Martin Fourcade of France … READ MORE →

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Masters World Cup 2018 Registration Deadline EXTENDED to Jan. 16

(Minneapolis, MN)– The World Masters Association has approved a motion to extend registrations by 10 days, until January 16, for the upcoming 2018 Masters World Cup, taking place January 19-26 in Minneapolis, MN.

“The WMA Executive … READ MORE →

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Harvey Top 5 & 4th Overall as Iversen Wins Men’s 15K FR Mst on Stg 5 @Tour de Ski – Cologna Leads

(Oberstdorf, Germany) – Canada’s Alex Harvey raced to strong 5th-place finish in the men’s 15km FR mass start race in tough conditions, including a broken pole, and holds onto his 4th place overall as … READ MORE →

04.01.2018, Oberstdorf, Germany (GER):
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USA’s Diggins Still 3rd Overall after 10km FR Mst on Stage 5 at Tour de Ski – Oestberg Remains in Charge

(Oberstdorf, Germany) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins remains 3rd overall as Norway’s Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg strengthened her grip on the leader’s jersey following Stage 5 in Oberstdorf, Germany in challenging conditions.
Oestberg took another victory … READ MORE →

15.02.2017, Hochfilzen, Austria (AUT):
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Canada’s Ransom Nails Career-best 9th in Women’s 7.5km Sprint at BMW IBU World Cup 4 in Oberhof

(Oberhof, Germany) – Canada’s Julia Ransom kicked off the new year with clean shooting for a stellar 9th-place finish in the Women’s 7.5km Sprint at round 4 of the BMW IBU World Cup in … READ MORE →

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WADA Announces the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods in Force

– The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was first published on 29 September 2017, enters into force today (1 January).
The List, which is one of … READ MORE →

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Scott and Caitlin Patterson Take Top Honours in 10/15km FR on Day 1 at 2018 U.S. XC Ski Nationals

(Anchorage, Alaska) – The opening day of racing at the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Kincaid Park was welcomed with a blizzard of snow and variable visibility, but one thing was crystal … READ MORE →

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Tour de Ski 2018 Update – Stage 4 Cancelled Due to Severe Weather

(Oberstdorf, Germany) – Today’s 4th stage of the Veissmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Le Gruyère has been cancelled due to severe weather.  Heavy rain and strong winds made the competition course not … READ MORE →

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Sad News – Legendary Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall Passes Away

(South Paris, ME) – The US cross-country ski community was sad to learn that legendary Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall, 98, of Rumford, Maine, had passed away on Dec. 30 at the Maine Veterans Home in … READ MORE →

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Hardwood Ski and Bike Will Re-open Trails on January 6

(Oro Station) – Hardwood Ski and Bike is pleased to announce that it will re-open its trails to the public on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. The trails are in beautiful condition, and they are … READ MORE →

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2018 L.L.Bean U.S. XC Ski Championships Kick Off in Anchorage Jan. 3-8 + Junior/U23 Trials & LIVE STREAM

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Top cross country skiers from across America will compete for national titles, FIS Junior World Championship spots and potential Olympic berths at the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships Jan. 3 … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey [P] Nordic Focus

Canada’s Harvey Storms to 4th in Men’s 15km FR Pursuit as Cologna Takes Over the Lead @Tour de Ski

(Lenzerheide, Sui) – Canada’s Alex Harvey stormed to a strong 4th-place finish in the men’s 15km FR Pursuit on Stage 3 at the Tour de Ski and is back in podium contention as Dario … READ MORE →

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Diggins 1st Podium this Season in Women’s 10km FR Pursuit @ Tour de Ski and 3rd Overall – Oestberg Leads

(Lenzerheide, Switzerland) – American Jessie Diggins skied to her first podium this season in the women’s 10km FR Pursuit race at round three of the Tour de Ski making it three straight podiums for … READ MORE →

Sadie Bjornsen [P] Nordic Focus

USA’s Bjornsen Takes Career-first Distance Podium in Women’s 10km CL @ Tour de Ski – Diggins 7th, Randall DNS

(Lenzerheide, Switzerland) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen landed third on the podium in the women’s 10km CL on Stage 2 for the American camp’s second podium in a row at the Tour de Ski, … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Harvey 20th as Cologna Triumphs at Home in Men’s 15K CL on Stg 2 @Tour de Ski – Kershaw OUT

(Lenzerheide, Sui) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished 20th in the men’s 15km individual start CL on Stage 2 as local hero, Dario Cologna, won for the first time at home giving Swiss fans even … READ MORE →

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LAST CALL for the Masters World Cup 2018 – Register Until Jan. 6

(Minneapolis, MN) – As we close in on 2017, we are also shortly closing in on the last week to register for the 2018 Masters World Cup. Held in Minneapolis, MN this international ski … READ MORE →

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U.S. Biathlon Announces Teams for 2018 Youth/Junior Worlds, IBU Junior Cup 3 & Junior Open European Championships

(New Gloucester, Maine) — The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee is pleased to announce the Youth (U19) and Junior (U21) Biathlon World Championship Team, as well as the team for the IBU Junior Cup … READ MORE →

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Bryan Fletcher Wins Nordic Combined US Olympic Team Trials

(Park City, Utah) – USA Nordic athlete Bryan Fletcher skied from behind today to become the first person named to the 2018 US Olympic Nordic Combined team. Fletcher is now the first US Ski … READ MORE →

30.12.2017, Lenzerheide, Switzerland (SUI):
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Canada’s Harvey 7th in Men’s Sprint FR at Tour de Ski Opener – Ustiugov in Charge

(Lenzerheide, SUI) – Canadian star, Alex Harvey, was 7th on the day just missing the final by a boot toe in the men’s 1.5km Sprint FR as defending champ Sergey Ustiugov (Rus), also the … READ MORE →

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USA’s Sophie Caldwell Takes Career-best 2nd in Women’s Sprint FR Opener at Tour de Ski

(Lenzerheide, SUI) – American Sophie Caldwell lit up the scoreboard at the opening round of the Tour de Ski in Switzerland  landing second on the final podium in the women’s Sprint FR as local … READ MORE →

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Tour de Ski 2018 Hero Voting Now Underway + START LISTS

(Lenzerheide, SUI) – Who will be the Hero of the 12th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski presented by Le Gruyère?  New for this season you can vote on who you think … READ MORE →

12.12.2015, Davos, Switzerland (SUI):
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FIS Tour de Ski 2017/18 Facts and Stats – Kowalczyk Rules but Canada’s Kershaw is a Standout

– All the statistics and fun facts you need to know before the start of the 12th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Le Gruyere AOP that kicks off Dec. … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity @ Canadian Olympic Committee – Chef de Mission Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018

– The Canadian Olympic Committee invites applications for the position of Chef de Mission of the Canadian Team for the Youth Olympic Games which will take place from October 6 to 18, 2018 in … READ MORE →

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IOC Accused of Cowardly Response and Failing to Help Rodchenkov Against Russian Threats

– Lawyer Jim Walden, representing Russian whistleblower Dr. Gregory Rodchenkov, issued a statement accusing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of “cowardice” in failing to address Russia’s campaign of retaliation against the former anti-doping official … READ MORE →

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Last Call for Glenn Bond Sun Peaks Resort XC SKI CAMP Dec. 30-31

(Sun Peaks, B.C.) – Last call for the Glenn Bond Sun Peaks XC SKI Camp this coming weekend Dec. 30-31. Registration closes on Thursday, December 28 at 4:00pm. The forecast is warming up to … READ MORE →

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12th Annual FIS Tour de Ski 2018 – Dec. 30-Jan. 7 + Video Preview

– The countdown is on until the start of the 12th edition of the Viessmann FIS Cross-Country Tour de Ski presented by Le Gruyère. Seven legs in less than ten days, the multi-stage event … READ MORE →

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Hardwood Ski and Bike EMERGENCY Announcement – Fire in Main Chalet Xmas Morning UPDATED

(Barrie, ON) – During early hours of Christmas morning, a structural fire engulfed the middle portion of our main chalet. The Fire Marshall is on scene, and there is an ongoing investigation into the … READ MORE →

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Happy Holidays

 (Toronto, ON) – We would like to extend our warmest wishes to all of our readers, contributors, partners, advertisers, suppliers, supporters, families and friends across the continent, and around the globe, for a happy and safe … READ MORE →

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Masters World Cup 2018 Urban Winter Wonderland – 3.5km Groomed for Classic and Skate

(Minneapolis, MN) – If you haven’t heard, we’re making it snow down at Wirth! Thanks to a strengthened relationship with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, we have dramatically increased our ability to create … READ MORE →

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Canadian Birkie 10 For 10 Club Challenge – 1st Place Wins $1,000

(Edmonton, Alta.) – Be a part of the new Birkie Club Challenge  Register 10 members on your team, get 10% off each registration fee AND compete against other ski clubs for cash prizes!  1st … READ MORE →

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AWCS Ski Tour Canada 2016 Legacy Funds Developing Alberta Coaches

(Canmore, Alta.) – The Alberta World Cup Society set aside a portion of the Ski Tour Canada 2016 Legacy Funds to help develop Alberta Coaches. These coaches will then be better suited to prepare Alberta … READ MORE →

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Kriukov, Bessmertnykh and Matveeva Among 11 More Russians Banned for Life by the IOC

– Cross-country skiers Nikita Kriukov and Alexander Bessmertnykh, both silver medalists at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, along with and Natalia Matveeva are among 11 more Russian athletes banned for life by the International … READ MORE →

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SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2017/18 Contest Standings after Toblach

(Toronto, ON) – Here are the standings for the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest following Toblach, Italy, the final stop before the holiday break. Jessie Diggins led the U.S. Ski Team with a … READ MORE →

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U.S. Biathlon Names Teams for January IBU Cups, Final Phase of Olympic Qualification

(New Gloucester, Maine) – The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee has named the following athletes to compete at IBU Cups 4 and 5 in January. IBU Cup 4 will be held Jan. 6-7 in … READ MORE →

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Book Review – A Cross Country Ski Story by Bjorger Pettersen

– If you didn’t know that Alex Harvey’s dad used to race; that Canada has hosted World Cups in Whitehorse and Labrador City; that the world’s best skiers used to flock to Inuvik for … READ MORE →

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NEW SkiTrax Roundtable Launched

(Toronto, ON) – We’re excited to announce that the new innovative SkiTrax Roundtable has launched featuring Canadian top gun, Alex Harvey, along with US star Kikkan Randall, veteran Canuck Devon Kershaw, American speed-king Andy Newell … READ MORE →

21.01.2017, Ulricehamn, Sweden (SWE):
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Auclair Teams up with Alex Harvey and other World-class Athletes on Product Development

(Montreal, QC) – Exciting news out of the Auclair HQ in Montreal as the brand signs new world-class athletes across a diverse range of sports. With over 70 years of heritage, Auclair is the … READ MORE →

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USA’s Oksana Masters Completes Stunning Biathlon Hat-trick at Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in Canmore

(Canmore, Alta.) – Oksana Masters capped an outstanding biathlon competition with a third consecutive gold on the final day of the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in Canmore, Canada. The US Nordic … READ MORE →

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Caitlin and Brian Gregg Win 10/15km Pursuit Races at Rossland Haywood NorAms on Day 3

(Rossland, B.C.) – It was -6 deg. C and cloudy with some fresh snow as the last NorAM for 2017 wrapped up in Rossland, B.C.  Today was a skate pursuit race and it was … READ MORE →

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Emily Young Grabs Fourth Bronze at Season-Opening Para-Nordic World Cup in Canmore

(Canmore, Alta.—Emily Young stole the show for the Canucks at the season-opening Para-Nordic World Cup race on home snow after racking up four bronze medals. The Vancouver resident took aim on her fourth medal … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Harvey 9th as Norway’s Klaebo Sets Record with 7th Win in Men’s 15km CL Pursuit at Toblach

(Toblach, Italy) – Canadian Alex Harvey took home a strong 9th-place finish in the men’s 15km Classic pursuit race in Toblach, Italy on Sunday as Norway’s Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo set a new benchmark with … READ MORE →

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Diggins 7th and Bjornsen 9th in Women’s 10 km CL Pursuit at Toblach as Bjoergen Takes a Squeaker

(Toblach, Italy) – Jessica Diggins (USA) claimed another strong result finishing 7th in the women’s 10 km CL Pursuit race in Toblach, Italy on Sunday followed closely by her teammate Sadie Bjornsen in 9th.
Marit … READ MORE →