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Dec 11: IOC Unanimously Approves Olympic Agenda 2020,...

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December 11, 2014 – On 8th December 2014, the full membership of the IOC unanimously approved the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: IPC World Cup Vuokatti Day 1...

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December 11, 2014 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Russian athletes showed no traces of a hangover from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games on Wednesday (10 December), dominating the first day of biathlon competition at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: New England Women’s XC Ski Day...

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December 10, 2014 (Ripton, VT) – Rikert Nordic Center will host the 14th annual New England Women’s XC Ski Day on Sunday, Jan. 25. Organized by the New England Nordic Ski Association, the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: 2015 WADA Prohibited List Comes into...

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December 10, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2015 Prohibited List will come into effect … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: No Snow Forces Whistler NorAm Relocation...

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December 09, 2014 – Consistently warm wet weather with little relief in the forecast has forced the organizers of the Haywood NorAm, scheduled for Whistler Olympic Park just before Christmas, to relocate the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Worldloppet and FIS Marathon Cup News...

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December 09, 2014 – After all other Nordic disciplines already had their season opener, it’s now time for the long distance races to get underway. Traditionally, La Sgambeda, situated in the valley of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Change of Venue for Haywood NorAm/Kootenay...

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December 09, 2014 – Unsettled weather in the forecast and low snow conditions have forced organizers of the Haywood NorAm events planned for Rossland (Dec 13 & 14) and Whistler (Dec 20 & … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Nordic Skiers Arrive in Vuokatti for...

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December 09, 2014 – More than 100 athletes from 12 countries have arrived in Vuokatti, Finland, for the very first IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup of 2014-15 which starts on Wednesday (10 December).

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Dec 09: Start Releases Extensive New Waxing...

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December 09, 2014 – Start has made an extensive new ski Waxing Manual available on its website that covers the waxing process with its entire product line, from safety and base preparation to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Westjet Discount Available for 2015 Winter...

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December 09, 2014 – Attention all Masters athletes, coaches and family! The Canadian World Masters Alpine Coach Claudio Berto has confirmed that Westjet will offer a 10% discount for flights anywhere in Canada … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 08: Interview with Tor Arne Hetland after...

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December 08, 2014 – SkiTrax caught up with Canada’s new World Cup team coach, Tor Arne Hetland from Norway, after round two of the 2014-15 FIS WCup in Lillehammer, Norway, this past weekend. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 08: Job Opportunity – Canadian Olympic...

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December 08, 2014 – Be a part of Canada’s #1 charity devoted to our Olympic Athletes and high performance sport. The Canadian Olympic Foundation (Foundation) is a national charitable organization created by the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: Harvey Rebounds to 10th as Sundby...

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December 07, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR) – Canada’s Alex Harvey rebounded with the seventh fastest time in Sunday’s 15km CL Pursuit to finish 10th overall as the season’s first mini tour wrapped up in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: Bjoergen Pipps Johaug for Lillehammer Mini...

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December 07, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR) – Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and teammate Therese Johaug delivered an exciting battle to the line as Bjoergen pipped her feisty rival by a mere 0.6s to claim yet … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: USSA SuperTour Bozeman 10/15km CL –...

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December 07, 2014 (Bozeman, Montana) – Rosie Brennan (APU Nordic Ski Center) took back-to-back victories in Bozeman winning the women’s 10km CL race on Sunday as APU went 1-2 with Chelsea Holmes grabbing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: Canada’s Crawford 14th and Smith 16th...

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December 07, 2014 (Ostersund, SWE) – Canada’s Nathan Smith was the top North American again finishing 16th with three penalties in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit on the final day in Ostersund, SWE as … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: Brennan and Patrick Stewart-Jones Claim USSA...

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December 07, 2014 (Bozeman, Montana) – Canada’s Patrick Stewart-Jones (AWCA) earned his first USSA SuperTour podium as he topped the field at Bohart Ranch in the men’s 1.5km CL Sprint on Day 1 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 06: Checking in with Randall, Bjornsen and...

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December 06, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR) – Following the women’s 5km FR at round two of the FIS WC Lillehammer mini-tour won by Therese Johaug we caught up Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen and Liz Stephen for an … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 06: Canada’s Smith 9th and Crawford 12th...

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December 06, 2014 (Ostersund, SWE) – Canada’s Nathan Smith shot clean to place a strong ninth in the men’s 10km sprint race as Martin Fourcade (France), also perfect on the range, took the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 06: Sundby Claims Men’s 10km FR as...

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December 06, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR) – Martin Johnsrud Sundby led another resounding Norwegian victory charge today in the men’s 10km FR race in Lillehammer recapturing the yellow bib as the overall World Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 06: Diggins 15th as Johaug Leads Another...

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December 06, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR) – Norway continued to dominate as Therese Johaug tipped the scales in her favour by a mere 0.3s winning the women’s 5km FR at round two of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

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December 05, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – We are excited to announce the first leaders of this season’s SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest featuring over 400 teams after round one of the 2014/15 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: Harvey 5th at FIS WCup Sprint...

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December 05, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR) – Canada’s Alex Harvey continues to deliver with consistent race performances no matter what the distance or discipline as he took home 5th in the men’s 1.5km FR … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: FIS WCup Sprint FR Lillehammer Qualifications...

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December 05, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR) - Canada’s Alex Harvey and the USA’s Sadie Bjornsen kept North American hopes alive as the only skiers to advance through the qualifications today at the first mini tour … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: Torin Tucker Trail Dedication on Dec....

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December 05, 2014 (Sun Valley, Idaho) – The SVSEF Cross Country Ski Team will conduct a Trail Dedication in Memory of SVSEF Team Alumni Torin Tucker on Saturday, December 27, 2014 , 10.00 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: IOC and International Federations Team Up...

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December 05, 2014 – At a dedicated IOC Sports Integrity Workshop in Lausanne (SUI) on 26th November 2014, the IOC together with INTERPOL and both the Summer and Winter Olympic International Federations looked … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: FIS Lillehammer World Cup Preview –...

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December 05, 2014 (Lillehammer, NOR)- Last year, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup returned to Lillehammer (NOR) after an 11-year break. This season the world’s best Cross-Country skiers will be back for a stage-event … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: SIA Snow Show’s 2015 Nordic Demo...

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December 05, 2014 (Washington, DC) – SnowSports Industries America (SIA), the snow sports industry’s member-owned trade association, has released the current schedule of events for the 6th annual Nordic Demo (Feb. 2-3) at Copper … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: Canada’s Heinicke Nails Career-best 12th in...

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December 04, 2014 (Ostersund, SWE) – Canada’s Megan Heinicke had the race of her life placing 12th in the women’s 15-kilometre individual competition with one penalty at the IBU World Cup season opener in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: USA’s Noah Hoffman to Have Surgery...

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December 04, 2014 (Vail, CO) – USST skier Noah Hoffman, 25, is heading into surgery today following his horrific crash on Sunday in the men’s 15km CL race at the 2014/15 FIS World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: Jessie Diggins Fundraiser and World Cup...

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December 04, 2014 (Stillwater, MN) – Team USA Nordic skier Jessie Diggins recently held a fundraiser dinner at the Chilkoot Café in Stillwater, MN before she jetted off to Europe for the start … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: 2015 New England Bill Koch League...

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December 04, 2014 – Just in time for Giving Tuesday, registration is now open for the 2015 New England Bill Koch League Festival. Give your child and family the gift of an unforgettable … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: Canadian Paralympic Launches From Playground to...

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December 04, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – Sport giving is in the spotlight this year on Giving Tuesday as the Canadian Paralympic Committee officially launches its “From Playground to Podium” fundraising campaign, inviting Canadians … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 03: USA’s Burke 11th in Men’s 20km...

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December 03, 2014 (Ostersund, SWE) – US Biathlon’s Tim Burke, a three-time Olympian, was just outside the top 10 claiming 11th with three penalties in the men’s 20-kilometer individual start won by convincingly by … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 03: Interview with Erik Bjornsen after Ruka...

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December 03, 2014 (Ruka, Finland) – SkiTrax caught up with Team USA’s Erik Bjornsen after he competed at the 2014-15 season opener Ruka FIS World Cup #1 in Finland, his first. He finished … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 03: Canadian Olympic Team Strengthens Inclusion and...

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December 03, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced today that it is taking unprecedented steps to protect and support LGBTQ athletes, youth and coaches in sport and schools. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 03: Borah Nordic Race Suit Giveaway –...

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December 03, 2014 (Coon Valley, WI) – Sign-up for your chance to win your own custom Nordic race suit!  TWO lucky winners will be drawn on Friday, December 12.  Each will have the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 03: WADA and Pfizer Inc. Collaborate to...

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December 03, 2014 (Montreal, QC) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce the signing of a long-term global agreement with Pfizer Inc. that will allow Pfizer to share information on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 02: FIS XC Interview with US Nordic...

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December 02, 2014 – With the start of the World Cup, the American A-team is back on European soil. For today’s TUESDAY TALK, Taylor Fletcher updates us on the challenges the team has … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 02: Interviews w/Crawford and Bailey after IBU...

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December 02, 2014 (Oestersund, Sweden) – SkiTrax checked in with Canada’s Rosanna Crawford and the USA’s Lowell Bailey after the opening round of the IBU World Cup in Sweden this past weekend. Crawford … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 01: Ruka Reactions & Comments after the...

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December 01, 2014 (Kuusamo, Finland) – Following yesterday’s 10/15km CL events at the FIS XC World Cup Ruka opener we caught up with Canada’s Emily Nishikawa, Alex Harvey, and NST coach Justin Wadsworth. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 01: FIS Inside the Fence Video –...

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December 01, 2014 (Ruka, Finland) – The latest FIS Inside the Fence video now in partnership with 7th Frame TV of the 2014-15 World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland gives us some great … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 30: Interviews with Sadie Bjornsen and Devon...

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November 30, 2014 (Ruka, Finland) – On Day 2 of the Ruka opener American Sadie Bjornsen was the top NA skier 17th in the women’s 10km CL race while Devon Kershaw was solid … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 30: France Claims IBU World Cup Mixed...

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November 30, 2014 (Oestersund, Sweden) – The Mixed Relay kicked off the IBU World Cup season with an exciting to-the-wire finish that saw France’s Martin Fourcade cut a 26s deficit to catch and outkick the two … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 30: Harvey Strong 7th as Johaug and...

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November 30, 2014 (Kuusamo, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey continued his strong start to the season claiming 7th in the men’s 15km CL while teammate Devon Kershaw was solid in 14th as Iivo … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 29: Brennan and Gelso Claim USSA SuperTour...

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November 29, 2014 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – Rosie Brennan (APU Nordic Ski Center) was the only woman to break the 27-min mark on her way to victory in the women’s 10km FR distance … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 29: Interviews and Comments from Sargent, Randall,...

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November 29, 2014 (Kuusamo, Finland) – Following today’s FIS XC World Cup Ruka opener we caught up with the USA’s Ida Sargent and Kikkan Randall along with Alex Harvey, Andy Newell and Simi … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 29: Interview with Alysson Marshall at West...

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November 29, 2014 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – Canada’s Alysson Marshall (AWCA-NST) and teammate Heidi Widmer went 1-2 in the season opener USSA SuperTour women’s 1.5km FR Sprints yesterday in West Yellowstone, Montana and we caught up … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 29: USA’s Sargent Scores Career-Best 5th at...

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November 29, 2014 (Kuusamo, Finland) – American Ida Sargent delivered a personal best 5th place finish as she put the USA in the women’s 1.4 CL Sprint final today at the Ruka season … READ MORE → 0 comments

Nov 29: US Nordic Combined Team 2014/15...

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November 29, 2014 – Three Olympians were named to the 2015 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team that opens its FIS World Cup campaign this weekend in Ruka, Finland. The team includes Olympic champion … READ MORE → 0 comments

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