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Mar 04: USA’s Diggins Career-Best 5th and Rookie...

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March 04, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – American Jessie Diggins finished a career best 5th in this event, followed by a phenomenal 13th place performance by world championships rookie Chelsea Holmes.
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Mar 04: USA’s Bailey 9th as Fourcade Takes...

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March 04, 2017 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – American Lowell Bailey came into Saturday’s men’s 12.5km pursuit with only one miss in the last five races. He broke his streak with two misses – … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 04: USA’s Dunklee Strong 5th in Women’s...

Susan Dunklee [P] Nordic Focus

March 04, 2017 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – American Susan Dunklee had another strong showing on Saturday at next year’s Olympic venue, placing 5th in the women’s 10km pursuit competition. Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier was … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 04: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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March 04, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Here are the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Men’s 15km CL individual start where the USA’s Erik Bjornsen finished a strong 18th and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 03: Norway Strikes Gold in Men’s 4x10km...

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March 03, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – The Norwegian men claimed their 9th consecutive world championship 4x10km relay on Friday winning a see-saw battle with Russia as Sweden took home the bronze.
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Mar 03: USA’s Lowell Bailey Wins Silver in...

Lowell Bailey (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

March 03, 2017 (PyeongChang, Korea) – Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid, N.Y. continued his winning ways on Friday by winning the silver medal in the men’s 10-kilometer sprint at the BMW IBU World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 03: Dunklee Stellar 5th in Women’s Sprint...

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March 03, 2017 (PyeongChang, South Korea) – American Susan Dunklee didn’t miss a step, finishing a stellar 5th in the women’s 7.5km sprint competition at the IBU World Cup in PyeongChang following a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 02: Norway Claims 100th Gold Winning Women’s...

Norway [P] Nordic Focus

March 02, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – The Norwegian women were golden once again today in Lahti taking a decisive victory in the women’s 4x5km relay marking the nation’s 100th gold medal at a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 02: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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March 02, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Women’s 10km CL individual start where the USA’s Sadie Bjornsen finished 23rd and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 01: USA’s Erik Bjornsen Strong 18th in...

Erik Bjornsen (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

March 01, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Erik Bjornsen finished strong in 18th in the men’s 15km classic race interval start at FIS Nordic World Championships in Lahti, posting the best World Cup distance … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 01: USA Announces Women’s Relay...

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March 01, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its team that will compete Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay where the Americans are expected to be contenders. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 01: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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March 01, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Team Sprint where the USA’s Jessie Diggins and Sadie Bjornsen took home the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Mar 01: Bjoergen Dominates Women’s 10km CL Interval...

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March 01, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Norway’s Marit Bjoergen claimed her 16th championship gold medal with a decisive 41-second margin in the women’s 10km CL interval start race at the FIS Nordic World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 28: Sadie Bjornsen on Taking Home Historic...

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February 28, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – We caught up with the USA’s Sadie Bjornsen who took home a bronze medal at her debut World Championship in the women’s Team Sprint competition with Jessie … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 27: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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February 27, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Skiathlon where Canada’s Alex Harvey brought home a fab 5th in the men’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 27: Team USA 5th and Canada 6th...

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February 27, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Team USA’s Erik Bjornsen and Simi Hamilton finished a record 5th with Canada’s Len Valjas and Alex Harvey in 6th as a fateful late crash involving Norway … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 26: USA’s Diggins & Bjornsen Claim Historic...

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February 26, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins and Sadie Bjornsen delivered a gutsy bronze in the women’s 1.3km classic Team Sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 26: Canada’s Alex Harvey Fab 5th as...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

February 26, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey claimed a stellar 5th in the men’s 30km Skiathlon as Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov took the win over Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby who stumbled on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 25: Bjoergen Triumphs in Women’s 15K Skiathlon...

Marit Bjoergen [P] Nordic Focus

February 25, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall led the North Americans in 17th as  35,000 fans watched Norway’s Marit Bjoergen claim gold over over Finland’s Krista Parmakoski on Saturday in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 25: BirkieFest 2017 Draws 10,000 Skiers after...

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February 25, 2017 (Hayward, WI) –  The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation’s BirkieFest 2017 brought over 10,000 skiers and spectators to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead and new start area near Cable, WI.  Skiers from … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 25: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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February 25, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest standings following the Freestyle Sprint where the USA’s Jessie Diggins took silver and Kikkan Randall bronze … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 25: USA’s Levins Posts Second Top-15 Finish...

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February 25, 2017 (Brezno-Osrblie, Slovakia) – American Chloe Levins nailed her second top-15 of the 2017 Youth/Junior World Championships on Friday, finishing 11th out of 92 starters in the youth 6km sprint competition. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: Interviews with Sophie Caldwell and Kikkan...

Kikkan Randall (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

February 24, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – The USA’s Sophie Caldwell, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall were on the start line for the historic 3-strong A-Final in the women’s Freestyle Sprint at the 2017 Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: Plenty of Snow at JacksonXC –...

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February 24, 2017 – Grab your skis and come ski with us this weekend! It has been a fantastic week of skiing and snowshoeing here at JacksonXC. We have 55 trails open, 58 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: Lake Placid Loppet Ski Race Postponed...

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February 24, 2017 (Lake Placid, New York) – The Lake Placid Loppet cross-country ski race has been pushed back until mid-March due to expected inclement weather Saturday, Feb. 25. State Olympic Regional Development … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 24: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Cancellation...

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February 24, 2017 (Hayward, Wisconsis) – After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Canada’s Harvey Strong 12th as Pellegrino...

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February 23, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey raced to a strong 12th-place finish in the men’s 1.6km Freestyle Sprint on the opening day of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Diggins 2nd & Randall 3rd for...

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February 23, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – Americans Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall led Team USA’s charge with an emphatic statement taking silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 1.4km F Sprint, the opening … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Megan Bankes Wins Canada’s First IBU...

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February 23, 2017 (Osrblie, Slovakia) – It was gold again for Canada today in the junior women’s 12.5km individual competition at IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie, Slovakia. Megan Bankes out of Calgary … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

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February 23, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Otepaa. Team Blue Hills still has the lead with 1,310 points while team Braddoe continues … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation Announces Birkie...

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February 23, 2017 (Hayward, WI) – With unseasonable weather again today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that Birkie Week events previously scheduled for Friday, February 24 have been moved to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 23: Unprecedented Live Coverage of Lahti 2017...

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February 23, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – NBC Sports Group is offering nordic ski fans in America the most robust opportunity ever to view their sport with wall-to-wall live coverage of the International Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 22: Canada’s Léo Grandbois WINS Men’s 12.5km...

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February 22, 2017 (Osrblie, Slovakia) – Canadian Léo Grandbois started things off with a bang today, winning the first race of the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Osrblie, Slovakia. The Youth men’s 12.5km … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 22: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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February 22, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – With the late update of the final athlete lists for the SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest some contestants wondered if more time might be available as … READ MORE →2 comments

Feb 21: Swix Launches Triac 3.0 Ski Pole...

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February 21, 2017 – 13% – That’s the overall weight reduction from the previous Triac® to the forthcoming Triac® 3.0. In a product category that’s typically marked by single digit inching toward technical … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski...

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February 21, 2017 (Lahti, Finland) – We are just two days before the first medals are handed out at the Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.  However, events get underway tomorrow with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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February 21, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – The final countdown has begun as all nations have submitted their final athlete selections for the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Championships from Feb. 22-Mar. 5 and our … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: West Yellowstone Annual Rendezvous Ski Race...

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February 21, 2017 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – Are you ready to put a winter’s worth of training to the test while you enjoy the beauty of the Yellowstone region? You are invited to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 21: 39th Gatineau Loppet Days 1 and...

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February 21, 2017 (Gatineau, QC) – Gatineau Loppet skiers could not have hoped for a more festive atmosphere in which to launch themselves on Gatineau Park’s cross-country trails today. Excellent skiing conditions and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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February 20, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – The countdown is underway as all nations have now submitted their final athlete selections for the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Championships running from Feb. 22-Mar. 5. We’ll … READ MORE →2 comments

Feb 20: Susan Dunklee’s Mass Start Silver Marks...

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

February 20, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – When the 2017 biathlon world championships began, Team USA had two “nevers” looming that the team could have only hoped to erase in its wildest dreams, on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: USA’s Bailey Strong 6th in Men’s...

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February 20, 2017 (Hochfilzen, Austria) – American Lowell Bailey was in the medal hunt again claiming 6th in the men’s 15km Mass Start at the IBU World Championship as Germany’s Simon Schempp took … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: Canada’s Harvey 19th in Men’s 15km...

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February 20, 2017 (Otepää, Finland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey led the North Americans in the men’s 15km C individual start finishing 19th as Martin Johnsrud Sundby was king once again winning by 37.1 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: USA’s Bjornsen 19th as Norway’s Bjørgen...

Sadie Bjornsen (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

February 20, 2017 (Otepää, Estonia) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen in 19th led three Americans into the points as Marit Bjørgen (NOR) proved that she still has what it takes to dominate a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: Canada’s Brian McKeever and Graham Nishikawa...

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(Finsterau, Germany) – Canada’s Para-Nordic Cross-Country Ski Team capped off a dream week at the World Championships by adding a gold and bronze to their medal haul in Finsterau, Germany. Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 20: USA’s Masters Oksana Dominates with Fourth...

Oksana Masters [P] USOC

February 20, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany)  – Capping off her remarkable run this week, Oksana Masters was crowned world champion for a fourth time at the 2017 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships with a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: Diggins Fab 5th and Randall 9th...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

February 19, 2017 (Otepaa, Estonia) – Jessie Diggins claimed a fab 5th in the women’s 1.3km free technique sprint and Kikkan Randall signaled she’s back qualifying third and finishing 9th as Stina Nilsson … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Lahti 2017 Contest...

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February 19, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – With the 2017 Nordic World Championships only days away don’t miss your chance to follow all of the action and win great prizes in our  SkiTrax FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: USA’s Hamilton Solid 8th in Men’s...

Simeon Hamilton [P] Nordic Focus

February 19, 2017 (Otepaa, EST) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton finished a solid 8th in the men’s 1.6km Sprint F while Canada’s Alex Harvey was 15th as Johannes Klaebo, 20, of Norway finally … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 19: Mark Arendz Sprints to Gold on...

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February 19, 2017 (Finsterau, Germany) – Mark Arendz added another gold medal to his haul, completing most successful Para-Nordic World Ski Championships in his career on Saturday in Finsterau, Germany.
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