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Jan 09: Bender and Newcomer Bolger Top Fields...

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January 09, 2017 (Heber City, Utah) – Kevin Bolger of University of Utah and Jennie Bender of BSF claimed the 1.5km Classic Sprint senior titles at Soldier Hollow on Sunday, day two of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 08: Canada’s Harvey Career-best 7th at Tour...

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January 08, 2017 (Val di Fiemme) – Canada’s Alex Harvey raced to a career-best 7th overall with Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov crowned the king of cross-country skiing on Sunday as the Tour de Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 08: Diggins Captures Career-best 5th Overall to...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 08, 2017 (Val di Fiemme) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins captured a career-best 5th overall to match the best American result as the Tour de Ski wrapped up on Sunday with 9km … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 08: Dunklee Battles to 9th and Crawford...

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January 08, 2017 (Oberhof, Germany) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee raced to a 9-place finish in the women’s 12.5km mass start on the final day of the BMW IBU World Cup 4 in Oberhof. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: CXC’s Bratrud Takes Surprise Victory in...

Kyle Bratrud Takes U.S. 15k Freestyle Title

January 07, 2017 (Heber City, Utah) – Kyle Bratrud of CXC pulled another gold medal out his proverbial hat at US Nationals winning the men’s 15km Skate at Soldier Hollow two years after … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: Gregg Bests Holmes in Women’s 10km...

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January 07, 2017 (Heber City, Utah) – The women’s 10km Freestyle interval start race at the 2017 L.L.Bean US Cross Country Nationals in Park City, Utah was a battle between two pre-race favorites, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: Canada’s Harvey Drops to 6th Overall...

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January 07, 2017 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Canada’s Alex Harvey dropped to 6th overall at the Tour de Ski following his 19th-place finish on the penultimate Stage 6 mass start 15km CL … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: USA’s Diggins 8th in 10km CL...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 07, 2017 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins battled to 8th for a strong finish at the penultimate women’s 10km classic mass start on Stage 6 in Val di … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: Canada’s Crawford 22nd and Dunklee 44th...

Rosanna Crawford [P] Nordic Focus

January 07, 2017 (Oberhof, Germany) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford battled tough conditions to finish 22nd in the women’s 10km Pursuit with four missed targets as France’s Marie Dorin Habert took home the victory … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: USA’s Burke 26th as Fourcade Tops...

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January 07, 2017 (Oberhof, GER) – The USA’s Tim Burke was the top North American in 26th with four penalties as strong winds and cool temperatures presented challenging conditions for the men’s IBU … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 06: USA’s Diggins 1st and Bjornsen 3rd...

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January 06, 2017 (Toblach, ITA) – Team USA celebrated a historic double podium with Jessie Diggins of Minnesota taking another victory in the women’s 5km individual skate while Sadie Bjornsen from Alaska earned … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 06: Canada’s Harvey 11th and USA’s Hoffman...

Alex Harvey [P] Nordic Focus

January 06, 2017 (Toblach, ITA) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished 11th in the men’s 10km FR individual start on Stage 5 at the Tour de Ski and slipped to 4th overall as Russia’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 06: Racers Gear up for 2017 L.L.Bean...

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January 06, 2017 (Soldier Hollow, Utah) – Racers from across North America, totalling an estimated at 600 athletes, are gearing up for 2017 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow kicking off … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 06: USA’s Hamilton and Caldwell Win Europa...

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January 06, 2017 (Planica, Slovenia) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton and Sophie Caldwell each took hard fought freestyle Sprint wins Friday in Planica, Slovenia against a strong field that included a host of World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 06: Canada’s Crawford 21st in 7.5km Women’s...

Rosanna Crawford (CAN) [P] Nodic Focus

January 06, 2017 (Oberhof, GER) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford, 26, shot clean to earn her best result of the season, finishing 21st in the BMW IBU World Cup 7.5km women’s sprint race in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 05: FIS Still Bullish on Quebec City...

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January 05, 2017 (Oberhof, GER) – The International Ski Federation (FIS) has re-confirmed that Quebec City is the leading candidate to host the FIS Cross-Country World Cup finals from March 16-19, following the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 05: IBU World Cup Oberhof 10km Sprint...

Tim Burke (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 05, 2017 (Oberhof, Germany) – The USA’s Tim Burke was the top North American in 35th with two penalties in the men’s 10km Sprint amidst heavy snowfall, cold temperatures and strong winds … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 05: Ice Age Challenge at Madison Winter...

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January 05, 2017 (Madison, WI) – The Ice Age Challenge cross-country ski race will be hosted at the Elver Park Ski Trails on Feb. 8 as part of the Madison Winter Festival, Feb. 18-19, and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 04: Canada’s Harvey Stellar 3rd in Men’s...

Alex Harvey [P] Nordic Focus

January 04, 2017 (Oberstdorf, GER) – Canada’s Alex Harvey took home his first podium of the season finishing third in the men’s 15km Pursuit at Oberstdorf, GER on Stage 4 of the Tour … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 04: USA’s Diggins 5th and Randall 10th...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 04, 2017 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins held on to fifth but lost time in the process as Kikkan Randall impressed with a 10th-place finish in the women’s 10km freestyle … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 04: IBU Youth/Junior World Championships 2017 Relocated...

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January 04, 2017 (Osrblie, Slovakia) – Following the recent decision by the IBU Executive Board to move the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships 2017 from Ostrov, Russia, the IBU selected the location for the new … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 03: Canada’s Harvey Charges to 4th with...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

January 03, 2017 (Oberstdorf, GER) – Canada’s Alex Harvey was just off the podium in 4th while Devon Kershaw claimed a strong 10th in the men’s 20km Skiathlon for a superb start to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 03: USA’s Diggins 2nd and Bjornsen 5th...

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January 03, 2017 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – American Jessie Diggins powered to a stellar second-place, career-best, podium finish in the women’s 5km/5km Skiathlon while teammate Sadie Bjornsen earned a best-ever 5th for an impressive … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 03: Fischer Unveils the New Turnamic...

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January 03, 2017 – The cross-country binding is the heart of the entire Nordic setup. Transferring the skier’s power and dynamic action from the boot to the ski means a better experience on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 03: National Nordic Foundation Announces $106,000 in...

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January 03, 2017 – The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) announced today the Board of Directors’ approval of $106,000 in funding allocations for cross-country sport development, education, and competitions for the 2016-2017 ski season. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 02: Interview with Canadian Coach Ivan Babikov...

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January 02, 2017 (Ruka, Finland) – Team Canada is off to a good start at the 11th Tour de Ski with Alex Harvey in 3rd overall and other team members ready to shine … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 01: USA’s Diggins Claims 8th in Women’s...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 01, 2017 (Val Mustair, Switzerland) – USA’s Jessie Diggins raced to a solid 8th-place finish in the women’s 5k classic mass start on Stage 2 of the Tour de Ski at Val … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 01: Eurosport Becomes the New Home of...

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January 01, 2017 – New Year’s Day 2017 marks the start of a momentous journey for Eurosport, who today officially becomes the new Home of the Olympic Games in Europe.  Eurosport’s Olympic Games … READ MORE → 1 comment

Jan 01: Canada’s Harvey 8th in Men’s 10km...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

January 01, 2017 (Val Mustair, Switzerland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished strong in 8th and is now third overall following the 10km CL mass start race on Stage two at the Tour de … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 31: USA’s Diggins Stellar 6th in Women’s...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

December 31, 2016 (Val Mustair, Switzerland) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins delivered a solid 6th place finish in the women’s Sprint FR as Stage 1 of the 11th annual Tour de Ski got … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 31: Canada’s Harvey Solid 6th as Russia’s...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

December 31, 2016 (Val Mustair, Switzerland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey skied to a solid 6th-place finish in the men’s 1.5km skate Sprint won by Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov at the Tour de Ski Stage … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 31: New Wax Truck for Team USA...

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December 31, 2016 – Team US is having a solid start to the season but the squad has been celebrating even more good news over the holidays as next September they will take … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 30: FIS Decision on Appeals of 6...

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December 30, 2016 – Six Russian Cross Country athletes were provisionally suspended on December 22nd after the findings in the McLaren Report outlined alleged anti-doping rules violations in connection with the Olympic Winter … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 30: US Biathlon Teams Named for Youth/Junior...

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December 30, 2016 (Jericho, Vt.) – The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee is happy to announce the Youth (U19) and Junior (U21) Biathlon World Championship Team, as well as the team for the IBU … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 30: Quebec City to Host FIS XC...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

December 29, 2016 (Quebec City, QC) – In an unexpected turn of events, Quebec City is suddenly a strong candidate to host the 2017 FIS Cross-country World Cup finals reports le Journal de Québec. This … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 29: 9-Strong US Team Unveiled for Tour...

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December 29, 2016 (Val Mustair, Switzerland) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team will enter one of its deepest and most experienced squads ever with nine athletes named, as the FIS Tour de Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 29: Team Canada Announced for 11th Annual...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

December 29, 2016 (Val Mustair, Switzerland) – Canada’s Alex Harvey (St.-Ferreol, Qué.), Devon Kershaw (Sudbury, Ont.), Len Valjas (Toronto), and Graeme Killick (Fort McMurray, Alta.) are set to hit the start line when … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 29: Tour de Ski 2017 Preview –...

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December 29, 2016 – The 11th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski, Dec. 31-Jan. 8, will soon be underway and organizers are reporting good snow conditions at the four venues. The … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 28: Russia Admits to Systematic Doping Operations...

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December 28, 2016 (Moscow, Russia) – In a dramatic reversal, Russian authorities are no longer denying widespread doping at the Olympics – notably including the 2014 Sochi Winter Games – reports The New … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 28: Russians Legkov & Belov Claim Innocence...

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December 28, 2016 – Alexander Legkov and Yevgeny Belov plan to appeal their temporary doping suspensions in hopes of participating in the upcoming Tour de Ski, Dec. 31-Jan. 8, reports TASS, a Russian … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 27: Wostawea XC Ski Club Receives $200,000...

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December 27, 2016 (Fredericton, NB) – The City of Fredericton and the Wostawea Cross-Country Ski Club will upgrade and improve the trails at Killarney Lake, making this region a destination of choice for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 26: Job Opportunity – Manager, Experiential Marketing...

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December 26, 2016 – The Canadian Olympic Committee is looking for a Manager, Experiential Marketing to help us create meaningful brand experiences for all stakeholder groups.  The role will focus on the management … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 25: Happy...

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December 25, 2016  (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 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 24: Cross Country World Cup Athletes Request...

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December 24, 2016 – Dear President Bach, President Kasper, members of the IOC Executive Board, and members of the FIS Council, We find the handling of the evidence of state-sponsored systematic doping named … READ MORE →3 comments

Dec 23: Six Russian XC Skiers and Two...

(l-r): Alexander Legkov (RUS) and Maxim Vylegzhanin (RUS) at the finish line [P] Nordic Focus

December 23, 2016 – Earlier today FIS provisionally suspended six Russian cross-country skiers linked to doping violations during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics while yesterday the IBU held a special Extraordinary Executive board … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 23: Youth Racing Season is Underway with...

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December 23, 2016 – The Nordic racing season began this past weekend on the ski trails of Michigan Technology University in Houghton, Michigan with the first Junior National Qualifier and CXC Youth Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 23: FIS Statement on Provisional Suspensions of...

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December 23, 2016 (Switzerland) – On December 22 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) communicated to FIS that it has opened investigations into alleged anti-doping rule violations in connection with the Olympic Winter Games 2014 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 22: IOC President Bach in Hot Water...

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December 22, 2016 – IOC president Thomas Bach has apparently ruffled the feathers of 24 Anti-Doping Organizations who sought to meet with him for an urgent face-to-face meeting to discuss the problems in the … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 21: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

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December 21, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following La Clusaz where the USA’s Rosie Brennan was the top North American in 22nd … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 21: Alberta World Cup Academy Race Report...

Dahria Beatty had a strong leg for Canada [P] Nordic Focus

December 21, 2016 – For the second week in a row, Dahria Beatty has achieved a new personal best on the World Cup circuit, proving she can compete with the best skiers in … READ MORE → 0 comments