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May 13: Norwegian Star Eldar Roenning to...

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May 13, 2016 – Norwegian cross-country ski star Eldar Roenning has announced his retirement in the Norwegian press. The 33-year-old cites health reasons for hanging up his skis mentioning a 2015 diagnosis of … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 12: Russia Accused of State-Sponsored Doping at...

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May 12, 2016 – More details are beginning to emerge about alleged Russian doping at the the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi reports the New York Times. It is now alleged that the … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 11: Alcoa Awards $70,000 to 19 Student...

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May 11, 2016 (Deschambault-Grondines, Que.) – The Alcoa Deschambault aluminum refinery, Mr. Jean-François Cyr, Vice-President of Operations: Canada and Iceland, Alcoa Group Primary Products, has announced the names of 19 student-athletes who have … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 10: Fuelling Women Champions – Report Shows...

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May 10, 2016 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Canada may be a sport-loving nation, but when it comes to access to sport for Canadian women, it has a long way to go for the win. … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 09: Job Opportunity – General Manager, Caledonia...

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May 09, 2016 – The Caledonia Nordic Ski Club operates the Otway Nordic Ski Centre, located minutes west of Prince George, BC.  The club has 55 km of groomed trails, night skiing (10km … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 08: Happy Mother’s Day – Who Makes...

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May 08, 2016 (Alaska) – We caught up with US XC Ski Team star, Kikkan Randall, on Mother’s Day as she recently became a mom for the first time when she and husband … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 08: Russian Dopers Who Won Gold at...

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May 08, 2016 – A Russian whistleblower has told 60 Minutes about four Russian gold medallists who were taking steroids at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics reports CBS. More details will be revealed … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 08: CCSAA Concludes Successful 2016 Annual Conference...

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May 08, 2016 (Woodstock, Vermont) – The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) concluded a successful 2016 Annual Conference hosted by Snow Mountain Ranch, CO, with emphasis on grooming technique and hospitality. New … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 07: U.S. Biathlon Team Seeks Coaching...

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May 07, 2016 – The U.S. Biathlon Team Coaching Internship is ideal for nordic skiers and biathletes considering becoming a coach. The intern will work with the U.S. Biathlon National Team athletes on … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 06: Alex Harvey Among 57 Finalists for...

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May 06, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – Quebec Sports unveiled the identity of the 57 finalists from the 263 nominations submitted by sports federations. These finalists reach the final round of the 43rd Gala Sports … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 05: Coaching Association of Canada – Nominations...

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May 05, 2016 – The CAC is pleased to honour outstanding coaches who have made significant contributions to coaching and coaching development over the years. The Geoff Gowan Award recognizes lifetime contribution to … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 05: CCO Annual Coaching Seminar June 4-5...

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May 05, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Don’t miss Cross Country Ontario’s annual Coaching Seminar from June 4-5 in Ottawa – the schedule (with some updates to come) is available via the link below. … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 05: U.S. Biathlon Announces Five Volunteer Regional...

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May 05, 2016 (New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon is happy to announce the naming of five volunteer Regional Coordinators, one from each of U.S. Biathlon’s five regions: Alaska, West (CA, OR, WA), Rocky … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 04: Bring Children to the Snow –...

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May 04, 2016 – Now in its eighth year of operation, Bring Children to the Snow has grown at a rapid pace. Its two programmes SnowKidz and World Snow Day have gained a … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 04: CCES Releases Guide to Creating Inclusive...

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May 04, 2016 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) released today a document entitled, “Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport – Guidance for Sport Organizations,” … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 03: Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada...

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May 03, 2016 – Focused on winning medals at all levels, Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada named its 2016-17 National Ski Team loaded with promise for 2018 & 2022 Olympics and Paralympics … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 03: Peter Graves Selected Interim Director of...

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May 03, 2016 – Long time Nordic figure Peter Graves has been named Interim Director of NENSA following this past weekend’s Board of Director’s meeting in Hanover, NH.  A native of Bennington, VT, … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 03: U.S. Cross Country Ski Team 2016-17...

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May 03, 2016 – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its nominations for the 2016-17 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 03: Talking with the Gravy Train –...

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May 03, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talking with the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves has an interesting conversation with Pierre LaFontaine, the new CEO of Cross-Country Canada. La … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 03: Felicia Gesior and Oscar Friedman Join CXC...

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May 03, 2016 – Central Cross Country Skiing is proud to announce, Felicia Gesior and Oscar Friedman will be joining the CXC Team for the 2016-2017 season. Felicia and Oscar look to build upon the … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 02: Elan Terminates Ski Jumping Program and...

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May 02, 2016 – In 2015, Elan Group increased its revenues to €71.3 million, while the Group’s audited net profit amounted to €3.8 million. Business results in the first quarter of 2016 are … READ MORE → 0 comments

May 01: 2016 Nominations for Cross Country Canada...

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May 01, 2016 – The following Cross Country Canada awards will be announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held in Canmore, AB,  June 16-19, 2016. Please see nomination form below for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 30: FIS XC Ski Survey – What...

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April 30, 2016 – FIS Cross-Country would like to learn from its fans and followers, athletes, teams and the media what they like about the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in its current format … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 30: Swedish Star Charlotte Kalla Parts with...

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April 30, 2016 – Charlotte Kalla, Sweden’s top skier and an Olympic, World and FIS Tour de Ski champion, has decided to leave the national team to train independently. “I want to try … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 29: The Spring Fling Returns to SLNC...

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April 29, 2016 (Sovereign Lake, BC) – Now that the sunny days of Spring are here, most people have shifted their focus to cycling, running, paddling and golfing. Cross country skiing is not … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 29: Bend Endurance Academy Announces Head Nordic...

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April 29, 2016 (Bend, Ore)  Bend Endurance Academy (BEA) is pleased to announce Bernadette Nelson as the new Head Nordic Coach.  Nelson joins BEA after a two-year coaching stint at Bridger Ski Foundation … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 28: Job Opportunity – Seasonal Nordic Head...

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April 28, 2016 – The McCall Winter Sports Club (MWSC) is seeking to hire a Seasonal Nordic Head Coach for the club’s Nordic Program. This position would lead, motivate, educate and provide direction … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 27: Interview with Zina Kocher on her...

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April 27, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Zina Kocher, a three-time Olympian, announced her retirement following the end of the biathlon season. The veteran athlete was a national team member for 15 years earning … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 27: Team Blackjack Has Openings for...

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April 27, 2016 (Rossland, BC) – The Blackjack Ski Club and Team Blackjack are based in Rossland, BC. The Blackjack Ski Club has run successful elite programming for many years. In fact two … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 27: Job Opportunity – Executive Director at...

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April 27, 2016 (Dieppe, NB) – CCNB is the provincial sport organization that oversees the sport of cross country skiing and is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director (ED) will … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 26: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and...

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April 26, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Presenting Sponsor, Canadian Tire Corporation are honoured to reveal the six Athletes and one sport “Builder” who will make up the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 26: Norwegian Women’s Head Coach Egil Kristiansen...

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April 26, 2016 – Long-time women’s coach Egil Kristiansen has resigned from the Norwegian national team. Kristiansen has been responsible for the Norwegiam women’s team since 2006 and under his leadership Norwegian women … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 25: Russian Skier Vichuzhanin Cleared of Doping...

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April 25, 2016 (Moscow, Russia) – The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has lifted a temporary suspension imposed last month on cross-country skier, Kirill Vichuzhanin, for the banned performance-enhancing drug meldonium according to Tass, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 24: High Performance Coaching Seminar Grants –...

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April 24, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee is offering up to 3 grants of $300 to subsidize participation by female coaches in the High Performance Coaching Seminar hosted by Cross Country … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 24: Job Opportunity @ Canadian Sport Institute...

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April 24, 2016 – The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is currently seeking an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team as the Pacific Program Assistannt, Talent Development (part-time). This role will provide part-time administrative assistance … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 23: Inspiring Excellence in Female...

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April 23, 2016 – The Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee hosted a Coaches’ Cocktail again this year at the Haywood Ski Nationals. The Committee presented a seminar in Whitehorse on March 20, 2016, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 22: Kikkan Randall Makes Sports...

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April 22, 2016 (Anchorage, AK) – Cross-country skiers are not used to seeing Sports Illustrated provide coverage of their sport, but American xc ski star, Kikkan Randall, is in the current issue in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 21: Job Opportunity – Cross Country Ski...

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April 21, 2016 (Camrose, AB) – The University of Alberta – Augustana Campus (Augustana) and the Camrose Ski Club (CSC), in collaboration with Cross Country Alberta (CCA), are seeking a coach for both … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 21: 2016 CCC Board of Directors Nominations...

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April 21, 2016 – Cross Country Canada is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the CCC Board of Directors.  Elections will occur at the Annual General Meeting, June 19, 2016 in Canmore, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 20: Quebec City to Bid for 2026...

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April 20, 2016 (Quebec City, QC) – Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume says that his city is bidding to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, which he announced recently while in Lausanne, Switzerland. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 19: The Gutsy Girl – 10 Ways...

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April 19, 2016 – Bestselling author Caroline Paul’s new book, The Gutsy Girl, is a how-to guide for parents to push through the anxiety and let their kids take acceptable risks outdoors. Once … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 18: U.S. Biathlon Talent Identification Camp June...

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April 18, 2016 (Lake Placid, New York) – US Biathlon is looking for talented endurance athletes who are interested in becoming world-class competitors. The US Biathlon Talent Identification Camp will take place from … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 17: Congratulations to Kikkan Randall and Jeff...

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April 17, 2016 (Alaska) – Kikkan Randall and Jeff Ellis are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Breck Stuart Randall Ellis, who arrived on April 14th at 7:47pm Alaska time at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 16: NNF Opens National Development Project Grants...

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April 16, 2016 – The second phase of the NNF National Development Project is about to get underway with clubs, coaches and official education grant application being accepted thru May 31, 2016. Until … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 15: Announcing Inaugural CXC Marathon...

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April 15, 2016 – Six marathon events across three states, with grueling courses, made up the inaugural CXC Marathon Cup series. Weekend after weekend skiers were challenged not only by the length and terrain … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 14: National Nordic Foundation Names Hennie Kashiwa...

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April 14, 2016 – The National Nordic Foundation announced today, the hire of Hennie Kashiwa as Executive Director. The Steamboat Springs, Colorado native assumes the leadership role in the National Nordic Foundation on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 14: CSMC Named NENSA Club of the...

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April 14, 2016 – On the strength of this year’s snowmaking efforts and invitation to host events all year long, as well as their sustainable club model, growth, and investment in bringing skiing … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 13: Ski The Length of Finland (HHS)...

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April 13, 2016 (Finland) – For cross-country ski aficionados who enjoy a new challenge and have some time on their hands, a 34-day, 1,800km trip from the south to the north of Finland … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 12: Interview with Jack Sasseville on his...

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April 12, 2016 (Barrie, ON) – Following the recent announcement of his pending retirement, we caught up with Jack Sasseville of Hardwood Ski and Bike Inc. to find out more about his decision, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Apr 11: Job Opportunities @ Canadian Olympic Committee...

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April 11, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Be a part of building and servicing a national brand.  The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence.  We … READ MORE → 0 comments