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Dec 20: U.S. Biathlon Names January 2017 World...

Tim Burke [P] Nordic Focus

December 20, 2016 (New Gloucester, Maine) – U.S. Biathlon’s International Competition Committee (ICC) met today and is happy to announce the rosters for the first World Cup and IBU Cup events of 2017. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 20: Fischer and Rossignol Join Forces to...

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December 20, 2016 – As Nordic skiing brands known worldwide, Fischer and Rossignol have joined forces to shape the future in a proactive way. The two companies have set common goals of further … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 19: Stewart-Jones and Dumas Win 10/15km CL...

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December 19, 2016 (Rossland, B.C.) – On Sunday it was another chilly day in Rossland, with the temperature around -15 deg. C. as the final day of the Haywood NorAm, mini-tour took place … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: Team USA 7th and Canada 12th...

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December 18, 2016 (La Clusaz, France) – Team USA battled back to 7th place in the women’s 4 x 5km Relay in La Clusaz as Norway 1 dominated the field with a decisive … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: Norway Pips Russia for Gold in...

Krogh [P] Nordic Focus

December 18, 2016 (La Clusaz, France) – Norway’s Finn Haagen Krogh held off a hard-charging Sergey Ustiugov of Russia to lead Norway 1 to a mere 0.2 second win. France was all smiles … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: USA’s Bailey 21st in Mass Start...

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December 18, 2016 (Nove Mesto, CZE) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey finished 21st in the men’s 15km mass start on Sunday with three missed targets as the BMW IBU World Cup 3 came to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: Koukalova Takes Women’s IBU World Cup...

Gabriela Koukalova (CZE) [P] Nordic Focus

December 18, 2016 (Nove Mesto, CZE) – Gabriela Koukalova of Czech Republic thrilled the home crowd with her victory in the women’s mass start; the first podium for the Czech team this week … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: FIS Launches Official...

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December 18, 2016 – FIS is pleased to announce the launch of its new official mobile application – the FIS App – on Friday, December 16. Available on Android and iOS devices, the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 18: Haywood NorAm Day 2 Buff Skate...

Andy Newell [P] CCC

December 18, 2016 (Rossland, BC) – It was another chilly day in Rossland, B.C. with the temperature around -15 deg. C. as the Haywood NorAm, Buff skate sprints took place at Black Jack … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: Canada’s Harvey 7th and USA’s Bjornsen...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

December 17, 2016 (La Clusaz, FRA) – Canada’s Alex Harvey was a strong 7th in the men’s 15km FR in La Clusaz but a fateful crash took him out of the mix for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: USA Brennan 22nd and Career-best 26th...

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December 17, 2016 (La Clusaz, FRA) – The USA’s Rosie Brennan was the top North American in 22nd while Canada’s Dahria Beatty continued her good form chalking up the best distance result of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: USA’s Dunklee Nails Personal Best 4th...

Susan Dunklee [P] Nordic Focus

December 17, 2016 (Nove Mesto, CZE) – American Susan Dunklee continued her world class performances with a personal-best 4th in the women’s pursuit at the BMW IBU World Cup 3 in Nove Mesto, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 17: USA’s Bailey Recovers to Claim 9th...

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December 17, 2016 (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – Following a tough start the USA’s Lowell Bailey battled back after two missed targets to a strong 9th place finish in the men’s 12.5k Pursuit … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 16: Secret Number Codes in McLaren Report...

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December 16, 2016 – Three top Russian cross-country skiers, Alexander Legkov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, and Nikita Kriukov have been implicated in a doping scandal that threatens to shut down the Russian national team according … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 16: USA’s Dunklee Claims Brilliant Bronze in...

Susan Dunklee [P] Nordic Focus

December 16, 2016 (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – American Susan Dunklee is poised to land on the top step of the podium as she delivered another stellar result claiming the bronze on Friday … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 15: Canada’s Gow Career-best 18th in Men’s...

Scott Gow [P] John Gibson

December 15, 2016 (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – Calgary’s Scott Gow shot clean and posted a career-best 18th in the men’s 10km Sprint at the BMW IBU World Cup 3 in Nove Mesto, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 15: NBCUniversal to Launch Domestic Olympic...

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December 15, 2016 (Park City, Utah) – An announcement by NBCUniversal today holds the opportunity to bring even more ski and snowboarding content to fans. In a ground-breaking collaboration to connect fans to the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 15: Russia May Cancel FIS XC World...

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December 15, 2016 – Following the recent release of the second McLaren Report, which concluded that state-sponsored doing in Russia represented “an unprecedented attack on the integrity of sport”, an article at CBC.ca … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 14: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

1st Prize – Yoko package

(Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Davos where the USA’s Jessie Diggins claimed historic 4th in the women’s 15km FR while Canada’s Alex Harvey finished … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 14: FIS Statement on WADA McLaren Investigation...

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December 14, 2016 – FIS has studied the WADA McLaren Investigation Report part 2, which was published on Friday 9th December 2016 relating to doping allegations in Russia and especially in connection with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: Mark Arendz Adds to Medal Haul...

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December 12, 2016 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Make it three in a row for Canada’s Mark Arendz. The two-time Paralympic medallist skied to his third straight podium finish at the season-opening World Para-Nordic World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 12: Patterson and Holmes Lead US Podium...

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December 12, 2016 (Vernon, BC) – It was a wintry day, -10 deg. C., with light falling snow, as the racers competed in Race Day 2 at Sovereign Lake as part of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: Canada’s Valjas 14th in Men’s 1.6...

Len Valjas (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

December 11, 2016 (Davos, SUI) – Canada’s Len Valjas was on form finishing 14th in the men’s 1.6 km Sprint FR in Davos as Russia’s Sergey Ustiugov pushed the pace to claim gold … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: Diggins Fab 5th in Women’s Sprint...

Jessie Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

December 11, 2016 (Davos, SUI) – Afton, MN star, Jessie Diggins, delivered another top result for Team USA placing 5th in the women’s Sprint FR in Davos as Maiken Kaspersen Falla of Norway … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 11: Canada Claims 10th as France is...

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December 11, 2016 (Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Team Canada finished a solid 10th in the men’s  4×7.5km relay in ideal race conditions as France was untouchable winning the first men’s relay of the season … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 11: Canada Rallies to Finish 11th in...

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December 11, 2016 (Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Canada rallied to finish 11th in the women’s 4x6km relay with solid shooting using only four spares as Germany claimed the victory over France in second with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: Kern and Hanneman Lead US Podium...

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December 10, 2016 (Vernon, BC)  – US skiers dominated the opening round of the Haywood NorAm Buff Sprints which also doubled as round #2 of the USSA SuperTour. Held at Silver Star the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: Canada’s Harvey 12th with Killick 21st...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

December 10, 2016 (Davos, SUI) – Canada’s Alex Harvey is on a steady roll capturing 12th sitting just outside the top 10 in the men’s 30km FR individual start race in Davos, Switzerland … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: USA’s Diggins Takes Historic 4th in...

Jessie Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

December 10, 2016 (Davos, SUI) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins continues climb the ladder of success with a historic 4th-place finish in the women’s 15k freestyle at round #3 of the Viessmann FIS … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: USA’s Dunklee Claims Fab 5th in...

Susan Dunklee celebrates with Team USA [P] Nordic Focus

December 10, 2016 (Pokljuka, Slovenia) – Susan Dunklee matched her best-ever performance in a World Cup pursuit race on Saturday with a fifth-place finish in the women’s 10km event at the BMW IBU … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: Fourcade in Charge with Bailey 18th...

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December 10, 2016 (Pokljuka, Slovenia) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey held his own finishing 18th as he maintained his starting position in the men’s 12.5km pursuit with only one miss on the shooting … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 10: Canada’s Mark Arendz Sprints to Silver...

Mark Arendz [P] CCC

December 10, 2016 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Mark Arendz dug deep to deliver a silver-medal performance in the biathlon sprint race at the World Para-Nordic World Cup in Vuokatti, Finland on Saturday. The two-time … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Canada’s Para-Nordic Athletes Celebrate Triple Medal...

Brian McKeever [P] Pam Doyle

December 09, 2016 (Vuokatti, Finland) – Paralympic legend, Brian McKeever, helped Canada open the World Para-Nordic World Cup season with a triple medal day at a cross-country ski sprint event in Vuokatti, Finland … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: USA’s Dunklee 11th as Dahlmeier Rules...

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

December 09, 2016 (Pokljuka, Slovenia) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee had a solid day at the office shooting clean on her way to 11th in the women’s 7.5km Sprint  at Pokljuka finishing 45.3 … READ MORE → 1 comment

Dec 09: USA’s Bailey 18th in Men’s Sprint...

Lowell Bailey [P] John Gibson

December 09, 2016 (Pokljuka, Slovenia) – American Lowell Bailey shot clean to finish 18th in the men’s 10km Sprint in Pokljuka while Canada’s Scott Gow was also perfect on the range placing 23rd … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Kikkan Randall Set for Davos World...

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December 09, 2016 (Davos, SUI) – Legendary Kikkan Randall was not on the start line at the FIS XC World Cup in Lillehammer, Norway but is set to go for round three this … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Canada to Host 2019 World Para...

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December 09, 2016 (Prince George, BC) – World Para Nordic Skiing, Cross Country Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee are pleased to announce that the Caledonia Nordic Ski Club in Prince George, British … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: Join Us for the Last CXC...

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December 09, 2016 (Cable, Wisconsin) – Join us for the last CXC Junior Camp of the season in Cable, (WI) at the Telemark Condos, Tuesday December 27th through Friday December 30th. Available to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 09: McLaren Report 2 Due Today –...

Richard Mclaren [P] Western University

December 09, 2016 (Montreal, QC) – Investigator Dr. Richard McLaren has released another report on Russian doping for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) the details of which will be released on Dec. 9. … READ MORE →2 comments

Dec 08: USSA SuperTour #1 West Yellowstone –...

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December 08, 2016 (West Yellowstone, Montana) – Round #1 of the 2016/17 USSA Cross Country SuperTour took place this past weekend, Dec. 3-4, in West Yellowstone, Montana as lack of snow at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 08: Former Olympic Venue a Formidable Challenge...

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December 08, 2016 (Canmore, AB) – Dahria Beatty and Knute Johnsgaard are barely old enough to remember the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, but they got to experience the Norwegian city’s lung-busting ski trails Dec. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: THANK YOU – Drive for 25...

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December 07, 2016 – The final Drive for 25 numbers are in and what an incredible end of the Drive it was, with some remarkably generous last-minute gifts! All totalled, 1,000-plus donations from … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: Jackson (NH) Ski Touring Center Unveils...

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December 07, 2016 (Jackson, New Hampshire) – When it comes to cross-country skiing, too much groomed terrain is never enough. On November 14, officials of the Jackson Ski Touring Center and U.S. Forest … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 07: Last Call for Sun Peaks XC...

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December 07, 2016 (Sun Peaks Resort, BC) – Last call to register for Sun Peaks XC Ski Weekend Camp (Skate or Classic Technique or both) this weekend Dec. 10-11. Sun Peaks Resort has … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 05: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

1st Prize – Yoko package

December 05, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Following the Lillehammer mini tour the race for the top spot in the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest is heating up as new challengers have risen to … READ MORE →2 comments

Dec 04: Canada’s Harvey Nails 9th Overall as...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

December 04, 2016 (Lillehammer, Norway) – It was another solid day at the office for Canada’s Alex Harvey who continues to impress making steady gains finishing 9th overall with the 6th fastest time … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: USA’s Diggins Strong 8th as Norway’s...

Jessie Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

December 04, 2016 (Lillehammer, Norway) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins led the North American women finishing eighth in women’s 10km classic pursuit finale of the three-day mini tour ending up 8th overall. Norway’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: USA’s Bailey 13th as Babikov Claims...

Lowell Bailey [P] Nordic Focus

December 04, 2016 (Oestersund, Sweden) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey was as high as fourth in the men’s 12.5km pursuit cleaning his first three shooting stages, but a heartbreaking two misses in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 04: Koukalova Takes Women’s IBU World Cup...

Gabriela Koukalova [P] Nordic Focus

December 04, 2016 (Oestersund, Sweden) – Gabriela Koukalova of Czech Republic took home her first victory this season at Oestersund winning the women’s 10km pursuit with one penalty in the first standing stage. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 03: Diggins Dazzles with 5km FR World...

Jessie Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

December 03, 2016 (Lillehammer, NOR) – American Jessie Diggins claimed her second ever individual World Cup victory winning the 5km FR individual start on stage two of the Lillehammer mini tour, round two … READ MORE → 0 comments