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Jan 27: Canada’s Julien Locke Wins Korean CL...

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January 27, 2017 – A pre-pre-Olympic classic sprint, was held as the Korean National Championships in Pyeongchang, Korea. The event was a night sprint, with 41 racers, using the course for the upcoming World Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: Live Streaming of Nordic Junior World...

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January 26, 2017 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Family and fans around the world will be able to watch the USANA FIS Nordic Junior and U23 World Ski Championships live from Utah’s 2002 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: FIS Doping Panel Denies Appeals of...

Alexander Legkov (RUS) Tour de Ski [P] Nordic Focus

January 25, 2017 – Six Russian Cross Country athletes Alexander Legkov, Evgeniy Belov, Julia Ivanova, Evgenia Shapovalova, Alexey Petukhov and Maxim Vylegzhanin were provisionally suspended on 22nd December after the findings in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: New Whisleblower Speaks with Germany’s ARD...

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January 25, 2017 – The latest news on the Russian doping front is new whisleblower, Andrey Dmitriev, a Russian 1,500m runner, has made serious allegations about athletics in Russia in an interview with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

1st Prize – Yoko package

January 25, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Ulricehamn where Canada’s Alex Harvey won stunning 15km FR gold here for historic back-to-back victories … READ MORE → 1 comment

Jan 25: Interview with US Head Coach Chris...

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January 25, 2017 (Ulricehamn, Sweden) – The US Ski Team recently posted selection criteria and quotas for the upcoming World Cup Finals in Quebec City, March 17-19, relocated from Russia due to the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Legend of Johnsgaard Grows as Knute...

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January 24, 2017 (Calgary, AB) – Alberta World Cup Academy stand out Knute Johnsgaard punched his ticket to the 2018 Winter Olympics with a bronze medal performance in 4×7.5km men’s world cup relay Sunday (Jan. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Canadian Men WIN Historic Bronze in...

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January 24, 2017 – The Canadian men’s relay team of Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard and Len Valjas won a historic bronze medal after reaching the podium in the men’s 4×7.5km World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: IBU Executive Board Promises Rule Changes...

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January 23, 2017 – The IBU Executive Board has decided to call for an Extraordinary Congress before the IBU World Championships 2017. The Board fully understands and supports the initiative of the athletes … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: Honey Stinger Joins USA Nordic as...

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January 23, 2017 (Steamboat Springs, Colorado) — Honey Stinger, the leading manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, today announced that it will partner with USA Nordic as the organization’s official nutrition sponsor. Honey Stinger … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: National Nordic Foundation Announces Funding for...

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January 23, 2017 – The National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is excited to announce details of its support for unfunded cross-country athletes attending the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. These six athletes, not … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: Canada Wins Historic Brilliant Bronze in...

22.01.2017, Ulricehamn, Sweden (SWE):
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January 22, 2017 (Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Canada’s fab-four including Devon Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Knute Johnsgaard and Len Valjas delivered historic bronze reaching the podium the first time in the men’s 4×7.5km World Cup … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: Team USA Claims 4th as Norway...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 22, 2017 (Ulricehamn, Sweden) – A valiant effort by Team USA-1 came up just short of the podium in the women’s 4x5k mixed technique relay on Sunday, as the squad settled for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: USA 13th and Canada 18th as...

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January 22, 2017 (Antholz, ITA) – Team USA was in second early on in the women’s 4x6km Relay but fell back and ended up 13th as Germany triumphed over France in second at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: USA’s Bailey 16th as Norway’s Boe...

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January 22, 2017 (Antholz, ITA) – The USA’s Lowell Bailey was as high as second but finished 16th following two misses in each of his standing stages as Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe shot … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: Emily Nishikawa and Andy Shields Win...

Emily Nishikawa [P] Nordic Focus

January 22, 2017 – The Haywood NorAm and Western Canadian Championships were being held in Whistler B.C. Temperatures were pretty much the same though, as the athletes headed out on the 10/15km classic, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: EISA Nordic Kicks Off with St....

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January 22, 2017 (Lake Placid, NY) – The 2017 EISA Nordic season began Friday, Jan. 20, with a 1.5-kilometer classic sprint at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg cross-country ski trails in Lake Placid, NY … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: IBU Executive Board Takes Further Actions...

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January 22, 2017 – On December 9, 2016 the IBU received the task from WADA to take over the result management responsibility for suspicions found by WADA-appointed Independent Person (IP) McLaren and his … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: Canada’s Harvey Wins Stunning Men’s 15km...

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January 21, 2017 (Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Canadian Alex Harvey, 26, put the hammer down for his second consecutive World Cup victory winning the men’s 15km FR individual start at the new venue in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: Diggins Strong 7th as Bjoergen Rules...

Jessica Diggins (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 21, 2017 (Ulricehamn, Sweden) – Jessie Diggins led a strong day for the Americans finishing 7th in the women’s 10k freestyle at the new venue in Sweden. Also in the points were … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: USA Solid 6th and Canada 16th...

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January 21, 2017 (Antholz, ITA) – Team USA claimed its best relay performance of the season finishing 6th in the men’s 4×7.5km event at Antholz as Germany’s Simon Schempp pipped Norway’s Emil Hegle … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: Dunklee 24th in Women’s 12.5k Mass...

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 21, 2017 (Antholz, ITA) – Susan Dunklee started strong taking an exciting early lead in the women’s 12.5km Mass Start but suffered five penalties to end up 24th on the day in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: USA’s Lowell Bailey 10th and Canada’s...

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January 20, 2017 (Antholz, Italy) – Team USA’s Lowell Bailey led the charge in 10th with one missed target in the men’s individual 20km in sunny Antholz while Canada’s Scott Gow nailed a … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: Updated World Cup Criteria for USA...

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January 20, 2017 – We have just posted an amended selection criteria for World Cup which provides for the selection of a USA 1⁄2 Nation’s Group to the World Cup Finals in Quebec … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup 2016/17...

1st Prize – Yoko package

January 20, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – We’re pleased to present the standings in the FIS Fantasy Contest standings following Toblach where Canada’s Alex Harvey and Len Valjas won stunning Team Sprint gold here and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 19: Canada’s Emma Lunder Nails Career-best 21st...

Emma Lunder (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

January 19, 2017 (Antholz-Anterselva, Italy) – Canada’s Emma Lunder, 25, delivered a career-best 21st in her first-ever 15km IBU World Cup individual competition, missing just one shot in four rounds of shooting despite … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 19: CCSAA Grooming Clinic at Pineland Farm...

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January 19, 2017 (New Gloucester, Maine) – CCSAA, in conjunction with Pineland Farm, is offering a NE Grooming clinic with hands on grooming workshops.  Clinic topics will be specific to NE including ice … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: Strong U.S. Team Announced For FIS...

Simi Hamilton and Jessie Diggins, both of whom finished on the podium in the first stage at Ski Tour Canada last season, will lead the U.S. Team at the 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships next month [P] USSA

January 18, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 17 athletes to the cross country team that will compete in the International Ski Federation’s 2017 Nordic World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 18: Major Improvements for Alaskan Skiers to...

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January 18, 2017 (Palmer, Alaska) – A ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 11 marked the opening of Government Peak Recreation Area with some major improvements reports the Frontiersman. A nearly $1 million lighting project … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 17: Talking with the Gravy Train –...

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January 17, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – In this edition of Talkin’ With the Gravey Train, our host Peter Graves talks with Max Cobb, President & CEO of the US Biathlon Assoc. and more … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 17: Winter Triathletes...

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January 17, 2017 (Quebec City, Que.) – Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to compete in the ITU Winter Triathlon in Quebec City this February 26, 2017 – you could be invited for an … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 16: USA Names U23 Cross Country FIS...

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January 16, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 15: Canada’s Harvey and Valjas Win Stunning...

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January 15, 2017 (Toblach, ITA) – Canada’s Alex Harvey and Lenny Valjas won gold in their debut run in the men’s World Cup Team Sprint in Toblach, Italy on Sunday. The duo held … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 15: Team USA 10th as Russia Wins...

Kikkan Randall (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 15, 2017 (Toblach, Italy) – The USA’s Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell claimed 10th in the Women’s Team Sprint as Russia’s Natalia Matveeva secured the victory in a three-way photo finish over … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 15: USA’s Dunklee Rebounds to 24th as...

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus

January 15, 2017 (Ruhpolding , Germany) – American Susan Dunklee rebounded to finish 24th in the women’s 10km Pursuit despite four penalties as the BMW IBU World Cup 5 wrapped up in Ruhpolding … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 15: USA’s Burke 24th in Men’s Pursuit...

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January 15, 2017  (Ruhpolding , Germany) – The USA’s Tim Burke finished 24th in tough snowy conditions with three missed targets in the men’s 12.5k pursuit that kicked off the final day of competitions … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 14: It’s OFFICIAL – 2017 FIS XC...

Alex Harvey (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

January 14, 2017 (Quebec City, QC) – It’s now official – the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Final will be back in Quebec City on the Plains of Abraham – see release below.
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Jan 14: USA’s Hamilton Stellar 2nd in Uber-Close...

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January 14, 2017 (Toblach, Italy) – The USA’s Simi Hamilton was a mere boot tip away from victory as he delivered a superb sprint performance to claim second in the men’s 1.3km freestyle … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 14: USA’s Randall and Caldwell Out in...

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January 14, 2017 (Toblach, ITA) – A fateful crash took out Kikkan Randall and Sophie Caldwell as they collided in the same semi final heat in the women’s 1.3km Sprint in Toblach, Italy, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 14: USA’s Dunklee 33rd, Canada’s Crawford 55th...

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January 14, 2017 (Ruhpolding, GER) – The USA’s Susan Dunklee placed 33rd with two missed targets in the women’s 7.5km sprint on Saturday in Ruhpolding at BMW IBU World Cup 5 at 2:13.5 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 13: USA’s Burke and Bailey Net Top-20...

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January 13, 2017 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – The USA’s Tim Burke finished 12th and his teammate Lowell Bailey was 18th in the men’s 10km Sprint in Ruhpolding at the BMW IBU World Cup 5 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 13: Green Mountain Valley School Announces Comprehensive...

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January 13, 2017 (Fayston, Vermont) –  Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) today announced a comprehensive training partnership with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) that designates GMVS as both a U.S. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 13: USA Names Junior Worlds Cross Country...

Katharine Ogden was named as one of the 12 athletes that will represent the USA at the 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World Ski Championships [P] USSA

January 13, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – Twelve cross country ski racers have been named to the team that will represent the USA at the International Ski Federation’s 2017 USANA Nordic Junior World … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 13: FIS President Gian-Franco Kasper to Meet...

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January 13, 2017 – SkiTrax has learned from reliable sources that FIS President, Gian-Franco Kasper, has agreed to a meeting in Lahti, Finland in February with US skier Kikkan Randall, the female representative … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: Canada 10th as Germany Triumphs in...

Rosanna Crawford (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

January 12, 2017 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – Canada battled to 10th in the women’s 4x6km relay in Ruhpolding (GER) on Thursday as Germany came from behind for the win at home with France claiming … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: Cockney Leads Canadian Sweep in Sprint...

Jesse Cockney (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

January 12, 2017 (Heber City, Utah) – Canadians swarmed the podium again as national ski team member Jesse Cockney (Foothills Nordic) raced to victory in the Men’s Sprint FR Qualifier at Soldier Hollow … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: Canada’s Beatty Wins Womens Sprint FR...

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January 12, 2017 (Heber City, Utah) – Canadian U23 team skier Dahria Beatty, who hails from Whitehorse, was on fire winning the women’s 1.5km Freestyle Sprint Qualifier by over a 3-second margin on the final … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: 2017 L.L.Bean US Cross Country Championships...

Kyle Bratrud Takes U.S. 15k Freestyle Title

January 12, 2017 (Heber City, Utah) – Here’s a selection of great photos from the first two days of the 2017 L.L.Bean US Cross Country Championships in case you missed the action and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: Team Canada Announced for 2017 FIS...

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January 12, 2017 (Soldier Hollow, Utah) – From January 30th-February 5th, the world’s best, young cross-country skiers will gather at Soldier Hollow, Utah to compete at the World Junior & U23 Championships. Soldier … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 11: Canada 11th and USA 12th in...

Scott Gow (CAN) [P] Nordic Focus

January 11, 2017 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – Canada finished 11th while the USA was 12th in the men’s 4×7.5km relay at round five of the BMW IBU World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany as Norway … READ MORE → 0 comments