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Feb 02: Emily Nishikawa and Kevin Sandau Win...

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February 02, 2015 (Barrie, ON) – Mother Nature was teasing the organizers, athletes, spectators and support staff in the lead up to the final day of the Haywood Eastern Canadian Championships. Weather forecasts … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 02: NNF Announces 2015 Fundraising Auction Begins...

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February 02, 2015 (Salt Lake City,Utah) – The NNF Fundraising Auction will begin on February 4th, 2015 and last two weeks. Proceeds will support the NNF pillar projects, skiing development projects focused on … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 02: FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships...

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February 02, 2015 (Almaty, Kazakhstan) – Due to snow conditions in Almaty, Kazakhstan the start of the 2015 FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships has been delayed by one day. The sprint competition … READ MORE → 0 comments

Feb 01: ISSF Snowshoe World Championships 2015 Full...

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February 01, 2015 (Quebec City, QC) – In tough cold conditions Canada’s Maxime Leboeuf from Quebec claimed the 4-lap Elite Men’s 10km ISSF Snowshoe World Championship title on Saturday over Spain’s Just Sociats with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 31: Kevin Sandau and Emily Nishikawa Win...

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January 31, 2015 (Nakkertok, ON) – The weather once again played a part in the Haywood NorAm series as cold delayed the race’s expected start time to 11 am. The course was firm, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 31: USA’s Soule Claims Historic 5th Medal...

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January 31, 2015 (Cable, WI) – The USA’s Andrew Soule continued to race into the record books at the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, winning silver in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 31: Colorado Buffaloes Currently Top Team in...

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January 31, 2015 – The Colorado Buffaloes have moved into the top spot in the first regular season release of the SYNC Ski Coaches Poll, released Friday by the United States Collegiate Ski … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 30: Michael Somppi and Heidi Widmer Claim...

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January 30, 2015 (Nakkertok, ON) – The promised 10-15 cm of snow fell at Nakkertok last evening and cleared up just in time for the Buff skate sprints, part of the Haywood NorAm … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 30: USA’s Soule Wins 4th IPC Worlds...

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January 30, 2015 (Cable, WI) – Andy Soule won his fourth medal of the week as he took second in the men’s sitting long distance biathlon event at the International Paralympic Committee Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 30: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

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January 30, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round six of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 30: FIS Nordic Junior/U23 Nordic World Championships...

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January 30, 2015 – FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships & U23 in Cross-Country will get underway on 1st February in Almaty; one of the largest cities in Kazakhstan. The most important event … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 30: Job Opportunities – CSI Pacific, Canada’s...

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January 30, 2015 – Here are the latest job openings in the Canadian sports sector, including positions with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 29: Russian Biathlete and Three Junior XC...

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January 29, 2015 (Moscow, Russia) – In separate announcements, Russian authorities revealed that three junior cross-country ski stars and a biathlete have tested positive for banned substances report RUSADA, and l’Équipe.
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Jan 29: FIS Cross Country Talk – Interview...

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January 29, 2015 – Liz Stephen recorded her first individual World Cup podium last weekend in Rybinsk. FIS Cross-Country News talked to the 28-year-old U.S. skier about the World Cup podium experience, good … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 29: USA’s Soule, Masters Win Medals in...

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January 29, 2015 (Cable, WI) – Russia’s visually impaired skiers took both men’s and women’s cross-country sprint titles at the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on Wednesday (28 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 28: Canadian Masters XC Ski Championships 2015...

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January 28, 2015 (Kamloops, BC) – Looking for that great ski vacation destination? Still thinking about registering for the Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Championships? The Organising Committee has just announced that the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 28: Canada’s Arendz 5th in Middle Distance...

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January 28, 2015 (Cable, WI) – Ukrainian Oleksandra Kononova captured her third gold medal of the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, on Tuesday (27 January), maintaining her 100 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 28: NNF Pledges $8,000 of Support for...

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January 28, 2015 (Salt Lake City, UT) – The National Nordic Foundation announced today $8,000 of support the Falun World Championship team named yesterday. Originally, proposed as a pillar project, one of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 27: SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest...

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January 27, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – We are pleased to announce the leaders of the SkiTrax FIS Fantasy World Cup Contest after round five of the 2014/15 Viessmann XC FIS World Cup in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: US Cross Country Ski Team Named...

January 26, 2015 (Park City, Utah) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT), Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: In Memoriam: Larry...

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January 26, 2015 – It is with great sadness that Cross Country Ontario and Cross Country Canada announce the passing of Larry Sinclair. As a young man, Larry competed both at the provincial … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: Canada’s McKeever Golden, USA’s Soule Bronze...

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January 26, 2015 (Cable, WI) – Brian McKeever (CAN) and his guide Erik Carleton successfully defended their IPC World Championship title in the men’s 20-kilometre cross-country ski race on Sunday in Cable, Wisconsin.

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Jan 26: UVM Wins on Home Snow to...

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January 26, 2015 (Stowe, VT) – The University of Vermont took full advantage of home snow to take victory at the its UVM Winter Carnival at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: USA’s Diggins 5th, Stephen 7th in...

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January 26, 2015 (Rybinsk, Russia) – Team USA women had another fantastic day as Jessie Diggins (USA) continued her upward trajectory to finish fifth in the 15km Skiathlon FIS World Cup event in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: Canada’s Harvey 9th at FIS WCup...

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January 26, 2015 (Rybinsk, Russia) – Alex Harvey (CAN) bounced back after a difficult sprint race to climb his way back into the top-10 in a men’s 30-kilometre pursuit race on Sunday in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 26: Germany Wins Windy Women’s IBU 4x6km...

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January 26, 2015 (Antholz, Italy) – The winds really picked up for the women’s 4x6km IBU relay in Antholz, Italy that made shooting incredibly challenging. Despite the stormy conditions, the German squad took … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: USA 8th and Canada 9th as...

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January 25, 2015 (Antholz, Italy) – Team USA claimed 8th while the Canadian men followed in 9th as Norway took the IBU men’s 4×7.5km Relay victory using five spare rounds on the final … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: Taylor Henrich Wins Canada’s First Women’s...

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January 25, 2015 (Obertsdorf, GER) – Calgary’s Taylor Henrich, 19, became the first Canadian woman to capture a World Cup ski jumping medal, placing third in the HS106 normal hill competition in Oberstdorf, Germany … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 25: Norway’s Gjerdalen and Austria’s Smutna Win...

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January 25, 2015 (Mazzin, Italy) – A wonderful winter scenery awaited the almost 8000 racers on the start line of this year’s Marcialonga. However, Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme, the two … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: USA’s Diggins Fiesty Fifth in Women’s...

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January 24, 2015 (Rybinsk, Russia) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins from Afton, MN, followed up yesterday’s strong distance result with a stellar season-high 5th in the women’s 1.2km FR Sprint on Saturday in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Italy’s Pellegrino Nails Hat-Trick Sprint FR...

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January 24, 2015 (Rybinsk, Russia) – Italy’s Federico Pellegrino took home his third consecutive victory winning the men’s 13km sprint on Saturday at Rybinsk. Russians Sergey Ustiugov and Andrey Parfenov were second and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: USA’s Soule Wins Biathlon Silver on...

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January 24, 2015 (Cable, WI) – American Andy Soule, from Pearland, Texas, led the way for Team USA as he won silver in the men’s 7.5km sitting sprint biathlon on Day 1 of competition … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: USA’s Dunklee Strong 6th in IBU...

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January 24, 2015 (Antholz, Italy) – American Susan Dunklee pushed closer to the podium with a stellar 6th place finish with one penalty at 1:40.8 behind winner Darya Domracheva (Bel) who nailed her … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Canada’s Green 18th as Streak Ends...

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January 24, 2015 (Antholz, Italy) – A dramatic finish in the men’s 12.5km pursuit at Antholz saw Germany’s Simon Schempp triumph yet again in a battle to the line over Austria’s Simon Eder … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 24: Dramatic Podium for USA’s Taylor Fletcher...

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January 24, 2015 (Sapporo, Japan) – Brothers Taylor and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) worked together to move up in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Saturday, with Taylor coming out … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: USA’s Stephen Claims Historic World Cup...

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January 23, 2015 (Rybinsk,Russia) – The USA’s Liz Stephen skied into the record books with a historic second-place finish on Friday in the women’s 10km FR race in Rybinsk, Russia – her first … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: Canada’s Harvey Strong 10th as Cologna...

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January 23, 2015 (Rybinsk, Russia) – Canada’s Alex Harvey delivered a strong 10th-place result as Switzerland’s Dario Cologna took no prisoners in cold -12 degrees conditions on his way to victory in the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: Dunklee Posts Season-best 8th in Women’s...

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January 23, 2015 (Antholz, Italy) - Susan Dunklee raced to her best performance of the season on Friday at the IBU World Cup in Antholz, Italy, finishing eighth in the women’s 7.5km Sprint with … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 23: Cable 2015 Set to Welcome World’s...

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January 23, 2015 (Cable, Wisconsin) – Nordic skiers from around the globe are putting the final touches to their preparations for the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships in Cable, Wisconsin, USA, which … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: Canada’s Green Cleans Again for Career-best...

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January 22, 2015 (Antholz-Anterselva, Italy) – Canada’s Brendan Green delivered superb clean shooting once again for  a career-best fifth-place finish in the IBU men’s 10km Sprint at Antholz, Italy. With today’s result Green … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: USA’s Annie Pokorny Prepares for 2015...

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January 22, 2015 – Annie Pokorny is a member of the U23 team traveling to  Kazakhstan in a week’s time. (That team is an NNF pillar project enjoying $38,000 of funding.) She reflects … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 22: Falun 2015 Nordic World Championships Less...

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January 22, 2015 – After 4.5 years of preparation, less than a month remains until the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun, Sweden on February 18.
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Jan 22: 2015 FIS World Snow Day a...

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January 22, 2015 – The fourth edition of the FIS World Snow Day was the biggest and most successful yet with 645 events in 45 countries and an estimated 600,000 participants. Part of … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: January Blog Roundup w/Hamilton, Hoffman, Bjornsen,...

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January 21, 2015 – In the midst of the competitive season with racing at full steam across North America and Europe, we catch up with some of our favourite XC skiers and see … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: Deadline to Enter the Jackrabbit Toque...

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January 21, 2015 – Hello to all Jackrabbits and Bunnyrabbits! We invite all Jackrabbit and Bunnyrabbit skiers to participate in designing the 2016 Jackrabbit Toque, which will be worn by 11,000 Jackabbit and … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 21: Fast and Female Power Hour at...

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January 21, 2015 – Join us for an evening of athletic inspiration for 9-19 year old girls with Fast and Female ambassadors Rosanna Tomiuk and Joelle Bekhazi, former and current members of Canadian … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: SkiTrax Fantasy FIS Tour de Ski...

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January 20, 2015 (Toronto, ON) - We are excited to present the winners and final standings of our 7th annual international SkiTrax FIS Fantasy Tour de Ski 2014/15 Contest after the famed Alpe Cermis climb … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: Brooks Report – Red Bib, Tirol...

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January 20, 2015 – On Sunday I raced the Dolomitenlauf and right now, I’m at the race hotel check out with time to get this post up. We’re moving up into the mountains … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 20: Olympian Tours and the Oregon Nordic...

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January 20, 2015 – Olympian Tours, a Colorado-based custom bike and ski vacation company, has announced its 2015 fundraising event May 21-25 in conjunction with the Oregon Nordic Ski Foundation for the United … READ MORE → 1 comment

Jan 19: Nishikawa, Somppi Win 10/20km FR at...

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January 19, 2015 (Canmore, AB) – It was a great day for racing, -4 deg. C., as the final day of the Haywood NorAm, Western Canadian Championships wrapped up at the Canmore Nordic … READ MORE → 0 comments