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Jan 14: USA 8th as Italy Takes Debut...

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January 14, 2018 (Dresden, Germany) – Italy’s Federico Pellegrino out-foxed his rivals to take the men’s Team Sprint at the debut World Cup in Dresden’s Old town along the banks of the Elbe … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 14: USA’s Burke 21st as JT Boe...

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January 14, 2018 (Ruhpolding, GER) – The USA’s Tim Burke finished 21st with three penalties in the men’s 15km Mass Start on Sunday, the final race at round 5 of the BMW IBU … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 14: Interview with Rosanna Crawford on her...

Rosanna Crawford [P] Nordic Focus

January 14, 2018 (Ruhpolding, GER) – We caught up with Canadian biathlete, Rosanna Crawford, following her milestone career-first podium taking 3rd in the women’s 15km individual and her first 20/20 on the range.
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Jan 13: USA’s Caldwell 3rd on the Podium...

13.01.2018, Dresden, Germany (GER):
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January 13, 2018 (Dresden, GER) – The USA’s Sophie Caldwell charged through a traffic jam of Swedes to finish third in a photo-finish at the women’s 1.2km FR city sprint in the historic … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 13: Hamilton 10th as Pellegrino Bests Klaebo...

Simi Hamilton [P] Nordic Focus

January 13, 2018 (Dresden, GER) – American Simi Hamilton finished a strong 10th as Italy’s Federico Pellegrino took the men’s city Sprint 1.2km FR race in Dresden over Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo (NOR) who … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 13: Canada 10th as Germany Triumphs Over...

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January 13, 2018 (Ruhpolding, GER) – Team Canada finished 10th as Germany took the win in the women’s 4x6km Relay to the delight of the partisan crowd in Ruhpolding with Italy just 2.9 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: Norway Unstoppable in Men’s Relay at...

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January 12, 2018 (Rupholding, Germany) – Norway was unstoppable again in the men’s 4×7.5km relay in Rupholding with France second and Russia third as the host team Germany, settled for fourth on the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: U.S. Biathlon Rounds Out Women’s Selections...

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January 12, 2018 – U.S. Biathlon has named the final three women for the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team following their performances at recent IBU Cup races. Joanne Reid (Boulder, Colo.), Emily Dreissigacker (Morrisville, Vt.) and Maddie Phaneuf (Old Forge, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 12: Team Canada Selections Announcement for 2018...

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January 12, 2018 – Congratulations to the athletes nominated for selection to the Junior and U23 World Championship Teams competing in Goms, Switzerland, Jan.27 – Feb.4, 2018. Additional athletes have been identified as … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 11: Canada’s Crawford Wins BRONZE in Women’s...

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January 11, 2018 (Rupholding, Germany) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford, 29, nailed a career-best third landing on the podium in the women’s 15km individual start for the first time ever also delivering a perfect … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 11: Browne & Izquierdo-Bernier Win Open 10/15km...

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January 11, 2018 (Mont-Ste-Anne, Que.) – Cendrine Browne (Fondeurs-Laurentides/CNEPH-CNST) topped the field in the Open Women’s 10km CL Individual Start with Katherine Stewart-Jones (Nakkertok Nordique QC/NTDC TBay) second and Anne-Marie Comeau (Université Laval/U … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 10: USA’s Doherty 31st as Fourcade Takes...

10.01.2018, Ruhpolding, Germany (GER):
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January 10, 2018 (Ruhpolding, Germany) – The USA’s Sean Doherty led the North Americans in 31st in the men’s 20km individual race at the BMW IBU World Cup 5 in Ruhpolding as Martin … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 09: Beatty and Cockney Top the Sprint...

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January 09, 2018 (Mont-Ste-Anne, Que.) – Dahria Beatty (Whitehorse Ski Club/AIAWCA – CNST), won the Open Women’s 1.35km Sprint FR final with Cendrine Browne (Fondeurs-Laurentides) second and Zina Kocher (Foothills Nordic) third at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 09: Caitlin Patterson Sweeps 2018 US XC...

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January 09, 2018 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Caitlin Patterson finished her special four-race performance at the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships at Kincaid Park on Monday the way she started it … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 09: Visma Ski Classics Launches Fantasy Pro...

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January 09, 2018 – In professional sports fantasy leagues have been increasing rapidly in order to connect the fans with the live sports. In Visma Ski Classics Fantasy each team owner starts up … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 08: Johnsgaard & Browne Headline Skiathlon Results...

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January 08, 2018 (Mont-Ste-Anne, Que.) – Day 2 of the 2018 Haywood NorAm & Olympic/World Jr-U23 Selections continued today after the weekend’s pause due to extreme cold temperatures. Athletes, coaches & all the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 08: Tyler Kornfield Triumphs in Men’s 30km...

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January 08, 2018 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Everyone knows exactly what Anchorage’s Tyler Kornfield (APU Nordic Ski Team) can do on skis: he’s a classic sprint killer, a perennial podium resident in the event … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 08: Caitlin Patterson Wins Women’s 20km CL...

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January 08, 2018 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Following Caitlin Patterson’s (Craftsbury GRP) third national title, winning the women’s 20km CL mass start, pundits were left wondering what the talented skier from Alaska can’t do … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: Harvey Takes Record Bronze at Tour...

Alex Harvey makes history [P] Nordic Focus

January 07, 2018 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Alex Harvey became the first Canadian to finish on the final podium at cross-country skiing’s famed Tour de Ski realizing a long-term goal of the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: USA’s Diggins Claims Historic Bronze as...

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January 07, 2018 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – In a display of true grit, Jessie Diggins bridged a 10-second gap to overtake Krista Parmakoski of Finland on the flanks of Alpe Cermis to … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 07: France and Sweden Take IBU World...

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January 07, 2018 (Oberhof, GER) – The Canadian men’s 4×7.5km relay squad finished 10th behind Sweden, the surprise winners amidst extremely heavy fog, as they triumphed with one penalty and nine spare rounds.
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Jan 06: Harvey 3rd in Men’s 15km CL...

Alex Harvey [P] Nordic Focus

January 06, 2018 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – Canadian Alex Harvey, 29, stormed to his first podium of the season claiming a brilliant bronze in the men’s 15km CL mass start race won … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 06: Diggins 4th in Women’s 10km CL...

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January 06, 2018 (Val di Fiemme, Italy) – American Jessie Diggins claimed a valiant 4th in the women’s 10km classic mass start and is now fourth overall as Norway’s Heidi Weng put in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 06: Burke 14th in Men’s 12.5km Pursuit...

Tim Burke [P] Nordic Focus

January 06, 2018 (Oberhof, GER) – American Tim Burke raced to 14th in the men’s 12.5km Pursuit on Saturday with three penalties at 29.5 seconds behind winner Martin Fourcade of France.
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Jan 05: Caitlin Patterson Wins Women’s Sprint FR...

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January 05, 2018 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury GRP) continued her domination of the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships on Friday at Kincaid Park, winning her second National title in two … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 05: Dahria Beatty and Julien Locke Win...

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January 05, 2018 (Mont-Ste-Anne, Que.) – Top qualifier, Dahria Beatty (Whitehorse Ski Club), won the Open Women’s 1.35km Sprint CL final with Maya MacIsaac-Jones (Rocky Mountain Racers) second and Katherine Stewart-Jones (Nakkertok Nordique) … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 05: USA’s Burke Takes Stellar 4th in...

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January 05, 2018 (Oberhof, Germany) – American Tim Burke raced to a stellar 4-place finish in the men’s 10km Sprint with clean shooting at the BMW IBU World Cup 4 in Oberhof as … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 05: Masters World Cup 2018 Registration Deadline...

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January 05, 2018 (Minneapolis, MN)– The World Masters Association has approved a motion to extend registrations by 10 days, until January 16, for the upcoming 2018 Masters World Cup, taking place January 19-26 in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 04: Harvey Top 5 & 4th Overall...

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January 04, 2018 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – Canada’s Alex Harvey raced to strong 5th-place finish in the men’s 15km FR mass start race in tough conditions, including a broken pole, and holds onto his … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 04: USA’s Diggins Still 3rd Overall after...

04.01.2018, Oberstdorf, Germany (GER):
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January 04, 2018 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – The USA’s Jessie Diggins remains 3rd overall as Norway’s Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg strengthened her grip on the leader’s jersey following Stage 5 in Oberstdorf, Germany in challenging … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 04: Canada’s Ransom Nails Career-best 9th in...

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January 04, 2018 (Oberhof, Germany) – Canada’s Julia Ransom kicked off the new year with clean shooting for a stellar 9th-place finish in the Women’s 7.5km Sprint at round 4 of the BMW … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 04: WADA Announces the 2018 List of...

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January 04, 2018 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List), which was first published on 29 September 2017, enters into force today (1 January).
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Jan 03: Scott and Caitlin Patterson Take Top...

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January 03, 2018 (Anchorage, Alaska) – The opening day of racing at the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships at Kincaid Park was welcomed with a blizzard of snow and variable visibility, but … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 03: Tour de Ski 2018 Update –...

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January 03, 2018 (Oberstdorf, Germany) – Today’s 4th stage of the Veissmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Le Gruyère has been cancelled due to severe weather.  Heavy rain and strong winds made … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 02: Sad News – Legendary Wendall “Chummy”...

Chummy Broomhall [P] Chisholm Ski Club

January 02, 2018 (South Paris, ME) – The US cross-country ski community was sad to learn that legendary Wendall “Chummy” Broomhall, 98, of Rumford, Maine, had passed away on Dec. 30 at the … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 02: Hardwood Ski and Bike Will Re-open...

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January 02, 2018 (Oro Station) – Hardwood Ski and Bike is pleased to announce that it will re-open its trails to the public on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. The trails are in beautiful … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 02: 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. XC Ski Championships...

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January 02, 2018 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Top cross country skiers from across America will compete for national titles, FIS Junior World Championship spots and potential Olympic berths at the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 01: Canada’s Harvey Storms to 4th in...

Alex Harvey [P] Nordic Focus

January 01, 2018 (Lenzerheide, Sui) – Canada’s Alex Harvey stormed to a strong 4th-place finish in the men’s 15km FR Pursuit on Stage 3 at the Tour de Ski and is back in … READ MORE → 0 comments

Jan 01: Diggins 1st Podium this Season in...

Jessie Diggins [P] Nordic Focus

January 01, 2018 (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) – American Jessie Diggins skied to her first podium this season in the women’s 10km FR Pursuit race at round three of the Tour de Ski making it … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 31: USA’s Bjornsen Takes Career-first Distance Podium...

Sadie Bjornsen [P] Nordic Focus

December 31, 2017 (Lenzerheide, Switzerland) – The USA’s Sadie Bjornsen landed third on the podium in the women’s 10km CL on Stage 2 for the American camp’s second podium in a row at … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 31: Canada’s Harvey 20th as Cologna Triumphs...

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December 31, 2017 (Lenzerheide, Sui) – Canada’s Alex Harvey finished 20th in the men’s 15km individual start CL on Stage 2 as local hero, Dario Cologna, won for the first time at home … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 31: LAST CALL for the Masters World...

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December 31, 2017 (Minneapolis, MN) – As we close in on 2017, we are also shortly closing in on the last week to register for the 2018 Masters World Cup. Held in Minneapolis, … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 31: U.S. Biathlon Announces Teams for 2018...

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December 31, 2017 (New Gloucester, Maine) — The U.S. Biathlon International Competition Committee is pleased to announce the Youth (U19) and Junior (U21) Biathlon World Championship Team, as well as the team for … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 30: Bryan Fletcher Wins Nordic Combined US...

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December 30, 2017 (Park City, Utah) – USA Nordic athlete Bryan Fletcher skied from behind today to become the first person named to the 2018 US Olympic Nordic Combined team. Fletcher is now … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 30: Canada’s Harvey 7th in Men’s Sprint...

30.12.2017, Lenzerheide, Switzerland (SUI):
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December 30, 2017 (Lenzerheide, SUI) – Canadian star, Alex Harvey, was 7th on the day just missing the final by a boot toe in the men’s 1.5km Sprint FR as defending champ Sergey … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 30: USA’s Sophie Caldwell Takes Career-best 2nd...

Sophie Caldwell [P] Nordic Focus

December 30, 2017 (Lenzerheide, SUI) – American Sophie Caldwell lit up the scoreboard at the opening round of the Tour de Ski in Switzerland  landing second on the final podium in the women’s … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 29: Tour de Ski 2018 Hero Voting...

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December 29, 2017 (Lenzerheide, SUI) – Who will be the Hero of the 12th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski presented by Le Gruyère?  New for this season you can vote … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 29: FIS Tour de Ski 2017/18 Facts...

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December 29, 2017 – All the statistics and fun facts you need to know before the start of the 12th edition of the Viessmann FIS Tour de Ski performance by Le Gruyere AOP … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 29: Job Opportunity @ Canadian Olympic Committee...

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December 29, 2017 – The Canadian Olympic Committee invites applications for the position of Chef de Mission of the Canadian Team for the Youth Olympic Games which will take place from October 6 … READ MORE → 0 comments

Dec 28: IOC Accused of Cowardly Response and...

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December 28, 2017 – Lawyer Jim Walden, representing Russian whistleblower Dr. Gregory Rodchenkov, issued a statement accusing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of “cowardice” in failing to address Russia’s campaign of retaliation against … READ MORE → 0 comments