“I had a lot of good sprint races last season, and there are no championships this season, so winning the overall sprint World Cup is what motivates me the most,” Norwegian national-team member Pål Golberg said in a recent interview with FasterSkier.
Austrian sprinter Harald Wurm is being investigated not by a doping agency, but by criminal prosecutors. His house has been searched and he reportedly possessed a hemoglobin meter. This brings up tough memories for Austrians, whose skiers were banned at the 2006 Olympics for having a setup to do blood transfusions.
This week, eight USST members returned to Lake Placid, N.Y., to kick off the fall with an intensity camp. They are joined by the SMST2 team, the Sun Valley Gold Team, the NTG and NEG, making for a large group of elite skiers. But because of the shortened camp, the USST will not participate in the Climb to the Castle.