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Blink Wrap-Up: Crawford Tops Biathlon Finale, Northug Happy with Fitness, Video, & More

Blink Wrap-Up: Crawford Tops Biathlon Finale, Northug Happy with Fitness, Video, & More

Rosanna Crawford was aggressive on her final lap around a rain-soaked Norwegian city loop, taking top honors in the biathlon sprint. Four other North Americans also made the finale, while Barbro Kvåle and Calle Halfvarsson won the cross-country sprints. Plus, video of the whole festival.

Casting a Wider Net: ‘International Biathlon Team’ Shares Shooting Tactics in Sirdal

Casting a Wider Net: ‘International Biathlon Team’ Shares Shooting Tactics in Sirdal

It all started two years ago when Biathlon Canada’s head coach Matthias Ahrens struck up a conversation with a highland cow farmer. This month, Ahrens and Norwegian shooting coach Joar Himle led an international camp with athletes from Canada, Russia, Finland, Norway, and the U.S.

Beijing Wins Bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing Wins Bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

42 votes were needed to win hosting privileges for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing received 44 to win out over Almaty, Kazakhstan, and become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics.

Weng Crushes Blink Hill Climb, Makarainen Second; Dunklee 15th

Weng Crushes Blink Hill Climb, Makarainen Second; Dunklee 15th

Heidi Weng climbed away from the crowd in Lysebotn, Norway, today, to take the win in the opening race of the Blink Festival by more than 30 seconds over Finland’s Kaisa Makarainen. Susan Dunklee finished 15th, the top North American.

Heikkinen, Primed for Three More Years, Tops Legkov in Blink Climb (Updated)

Heikkinen, Primed for Three More Years, Tops Legkov in Blink Climb (Updated)

Matti Heikkinen wasn’t sure last fall if he still had what it took – but then his home country won the bid for 2017 World Championships, and decided to rebuild from the base up. Meanwhile, biathlete Tarjei Bø beat all of Norway’s cross-country skiers to finish fourth: “It’s obviously very fun… but I was supposed to have been on the podium!”

First Month on the Job, Amie Smith on Being NENSA’s New High-Performance Director

First Month on the Job, Amie Smith on Being NENSA’s New High-Performance Director

NENSA recently gave its competitive-programs-director position a makeover in creating the new role of high-performance director and hiring Amie Smith, a Cambridge Sports Union volunteer, for the job.

Putney School Seeks Head Nordic Coach

Putney School Seeks Head Nordic Coach

The Putney School in Vermont is looking to hire a head nordic coach to run its competitive ski program this winter.

Wednesday Workout: Post-Camp Pain Train with WinSport Junior XC Team

Wednesday Workout: Post-Camp Pain Train with WinSport Junior XC Team

Not so fast! Before you bask in the bliss of a rest week after a lot of volume training, the WinSport Junior Team recommends some intensity to flush the legs out. They recently did their workout, dubbed the ‘Early Morning Pain Train,’ at 6:45 a.m. the day after an altitude training camp.

Crested Butte Nordic Seeks Recreational Programs Coordinator

Crested Butte Nordic Seeks Recreational Programs Coordinator

The Crested Butte Nordic Team, located in Crested Butte, CO, is accepting resumes for the position of Recreational Programs Coordinator. This is a part-time, seasonal position running from November-March.

‘Gender Verification’ Based on Testosterone Shelved by Court of Arbitration for Sport

Athletes will likely no longer face the testing at Olympic Games. The decision has few other implications for skiing, which has not had occasion to do gender testing for several years: “Should it be necessary to arrange a gender verification… then the Olympic Movement rules would be applicable,” FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis told FasterSkier.

Love and Marriage for Several U.S., Canadian Skiers

Love and Marriage for Several U.S., Canadian Skiers

Who got married and when? (Most) everything you need to know about several U.S. and Canadian skiers that tied the knot this month.

The Allure of Eagle Glacier: What Happens 5,700 Feet Up in Alaska (with Video)

The Allure of Eagle Glacier: What Happens 5,700 Feet Up in Alaska (with Video)

What’s so great about Eagle Glacier anyway? U.S. nordic-racing fan and masters skier Fast Big Dog explains after his first trip to Alaska’s coveted training site. He interviewed several top U.S. Ski Team members to find out more.

Human Rights Watch Urges IOC to Use Its Teeth in 2022 Bid Process

Human Rights Watch Urges IOC to Use Its Teeth in 2022 Bid Process

With a week to go until the IOC members vote on whether to award the 2022 Olympic Games to Beijing or Almaty, a leading human rights nonprofit asserts that the IOC has no tools with which to enforce their vague mandate of “human dignity”.

Malcolm Leads Bridger Biathlon Club’s First Summer Program as Club Expands Its Reach

Malcolm Leads Bridger Biathlon Club’s First Summer Program as Club Expands Its Reach

Corrine Malcolm has one word to describe the Bridger Biathlon Club: momentum. “It has gained a lot of momentum,” she said of the fledgling program based in Bozeman, Montana. “It’s a really big ball of energy and momentum. It’s pretty […]

Wednesday Workout: Stratton Mountain School’s Vertical Challenge

Wednesday Workout: Stratton Mountain School’s Vertical Challenge

The Stratton Mountain School (SMS) high-school team recently wrapped up a mini camp, with the Vertical Challenge as its pinnacle workout. Program director Sverre Caldwell picked a “gnarly” combo of biking, rollerskiing and running with a lot of vertical gain. “We said, we want you to go hard,” he explains.

Johaug Breaks Hand in Seiser Alm, Set for Surgery in Davos

Johaug Breaks Hand in Seiser Alm, Set for Surgery in Davos

Therese Johaug fell while running and broke her hand. She’ll have surgery to insert a few screws, and will try holding a ski pole again in 10 days. Until then, it’s running, strength, and one-pole skiing for the 2015 double World Champion.

Caterinichio to Leave Post as USSA Nordic Manager

Caterinichio to Leave Post as USSA Nordic Manager

Joey Caterinichio, a longtime figure in the American cross-country skiing community, announced last month that she plans to step down as nordic manager at the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.

Western State Seeks Head Nordic Ski Coach

Western State Seeks Head Nordic Ski Coach

Western State Colorado University is seeking a head coach for its men’s and women’s nordic programs.

University of New Mexico Seeks Assistant Coach

University of New Mexico Seeks Assistant Coach

The University of New Mexico Ski Team is seeking a Nordic Assistant Coach. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated coach to work with one of the top Collegiate Nordic programs in the country.

Stowe Nordic Seeks Youth Program Head Coach

Stowe Nordic Seeks Youth Program Head Coach

Stowe Nordic in Stowe, Vt., is seeking to hire a Program Director/Head Coach to develop and run its youth cross-country skiing program.