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Wednesday Workout: Athletic Movement with USSA Strength Coach Tschana Schiller

Wednesday Workout: Athletic Movement with USSA Strength Coach Tschana Schiller

This week’s Wednesday Workout comes from Tschana Schiller, Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association, who stresses the importance of athletic movement.

French Athlete and Tech Romain Claudon Passes Away

French Athlete and Tech Romain Claudon Passes Away

Romain Claudon, French rollerksi star and World Cup tech, passed away Sunday after sustaining injuries in a mountain bike accident.

Interview: Terko on Leaving St. Lawrence for Mansfield Nordic

Interview: Terko on Leaving St. Lawrence for Mansfield Nordic

Kathryn Mulcahy, former teammate and athlete of Adam Terko, interviews the new head coach of the Mansfield Nordic Club about his time as assistant coach at St. Lawrence University and his new job in Vermont.

Interview: Randall on New Developments in FIS Cross Country

Interview: Randall on New Developments in FIS Cross Country

Kikkan Randall gives us the inside scoop on the recent FIS Calendar Conference in Varna, Bulgaria, where she was re-elected as Chair of the Athletes’ Committee and helped shape new policy for the coming World Cup season.

USST Revamps Camp Schedule with Visit to Norway; Juniors to Attend International Camp

USST Revamps Camp Schedule with Visit to Norway; Juniors to Attend International Camp

Fresh off their first training camp in Park City, Utah, the U.S. Ski Team is taking a new approach to summer camps in the 2015 season, including a return to New Zealand, a new trip to Norway, and attendance at the 2015 International Junior Camp.

2016 Masters World Cup Set to Take Place in Vuokatti

2016 Masters World Cup Set to Take Place in Vuokatti

Finland will host the Masters World Cup for the fourth time in February 2016, welcoming roughly 1200 master skiers to Vuokatti.

Boulder Nordic Jr. Team Seeks Head Development Coach, Assistant Coaches

Boulder Nordic Jr. Team Seeks Head Development Coach, Assistant Coaches

Boulder Nordic Junior Race Team (BNJRT) seeks candidates for Co Head Coach and Assistant Coaches. The Co Head Coach will be responsible for overseeing development of younger skiers (U14-U8) and assisting (and collaborating with) the current Head Coach, Adam St.Pierre, for older skiers (U20-U16). Assistant Coaches will primarily coach younger skiers with options to assist on race weekends.

Wednesday Workout: Neurological Mapping with the SVSEF’s Benjamin Lustgarten

Wednesday Workout: Neurological Mapping with the SVSEF’s Benjamin Lustgarten

For this week’s edition of Wednesday Workout, FasterSkier sat down with Ben Lustgarten to discuss a new part of his training regimen that aims to improve a crucial yet less focused on system of the body, the neurological system.

Inside the Candidate City Presentation Rooms and 2022 Bidding Process in Lausanne (Photo Gallery)

Inside the Candidate City Presentation Rooms and 2022 Bidding Process in Lausanne (Photo Gallery)

After the 2002 Salt Lake City bidding scandal, IOC members are not allowed to visit candidate cities during Olympic bidding. Instead, they have to rely on promotional materials, presentations, an Evaluation Commission report, and bid committee presentation rooms for information. Here’s what that looks like.

Almaty 2022 Bid Fights Back; A Games With Real Snow Still Possible

Almaty 2022 Bid Fights Back; A Games With Real Snow Still Possible

With a strong presentation to IOC members, confident answers to nagging questions, and in-person testimony from none other than the Prime Minister, Almaty made up some of the gap to Beijing in the race for 2022 Winter Olympic hosting rights. There’s still hope to award medals in the land of Vladimir Smirnov. Voting is in late July.

Open Coaching Position with U.S. Ski Team for International Junior Camp

Open Coaching Position with U.S. Ski Team for International Junior Camp

The U.S. Ski Team is hiring one coach to join Trip Leader Bryan Fish (USST) to this year’s International Junior Camp in Norway.

By Severing Ties, Bach Kills SportAccord; IOC Carries Full Weight of Sport’s Future & Reform

By Severing Ties, Bach Kills SportAccord; IOC Carries Full Weight of Sport’s Future & Reform

You might not know what Sport Accord is, but the systematic behind-the-scenes and now public dismantling of the former association of international Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations has shown IOC President Bach’s ruthless side. The positive aspects of his reform agenda had better be substantial and followed to their best conclusion.

No Black Armbands Please, But We Have a Rock for That

No Black Armbands Please, But We Have a Rock for That

After the Norwegian women’s ski team wore black armbands in honor of Astrid Jacobsen’s deceased brother, the IOC issued them a reprimand – which seemed, and was, tone-deaf. The organization is now building a specific mourning place in future Olympic Villages to be more friendly to grieving athletes.

Utah to Host 2017 Junior/U23 World Championships (Updated)

Utah to Host 2017 Junior/U23 World Championships (Updated)

If everything goes according to plan the world’s best junior and U23 nordic skiers will descend upon Park City, Utah in the winter of 2017. The United States Ski and Snowboard Association announced Tuesday that organizing body submitted a bid for the 2017 Junior/U23 World Championships.

Legkov Joins Russian Sprint Team After Disappointing Season

Legkov Joins Russian Sprint Team After Disappointing Season

Alexander Legkov left the training group he started in Davos and hopes to do battle with Northug and Cologna again next season. He muses on cultural differences: “Cologna is also a workaholic. He, too, has only one thing in the head – sport. He won’t look for more. With Northug it’s a little different.”

Wednesday Workout: Double Pole Rehab with Coach Pav

Wednesday Workout: Double Pole Rehab with Coach Pav

Double pole technique is essential, and getting it right early in the year is even more important. Coach Pavlina Sudrich of the Alberta World Cup Academy demonstrates her steps to double pole rehabilitation and why we can’t ski like Beyonce in this Wednesday Workout.

Kocher Asserts National Team Snub is Still ‘In Discussion’, But Team Decision Seems Final

Kocher Asserts National Team Snub is Still ‘In Discussion’, But Team Decision Seems Final

Zina Kocher did not make Biathlon Canada’s national team criteria this season, but successfully appealed under an injury/illness provision to regain her Athlete Assistance Program funding through Sport Canada. She believes a national team nomination should follow. Her federation does not.

USST Ends Successful Spring Camp in Park City (with Gallery)

USST Ends Successful Spring Camp in Park City (with Gallery)

The USST recently wrapped up its 2015 spring training camp in Park City, Utah. Although the camp was moved from Bend and Mt. Bachelor, Ore. due to lack of snow, it was deemed a success by USST Head Coach Chris Grover.

Following Jerome’s Leave, UAF Taps Nick Crawford as Head Nordic and Running Coach

Following Jerome’s Leave, UAF Taps Nick Crawford as Head Nordic and Running Coach

An East Coast native but no stranger to Alaska, Nick Crawford will head take over the University of Alaska Fairbanks nordic and cross-country running teams in July following the departure of Scott Jerome, who was put on administrative leave in January.

12 Biathletes Named to 2015/2016 Canadian National Team

12 Biathletes Named to 2015/2016 Canadian National Team

Nathan Smith, Rosanna Crawford, Brendan Green, and Megan Heinicke headline the “A” team, while eight athletes were picked for the “B” team.