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Tikhonov Brings Color to Politically Tense Race for IBU Presidency

Tikhonov Brings Color to Politically Tense Race for IBU Presidency

Convicted in arranging the attempted murder of a regional governor in 2000, Alexander Tikhonov is never dull. One of the best biathletes of all time, he hopes to return to the international spotlight by becoming IBU President. Canada’s Jim Carrabre is also taking on Anders Besseberg, who has held the position since 1993.

For Canadian NoCo and Jumping, No OTP Funding Closes ‘Every Other Door’

For Canadian NoCo and Jumping, No OTP Funding Closes ‘Every Other Door’

“If we want to survive we need to take matters into our own hands,” Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Canada’s director Curtis Lyon explains. He’s doing damage control after Own the Podium stopped funding the two sports for 2014/2015.

Sachenbacher-Stehle Requests 3-Month Ban: ‘I Do Not Want to Cede as a Doping Sinner’

Sachenbacher-Stehle Requests 3-Month Ban: ‘I Do Not Want to Cede as a Doping Sinner’

Despite being handed a two-year ban at age 33, Germany’s Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle isn’t throwing in the towel. Rather, she’s seeking a three-month ban instead so she can repair her image and retire on a high note.

Mansfield Nordic Club Seeks Junior Devo Coach

Mansfield Nordic Club Seeks Junior Devo Coach

Mansfield Nordic Club seeks to hire a Junior Team Development coach to lead our top youth skiers toward higher level skiing on our Junior Competition team. The position is for approximately 15-20 hours per week, November 2014-March 2015

U.S. Biathlon Women’s Coach Kähkönen on Team’s Scando Tour

U.S. Biathlon Women’s Coach Kähkönen on Team’s Scando Tour

Following the final week of training in Finland and three days of rollerski races at the coveted Blink Festival in Norway, U.S. Biathlon coach Jonne Kähkönen gives an across-the-pond update from his native Finland.

Podiumwear Announces Graphic Design Job Openings

Podiumwear Announces Graphic Design Job Openings

Looking to join a rapidly growing company and an extraordinary team? Apply to work with Podiumwear!

Wednesday Workout: Snowmaking-Pond Swimming with Andy Newell

Wednesday Workout: Snowmaking-Pond Swimming with Andy Newell

A swimming prodigy in his younger days, Andy Newell, 29, still goes back to the water for workouts a couple times a month. “I always do open-water swimming because it’s way more exciting,” he says of one of his go-to aquatic activities. The others? Surfing and stand-up paddling.

Hodges Takes Over as Executive Director at Soldier Hollow

Hodges Takes Over as Executive Director at Soldier Hollow

Richard Hodges took over as Executive Director of Soldier Hollow in July after long-time Director, Howard Peterson, retired. Hodges plans to keep Peterson’s legacy intact while improving Soldier Hollow’s infrastructure and possibly attracting international competition.

The U16 Camp: NNF and Rick Kapala Explain

The U16 Camp: NNF and Rick Kapala Explain

The NNF-supported U16 Camp just wrapped up in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The National Nordic Foundation caught up with one of the camp’s founders, Sun Valley’s Rick Kapala on what the U16 Camp and NNF Pillar Project means in the scope of skiing development.

Blink Festival Concludes with Mass Starts and Sprints; Bailey and Burke Deliver for U.S.

Blink Festival Concludes with Mass Starts and Sprints; Bailey and Burke Deliver for U.S.

In the final two days of the 2014 Blink Festival Americans Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke jumped onto the podium in the biathlon mass start and sprint races.

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club Seeking Nordic Head Coach/ Program Director

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club Seeking Nordic Head Coach/ Program Director

The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club is seeking a Head Coach/Program Director to work with its Nordic Program, serving kindergarten through high school age skiers and competitive racers.

Defunding Deadline in the Rearview, U.S. NoCo Forges Ahead with USA Ski Jumping

Defunding Deadline in the Rearview, U.S. NoCo Forges Ahead with USA Ski Jumping

Back in April, July 31 seemed like dark cloud looming in the distance. But it wasn’t that far off, and fortunately for U.S. Nordic Combined, it wasn’t all that dreary. “Things are moving forward for sure, and it’s a little bit more hopeful than in April,” head coach Dave Jarrett says, explaining that he kept his job and hopes to have two other coaches and two wax techs help him this season.

‘You Can’t Get More Biathlon Than Montana,’ Bridger Biathlon Club Brings It Back

‘You Can’t Get More Biathlon Than Montana,’ Bridger Biathlon Club Brings It Back

Biathlon in Bozeman was booming in the 1980s but in the last two decades, the sport has declined in the mountain town as cross country skiing popularity has grown. However, a group of community members is trying to bring biathlon back to Bozeman with the formation of the Bridger Biathlon Club, and they are off to a good start.

Stephen Crushes Competition in Blink Festival Opener

Stephen Crushes Competition in Blink Festival Opener

Liz Stephen already has the reputation as one of the best hill climbers in the world. The trend continued in Thursday’s Blink Festival opener, where Stephen outpaced the rest of the field by 27 seconds.

Interview: Sophie Caldwell Reflects on Her Groundbreaking Season

Interview: Sophie Caldwell Reflects on Her Groundbreaking Season

During their recent trip to Bozeman, Mont., FasterSkier sat down with Sophie and Isabel Caldwell to reflect on Sophie’s breakthrough season with the U.S. Ski Team, the sisters’ future plans, and what it means to be a Caldwell.

Mäkäräinen Shows U.S. Biathlon Women the Ropes (and Swimming Holes) in Kontiolahti

Mäkäräinen Shows U.S. Biathlon Women the Ropes (and Swimming Holes) in Kontiolahti

The U.S. Biathlon Women’s A-team has been spending the last two weeks soaking up Finnish life and studying the 2015 IBU World Championships course in Kontiolahti with reigning World Cup champion (and local hero) Kaisa Mäkäräinen.

U.S. Ski Team ‘Man Camp’ a Success on Eagle Glacier (Video and Photo Gallery)

U.S. Ski Team ‘Man Camp’ a Success on Eagle Glacier (Video and Photo Gallery)

The U.S. Men’s Ski Team and APU recently wrapped up their summer training camp in Alaska. They spent their final week on Eagle Glacier where they trained hard, cemented technique, and had a few laughs.

Wednesday Workout: Recovery-Week Adventuring with Sophie Caldwell

Wednesday Workout: Recovery-Week Adventuring with Sophie Caldwell

As nordic skiers we are extremely ambitious, especially when it comes to our training plans. While there’s nothing wrong with aiming for many hours filled with intensity and distance during our volume weeks, it’s important to remember to be just as enthused with our recovery weeks.

Two Dozen Canadians Seek Summertime in Bend

Two Dozen Canadians Seek Summertime in Bend

The Canadian World Cup Team and about 23 training-centre skiers ventured south to Bend, Ore., in late June for a 12-day camp that was more about finding good pavement than snow. “We felt like it was the best place for an all-around camp with a big group,” coach Justin Wadsworth says.

Three Swiss Biathletes, Sochi Olympians, Train with Canadians in Canmore

Three Swiss Biathletes, Sochi Olympians, Train with Canadians in Canmore

Three biathletes from Switzerland ventured to Canmore earlier this month for three weeks of training with the Canadian biathlon team. Before heading home, they headed to the Yukon for a little R & R.