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This Month in Journals: With 2015 WADA Code on Horizon, Compliance with 2009 Code Remains Uneven


660 organizations, from governments to international sports federations, agreed to the 2009 World Anti-Doping Agency Code. But when it comes to enforcing its guidelines they don’t all take their commitment so seriously, writes Dr. Barrie Houlihan in a new investigation. We ask: can the new 2015 Code do better?

BeFAST Sportgear Announces Introduction of Online “Team Stores”

Plymouth, MN -BeFAST Sportgear, the maker of high performance sport apparel, is proud to announce the introduction of new online team stores. Through the BeFAST website, teams or clubs can be set up with their own secure link that allows […]

BeFAST Sportgear Announces Availability of Elite Line

Plymouth, MN -BeFAST Sportgear, the maker of high performance sport apparel, is proud to announce the creation of a new line for the upcoming 2014-15 season: the “Elite Headband and Hats”. This line was designed to be geared toward elite […]

Ashwaubenon Nordic’s Stump Farm Trail Race on Oct. 26

Stump Farm Trail Race – Oct. 26, 2014 Reforestation Camp • 4418 Reforestation Road • Suamico, Wis. Hosted by the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (ANST) in Green Bay, Wis.  The annual fundraiser for the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team will take place […]

Two Decades and 20+ World Cup Starts Later, Sinnott Retires from Skiing

Mikey Sinnott on the World Cup last December in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo: Facebook/MWSC)

Mikey Sinnott grew up in Sun Valley, came up through the junior ranks, excelled at Junior Nationals and reached the highest levels of elite competition on the World Cup. After missing the Olympics last season and feeling like he never hit his stride, Sinnott, 29, had some decisions to make this spring: to keep racing or embark on a new path.

Podiumwear Announces New and Improved Products for 2014/2015 Nordic Season


Women’s Silver Suit, Silver Nordic Vest and Upgraded Men’s and Women’s Gold Suits are among the additions. October 15, 2014 St. Paul, Minn. –  Podiumwear has improved several products in it’s custom nordic line-up and has added some completely new […]

Borah Teamwear offers exclusive Birchleggings Club Nordic Apparel

October 15, 2014. Coon Valley, WI — Borah Teamwear, a long-time supporter and recent sponsor of the American Birkebeiner, has collaborated with the renowned Birchleggings Club, providing an exclusive custom Nordic apparel collection available to the 1300 plus members. The […]

Fletcher Soars to First National Title in Lake Placid

Bryan Fletcher jumping last season.

Bryan Fletcher earned his first national title Oct. 12 at the U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined National Championships in Lake Placid. Now Fletcher and the rest of the U.S. Nordic Combined team will head to Switzerland for a European training block before the World Cup begins Nov. 29.

Jackson Ski Touring Announces New Leadership, Programs & National Ski Patrol Affiliation

For the first time in nearly four decades, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation has a new leader. Breanne Torrey, who has been with the organization for six years and has held the positions of Head of Ski Patrol and Director of Operations, has been named the Foundation’s new Executive Director. She is the first woman in this role and follows former Executive Director Thom Perkins, who retired in the spring of 2014 after 38 years with the organization.

Six U.S. Biathletes Receive National Team Promotions

Clare Egan competing at Ethan Allen in Jericho, Vermont, earlier this summer. The Craftsbury Green Racing Project athlete received a promotion from the U.S. Biathlon Association's Development Team to its X Team.

Clare Egan and Max Durtschi have been promoted to the highest rung of U.S. Biathlon’s Development structure, while Patrick Johnson, Kelsey Dickinson, Jakob Ellingson, and Paul Schommer have joined the Development Group.

Fischer University Kicks Off Two Days of Racing Dealer Outreach

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(Press release) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Thirty-five nordic racing dealers arrived in downtown Minneapolis to connect, share and learn from Fischer Sports and friends of the nordic industry. “This has never been done before and it’s a really special thing,” explained […]

Yellowstone Ski Festival Preseason Discount Trail Passes Available

*Order by October 31, 2014 for the best rate   Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can be purchased through the mail or online. For coaches, clubs, and […]

Wednesday Workout: Power Endurance with Team Hardwood

Team Hardwood's info night with mascot Pachi trying the Ski Erg in July. (Photo: Team Hardwood/Twitter)

This week’s strength workout comes from Team Hardwood Head Coach and Technical Director Ron Howden. “Athletes have all said after a couple of weeks, they feel more powerful and learn to pace themselves and work through pain in their upper body and legs,” he explains.

Gallery: USST/NEG Park City Altitude Camp

Jessie Diggins (USST/SMST2) leads a train of skiers through the fall foliage and stunning views at the American Fork in Utah. (Photo: USSA)

Top nordic skiers from around the country converged on Park City, Utah in early October for the U.S. Ski Team and National Elite Group altitude camps. While the NEG camp concluded Oct. 12, the USST is continuing to train in Utah until later this month.

Guest Editorial: Why Norway Withdrew Olympic Bid, and What We Can Learn

Oslo's "Games in the City" concept, which it used in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics before withdrawing on Oct. 1. (Photo: Oslo2022/Snøhetta Oslo AS)

John Aalberg, senior consultant to the Oslo Bid Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games, weighs in on why Norway pulled out of the game this month, while encouraging Salt Lake to aim for 2026.

International Sportswear Company to Outfit APU Nordic Ski Team

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Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center will take on a new look this season. APU is partnering with Craft Sportswear, a global outdoor wear company that also outfits the Swedish National Nordic ski team. The APU […]

BNS Midwest Grand Opening Celebration Oct. 18

Boulder Nordic Sport Midwest Grand Opening Celebration October 18, 2014 Bloomington, MN – Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) is excited to announce the October 18th Grand Opening of their new Twin Cities, Minnesota location. The new store at 90th and Penn […]

2014 Yellowstone Ski Festival Race Invitation

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USSA SuperTour Opener, West Yellowstone, Montana  November 28-29, 2014 Age classes: Juniors, Seniors, Masters.  Open to all skiers. Race Formats:  1.3k Freestyle Sprint; 10/15k Freestyle Distance Seeding:  USSA rules. Friday  November 28 USSA SuperTour Freestyle Sprint 9:00am start $35.00 per skier […]