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Williams College invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach of Nordic Skiing for the academic year 2021-2022. This is a full-time, academic year (10 month) term position with the possibility of renewal. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. We are especially interested in individuals who have experience with diverse...

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The International Ski Federation released a statement this morning regarding Alexander Bolshunov’s disqualification in the Lahti, Finland 4 x 7.5 k relay for “unsportsmanlike conduct”.   This linked article written earlier this month considers the pathway to sanctions in cases like a physical altercation at a FIS race. Below is the FIS statement in its entirety. *Decision of Ethics and Compliance Commissioner on Alexander Bolshunov* The FIS Council assigned an Independent Ethics and Compliance Commissioner...

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From rookie to king of Pokljuka: Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) takes home no less than four – FOUR – gold medals from his first ever IBU World Championships at the senior level. “Four gold medals… that’s just sick. I mean, just listen to it: Four gold medals. Honestly, I secretly dreamt about earning an individual medal,” Lægreid said on Sunday, after winning his fourth World Championships gold medal. First, Lægreid set Norway up for GOLD...

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Are you a well-trained endurance athlete? Do you know your resting heart rate, maximal heart rate, average weekly training hours, and – tough one here – age? If you’re reading this website, the answer to all four of those is probably “yes.” If you have a moment to spare, Stephen Seiler would like your help. Seiler is a longtime professor of sports science, currently at the University of Adger in Kristiansand, Norway. We’ve spoken with...

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Starting with a quick disclaimer, I’ve been a fan of Emma Coburn, Olympic Bronze Medalist and World Champion steeplechaser, for most of her career. Spending this winter in her hometown of Crested Butte, Colorado has, if anything, amplified my appreciation for her as both an athlete and role model for other female runners. As such, I was very excited this fall when she announced the release of her cookbook, “The Runner’s Kitchen”, and immediately pre-ordered. I’m...

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Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club (RNSC) is currently seeking a motivated and energetic individual to fill the full-time position of Nordic Head Coach. The position will lead and / or oversee programming from the Learning to Train through to Training to Win phases of athlete development. The RNSC is a nationally-affiliated club and a registered non-profit organization that traces its roots back to 1891, with a long history of organizing and delivering programs geared towards nordic...

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  Canada’s Katherine Stewart-Jones landed on the World Cup this season beginning in January – and late January at that. The Canadian National Team remained off the race circuit until then due to a variety of issues related to the pandemic. Domestically, Canada took a hard stance on running races. When Stewart-Jones and her teammates raced in Lahti on January 23, their only “race” experience since the end of last season were head-to-head efforts within...

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Madshus racers snagged two gold medals and a bronze in two days to open the 2021 World Championships season. On the first day of the 2021 IBU biathlon World Championships, national team rookie Sturla Holm Lægreid skied the opening leg for Norway in the mixed relay, delivered a solid race and set the stage for GOLD in the very first eventof the 12-day championship in Pokljuka (SLO). As always, Lægreid was cool as a cucumber...

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    Press Release EDITORS NOTE: Three additional athletes have been named to the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team that will compete at the 2021 FIS Cross Country World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany, Feb. 22 – March 7 following the competition of the Junior/U23 Cross Country World Championships: Sophia Laukli Hunter Wonders Ben Ogden U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the first 14 athletes of the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team that will...

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Three American junior women have been held out of competing at 2021 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Vuokatti, Finland, following a positive Covid test or potential exposure to a positive case, Skinnyski.com has reported. Yesterday, American skier Michaela Keller-Miller wrote on SkinnySki, “Unfortunately, three members of the women’s US Junior team are in quarantine after one positive Covid-19 test and two possible exposures after contact tracing. As a result, American medal contenders Novie McCabe,...

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The 23-year-old biathlon extends his relationship with Madshus, signing a new long-term contract with the Norwegian brand. The new contract covers both equipment and promotion. “I’m excited to continue my partnership with Madshus. Most importantly, I’m extremely satisfied with Madshus, both in terms of equipment as well as service and support,” says Sturla Holm Lægreid, who is also looking forward to the new marketing agreement. “I’m excited to cooperate more extensively on marketing and promotion,...

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The sinkhole that was 2020 had a few bright spots. Within the small community of Canmore – a hub of Canadian cross-country activity, Amanda (formerly Ammar) and Chris Butler welcomed their new-comer, Frankie, on March 23rd, 2020.  Amanda and Chris are used to the get-down-to-business and get-it-done mantra of cross-country skiing. They both are longtime elite cross-country skiers. But this is not the time to qualify past speed with results or team nominations. This is...

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Hailing from Anchorage, AK, twenty-year-old Gus Schumacher has been celebrated as a top American prospect for good reason. Since 2015 we’ve watched Gus win 10 Gold Medals, One World Junior Title and have witnessed countless photo-ops atop the podium. Last season we celebrated as Gus became the first American to win a Nordic Junior World Champion title. None of this success has slowed Schumacher’s drive to achieve more and see how far he can take...

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By Ella Hall and Jason Albert   So many moving parts when considering Alexander Bolshunov’s aggression towards Joni Mäki of Finland in the closing moments of the men’s 4 x 7.5-kilometer relay in Lahti on January 24. The finish line was in sight for the two skiers as Mäki came around the sweeping left-hand turn into the final straight ahead of Bolshunov. Mäki, it seemed, sensing Bolshunov making a move and advancing in the outermost...

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Crash and Burn in Falun:  News from around the scene has some World Cup skiers on the mend after Saturday’s mass start races in Falun, Sweden. A few notes from the men’s and women’s 10 k and 15 k mass start classic race: there were numerous crashes, some serious.   According to an Instagram post from British skier Andrew Young, he crashed on the fourth lap of the men’s race. “I slid into and through...

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Castleton University is seeking a head men’s and women’s Nordic ski coach for its USCSA Nordic Ski programs. Both programs are perennial National Championship contenders, with the men’s program claiming back-to-back USCSA National Championships in 2019 and 2020, while the women won the USCSA National Championship in 2020 as well. Since the creation of the programs in 2015, Castleton skiers have earned 35 All-America accolades, comprised of 18 from the women’s side and 17 from...

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If you’re a big ski fan, there’s probably nowhere you’d rather be than on one of the incredible ski-slopes around the world. Unfortunately, unless you’re a die-hard fan or a professional skier, it’s highly likely that most of your life will be spent away from these slopes. This excitement will be condensed into those much-anticipated ski holidays you take throughout the year. So, what can you do when you’re away from the slopes and running...

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  Walking down the street in Bend, Oregon, or perhaps sipping a curated latte, the mustachioed Graham Zimmerman looks like he’d fit right in as a Brooklyn creative. Svelte sartorial taste? Check. An overactive mind capable of wordsmithing and capturing raw visuals as a film-maker? Check. Admittedly, Zimmerman could discover a fine calling for himself immersed in big-city life.  But, for every Yin there’s a Yang. During certain parts of the year, you’re as likely...

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USBA Press Release Feb. 1, 2021 The 10-person roster for the upcoming IBU Biathlon World Championships has been announced by the US Biathlon International Competition Committee. The squad consists of five men and five women with Team USA allotted four start positions per gender in each individual race. The IBU Biathlon World Championships begin Feb. 10 in Pokljuka, Slovenia. The men’s roster includes two-time Olympians Leif Nordgren (Hinesburg, Vt.) and Sean Doherty (Center Conway, N.H.)....

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From personalized wax advice and equipment management to digital performance tracking and workout overview. The new Madshus empower 2 app is a whole new dimension to skiing. Imagine always having perfect wax, never pondering which skis to pick or wondering which grind a certain pair has. Enter: the free Madshus Empower 2 app, available in the App Store and Google Play now. The Madshus Empower 2 app, which is available for free in the App...