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Norway is pulling athletes from World Cup competitions through at least the holiday break. This was widely reported Tuesday in the Norwegian press. The Norwegian race hiatus includes stops in Davos, Switzerland, and Dresden, Germany. “We do not know the consequences of infection in a fitness practitioner, who is dependent on good lung capacity, yet. Therefore, it has been the number one priority not to get an athlete infected, because it can ruin the season...

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Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) crushed his competitors in the IBU biathlon World Cup opener  on Saturday and earned his first World Cup victory. On Sunday, turbo junior Helene Fossesholm (NOR) posted the second-fastest time of the day in the 10-kilometer pursuit at the FIS Nordic World Cup opener. “It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I never imagined I would win,” Lægreid said after his race, which took place in in Kontiolahti (FIN). The 23-year-old dominated the 20-kilometer individual competition,...

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 30, 2020 National Body Cancels Canadian World Championship Trials in Whistler and Canadian Ski Championships in Gatineau; Still plans on Sending Canadian Teams to Targeted International Races   CANMORE, Alta.—The long-term health and safety of athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers is Nordiq Canada’s top priority. Using this statement as the beacon to guide the organization through the ongoing global pandemic, Nordiq Canada, in consultation with its members (Divisions) and national...

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Foothills Nordic Job Posting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Job Opportunity: Cross Country Head Coach Reports To: Cross Country Director Closing Date: 8:00PM, MST. December 15, 2020 IMPORTANT MESSAGE  Foothills Nordic Ski Club is currently seeking to fill the full time position of Cross Country Head Coach. The position will lead and/or oversee programming from the Learn 2 Train phase through to Training 2 Win. Foothills Nordic is an active full service Nordic ski club based in...

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It’s Chris Hecker again checking in from Ruka, Finland where we will have our opening world cup races this coming weekend. Ruka has notoriously been raced on artificial snow mixed with stored snow. In Europe, multiple places will store snow underground during summer so that when winter comes around they can dig out the snow and create a ski track for racers of all abilities. We arrived as a team on November 19th and have...

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The talented 19-year-old Helene Marie Fossesholm continues her long relationship with Madshus on skis and boots through 2023. The turbo junior, who was named to the Norwegian A-team after routinely challenging the established World Cup elite for the past two seasons, is looking forward to continue her relationship with the Norwegian ski manufacturer at Biri. “I’m super satisfied with all the equipment and the outstanding service and support I’ve received from Madshus throughout my career...

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Black Friday Sales Live! Shop online starting today for 15% off storewide! Use code: BLACKFRIDAY15 at checkout. Clearance and closeout products are excluded from the sale. Offer ends at 12:00am CST on Sunday, November 29th.   In an effort to reduce in-person shopping, and offer everyone a safe customer experience we are opening up our Black Friday sale online starting today through Sunday. The in-store sale will not begin until Friday, November 25th and will...

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The FIS Season opener at Beitostølen was no less than a performance bonanza for the young and promising Team Madshus. With two podiums in two days, 19-year-old Helene Marie Fossesholm (above) is already named to the squad for the World Cup opener in Finland on November 27 to 29. On the men’s side, U23 World Champion Harald Østberg Amundsen crushed the established national team in the 15-kilometer skate race on Sunday and put his name...

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We’ve listened to our smart, stylish customers and have just launched a new line of warm, sweat-wicking matching hats and neckbands! Our new DUO Line is design for warmth, protection and style. With great prints and versatile colors, you can create your own look or wear them as a matched set. These super soft items are constructed from our technical performance antimicrobial sweat-wicking fabric and the new DUO Neckband also provides mask protection. This new...

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FasterSkier Explains: Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act Passes Senate A new anti-doping bill that criminalizes international doping conspiracies, while pointedly focusing on high-level organizers rather than on individual athletes, and that makes an expansive claim for U.S. jurisdiction over doping occurring at international competitions while excepting the most high-profile American professional sports leagues, is on the verge of becoming law. Here’s what you need to know: What it is: “An act to impose criminal sanctions on certain...

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Molly is a rare dog, although let’s go with this premise, all dogs are good. But some, like Molly, might be slightly better. Hailing from a working line of Springer Spaniels in Northern Ireland, Molly now resides in Sweden with her caretakers, Joanna and Michael Sjöö. Both are part-time doping control agents with the Swedish Sports Federation.  Molly is six years old and also works a part-time gig with the Swedish Sports Federation. With a...

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Our new customer driven design is the perfect Neckband for warmth and protection. The dual layer construction provides the same breathable, moisture wicking features as our main Neckband line, but with an extra layer of spandex for protection. With a shorter depth of approximately 12” this neckband is perfect for slipping up and down over your mouth when faced with cold, windy conditions, or to protect yourself from breathing in unwanted germs. As always with...

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Yesterday, RMOTODAY.com, reported 11 “active” cases of Covid-19 linked to Frozen Thunder, an early season on-snow event organized at the Canmore Nordic Centre. According to the news report, athletes, clubs, and national governing bodies like Nordiq Canada and Biathlon Canada were notified about the cases on November 17. RMOTODAY contacted Chris Dornan, Nordiq Canada’s communications director, who emailed, “These individuals are in quarantine and following all of the required protocols in place to protect themselves and the...

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Meet Håkan Nordbäck, head of the Madshus grinding department. While the geometry, flex, camber and materials that make up the construction of the ski are the most important factors determining the glide and properties of ski, grinds and structures contribute significantly to enhancing the speed of the ski, along with glide wax and topping products. Now that both the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU) are banning all fluorocarbon-based ski wax...

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Picture the scene: you have just spent a long day skiing on the slopes. Adrenaline is pumping through your veins, and you are happy but exhausted. The slopes are closing, and it is time to return to the lodge and wind down. But what do you do to pass the time after the slopes are closed? A skiing trip is not just about the actual skiing – after all, the slopes aren’t open 24/7! Having...

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The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is excited to offer a Collegiate Winter Term training program in 2021. Designed for college ski racers affected by the pandemic, our Winter Term is a residential program that will provide structured training and racing opportunities within the bounds of COVID regulations. Candidates include students who are either learning remotely or taking time off from school and can therefore commit to living full-time in Craftsbury. These athletes will live and train...

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  This morning the International Ski Federation (FIS) announced the postponement of the Lillehammer, Norway World Cup events. President of the Norwegian Ski Federation, Erik Røste, told FIS, “Based on the difficult time we are in, the uncertainty and the consequences associated with Covid-19, the Norwegian Ski Association believes that it is not right to arrange the World Cup in Lillehammer now. We would rather work on finding new dates in consultation with FIS and...

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Snow is flying and we are excited to engage the Nordic Race communality virtually this coming Thursday. Thursday November 12th at 8PM / 6PM Mountain Fischer Nordic Race Night Hosted By Kikkan Randall Featuring: Sadie Maubet Bjornsen, Kevin Bolger, Julia Kern, Logan Hanneman Athletes will be talking about the upcoming season, their favorite Fischer Products, and answering questions live on air. We are excited to follow on the success of our Alpine Race Night back in September with this...

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SkiErg Sprints The SkiErg Sprints is an annual virtual race that allows you to compare your time against others worldwide in a one-weekend showdown of SkiErg speed. There are age categories from 12 and under to 80+ as well as adaptive classes. This event is for everyone! When and Where The 2020 SkiErg Sprints takes place between November 12-15, 2020. You can take part on your own or in an organized race or event. You can...

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Madshus caught up with Harald Østberg Amundsen, the man who pulled in no less than four medals out of four opportunities at the FIS U23 World Championships in Germany last winter. The effort also earned him a spot on the Norwegian National team. These days, Østberg Amundsen is getting ready for the national FIS season opener events at Beitostølen (NOR). The traditional race weekend takes place on November 20-22. Friday features classic sprint races for...