HomeTag 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/03/Group07032018fm1582.jpg

Welcome to FasterSkier’s World Cup Preview, where we check in with the top-10 teams from last year’s FIS Cross Country World Cup tour before the season starts. The World Cup begins with a classic sprint in Ruka, Finland on Nov. 24th. *** Russia Overall in Nations Cup Last Year: 3rd Women’s Ranking 2017/2018: 5th Men’s Ranking 2017/2018: 2nd Russians to Watch: For several years the attention grabbing fact about Russia was the morass of allegations...

Following the 2017 World Cup Finals in Canada, John Munger, executive director of the Loppet Foundation, received a phone call from a fellow Minnesotan. Jessie Diggins had just completed her 2016/2017 season, and she had a question for Munger. If Quebec could host a World Cup, why couldn’t Minnesota? “She was really jealous of her colleagues in Canada,” Munger recalled in a phone interview on Sunday. The North American home crowd in Quebec City had...

https://fasterskier.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2018/08/38173191_10156565094073482_5324034016943276032_n.jpg

A predictor for the winter ski season ahead? Could be. Either way, Norway’s Blink Ski Festival, or as it’s called in Norway, Blinkfestivalen, remains the ultimate in rollerski racing and returned for the 12th year in a row on Wednesday. The festival opened with elite men’s and women’s distance rollerski races, known as the Blink Classics.  For the third-straight summer, the Blink Classics featured a 60-kilometer mass start for the men and a 50 k for the...