We know it’s a bit maddening, but everything posted in the main column of FasterSkier today, April 1, is a joke.
Cross Country Canada is serious about developing its coaching pipeline and hiring in-house, as evidenced by its decision to hire athlete Kevin Sandau as head coach of the Canadian National Ski Team. "I don’t have much experience coaching at this sort of level but I feel like my practical experience on the domestic circuit and top-50ish on the World Cup is what really sets me apart from the rest," Sandau said.
The U.S. Nordic Ski Team is in shambles after several unusual injuries struck during the first recovery week of the season. Jessie Diggins is bedridden with a knee injury caused by repeated jumping, and the men's team has been bitten as well, with an infection stemming from a paper cut and public restroom, as well as torn ligaments from an arm-wrestling match.